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Overnight Tour – Best of El-Minya – Tell El-Amarna, Tuna El-Gebel, and Beni Hassan

Created with Sketch. Greater Cairo, CAI, Egypt
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Explore El-Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt, 245 km south of Cairo on the Nile River’s western bank! This region of the Middle East is rich in archeological discoveries. Most notably, Beni Hassan’s Tombs portray vivid scenes of everyday life in ancient Egypt. Tuna El-Gabal, where Akhenaton and his queen, Nefertiti, depicted worshipping the sun disc; the Necropolis of Hermopolis, where Ibis and baboons were mummified; and Tel El-Amarna, site of the capital city of Akhenaton and the birth of monotheism.


  • El-Minya City.
  • Tell El-Amarna.
  • Tuna El-Gebel.
  • Beni Hassan.


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Day 1: Tell El-Amarna and Tuna El-Gebel:
Day 1: Tell El-Amarna and Tuna El-Gebel:

Geoota Travel's professional and friendly tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby.
Your tour will start with a five-hour drive to El-Minya Governorate with a small rest En route.
Upon arrival, you will go on a sightseeing tour, including the vast plain where King Akhenaton decided to change his capital from Thebes to another north place called 3ht itn (The Horizon of Aton). Akhenaton: The Rebel Pharaoh received his divine inspiration to build his city in Tel El-Amarna after he started his war against the priests of Amon, see the northern tombs such as Ahmose and Huya. After lunch at an excellent local restaurant, you will head to Tuna El-Gebel, where you can see the tomb of high priest Petosiris called Ankhefenkhons and Ibis catacombs the 4th century BC. You will also visit Isadora's tomb and chapel, which goes back to the second century AD and belongs to a young woman from Hermopolis known for her beauty when the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138–161).
Overnight accommodation in El-Minya.

Day 2: Beni Hassan:
Day 2: Beni Hassan:

Our representative will pick you up in the morning and take you to Beni Hassan to visit various governors' tombs during the early dynasties. Here you will visit the tombs of Baqet III (the governor of the Oryx Nome), Khnumhotep (the governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty) & Khety (the governor in the 11th dynasty). After lunch at an excellent local restaurant, you will proceed to El-Minya city to explore its rich medieval splendor, graceful minarets, and beautiful bazaars.
Finally, at the end of this fantastic tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Cairo.


  • Pick up/Drop off services; Round Trip Transfers From/To your hotel.
  • Private Transport by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 1-night El-Minya accommodation at a 4-star Downtown area on a bed and breakfast basis, in a standard room in Hours Resort or similar.
  • Specialized Bilingual Egyptologist licensed tour Guide.
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned above in the itinerary.
  • 02 Lunch meals of good quality will serve in a local restaurant.
  • Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • A shopping tour in El-Minya. (Max. 2 Stops).
  • 24 hours / 07 Days follow-ups Tour Operators.
  • All taxes & service charges.
  • Dinner Meals.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Drinks & Personal Expenses.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Additional optional activity Services.

Tour's Location

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A. When and where does the tour start/end?
Your tour will start/conclude your hotel as its private daily tour for approximately 35 hours from 07.00 AM till 07.00 PM the next day.
B. Do you arrange a dinner meal?
Yes, this tour excludes any meals. However, some clients who wish to try a delicious Egyptian dinner (against charge) should indicate booking to pick them up earlier and arrange it on-site directly.
C. Do you arrange airport transfers?
Private airport transfers are when you and your travel companions order pre-booked transportation to your destination. Airport transfer fees usually start at about $10 per person one way. In other words, it is not in this tour fare; you can expect to pay at least an additional $20 per person for transportation to and from the airport. Typically, you are met at Cairo airport by a Geoota Travel driver & Guide holding signs with names outside of the arrival hall's baggage claim.


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