Excursion from red sea to the Pyramids and Cairo

Excursion from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to the Pyramids and Cairo: Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Ancient Egypt from the Red Sea

Make the most of your holiday in the Red Sea with an unforgettable excursion from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to the Pyramids and Cairo. This cultural tour is the perfect way to explore the most famous monuments of Ancient Egypt and experience the bustling capital city for those who have chosen the Red Sea as their holiday destination. And with Egipto Exclusivo, you can customize your itinerary to create a personalized travel experience that meets your needs and interests. 

From where can this excursion be made?

This excursion is designed for those who are spending their holidays in the Red Sea, an area that has been developed for tourism since the end of the last century but lacks major historical monuments. For those who want to dedicate a full day to a cultural excursion, this is a great suggestion.

Especially for those staying in the two major resorts of the Red Sea: Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada, as the Pyramids and Cairo are practically equidistant:

  • Sharm El Sheikh – Cairo: approximately 500 km
  • Hurghada – Cairo: approximately 450 km

Although both cities are on different shores of the Red Sea, with Hurghada on the mainland in Africa and Sharm El Sheikh on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on Asian territory, the route is very similar in both cases. The journey takes about 5 hours along a highway that mostly runs between the coast and the desert.

Excursion to Cairo

What Sites are Included in the Excursion?

This excursion aims to show you the most significant historical and cultural highlights of Cairo and Giza in one full day. While it is impossible to see all the attractions these cities offer, our itinerary includes the must-see places that you cannot miss if you spend a vacation in Egypt:

  • Giza Necropolis: This vast archaeological complex is home to the three world-famous Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, built over 4,500 years ago by the pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty. You will also have the opportunity to see the Great Sphinx of Giza up close and explore other points of interest, such as the Valley Temple. The entire complex is listed as a World Heritage Site as part of “Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur.”
  • Egyptian Museum of Cairo: Considered by many as the museum with the most extensive collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, the museum displays a range of art, everyday objects, and original mummies, including those of the pharaohs Seti I, Ramses II, and Ramses III. It is located in the heart of the capital.
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Cairo’s most prominent and one of the most famous bazaars in the Middle East. A walking tour of this bustling marketplace offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
  • Pick-up from the hotel by our official guide and driver, to depart by road. The starting time will be very early to make the most of the day in Giza and Cairo. But thanks to the comfort and spaciousness of our vehicle, the journey will be pleasant and comfortable.
  • Arrival at the Giza Necropolis, where the famous Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure are located. Visit this extensive archaeological site, including the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
  • Travel in our vehicle to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant, located nearby.
  • Afterwards, continue the tour, this time on foot through the Jan El Jalili bazaar. Time for shopping in this picturesque urban market of medieval origin.
  • Return to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh by car, departing in the afternoon.

Program of the Excursion

Here’s a rough guide to the program for the excursion from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to Cairo and the Pyramids:

  • Pick-up: Our official guide and driver will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel to depart by car. Despite the early start, our comfortable and spacious vehicle will ensure a pleasant and comfortable journey.
  • Giza Necropolis: Upon arrival, visit the famous Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, located within the extensive Giza Necropolis archaeological site. Take in the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
  • Egyptian Museum: Travel by our vehicle to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a local lunch at a nearby restaurant.
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Explore the historic Khan El Khalili bazaar on foot, with time to shop and take in the medieval atmosphere of this iconic urban market.
  • Return: Depart in the afternoon by car for your return journey to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh.

Services Included in this Excursion

When you book this excursion from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to Cairo and the Pyramids, the following services are included:

  • Lunch at a local restaurant (excluding drinks)
  • Comfortable private transportation with air conditioning
  • Guided tour with an official English-speaking guide accredited by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Entrance fees to the Egyptian Museum and the Giza archaeological site

Services not included

Please note that the following services are not included in the excursion:

  • Beverages during lunch and throughout the day
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to monuments not described in the program
  • Other services not specified in the program


At Egipto Exclusivo, we pride ourselves on being a flexible agency that can adapt to our clients’ requests. If you have any specific requests or suggestions, please let us know, and we will work with you to create a personalized and unique experience for your trip from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to the Pyramids and Cairo.