A unique, Islamic journey through the land of the Pharaohs. Following in the footsteps of some of the Prophet Mohammed’s descendants. The tour also features teachings from Imam’s and visits to significant Islamic sites located throughout the country.
Misr (Egypt) is mentioned numerous times in the Surah’s of the Quran and the country’s Muslim heritage has led the capital city, Cairo, to become known as the ‘’City of a thousand minarets’. Our Muslim Heritage tour aims to take you on a journey in the footsteps of the descendents of the Prophet Mohammed, visiting significant mosques and listening to teaching from holy Imam’s along the way.
The tour begins in Cairo where we concentrate our tours on some of the Muslim worlds most important Mosques such as the Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo which is regarded as the country’s most important Muslim centre. In Cairo we also include visits to other Mosques, the mighty Citadel and the Egyptian Museum where we can see some of the treasures of Ancient Egypt.
Following 4 nights in Cairo we head north, to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria where we visit the el Morsi Abu el Abass Mosque. The area surrounding the Mosque has many other sites of Islamic significance and you have the remainder of the day to explore the area. In the evening, be sure to sample some of Alexandria’s excellent seafood!
Returning to Cairo, we take a domestic flight south, to the ancient city of Luxor where we have an extensive tour of Luxor Temple and the Abu Haggag Mosque. Our guide will explain how the Abu Haggag Mosque came to be located in such a usual position – on top of Luxor Temple! Whilst in Luxor we have an additional optional tour available to visit the famous west bank of Luxor we you can see the Valley of the Kings among other sites.
Before returning to Cairo, where our tour ends, we visit Luxor’s Taib Mosque, where we have an afternoon lecture from a holy Imam.
Cairo's bustling capital city and home to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum.
A history of this fascinating country from the time of the Pharaohs to modern day Egypt.
Short guide to Wadi el Rayan site of Egypt's first natural World Heritage site, the Valley of the Whales.
What to expect when you take your family and children on a holiday to the Egypt and Jordan.
Every year, some of our tours will take place during Ramadan, when adherents of the Muslim faith fast during daylight hours. This short guide explains what to expect during Ramadan.
"Great equipment, Great lifestyle, and lots of unbelievable discoveries, so will most definitely reccomend to friends. Thanks so much for providing me with a trip of a lifetime and 2 fantastic guides."
Mr. Brendon Marsden (Istanbul to Cairo - overland expedition)
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