Day 1: Travel day. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your guest house in Giza overlooking the Pyramids.
Day 2: Starting with a trail to the majestic Great Pyramids of Giza with your own guide to lead the way on horseback, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of these famous symbols of Egypt’s ancient civilization.
The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the smaller pyramids while
Your grooms tend to your horses outside.
After visiting the pyramids, you’ll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.A short ride later finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king, and is surrounded in mystery.
After a jam packed morning we will take lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the pyramids.
After lunch you will transfer by car to our fabulous stable right next to Abu Sir. Surrounded by sand dunes, the pyramids of Abu Sir form the necropolis of the 5th dynasty (2494–2345 BC). The location is incredible, a bliss to enjoy a moment of peace at the humble ruins, and revel in the serene desolation of the surrounding desert also offering riders a real opportunity to stretch out and fly with the horses.
From Abu Sir you will ride onto Sakkara Pyramids where in the Old Kingdom pharaohs were buried within Saqqara’s 11 major pyramids, while their subjects were buried in the hundreds of smaller tombs. Most of Saqqara, except for the Step Pyramid, was buried in sand until the mid-19th century, when the great French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette uncovered the Serapeum.
Covering a 7km stretch of the Western Desert, Saqqara, the huge cemetery of ancient Memphis, was an active burial ground for more than 3500 years and is Egypt’s largest archaeological site.
Riding per day: around 5 – 6 hours.
Short internal evening flight to Luxor, ideally around 9pm onwards (not Included – approx cost £50)