In a private garden, not unlike what one would imagine the Garden of Eden to resemble, with a panoramic view of the Giza Plateau, you'll enjoy a hearty fully-catered breakfast.
Then, a short stroll to where few others have stood before you – between the paws of the Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau.
We are one of the very few travel organizations whose VIP travelers get to enter the restricted Sphinx enclosure for a personal presentation by the Curator of the Giza Plateau. Looking at the Sphinx from the regular viewpoints is spectacular. Looking up at it from between the paws is breathtaking. Walking around it will become a memory that will last a lifetime.
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. If the Great Pyramid is open to visitors during your visit (which is usually the case), you're permitted to enter and make your way to the chambers below. Do It! It is unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we encourage you to embrace the experience.
You'll see the former location of the Solar Boat Museum which has now been relocated to the Grand Egyptian Museum while you're on the plateau, and you're free to roam and get up close and personal to the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure before continuing to the 'panorama viewpoint' for the well-known view of all three pyramids rising from the desert floor.
There, you'll enjoy a short camel ride or, at the very least, get on to the camel for a photo op. It's oh so kitsch but oh such fun - and you know you'll look back in years to come when you revisit your photos, and smile. After all - we're all about creating 'experiences'.
As the sun god Ra travels higher into the sky and the temperature starts rising, adjacent to the plateau lies the Marriott Mena House, world famous for its magnificent view of the pyramids. And it's there where lunch will be served today at the '139 Pavilion – Buffet', in the shadow of the pyramids.
Think you've been wowed enough today?
The best is yet to come!
After lunch, you're returned to your luxury hotel property where a luxuriating pharaonic spa-treatment has been reserved to refresh, revitalize and invigorate you for this evenings Gala Dinner.
Weather permitting, this evenings private Gala Dinner will be served on the pool deck at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence.
Joining us this evening, is Dr. Tarek Tawfik, Associate Prof. of Egyptology at Cairo University, and former Director General of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project. A charming man, our long-time friend, Dr. Tawfik, will explain the intricacies of the Grand Egyptian Museum which is scheduled for tomorrow's full-day activity.
Apart from a fine dining experience, this is an event that few others will ever have the privilege of enjoying.