Cairo, Egypt

If you have an appetite for history, start off with a visit to Downtown Cairo. Take a tour at the Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. Afterwards, head to Khan El-Khalili, a popular historic souk in old Islamic Cairo. Buy your souvenirs from small shops in narrow alleys that sell everything from semi-precious stones to mini camels and alabaster pyramids. Don’t forget to grab a traditional cup of tea with mint at the historic Fishawi’s Café.

Make your way up Cairo’s Tower to enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Nile River. Then head down for a felucca ride to cruise the Nile around sunset.

If you are looking for tranquility, go for a stroll through the gardens and fountains of Al-Azhar Park, then relax and have a delightful picnic.

Your trip is not complete without the once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, the still standing wonder of the ancient world.

Climb into the entrance of the Great Pyramid of Khufu for a journey through the 4,576-year-old narrow passages leading to the tomb containing the granite sarcophagus of King Khufu.

Later, head to the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Also, take some lifetime photos with the enigmatic Sphinx.

Hop on a horse or a camel for a great tour around the Giza Pyramids.

Don’t forget to visit the Solar Boat Museum where a 4,500-year-old cedar-wood boat is exhibited.

Last, head to Saqqara, the ancient burial ground which features some of the city’s most impressive pyramids, the world-famous step pyramid of Djoser.