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Great Sphinx of Giza

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"The Great Sphinx of Giza is a monumental statue located near the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. It is believed to have been built during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre in the 26th century BCE, making it one of the oldest and largest statues in the world. Carved from limestone bedrock, the Sphinx measures about 73 meters (240 feet) long and stands approximately 20 meters (66 feet) tall. The Great Sphinx is widely regarded as a symbol of ancient Egyptian civilization and has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. It is often associated with various myths and legends, including the story of Oedipus and the riddle of the Sphinx. To get to the Great Sphinx, visitors can travel to the Giza Plateau, located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. From Cairo, you can take a taxi, join a guided tour, or use public transportation such as buses or minibusses to reach the Giza Plateau. Once there, you can explore the Great Sphinx and the nearby Pyramids of Giza to marvel at the wonders of ancient Egyptian architecture and engineering."
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"If you approach from the left of the Sphinx, you can get a great picture of the Sphinx with the Great Pyramids in the background."

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Egypt & Jordan - considered two unbelievable wonders of the world - provide thousands of years of history. This 14-day itinerary has been put together based on a group trip I led for clients back in 2022. It was my 2nd time to Egypt and my first-time to Jordan - both countries should definitely be visited. The itinerary is set-up in a way that you could separate out each country if your schedule only allows for minimal travel days. So in essence, you get 2 country itineraries for the price of 1! Throughout you will experience a dramatic world beyond what you can think, as you enter into two countries filled with legends, history, and indescribable natural beauty. The itinerary includes a visit to the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and includes a 4-night Nile River Cruise. In Jordan, you will visit Petra, the “Rose Red City” that appears as if it emerged straight from the rock bed. Admire the ethereal landscape of the desert city of Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon.” And, indulge at a deluxe spa resort on the Northern shore of the Dead Sea. We have also added in some key tours, unique experiences and the opporutinity to delve into the culture and flavours of these lands. Hundreds of thousands of years of history and iconic wonders, delicious cuisine, and stretching sunsets fading against the desert horizon – this is Egypt and Jordan. Note, throughout the itinerary we have listed options available for tours or additional stays to extend your trip and encourage a greater experience and immersion into the countries.
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