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Dr. Ragab’s Pharaonic Village began with a dream. Already famous for his rediscovery of the ancient techniques for making papyrus, Dr. Hassan Ragab had begun to ponder the possibility of a living museum with real people, actors in costume and in a realistic locale, taking the place of static exhibits. It was after a visit to Disney World's EPCOT Center in Orlando, Florida, that his idea took root. Dr. Ragab believed EPCOT "was too computerized -- there was nothing human about it. I began to think, 'Dare I have real, live people in my village, dressed in the manner of three or four thousand years ago?'"
A nobleman's house and garden, a market, a field for planting and harvesting, a shipyard, other buildings, roads, farms, and at the centerpiece, the gigantic temple of white stone that has become the symbol for the Pharaonic Village. Ten years of work and over six million dollars went into the building of the village. In 1984, Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village formally opened to the public. And today, the village continues to grow and transform itself, making it a wondrous and exciting place, a place whose history is almost as colorful as the one it recreates.
Private tour to the Pharaonic Village in Cairo.
See a replica of King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Family friendly activity.
Experience life in ancient Egypt during the time of the pharaohs.
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour.
Hotel pickup and drop off; Transport by air-conditioned minivan; Qualified Egyptologist guide available in English, Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese; Entrance fees.
Gratuities (recommended); Food and drinks, unless specified.
Approximately 3 hours.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 2:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking). Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Tour returns to original departure point.
Cancellation: 30 days prior 25% penalty, 15 days prior 50% penalty, 7 days prior 75% penalty, 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
This tour require 2 passengers minimum in order to operate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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