Welcome to Minya


Once the hub of the Upper Egyptian cotton trade, its factories now process sugar, soap and perfume. The downturn in the local economy helped fuel an Islamist insurgency in the 1990s, which the government sent tanks and armoured personnel carriers to suppress. They did this again in 2013 to quell pro–Muslim Brotherhood protests. More recently, security was tightened in May 2017 following an attack on Coptic visitors to a monastery outside Minya in which 28 people died. In spite of the tension, Minya remains a good place to visit and its city centre retains the air of a more graceful era.


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Minya activities

$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya Tour At 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / Luxor In the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.

$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya Tour At 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / Luxor In the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.

$240 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya TourAt 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / LuxorIn the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.

$230 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya TourAt 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / LuxorIn the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.

$215 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya TourAt 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / LuxorIn the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.

$220 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Day 01: Luxor / El Minya TourAt 06:00 am Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to Minya, about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Upon arrival at Minya you will visit the city’s site, including the great plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then you will be transferred to your hotel at Minya. Overnight in El Minya.Day 02: Beni Hassan & Tombs Tour / LuxorIn the morning, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can see Bakhet tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome ), Khnumhotep tomb (Khnumhotep was a governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty ) and Khety tomb (It belongs to a governor in the 11th dynasty ), then proceeds to visit the northern tombs. Lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your hotel in Luxor.