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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$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.

$2900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

15 Days Holy Family Tours In Egypt

Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’sDay 2: Pyramids and Cairo SightseeingAfter breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza famous Sphinx, and Valley Temple facing the great statue. Then transfer to Visit the Egyptian Museum &  Treasures room for the child king Tutankamon . Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili. Cairo’s old bazaar.. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.Day 3: Tel Basta & BelbisAfter breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt, your first stop will be at the town of Babastis; It is now known as Tel- Basta, about 100 Kms north-east of Cairo, there Jesus gushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis (ancient Philippos). The Holy Family made their way north-eastwards to Belbeis at a distance of about 55 kms from Cairo. They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, "The Virgin Mary's Tree' at its place you there are Saint George Church, which you will visit and then back to Cairo. Lunch at Local restaurant and back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo.Day 4: Sakha & Samanoud :You will visit Virgin Mary Church, a place renowned for its Christian community in the Middle Ages. Also you will see the foot print of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud inside the Delta and they were received by its people in a pleasant way, and so the people were blessed by Jesus Christ. There you will visit Saint Abanoub Chursh. There is also, a holy well where the holy family had drunk from itDay 5: Wadi Natroun  visit Wadi Natroun a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi AL-Natrun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Wadi Al- Natroun is considered one of the most famous valleys in EgyptDay 6: Cairo Churches ,  visit Cairo churches, start by the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then continue to see the Church of St. GeorgeDay 7: Cairo to Minya TourDay 8: Minya - Dandara - LuxorDay 9: Luxor Nile Cruise ToursDay 10: Luxor Nile Cruise ExcursionsDay 11: Edfu and Kom Ombo TemplesDay 12: Aswan Nile Cruise TourDay 13: Aswan - Train to CairoDay 14: Cairo Optional ExcursionsDay 15: Cairo - Fly Back Home

$425 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Trip to El Minya from Luxor

Your Tour guide will be waiting you. they will be waiting for you and will find you.From the moment your tour starts, your guide will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.Day 01: Luxor / El Minya TourAt 06:00 am 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.Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Luxor has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

$1925 Cultural & Theme Tours

Holy Family Tour in Egypt

Day 1: Arrival Cairo our guid meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then he will escort you to the hotel Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo you will visit Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,and Islamic CairoDay 3: Tel Basta & Belbis start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt, your first stop will be at the town of Babastis, there Jesus gushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, “The Virgin Mary’s Day 4: you will enjoy the trip to Sakha You will visit Virgin Mary Church, . Also you will see the foot print of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud Day 5: visit Wadi Natroun a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi AL-Natrun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Day 6: visit Cairo churches, start by the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, and St. George as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, transfer to Mostorod to see virgin Mary Church Day 7: Cairo to Minya Touryou will enjoy The holy Family Trip to South Egypt. The Holy Family moved to the south in a boat on the River Nile at a place where the church of Holy virgin Mary now lies at Maadi. The Holy Family travelled in a boat on the Nile from this place towards the south (Upper Egypt). You will transfer South to EL Minya about 3 hours, arrive El Minya, see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff beside the river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya. Day 8: Minya – Dandara – LuxorBreakfast at your hotel in Minya and continue the route of the Holy family by visiting The White Monastery, . Enjoy your trip to the Monastery of Al Muharraq in Assiut It was built around the area where the Holy Family remained just over 6 months. Their time was spent mainly in a cave which became, in the Coptic era, the altar of the Church of Virgin Mary. End of Holy family route, continue your way to Luxor about 05 hours driving, in the way you will stop at Danadara Temple in Qena, Day 9: Luxor Nile Cruise ToursEmbarkation Before lunch-Visit Temeples OF East Bank DAY 10 Visit West Bank,Afternoon Sail TO Edfu Via Esna - Overnight AT EdfuDay11 Visit Temple OF Edfu-Sail TO KOM-OMBO-Visit Temple OF KOM-OMBO- Sail TO AswanDay12 Visit Philae Temple & High DamDay13 Check Out After BreakfastDay 14: Cairo Optional ExcursionsDay 15: Cairo – Fly Back Home

$240 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Tour to El Minya from Luxor in Egypt

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.