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Tanis Day Trip from Cairo


From 199$


Durations10 hrs


  • Give a visit to Tanis (San El Hagar) the small version of Luxor.
  • Enjoy touring the ruins of the city including 23 fallen obelisks.
  • Drive through the land of Goshen and see the fertile land of Egypt with its green fields and traditional villages.
  • Learn about the historic city with your own tour guide.


  • Pick up services from hotel & return
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
  • Egyptologist guide of your own language
  • A bottle of mineral water during your trip
  • All taxes & service charge


  • Gratuities
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

Tour Itinerary

Tanis or San El Hagar is located in the Delta of Egypt. It is 145 KM (92 miles) away from Cairo. The city is known as the land of Gushen in the Old Testament. It was the royal residence of the kings during the XXI and XXII dynasties.AS Luxor was the capital of Egypt in the South, Tanis was the Northern capital in a smaller

Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide will meet you at the hotel to start your day tour to the ruins of the City

What to expect

It will be an interesting drive, as you will drive partly through the desert road and then through the

Delta and the fertile farmlands. The area around Tanis is supposed to be the fertile land of Gushen where the sons of Jacob settled down until the Exodus. The area contains the enormous temple of Amun and the subsidiary two for his wife Mut and son Khonsu. Many statues for Ramses II were moved from nearby cities The number of obelisks on the ground can tell you how large the temple and the city were as there are 23 obelisks lying on the ground.

Your guide will explain all the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the obelisks, and statues, and shows you the water wells and sacred lake. In addition to this, the burials of three pharaohs of the 21st and 22nd dynasties — Psusennes I, Amenemope, and Shoshenq II were found there.

After finishing your visit to Tanis, you will be driven back to Cairo

Drive back to Cairo.

Prices Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2025. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and up: adult price.


  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
1 Person

350$ Per Person

2-4 Persons

250$ Per Person

5-8 Persons

225$ Per Person

9-16 Persons

199$ Per Person

Tour Notes
  • Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date. Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • The duration of the tours are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

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Find out our latest news, promotions, and professional tips. Know before you book your next Egypt tours

In 1939, several well-preserved royal tombs from the 20th and 21st centuries BC were discovered in Tanis' main temple enclosure. The silver coffins, golden masks, and gold and silver jewelry recall Tutankhamun's burial but are not quite as voluminous.

With Your Egypt Tours Travel Agency, you can easily plan your Tanis day tours from Cairo to be more secure. If you want to travel alone, you can get to Tanis by using the microbus or east Delta bus from Ulali or Abboud in Cairo to the city of Faqus which is 35 km south of Tanais. From Faqus, use the service taxi or the bus to get to San Al Hagar village.

Tanis is an ideal location for those with an archaeological interest, as it offers a variety of archaeological sites to visit, such as the Amun Temple and the Ramses II Great Temple. Additionally, visitors can view some of the remains of the pharaonic city of Piedmont (Pi-Ramesses), constructed by the same Pharaoh.

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