Pharaonic Village
Pharaonic Village
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Temporarily Closed the pharaohs cruising restaurants Imagine going to a place a few miles from the center of Cairo, Egypt. Where Egypt's entire history and art comes alive! Such a place exists in the Pharaonic Boat, on Jacob Island in the Nile.
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Daian H
California50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Easy, interesting and relaxing education in Egyptian Pharaonic history. We went with the intention of providing our young granddaughter with a child friendly education, other than having to read to her museum plaques and hustle her past mummies. All of us enjoyed this outdoor living history museum. Not the least of it was that most of the tour took place seated on a boat drifting along a tributary of the Nile, with breezy papyrus stands and white egrets. So relaxing and welcome after hoofing it around the Pyramids complex in 100 degrees F. They seem to offer various language narrations. Proof of the value of the education was at Edfu, our granddaughter recognized the offering room which was described to us at Pharaonic Village. Waiting area is air conditioned and sells light snacks--like Doritos and Coca Cola which was welcome and familiar fare to youngsters.
Written 10 June 2024
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Omar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
As a small family, we had a wonderful experience that I'd like to share. Although the VIP family package price wasn't clearly stated, it turned out to be affordable and definitely worth booking. However, one downside was the lack of clarity regarding the prices for different packages, which must be improved.

If you're looking to buy souvenirs, I would recommend purchasing them from the village shop. It's better to do so there rather than waiting until you reach the airport, as the prices tend to be much higher. The village shop offers a variety of options and you can find unique items to take home as mementos of your visit.

This place is especially great for kids. They will have a fantastic time exploring and learning about ancient Egyptian history. The tour guided by the river guide was both informative and enthusiastic, making the experience even more engaging and enjoyable.

In addition to the main attractions, there are several museums within the Pharaonic Village. While you can visit most of them, I would suggest that only two of them are truly worth exploring. These particular museums offer captivating exhibits and provide a deeper insight into Egypt's ancient civilization.
Written 24 August 2023
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Shannon
Manchester, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Good for young children ! Narrators in Arabic however so be prepared to fill the gap with your own translations
With the ticket we got tickets for the play area and the cinema, they were of poor quality and poor safety , the cinema is a joke… 3D without glasses, so the picture was all fuzzy, the seat movement is not in synch with the screen events,
The Art centre was good! Many options to keep little ones occupied and creative!
All in all worth a visit for young kids
Written 20 August 2023
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were a group of 50+ mostly older individuals on a Holy Land tour, this was our last stop before going home. I enjoyed it! First a boat ride, going past displays of ancient Egyptian life. It was fun just sitting and seeing the displays, well done. Then we went into the replica of the Karnak Luxor temple, it was simple and small but a good effort. Then a stop at the hall of gift shops and small museum to the founder, Dr. Hassan Ragab. Then we could wander the grounds, including going into the replica of King Tut's tomb, also very well done. I can recommend if you have time in Cairo!
Written 10 May 2023
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jamilayc
Muscat, Oman37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The concept of the Pharaonic village is very nice, where you’re in a boat and they enact the history with supporting audio. Thourougly enjoyed it !
DOWNSIDE- we were looted at the counter as different counters have different fees- it’s ridiculous !!!!!
We took the Nile river boat ride (45mins), didn’t really enjoy it as there was a boat ride for the history, we took 5 museums out of which 3 were useless.
Just see the introduction to Egyptian history and the museum. Saves time and effort
Written 19 March 2023
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MoustaphaRamadan
Alexandria, Egypt126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I visited this place once 30 years ago, and I went there once again with my kids because it is unforgettable. I have to say, it has been renovated and a lot of activities had been added.
We took the package of ( 5 museums, the maze, the escape room, kids area with the cinema , all with a private guide). We did not try the boat tour for lunch.
All we visited were really nice and clean except the 9D cinema, I do not recommend.
The kids enjoy the tour very much specially the maze and escape room.
You can get very nice photo shot every where but with your mobile, regular camera not even professional you will have to pay for.
A lot of shops to buy souvenirs inside, like having a papyrus with your name written in ancient Egyptian characters.
The only bad thing is people are asking for tips when you are walking which should not be in such place.
The tour takes about 3 hours, so get ready and ENJOY !!!
Written 24 February 2023
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Khaz K
Egham, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The signs here states "If you had a good time tell your friends, if you have a bad time tell us".
The problem with this being that when we did tell staff of our complaint at the end of our time there- they literally looked like they couldn't care less.
I will list our experience there:

1. PRICE DIFFERNCE IF YOU GO TO DIFFERENT TICKET BOOTHS: when we got there my husband went to one kiosk where he was told our tour would be 2,750 Egyptian Dinar. He came to discuss the price with me and we lost our place in the queue which meant he went to a different queue where he was told our tour would be 5,500 Egyptian Dinar! This was for the same tour, however the second booth told him the price had increased because the vip guided tours had finished for the day.
Needless to say we went to the first ticket booth to purchase our tickets.

2. VIP GUIDED TOUR NOT WORTH THE MONEY: So we paid for a VIP guided tour and guess what happened. Your right- half way through the tour our guided tour staff member told us our time with her had finished and we would continue the rest of the way with another person for the guided tour we had paid for. However when we went in the direction she had pointed us to- no one was there and no one showed up.

3. 5 MUSEUMS- 3 OF WHICH LOOK LIKE A CHILD HAD CURATED THEM: I was furious I had spent £100 to visit 3 out of 5 museums that looked like a 5 year old had designed them, picked some statues and written a non sensical description of the history of the statues. The English written descriptions were very difficult to read and contradicted themselves.

However I paid £100 to go into these museums so I should be able to 1. Get a guided tour that stayed with me through the entirety of my trip 2. Have English placards that make sense 3. Not have 2 different prices stated to me at 2 different ticket booths.

The best thing about the whole trip was the boat ride we took with a lovely member of staff down the Nile.

ADVICE: do not get your hopes up about having a good time at this museum.
Written 28 December 2022
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Majdi Naser Al Naser
Saihat, Saudi Arabia101 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The supervisor “Fayed Ali”refused to allowing me access with my camera, and asking for $1500 to use inside the village.

Note that I’m not using the camera for any commercial business, only for self internet as a photographer.

When I asked to speak with the manager he said “I’m the one and only one to talk with, and the big boss is out of the country”

Anyway, it looks he is really giving a bad reputation of the place, and I’m encouraging people with camera not to visit the place.
Written 28 August 2022
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Abdulmohsen Al hajri
Saudi Arabia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Solo
It has two parts. The tour by river is amazing and the river area has many birds with good green landscape a palace to relax while on boat; I like it It is amazing . It is also good for kids. The second part which are supposed to be museums are really nothing and wasting time and money, most of them are just photos with some words from Wikipedia.Do not waste your time searching for those many fake museums.
Written 28 July 2021
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essamhk
Saudi Arabia580 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
The village is an excellent idea to show the tourists a taste of the great history of the pharaones in Egypt. The one good thing is the boat ride where you see a small model of the great kingdom, however the rest of the program need major change and improvements such as : - the 5 museums - the various igift shops - the 9D movie - the maze. Specially the last 2, the 9D movie very old small room not air-conditioned poor movie resulation and the most important is the subject of the movie (Terrified lady being slotterd by an electrical saw) can you believe showing such a movie to families and kids???? The so called maze is a very poor wood structure.

It could be improved by applying these changes since the idea of the village is outstanding.
Written 25 July 2021
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