Go on a private tour to the ancient city of Tanis (San al Hagar)or the land of GoHEN as mentioned in the old testament and Suez Canal with your own tour guide. You will be picked up from the hotel to drive 145 km (90 miles) away from Cairo. In the North East of the Delta lies the city of Tanis which was once the capital of Egypt during 21st and 22nd dynasties. The drive will be through the fertile fields of the Delta. The site is full of granite monuments that were taken from (PR RAMSES)the city that was the northern capital of Egypt during the time of Ramses 2nd. The ruins include the remains of obelisks and statues of Ramses the 2nd.there are a lot of ruins of the main temple in the city that was dedicated to the god Amun RA and the ruins of the two subsidiary temples of his wife and his son.The city of Tanis has its religious importance in addition to the historical one.In the old testament this place was known as the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel (brothers of the prophet Joseph) settled down escaping from the famine and brought their cattle and families here till the era of the Exodus.
Later, you will drive to Ismailia,one of the small cities that were built after the digging of the Suez Canal.You will have lunch there.The Suez Canal is actually the first canal that directly links the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.It was opened for navigation on the 17th of November 1869.Egypt nationalized the canal on the 26th of July 1956.The Canal was closed five times; the last time was the most serious one since it lasted for 8 years. The Canal was then reopened for navigation on the 5th of June 1975.After crossing the canal from one side to the other ,you will be driven back to Cairo.