Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and Papyrus Making Demonstration

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From USD 11.50

Go behind the scenes during this enriching cultural tour, which gives you exclusive access to a papyrus museum and workshop. Learn about the history of the ancient Egyptian paper and its living heritage along the Nile Delta. Browse a government-approved selection of hand-painted papyrus prints and see for yourself how the time-honored craft is made with a special demonstration.


Departure Point

Customer`s hotel in Cairo

Departure Time

12pm,13pm,14pm

Return Details

Customer`s hotel in Cairo


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish


Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)

  • From 2 to 4 People =  11.50 $
  • From 5 to 9 People = 7.20 $
  • Single Person = 14.29 $
  • Child from 6 to10.99 Y = 0.00 $
  • Infant from 0 to 5 Y  = 0.00 $

From USD 11.50

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As Per Requested time pickup from your location in Cairo by our representative and transfer to Giza area to visit  one of The biggest Governmental Papyrus Institute in Egypt and it's sponsored shop near the Pyramids where you can see a demonstration of how papyrus - the ancient type of paper - is made, and choose from an enormous selection of hand-painted papyrus sheets. Prices range in all hands from 5 $ up to 150 $ after you finish you will be dropped back to your Hotel in Cairo

What is the Papyrus?

The English word papyrus is derived via Latin, from the Greek, papuros. The Arabic word is Bardy or also Warak Bardy meaning Papyrus paper.

It is often claimed that Egyptians referred to papyrus as pa-per-aa, literary meaning, that which is of Pharaoh, apparently indicating that the Egyptian crown owned a monopoly on papyrus production, though no actual ancient text using this term is known.

Papyrus was very important to the ancient Egyptians as it helped transform Egyptian society in many ways. Once the technology of papyrus making was developed, its method of production was a closely guarded secret allowing the Egyptians to have a monopoly on it as it became the lifeblood for ancient Egypt. It was even exported to many locations in the ancient world. The raw material of papyrus paper comes from the plant Cyperus papyrus, a long stemmed plant that grows in damp regions of the Nile Delta in Egypt.

Highlights

  • A visit to a papyrus workshop, shop, and museum, with papyrus making demonstration
  • Learn about the significance of the ancient Egyptian paper, still used as an art form today
  • Shop for souvenirs from a wide selection of high-quality, hand-painted prints
  • Watch an exclusive live demonstration to see how the plant-based paper is made

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Route

  1. Cairo