Cairo Travel Tips
Cairo is an all-out assault on the senses. Known as the 'Mother of the World', this vibrant, chaotic city is home to more than 16 million Egyptians, Arabs, Africans and sundry others. Noisy, polluted and totally unpredictable, the sheer intensity of Cairo can seduce or overwhelm.
Cairo's historic buildings are buried in age-old quarters of the city that have yet to be tamed and made tourist-friendly, so take a tour to get beneath the skin of this manmade wonder. While the Giza Pyramids are right on Cairo's doorstep, the city is also a great base for excursions to destinations further afield like Memphis or Alexandria, or why not customize your own private tour?
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Cairo - the very name conjures up visions of ancient monuments, exotic souks and eons of history. Almost as a backdrop to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the city rises from the surrounding sandy plains ...
One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and has a history that dates back to the 10th century. Nicknamed “The City of a Thousand Minarets”, this ...
The River Nile, the world's longest, has long been the lifeblood of a desert country. One of the highlights of a trip to Egypt is to take a cruise along this most famous of rivers for several days, ...
It seems like I am a tourist in a place that I have never visited before, not a tour guide in Egypt. People faces are smiling, saying hello and happy day, they even got a strange since of humor and ...
Experience the transformation of the new Egypt first hand and be a part of modern history as you explore ancient Egyptian history.
You will see in the smiles on the faces of Egyptians, as they go ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
If you’ve been near a TV or newspaper in the last few months you’ll know that these are tumultuous times in the Middle East. Not just the extent but the extraordinary pace of change has caught many ...
Written by Cairo Expert: Adel, Egypt, April 2011
The winds of change in Egypt are moving how to restore stolen treasures back to the Egyptian people and the world. More than a dozen treasures stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo were rapidly ...
Written by MNHolland, Netherlands, September 2011
The first pleasant experience with Westerndeserttours started with finding their website. Transparant and professional design. So is the emailtraffic. Khaled speaks well English and has also no ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2012
One of the most enduring Western clichés about the “exotic
East”—along with the harem and the caravanserai of camels making its
stately progress across the desert sands—is that of the souk. A ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2012
As Egypt is a Muslim country, it does not celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31. However, as Cairo is a tourist Mecca, western bars and restaurants–especially hotels and restaurants–will. KitKat’s ...
Written by Ubi F, February 2011
If you have any plans to go to Cairo and see the sights, VIATOR is my recommendation for your tour company. Everything went as perfect as it could have been. The tour guide met me at the Hilton ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
For the uninitiated, shisha cafes are establishments geared toward the use of water pipes employed in smoking artisanal tobacco products. They are the most common form of tobacco consumption after ...
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
Egypt’s second city was once the first choice of foreign visitors to the country, its raffish port charm and Mediterranean sophistication giving it a worldly air, now a little faded. From the great ...
Written by MrsS, United Kingdom, April 2013
We had a tour of Pyramids followed by comprehensive view of city sights with an excellent guide. He was friendly, full of information and very helpful. Very good value for money ang bang on time!
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Doing what: Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Private Transport