Cairo, Egypt
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 4 more


Escape the beaten path with absolutely zero haggling on a private door-to-door tour to one of Cairo’s most unusual sights: El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church. Transformed into a church by the Zabaleen, Christians who earn their living collecting garbage, the upper story alone has space for 2,000 worshippers. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will lead you through the different caves in the complex.
  • Explore the vast El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church complex
  • Discover a side of Cairo visitors rarely see: the Zabaleen garbage community
  • Learn about the district’s unique history from your personal guide
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transport


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, Apr 2018

I have mixed feelings about this tour. Once we got to the Church, the tour guide was awesome. He explained everything and told us about the history of the church. You can tell he was excited to discuss this church.
Unfortunately, getting to the church site is another story. 1 We were not impressed with the individual who picked us up at the hotel. I think he introduced himself but remember. The drive to the church was uneventful and a little scary as the driver was talking on two separate cell phones at almost the same time. Dialing the numbers left me very uneasy.
2 Going through the garbage collectors city to get to the church was a real turn off.
I would not recommend this tour unless a new access to the church was made available.

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