Cairo Travel Guide

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Cairo Travel Guide

Atmosphere:

Cairo, The city that never sleeps. whenever you go out you find people in the streets!

Enjoy the tone of Azan (call for prayers from the mosque) at praying times (5 times a day) when all the mosques open their microphones at the same time around the city.

Places to visit in Cairo – Giza

1- Historical

1- Giza Pyramids – Sphinx and solar boat

2- Saqqara Pyramid is known as the Pyramid of Djoser (The first Pyramid built in Egypt)

3- Pharaoh’s village in Giza

4- The Egyptian Museum     – The nearest Metro Station is: Sadat

5- The Museum of Islamic Art

6- Cairo Tower

7- Opera house

8- Religious Complex   –   The nearest metro station is Mar Girgis

  • The hanging church
  • Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church
  • Coptic Museum
  • the Jewish temple
  • Amr Ibn el ass Mosque – The first mosque built in Africa

9- Saladin Citadel – Mohamed Ali Mosque (the mosque inside the citadel)

10- Khan al Khalili

11- Down Town Tour

Enjoy the walking through old buildings in downtown which have a different style and a unique spirit, enjoy the Nile view from Qasr el Nile bridge and don’t miss trying faloka for a nile trip

Historical places Entrance fees in Cairo and Giza 

Entrance fees in Cairo

1- Egyptian Museum entrance fee: LE 160 Less than 10 USD for the museum and an additional 180 Egyptian Pound About 10 – 10.5 USD  if you would enter Royal Mummy room.
2- The Citadel Entrance fee: 150 EGP About 8.5 USD
3- Sultan Hassan and Rifa’i mosques – combined ticket for both of them 60 EGP = Less than 3.5 USD
3- Coptic Museum entrance fee: 100 Egyptian pound
4- Cave Church / The Hanging Church Free entry

Entrance fees in Giza

Giza Pyramids entrance fee: 160 EGP About 9 USD
Great Pyramid entrance fee: 360 EGP  About 21 USD
Solar Boat Museum: 100 EGP About 6 USD
Sakkara complex entrance fee: 150 EGP About 9 USD
Dahshur complex entrance fee: 60 EGP 4 USD
Memphis: 80 EGP 5 USD

2- Modern

Malls (City center mall in Maadi – City starts in Nasr City – Downtown mall / Cairo festival city mall in New Cairo – Egypt mall / Arab Mall in 6th of October city)

Transportation in Cairo

1- Metro: Covering a wide range of Cairo, Cheap ( 3 up to 7 Egyptian pounds) and Safe (Avoid it during peak hours)

Cairo Metro Map
Cairo Metro Map

2- Uber/Careem considered the best way to move around Cairo if it fits your budget.

3- White taxi – sometimes it’s about making a deal because some Taxi drivers prefer to agree about the trip cost with you before moving. So if the driver won’t start the KM/Cost counter find another one.

4- Bus – Very Cheap compared to all other transportation but sometimes very crowded

5- Micro-bus – Very Cheap compared to all other transportation.

Best places to stay while visiting Cairo

Downtown (the center. close to everywhere) – Maadi (full of expats) – Zamalek (full of expats)

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