Top attractions in Cairo
Top sights in Cairo
You can't swing a hookah in Cairo without striking archeological treasure! "The City of a Thousand Minarets" boasts not only stunning Ottoman mosques, but ancient wonders and a clash of modern and traditional cultures. Here's what to see.
Book a day trip to this stepped tomb built by the earliest known architect, Imhotep. The Pyramid of Djoser has survived over 4 millenia, though all that remains of the Pharoah Djoser is his left foot!
The museum boasts the world's largest collection of Egyptian antiquities, including Tutankhamen's solid gold death mask. Expect strict security measures, but it's truly a must-see!
Finished in 2005, it's already hard to imagine how the site of the breathtaking Al-Azhar Park was once a mountain of garbage accumulated over five centuries!
For a tour of Cairo's religious life and history, there's no better place to start than at the city's oldest mosque. Al-Azhar Mosque was built in 970AD and it's also home to the world's first university!
Khan Al-Khalili,Cairo's most prominent souk (market), is as old as the Egyptian capital itself, and its economic heart still beats with tourists and locals alike!
Crowning its citadel is Cairo's most prominent landmark. Not only is the stunning Mosque of Muhammad Ali one of the best places to visit, it offers greats views of the city too.
Though home to two of Cairo's most famous icons – the Great Pyramids and Sphinx – the Necropolis' best attraction might actually be the fascinating ancient workers' village.
The best time to visit Cairo is from October through to May, when the weather isn't insufferably hot. Hotels are cheaper during its scorching summer, but don't settle for a place without air conditioning and a pool!
Book 3 or 4 days minimum just for sightseeing, but a full week is recommended for archeological day trips, or simply to uncover the many sides of Cairo's vibrant culture.
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- From October through May, you'll find cooler temperatures, making sightseeing more pleasant.
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Highly recommended! I have found the “Camel Ride and Quad Biking combo tour around the pyramids” on here. But i also customized it to give me some time to go inside the big pyramid, the operator was very helpful to accommodate my request. My tour guide “Omar Mataro” has been very helpful and knowledgeable, he advised me what’s the best way to structure my tour, starting with the pyramid, then the camel ride, then the quad bikes. He picked me up on time at 7:00am, and drove me to Giza, we arrived at 8:00am, i went inside Khofo pyramid, i was the only one there - because its early. Then we went to the camels, and they put me on a camel and took me to the panoramic view, the boy who was holding the camel was helpful to takes photos of me. On the way to the quad bikes Omar stopped me close to the sphinx and took many photos of me. Then we went to the quad bikes station, where they gave me my own quad bike, they took another quad bike and we went to the desert to view the pyramids f
Our guide Amir way so great! Couldnt have asked for more. Such a cool and down to earth guy. Such an amazing experience and a good way to acquaint with the culture. Our driver was on time. Drove very safe. When we got there, the staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was amazing. So much to choose from and all local food. The singing was cool. The staff was attentive through out the whole thing as was our guide. He chatted with us, gave us some history about the Nile River and answered any questions we had. We enjoyed the view from the top of the boat as well.
Mohammed and the rest of the guys helping on this tour were great. So helpful and kind. Gave such great history of the pyramids and also made sure we were safe throughout the whole event. Corona measures also followed completely. Couldn't be happier. Great way to start our trip in Cairo.
This was the most fun I’ve had riding a Quad and the camels in the desert. the view was phenomenal The tour guide (our friend ) Fares was very accommodating and he made sure we had the experience of a lifetime; made us feel at home . Unforgettable memories
Amina was a great guide for our day at the pyramids and museum. She was very knowledgeable, spoke perfect english, and made sure to keep us highly engaged throughout the entire day. Highly recommend!