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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.

Frequently asked questions about Cairo

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    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!

  • How many days?

    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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Modern Standard Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +20
  • Best time to visit
    From October through May, you'll find cooler temperatures, making sightseeing more pleasant.

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What people are saying about Cairo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7,299 reviews

The best tour you can get! Although the journey to Cairo from Hurghada was long, it was definitely worth it! We had an amazing time in Cairo! We loved exploring the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum, as well as sailing the Nile River. All of this could not be possible without our tour guide Islam! He told us so many interesting facts about the Pyramids, and the history of Egypt and its people. And he knew English perfectly, so it was very easy to communicate with him. Highly recommend this tour!

We had a wonderful tour with Amina, beyond our expectations! Everything was perfect from the pick up at the hotel to the drop of. She provided us with a great service. We really appreciated her deep knowledge of Egypt history, her kindness, sens of humour, and availability even after the tour, to advice us all along our road trip in Egypt. We definitely recommand this company for your tour, ask for Aminea, you will not regret it! ;)

The entire tour was fantastic and informative. Abo was our driver and guide, he fetched us from the hotel and had so much detail about every place we were at. Thanks to Abo for making the heat bearable and sharing awesome facts along the way. The market was great - bought way more stuff than I would like to admit - the deals were just that good. I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Abo!

Very good day!! The guide had a lot of knowledge and took me to the best places very recommended

very good: excellent communication directly from the moment I booked, pleasant car & driver.