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Cairo - Best Tours & Trips 2019

181 trips to Cairo tours from 35 tour companies. 36 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.
Along the banks of the Nile sits Cairo, the historic capital of Egypt is an essential stop on any Egypt tour. Any introduction to the city city would be remiss not to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, with its hallways upon hallways of antiquities. Many day tours to see the pyramids and sphinx leave from Cairo as well. It's a hub of both ancient and modern culture.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
21 days
$ 314 / day
$ 6,599
From : $ 7,409
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Panoramic London City Tour
  • Windsor Castle (London)
  • Great Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Optional Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Tanah Lot (Bali)
  • Bali Herbal & Nature Walk
  • Sydney Harbor Lunch Cruise
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Explore Fiji
  • Garden of Sleeping Giant (Fiji)
Visits:
Bali, Bangkok, Cairo, Sphinx, Sydney, Ubud, Egypt, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand
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Classic Egypt

9 days
$ 289 / day
$ 2,598
From : $ 2,962
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit Cairo

  • Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Sunset Camel Ride, Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor
  • Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens
  • Nile Luxury Cruise
  • Temple of Edfu, Temple of Komo Ombo
  • Aswan
  • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, Felucca Sailing and Kitchener Island
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Memphis, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Egypt, Jordan & Israel Discovery
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Egypt, Jordan & Israel Discovery

16 days
$ 500 / day
$ 7,998
From : $ 9,838
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cairo and see the exciting Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Sunset Camel Ride, Egyptian Museum
  • Discover Luxor,  Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, King Tut’s Tomb, Nefertari Tomb
  • Experience tour to Amman,Jerash City Tour
  • Explore Petra, tThe Treasury,  Rock-Cut Tombs,  Nabatean-Built Theatre, Ad-Deir Monastery
  • Visit Wadi Rum, enjoy Jeep Tour, Canyons, Water Holes, Lawrence Spring, Khazalee mountain
  • Take an awesome visit to Dead Sea , Madaba City, Mt. Nebo, Bethany Tour
  • Discover Jerusalem, Old City, Nazareth & Galilee, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea, New City, Bethlehem
Visits:
Amman, Bethlehem, Cairo, Dead Sea, Galilee, Jerusalem, Luxor Temple, Memphis, Nazareth, Petra, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Tel Aviv, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Wadi Rum, Egypt, Israel, Jordan
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Luxury Nile & Red Sea by Oberoi

15 days
$ 467 / day
$ 6,998
From : $ 7,978
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cairo
  • Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo
  • Enjoy a private tour of Abu Simbel and its two massive rock temples
  • Awesome Zahra Nile Cruiser
  • See the temple of Edfu and Temple of Komo Ombo
  • Explore Aswan
  • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, Felucca Sailing and Kitchener Island, Sound and Light Show
  • Discover Luxor
  • Visit the exciting Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple, Habu Temple, Deir e
  • Madina, King Tut`s Tomb
  • Explore Hurghada is especially appealing to those with little experience of scuba diving
  • Day at Leisure, Oberoi Optional Activities
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
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Into The Promised Land

15 days
$ 193 / day
$ 2,895
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Ride a camel near the Pyramids
  • See the famous statue of the Sphinx
  • Discover the fascinating Egyptian Museum of Cairo
  • Climb Mount Sinai
  • Stand in awe at the incredible carved entrance of the city of Petra
  • Visit Mt. Nebo and Madaba
  • Visit Old Jaffa at night, where Peter stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner
  • Visit the impressive Caesarea Maritima, built in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great (Acts 10 & 25)
  • Visit Mount Carmel, where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets
  • Explore Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16)
  • Enjoy breath-taking panoramic view of Nazareth from the top of Mt. Precipice
  • Drive by Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle- the turning of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2: 1-11)
  • Sail on the Sea of Galilee in a wooden boat as the disciples did 2,000 years ago
  • Visit the “Ancient Jesus Boat” at Kibbutz Nof Geonsar
  • Visit Yardenit- the baptismal site on the Jordan River
  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our Dead Sea Resort hotel, where you can enjoy the famous Dead Sea Spa treatments
  • Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, and Shepherd’s Field
  • Visit the newly renovated Holocaust Museum- “Yad Vashem”
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden Tomb
Visits:
Amman, Cairo, Galilee, Jaffa, Jordan Valley, Petra, Sphinx, Tel Aviv, Egypt, Israel
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Dahabeya Nile Discovery by Sonesta

11 days
$ 318 / day
$ 3,498
From : $ 3,988
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cairo

  • See the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum
  • Opportunity to cruise Sonesta Nile Dahabeya
  • Visit temple of Edfu, Temple of Komo Ombo, Esna Sailing
  • Explore Luxor
  • See the fascinating temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens
  • Visit Aswan
  • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
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Exclusive Egypt

13 days
$ 361 / day
$ 4,698
From : $ 5,356
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cairo

  • Pyramids of Dashur, Sunset Camel Ride, Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum
  • Visit Abu Simbel
  • Tour Abu Simbel Temples
  • Explore Aswan
  • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, felucca Sailing and Kitchener Island
  • Opportunity to Nile Luxury Cruise
  • See the  Temple of Edfu, Temple of Komo Ombo
  • Explore Luxor
  • Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, King Tut`s Tomb
  • Visit Hurghada
  • Enjoy at Leisure, Optional Activities
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

6 days
$ 283 / day
$ 1,699
From : $ 1,937
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cairo

  • See the historic seeing’s such as Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Sunset Camel Ride, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum
  • Explore Luxor
  • Visit temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, King Tut’s Tomb
Visits:
Cairo, Luxor Temple, Memphis, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
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Mystical Egypt

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 222 / day
$ 1,999
From : $ 2,699
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Spend 4 nights cruising along the picturesque and historic Nile River
  • Visit the legendary Valley of the Kings, home of the tomb of King Tutankhamen
  • Explore the High Dam and the Temple of Philae in Aswan
Visits:
Cairo, Egypt
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Mystical Egypt

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 211 / day
$ 1,899
From : $ 5,388
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Spend 4 nights cruising along the picturesque and historic Nile River
  • Visit the legendary Valley of the Kings, home of the tomb of King Tutankhamen
  • Explore the High Dam and the Temple of Philae in Aswan
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
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Land Of Pharaohs

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 177 / day
$ 2,099
From : $ 2,699
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore the Pyramids at Giza 
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • See the Temples at Abydos and Dendara
  • Tour the wondrous Valley of the Kings
  • Cruise the Nile River
  • Visit the ancient city of Alexandria
Visits:
Cairo, Egypt
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Essential Egypt

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 212 / day
$ 1,799
From : $ 2,299
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Great Pyramids and their guardian Sphinx
  • See the mummies on display in the Egyptian Museum
  • Tour the High Dam at Aswan, the valley of Kings and the Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Cruise the Nile river
  • Fly to Abu Simbel to see the temples of Ramses and Queen Nefertari
Visits:
Cairo, Egypt
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Cruising The Nile & Lake Nasser

Indus Travels
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 237 / day
$ 2,199
From : $ 3,449
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Sail from Luxor to Aswan on the Nile River
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • Enjoy a luxury cruise on lake Nasser
  • Tour the majestic temples at Abu Simbel
  • Explore the fascinating Egyptian museum
Visits:
Cairo, Egypt
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Ancient Egypt And Modern Dubai

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 205 / day
$ 2,383
From : $ 3,322
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the great Pyramids and the Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Spend 4 nights cruising along the picturesque and historic Nile River
  • Visit the legendary Valley of the Kings, home of the tomb of King Tutankhamen
  • Explore the High Dam and the temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Discover traditional and modern landmarks of Dubai
Visits:
Cairo, Dubai, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
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Best Of Egypt

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 217 / day
$ 2,649
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Admire the world’s greatest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • Visit the legendary Valley of the Kings in ancient Luxor
  • Cruise along the picturesque Nile River to Egypt’s southernmost city, Aswan
  • Relax on the shores of the Red Sea and enjoy some of the many optional activities on offer
Visits:
Cairo, Egypt
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Top Cairo Experiences and Attractions

Top Cairo Experiences

Viewing the pyramids in the distance from the balcony of a luxury hotel

Taking a tour of the Egyptian Museum, led by an Egyptologist and archaeology expert, and seeing 5,000 years of ancient history laid out before your eyes

Exploring the modern side of Egypt in Cairo's busy bazaar district

Marveling at the incredible architecture of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Going on a camel ride to see the pyramids up close 

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Cairo Trip Reviews

36 Cairo Tour Reviews - Summary 94% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 26
Great 7
Average 2
Disappointing 0
Terrible 1
Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.5
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.5

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Splendid Trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our 10 days in Egypt with Smartours was amazing. Our tour guide Hanna treated her “Lovely Pharaoh’s” as if they were family. She made sure we were well informed on the day’s events and historical sites. The tour is fast paced and full of activities’ from the beginning to the end. By the way, this was my first guided tour and it was fantastic.

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Operator SmarTours

World Wonder!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Our tour to Egypt was fantastic! I always wanted to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids and finally seeing them in person just took my breath away. Not only did we see the pyramids, but also so many other egyptian sights and artifacts. The cruise we took was great. Everything was taken care of and cruising along the mighty Nile river definitely made it feel like we were back in time to the era of the Pharaohs. I know that Egypt's reputation is not so good now, but if you travel with a tour company like Indus who are specialists in the area, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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Operator Indus Travels

Nile Cruise - an amazing trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This trip far exceeded my expectations. As we stopped at three different
places, including the cruise, it felt like we had been away for longer than 8
days. We saw SO much! The Cairo Museum was amazing. Karnak Temple, Abu
Simbel, the Pyramids at Giza and the Spinx and no crowds. Everywhere we
stopped was clean and comfortable. It was a real privilege.
For me it was being in the Valley of the Kings. To think how Howard Carter
must have felt being there. It was so quiet.
Going down the Nile and watching the sun setting will stay with me.
Learning that Philae Temple and Abu Simbel were moved when the dam was build
- what a feat of engineering.
Visiting the Nubian museum.
Having cocktails at the Old Cataract Hotel- again very quiet and wonderfully
colonial.


Sayed was a brilliant group leader and guide. He worked tirelessly to make
sure that we saw as much as possible of this incredible place. His english is
impeccable and he was great fun too. He varied our itinerary to ensure that
we were up early to avoid the heat and get the best of the wonderful
archeological sites. We also went out in the evening when it was atmospheric
and cool. He is also an Egyptologist and so very knowledgeable about the
history of the antiquities and sites we visited.


Drink plenty of bottled water; it's hot! Comfortable shoes is a must as you
don't realise how far you walk.


Egypt was very quiet and not many tourists. Go soon! Before everyone else
decides to go..


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Operator Exodus Travels

Awesome experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My friend and I hired Jakada Tours to plan our overnight trip from Cairo to Luxor. They picked us up from our hotel in Cairo and drove us to the airport to take the flight to Cairo. Arriving in Luxor, we were greeted by our Egyptologist and guide Mr. Ahmed faued and driver. They drove us to our Hotel than informed us about our tour the next morning.
We visit The Valley of Kings, the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI, Queen Hatshepsut temple, Luxor and Karnak temples.
Mr. Ahmed is a very knowledgeable Egyptologist, he showed us all the sites and told us all about the history behind all the historical site we've visited.
Thanks to Jakada Tours and Mr. Ahmed, we had the best trip ever and everything was so perfect from beginning to end!

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Operator Jakada Tours

Great way to experience Egypt.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Before heading back home to Australia I wanted to tick off much as possible from my bucket list and Egypt was one of them. Had a great time, our guide name was Sam , he was really good, has a bucket load of knowledge , sailing down the Nile on a Felucca and sleeping under the stars was a great experience. Thank you Travel Talk for an experience of a lifetime.

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Operator Travel Talk

A wonderful experience!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend break from Cairo. With little time to do things, we wanted to see some of the main sights in Cairo, thus a trip to the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramid. Nessma the customer services
rep. tailor made our requests, with prompt email communication.
On the day of the tour, we were lucky to have the services of Hussam, who provided a very fascinating and informal tour of the must see Egyptian museum with many laughs on the way. Next Day we were again picked up by Hussam and
taken to the pyramids & Saqarra to see these amazing places.

In summary booking through Look at Egypt Tours is a must, a very professional company who make you feel safe around the crazy goings on in
Cairo, a wonderful experience.

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Operator Look at Egypt

Cairo Tours and Travel Guide

Cairo Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Along the banks of the Nile sits Cairo, the historic capital of Egypt is an essential stop on any Egypt tour. Any introduction to the city city would be remiss not to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, with its hallways upon hallways of antiquities. Many day tours to see the pyramids and sphinx leave from Cairo as well. It's a hub of both ancient and modern culture.

Is it safe to travel to Cairo?

Many tourists have heard about a Cairo travel warning, or if you’re from the U.S., you may know the government has instituted a Level 2 Travel Advisory for Egypt. This warning essentially lets travelers know there is some risk to be expected when traveling to Cairo, particularly due to terrorist activity and political discontent.

Despite these threats, the Egyptian government has made concerted efforts to protect tourist areas, even creating a tourist police force. As a result, traveling within these areas is generally safe.

A traveler to Cairo should still exercise some caution, however. There is a great deal of pickpocketing and some petty theft that happens in Cairo, as well as a decently high risk of scams. Female travelers, especially solo female travelers, should also expect some sexual harassment and avoid traveling alone at night.

Cairo Travel Advice

  • Book a guided tour. If you’re here considering Cairo tour packages, you’re already headed in the right direction. One of the most well known pieces of advice for those traveling to Egypt in general, especially in Cairo, is to do so on a tour. There’s several reasons for this: the language barrier is especially prevalent, there are many opportunities to get scammed, and since 2011, tourism is still down and there are still some safety issues surrounding terrorism and political discontent.
  • Bring along your own toilet paper in case you have to use a public restroom. They often don’t have any of their own.
  • Prepare to haggle, street hawkers will not be offended if you try a lower offer!
  • Wear closed toe shoes. Not only are these more comfortable than flip flops, but Cairo’s streets are notoriously dusty, and your feet will be black by the end of the day!
  • Don’t drink the tap water, even the locals don’t.
  • If you want to take photos in the Egyptian Museum, bring some cash along, since it costs an additional fee to buy a photo pass.

Things to Do in Cairo

1. The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx - These two structures are just outside of Cairo’s city limits, the most popular tourist attractions in the area, and are by far the best known symbols of Egypt. The pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the world, and the Sphinx is the world’s oldest monumental sculpture, so visiting these two should definitely cross off a line on your bucket list.

Furthermore, going on a guided tour is the really the best way to experience these two ruins as there won’t be any plaques explaining the in depth histories and mystery surrounding these Egyptian icons. Only 300 tickets are sold each day, so your tour guide will make sure you are able to visit.

2. Egyptian Museum - This museum, located in the heart of Cairo, will blow away the Ancient Egypt exhibits at any other museum. The building is full of tens of thousands of artifacts, ranging from mummies to sarcophagi, to jewels from King Tut’s tomb.

3. Explore Old Town (Coptic Cairo) - This fascinating section of the city is a labyrinth of winding stone streets, buildings that are 1,000s of years old, and dozens of attractions. Be sure to visit Africa’s first Christian church, the Coptic Museum, the Ben Ezra Synagogue (apparently the site where the Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses floating in his basket), and multiple mosques. 

4. Salah El-Din Citadel - This is the most popular non-pyramid related attraction in Cairo, and not without reason. This impressive feat of architecture is a fortress built by Salah al-Din, who opposed the Christian crusaders in the early 1000’s.  Inside the towering walls are a series of impressive attractions, including a palace, three mosques, and several museums.

5. Khan el-Khalili - This is largest market in Cairo, and its crowded, winding streets, filled with people and items, is an experience in and of itself. The market is the best place to buy a souvenir, and practice your haggling skills! Assume everything is marked up, and try to get whatever you’re buying, be it jewelry, a hookah pipe, or spices, down by at least 20%.

10 Interesting Facts About Cairo

  1. Cairo means “The Victorious.”
  2. It is the largest city in Africa.
  3. It was founded in the year 969 A.D.
  4. The current currency is the Egyptian Pound.
  5. Cairo was hit by 50 separate plagues between 1349 and 1517.
  6. It is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, Al-Azhar University.
  7. Cairo’s metro system is only one of two systems in Africa.
  8. It is home to the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramid of Giza.
  9. There are over 4.5 million cars in Cairo, so traffic can get bad
  10. Although Nile crocodiles once swam the entire length of the river, they are now rarely found outside southernmost of Egypt, so you won’t find any in Cairo.

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Things to Know Before You Go

What to Wear in Cairo, Egypt

  • Bring a scarf for mosques, and be prepared to take off your shoes
  • Cover your shoulders and legs whenever you can in the main city. Men will be able to get away wearing shorts, but should still avoid tank tops. You will be able to wear less conservative clothing, along with bikinis and bathing suits if you go to very touristy areas, such as Red Sea resorts.
  • Wear lightweight, breathable materials. In particular, synthetics and linen, and cotton  will be your best friends.
  • Ditch your flip flops at home. Long walking distances and dirty streets mean that you will be more comfortable in a pair of breathable sneakers, or another comfortable closed-toe shoe.
  • Sunglasses are a great way to keep the sun out of your eyes, and if you’re a woman, avoid unwanted attention from men. Making eye contact can be seen as a sign of flirtation and encouragement, so sunglasses can prevent it from happening.

Weather and Climate in Cairo

In the summer months (from May to September), Cairo can be quite hot, with the high generally remaining in the low 90’s. For this reason, make sure to dress appropriately, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun cap if needed. The temperature does drop a little at night, often into the high 60’s, so bring a light sweater if needed.

In the winter, temperatures are cooler, though they remain warm. The coolest months are from December to February, where temperatures range between mid-to-high 60’s. At night, this can drop to the high 40’s, so be sure to bring a light jacket in preparation.

One thing you don’t have to worry about, regardless of the season, is rain. Although it does rain slightly more in the winter, the climate in Cairo is generally very dry and averse to precipitation.

Egyptian Food and Food in Cairo

Sampling Egyptian specialties she be a major component of your trip to Cairo. Egyptian restaurants are pretty uncommon in most of the Western world, so sampling the country’s food in its capital is sure to be an adventurous experience. In particular, you should try Egypt’s street food -- the homeland of shawarma, falafel, and kebab.

Some of the most important dishes to sample include Koshary (the “poor man’s” dish that has captured Egyptian hearts, it is made with macaroni, chickpeas, garlic, and a vinegar tomato sauce), Fiteer Baladi (a buttery filo dough round that can be made with savory or sweet toppings), and everything with a side of torshy (pickled vegetables).

There is also dessert: baklava, Um Ali, rice pudding, and basbousa are all worth their hype!

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