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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
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Gizeh Pyramids Tips (32)

Awesome history

Favorite thing We've been to Cairo twice. The Pyramids and Sphynx are awesome sites.
Remember it is a tourist spot so peddlers will come from everywhere. Enjoy the sites first, then bargain for souvenirs.
Stay in site of the bus parking.
Visit the Cairo Museum. It is amazing.

Fondest memory The history of the site.

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labradorheat
Feb 15, 2009

Tip on travelling in Cairo

Favorite thing I was in cairo not long ago now and was lucky enough to run into this guy by accident who ended up showing me Cairo for a fair amount and he was really nice. He is a beduin who have ended in Cairo and does guiding for living. he is a very honest men, unlike many in Cairo and you can really trust him He will not try to fool you and will be totally good. He like swhat he does and does not try to rob you.

His name is Ahmed and his mail is wr_mido3200@hotmail.com or wr_mido3200@yahoo.com
His telephone # is +002 23731721 and mobile +0104111327

Contact me if you need anything else

Good travels

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mihabibi
Feb 14, 2009

hussles..

Favorite thing avoid the husslers at Giza Pyramids... they have certain give aways like:
1- "come and buy some beautful perfumes..."
2- "u want 2 ride camel !"
3- "original papyrus made by (za) pharoes"
4- "taxi"

just believe in your lonely planet guide and keep the cairo cab number handy (19155)
;)

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an-outsider
Jun 16, 2007

Inside Kephren Pyramid

Favorite thing Visiting one of the Pyramids is an experience not to be missed in Cairo.

The entrance fee depends on the Pyramid to visit, but in case you decide to visit the Great Pyramid (Cheops Pyramid) is better to wake up early in the morning, otherwise it will be almost impossible to enter.

We have chosen Kephren Pyramid because it is smaller and we had less to walk inside. It was not a bad choice at all because the air inside was very hot and we got wet immediately.

For entering the Kephren Pyramid we paid 20 Egyptian Pounds (5 Egyptian Pounds = 1 USD) and the tickets can be bought from the kiosk close to the pyramid.

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Diana75
Jul 03, 2006
 
 
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Giza

Favorite thing Giza is a suburb of Cario to the south west of the city. It is the home of the famous pyramids and the Sphinx. Nearly 5000 years ago this area became a royal burial ground. The Egyptian people built three pyramids to serve as tombs for their dead kings around 2686 - 2181 BC. The three pyramids are "Menkaure" (the smallest of the three), "Khafre' (the centre pyramid) and "The Great Pyramid" (the oldest and largest of the three).

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CandS
Jan 06, 2006

~ Pyramids ~ Shisha ~ People ~ Sunset ~

Favorite thing I really love Cairo, i miss the pyramids, the sound of car horns in the streets, the people, i miss Shisha & i really miss watching the sunset beautifully over the pyramids at dawn.

If you have never been to Cairo then visiting the pyramids is a must, also visit Cairo Museum & the Citadel Mosque.

Fondest memory The best memory of Cairo was when i went on the Pyramids tour, i remember being in the limo & turning around the corner near the Sphinx & seeing it for the first time was breathtaking, i couldnt stop staring because it amazed me so much & it was my dream to always visit.

Also standing next to the largest Pyramid was a wonderful experience, i couldnt believe my eyes & how big it was, no photo can show just how massive they really are.

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Heavens-Mirror
Oct 02, 2005

Check out the pyramids at the Giza plateau.

Favorite thing Check out the pyramids at the Giza plateau. Down to the right of this photo you can see the city of Cairo. Soon the city will surround the pyramids completely...

Fondest memory Here: The Chefren Pyramid. On it's top you can still see some marble. Once upon a time the whole pyramids was covered by marble.

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Nobbe
Feb 22, 2005

Go round the back.

Favorite thing We went the back way. This is a trick that saves the entrance fee to the pyramids. You don't get the traditional view with the sphinx up close, but you do get the Lawrence of Arabia atmosphere after you've squeezed through the fence and gone past the rubbish dump. At a number of points it's just you, the desert, and a few pointy, triangle thingies. Just act like you don't see the guide passing a few pounds to the camel-mounted-police-force to keep them happy - it's included in the price.
You will also be offered a drink from a figure in the desert with his donkey. Before you say yes the bottle will be opened and the drink given. Best to tell the guide before you get there that you're diabetic, and you'll save yourself a pound. My daughter got to ride the donkey for free, though.
It's a shaky first ten minutes on a camel, but once you let yourself jellify in the saddle you find yourself showing off all the one-handed stunts and acting like you go to work this way at home. I caught myself humming 'The Magnificent Seven' a number of times.
You come up to the pyramids on the left hand side, so the row of the three major ones are there in a slightly different lay-out to all the traditional pics. You can't get into the compound this way, but we two were the only tourists there at 4pm on a saturday. We loved it.
A guard will invite you for a visit into the mini caves beside Cheops. Some of them have pits going down for ever that you have to jump over. You can still smell the incense in the sand - although I have a feeling the locals add their own, modern versions to keep the history alive. The guide was a bit greedy - but when I stuck to my offer of 10LE the marriage proposals stopped. So that was a 20 well saved.
When we first headed the wrong way from the stables and tiptoed through the rubbish dump I thought I'd done something stupid. But it turned out I hadn't. We really did fall on my feet.

Fondest memory The first view of the pyramids rising about the houses in Giza is a sight you'll remember forever. OK, the first setting isn't the most beautiful, but I kind of liked the old and the new. A kind of Demi-Ashton thing.

phoaquinjoenix
Jul 26, 2004
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"القاهرة"
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DunaKal

"Cairo`s yellow pages!"
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"Cairo- Umm el Dunya"
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"CAIRO... still thinking of..."
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"Cairo"
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Pyramids

Favorite thing No one would go to Cairo without visiting the Pyramids, so click on this photo and have a good look at the Pyramids as seen from the air! I was a little slow, here, because I had no idea that we would fly over the Pyramids, and was not really prepared for taking photos! They don't look that big from this height do they?!!

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Geoff_Wright
Apr 22, 2004

a little "cultural" surprise

Favorite thing by the way, we were a little bit surprised when we needed a bust to get to Sphinx as it turned out to be that it is situated in 2km-s away from the Pyramids :D
I mean, that it's different thing on pictures ...lol :D

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pretty33555
May 26, 2003

Egyptian "Red Square":)

Favorite thing Why do people go to Egypt? I mean, what do they want to see there?
So that reason made us make such a long trip by bus from Hurghada to Cairo to see pyramids.
Besides we didn't thought it smart to come to Egypt for the 2d time and not to see pyramids. That's a NONSENSE!
It took us only 25 minutes to get to Giza from Cairo by bus. When the tops of pyramids just appeared I thought:"God! For us it's just a dream to come true, but they see them everydaywhen they wake up and look over the window.!"

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pretty33555
May 26, 2003

Al Haram Area!

Favorite thing The Haram area is a place that most tourist will pass on their way to the pyramids,,that`s why it`s called the Haram which means pyramid in Arabic.
I first visited this area to visit some realtives of my husband who live in that place.
It is very crowded specially during the day time,cars are really jamed.
The main road is (Faysal street).
The area is filled with shops,casinos and restaurants,,it`s really packed!!!!!!

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DunaKal
May 09, 2003

Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

Best tip for here would be to walk like an Egyptian. Walk, acknowledge hello's and welcome with a smile, say Shukran and KEEP walking. Don't initially express excitement through your eyes, they are...
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Nilometer

'Egypt is the Nile' and since the height of the annual inundation of the river was crucial to the economy forecasting it has always been a matter of great interest. The pharonic nilometer was a...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Islamic Cairo

Mediaeval Cairo, often referred to as Fatimid or Islamic Cairo, is extremely fascinating, as this part of the city has changed little in perhaps 500 years. It was the centre of Cairo for eight...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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