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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."
From $250.00
 
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
From $82.00

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Camels

don't ever pose in front of camels around the giza necropolis area as eventhough you are not riding them and you are just in front of them and taking pictures, the camel herders wil pester you, rather...
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Money/Prices

Be careful when buying small stone carvings and papyrus. They will always tell you that those are authentic but most of the items they sell in cairo are fake ones. They are not real stones and...
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Papyrus

I was on a visit to cairo (egypt) in the month of october 2012. I was residing in the hotel semiramish. One fine morning I walked few steps away from my hotel and a young guy aged around 18-20 yrs...
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Hawkers and hassle

Having just got back from 2 weeks in Egypt (Sharm, Cairo and Alexandria) and not normally a reviewer of my trips but thought it was really necessary to advise about the Giza Pyramids as it was by far...
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Camera/Video Tax

It is currently FORBIDDEN to take a camera inside the Egyptian Museum. You must leave your camera at a booth just inside the gate. This is at odds with some of the information posted here previously...
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Transportation

The distance between T1 & T2 is far. There are a lot of taxi, shuttle buses also available but only every half an hour. Ask police (instead of any other strangers as they probably are taxi...
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Health

As for staying healthy, don't drink the tap water in Cairo -- even at the best hotels. It's also a good idea to avoid raw vegetables, unpeeled fruit and street food. Finally, always have change on...
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Baksheesh!

You hear this word all the time. BAKSHEESH is tip in arabic. Every where you go there is someone asking you for baksheesh. So if you let a local take your picture, let them get in the picture with...
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RavensWing
Oct 21, 2013

Burial Chamber? It's a Box!

We went to the Red Pyramid (one of the Dashur pyramids) and our tour guide told us - any of you who are planning to climb up Mount Sinai, this is a good practice because if you can't make it up to the...
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RavensWing
Oct 11, 2013

Toilet Paper & One Pound Notes

When you use the public washrooms there is a woman standing/sitting at the door waiting for you to give her 1LE to get into the washroom and then she will hand you 1, yes you read that correctly ONE...
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RavensWing
Oct 11, 2013

Be careful about the Currency you accept

Cheating tourist is part of life in some parts of the world including India, but this is unique cheating. It happened at Al Khan El Khalili market, we bought some souvenier worth 500/600 Egyptian...
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goutammitra
Oct 24, 2010

culture

Since Egypt is a Muslim culture, it's wise to dress appropriately in more traditional areas and mosques. Women should take care to cover their upper arms, cleavage, midriff and legs when visiting a...
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entusiasta
Jul 16, 2010

culture

Since Egypt is a Muslim culture, it's wise to dress appropriately in more traditional areas and mosques. Women should take care to cover their upper arms, cleavage, midriff and legs when visiting a...
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entusiasta
Jul 16, 2010

Going inside the pyramids

If you wish to go inside a pyramid, then our guide advised us to go into the second pyramid.For 100 L.E. you can go into the main pyramid.For 30 L.E. you can go into the second pyramid.We were told...
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clueless83
Jun 13, 2010

Top Hotels in Cairo

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1089 Corniche El Nile, PO Box 63, Cairo, 11519, Egypt
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Pyramids Rd, Giza, Egypt
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16 Saray El Gezira St, Cairo, 11211, Egypt
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Corniche El Nil, PO Box 60, Cairo, Egypt
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Ring Road, Mirage City, Cairo, Egypt
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35 Giza Street, Giza, 12311, Egypt
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Top Things to Do in Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal...
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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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Great Sphinx - Abu Al-Hol

a warning, the sellers and touts and hawkers in the walkway going to the sphinx is the more aggressive of them all around the Giza Complex, so be sure to be in a big group when going to the...
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Cairo Citadel - Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel

The citadel is located at the bottom of Moqattam' Hills, Saladin in 1176 started to build it, and he is said to have used stones from the small pyramids of Giza. The only things remaining from the...
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Coptic Cairo

the Coptic Quarter of Cairo is one of the oldest in the city and is part of Old Cairo as it was started in the 1rst Century, when Saint Mark the Apostle went into egpyt to Prosletyze the new Religion...
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MM212

"القاهرة"
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DunaKal

"Cairo`s yellow pages!"
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uglyscot

"Cairo- Umm el Dunya"
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Diana75

"CAIRO... still thinking of..."
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travelife

"Cairo"
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