Cairo

75°
65° - January
68° - February
73° - March
82° - April
89° - May
93° - June
93° - July
92° - August
90° - September
85° - October
75° - November
75° - December
Dec avg
$185
Avg Hotel
$1,121
Est. Airfare

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If you're the kind of person who doesn't like when your peas mix with your potatoes on your dinner plate, then Cairo might just be the city for you. The massive capital of Egypt is divided into distinct districts to keep everything in this bustling city organized. Every single thing you do in Cairo will give you bragging rights to your friends. Who doesn't want to be able to say, "Well, when I was at the Giza Pyramids?" followed by "This ol' thing? I got it at the Khan al-Khalili bazar"? Museums in Cairo are so far from the dusty old bores you used to visit as a student. They're filled with Ancient Egyptian artifacts including objects from King Tut's tomb, mummies, and a library with 42,500 books on Egyptian civilizations. When you've had enough of the most fascinating history lessons you've ever experienced first-hand, you can embrace the modern, vibrant attitude that's embodied in this constantly developing city. Although it's the capital of a Muslim country, Cairo welcomes guests who like to party, with bars and dance clubs in almost every hotel.
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    The city of the Thee Pyramids

    09/29/13
    Cairo, in my opinion, is one of the most exotic places I have ever been. The city seems to be in an organized chaos. Yes, it sounds weird, but I could not find any other expression. There is no traffic lights on the streets, I even don't know if the traffic laws exist at all, but in despite of that you do not see car crashes or stressed people fighting to each other like we see in other big cities. The houses and buildings have an unfinished aspect due to some local economic issues.

    The food, the music, the culture, the dance, the way people dress themselves are also different from anything else I've ever seem before, but it is what makes Cairo unique. And, the most import legacy is its archaeology and history.

    For sure you will find other cities with better infra, but you will not find so easily a city that has endured for thousand years.

    For those who like shopping, there are lots of places to by souvenirs, essences, Egyptian cotton, etc

    Here are some of the places I suggest you to visit in Cairo:

    - The pyramids at Giza (the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu).
    - The Great Sphinx of Giza.
    - The Museum of Cairo.
    - A cruise in the Nile River.
    - The Papyrus Museum.
    - Memphis.
    - The Necropolis of Saqqara and the Pyramid of Djoser.
    Deyvison

    The Egyptian Museum

    No Egypt tour is complete without a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. With over 120,000 artifacts, the museum houses an unbelievable exhibit depicting ancient Egypt's glorious reign. Mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewelry and of course King Tutankhamen's treasures, it's all there.
    Cost: $25.00
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    A Golfing Haven

    With more than eight golf courses in Cairo, you have plenty of options to hit the greens and play the hazards. , Cairo offers a range of golf courses for all.
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    Pyramids at Giza

    The sole survivor of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, along with lesser structures, are Cairo's showpiece and an outstanding attraction. Please check the US Embassy in Cairo for updates on safety concerns at the pyramids: http://egypt.usembassy.gov/consular/travpubl.html
    Cost: Varies
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    City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery)

    Despite its eerie sounding name, this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Cairo. Home to ancient tombstones as well as Mamluk burials, this important cemetery is located beneath the Citadel.
    Cost: Free
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    Khan Al-Khalili

    Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this market as been operating since the Middle Ages. Today tourists and locals alike mingle as they bargain and shop for a diverse range of goods ranging from unusual local spices to exotic jewelry.
    Cost: Free
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    Nile Pharaoh Cruise

    The Nile Pharaoh cruise is a great way to spend a Cairo evening or enjoy a sumptuous lunch on the Nile. The cruise begins in Giza and traverses the Nile to the downtown area and then back, taking approximately two hours.
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    Language

    Arabic

    Currency

    [EGP] Egyptian Pounds

    Airports

    Cairo International Airport [CAI]