Things to do in
Cairo

Between the Nile, museums, and bustling bazaars, explorers are bound to find treasure in Egypt’s capital.

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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 7,980 reviews

Wow, where to start!? What an amazing experience! Salib, our tour guide was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. He and the driver arrived at out hotel early so we didn't have to wait a minute. He is an extremely knowledgeable and polite gentleman. He took his time to explain everything about the sites/monuments/history and he had an answer to all our questions (and believe me, my girlfriend was constantly firing off those lol). He also acted as our own photographer so we ended up with lots of lovely pictures. He bough us a small but super delicious meal (lunch, included in the tour). He also gave us a few tips how to deal with the touts and let's be honest, you'll come across plenty during your stay in Cairo. Overall it was an amazing day, thank you Salib!

O passeio foi maravilhoso. A guia Mariam é muito simpática e atenciosa, faz todo o possível para nos deixar tranquilos e livres para aproveitar cada lugar. Além disso, Rania, quem organiza tudo e entra em contato com os visitantes, me ajudou imensamente. Ela realmente nos atende 24h por dia, 7 dias por semana. Tive problemas com meu voo de ida, precisei adiar os passeios que já havia comprado, e ela foi extremamente paciente e atenciosa comigo, tentando me ajudar o máximo que podia, mesmo às 2 AM. Ou seja, você não vai se arrepender de embarcar nessa viagem se resolver comprar esse tour. Elas realmente são muito especiais e prestativas.

I would recommend this tour to those who are looking to explore and understand Cairo in more detail ranging from his history to religion. Our guide Ali was great. Lots of knowledge and very friendly and helpful. He guided us through so many ‘secrets’ and explained the mosques, streets and overall the history of Egypt/Cairo very thoroughly. Bonus points for Ali for taking some amazing photos of us.

The experience was superb..I love the fact that it was just the 2 of us, hence the private tour.. The guide was really informative, she did alot more for us like sometimes being our personal photographer .. on time pick up, nice lunch buffet and very professional driver and tour guide..would definitely recommend.

A guia sabe muito a respeito de toda a história, cultura etc. É muito competente e desenvolve seu trabalho com maestria. Não há passeio mais enriquecedor que este, por isso não dá para perder. O almoço também foi ótimo!