Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Cairo is Egypt’s capital city and is a popular international tourist destination because of its proximity to the pyramids at Giza and its central cultural function within the Middle East. Cairo is rich with education, commerce, food, culture, art, and ancient history, but can be a bit overwhelming for Western tourists. No matter where you go in Cairo, the beauty of the snaking Nile River provides a cool breeze to break up the hot and dry air flowing in from the deserts outside of the city’s oasis.
Cairo isn’t the most tourist friendly city, but it does have a few features in its favor. Cairo has a strong public transportation system, and most important public signs are in English as well as Arabic. While in Cairo, you may want to avoid driving due to its legendary auto traffic. Cairo is open 24 hours a day and has one of the most active nightlife scenes in the Middle East, so don’t sweat it if you can’t stand to be out in the daytime heat.
Cairo offers the full spectrum of hotels, ranging from luxury hotels to small and ancient inns on the city’s periphery. If you’re looking for a boutique hotel or a large chain hotel, you’ll find it in Cairo. You won’t have a problem filling your exact specification for a hotel when it comes to booking in Cairo. Finding online booking for many of Cairo’s micro hotels will be difficult due to the language barrier, however.
Most hotels in Cairo will accept in-person bookings, so don’t be afraid to go without a reservation if you’re an adventurous sort.
Hotels are scattered throughout Cairo, and few neighborhoods are without several different places to stay. The areas of particular concentration in Cairo are west of the airport, in the Nasr City neighborhood, and in the downtown area’s Giza neighborhood.
If you’re interested in branching out further to one of Cairo’s new developments, check out New Cairo City or Sheikh Zayed City for more clusters of hotels.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Cairo. Visitors love to see the pyramids, historical mosques, casinos, night clubs, museums, and universities. Be sure to check out Cairo’s pan-Arabic food scene, and don’t miss attending one of Cairo’s many operas.
If you happen to be in town, Cairo also has an annual international film festival which draws thousands of people from across the world.
Best thing about Cairo is how budget friendly it is. Visit the pyramids, take a boat cruise, the souqs and so on. Lots to do at affordable prices.
Our family had a fantastic experience in Cairo. We visited all highlights and must see including Giza and Saqqara Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin. We had also dinner cruise on the Nile.Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, fluent in English and spanish and really friendly. Our representative and drivers were very gentle and polite. We were staying in Oasis hotel , a very nice hotel by the pyramids. All these were organized by Tour Egypt for less. Randa and her team did really a great job. Indeed a great experience we will never forget. Egypt has a lot to offer. Thank you all for your great efforts.
The city that never sleeps, great food from half dollar meal to hundred dollar, crowded, noisy but same time it's unique and got its own flavor
Cairo is a city filled with lots of history! Not only is it very inexpensive, Cairo is one of those cities you get a bang for your buck and then some. Must visit!