Cairo Travel Guide
Perfect for City break travelers as well the best choice to start your Journey of Discovery.
Cairo is the best destination suitable for who looking for an unforgettable city experience, Cairo a beacon of tourism since the dawn of history. There’s no better offer than to see the Seven Wonders, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx or come to see the young pharaoh Tutankhamun’s golden mask at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.
Cairo is a vibrant, exhilarating, exotic and fascinating city. Home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt, this city is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten monument you might stumble across while wandering around, a myriad of sights, sounds and smells where the ancient legacy of Egypt.
Enjoy the dazzling Nile view from your hotel room, visit the capital’s medieval markets by Khan El-Khalili, or walk down the Nile promenade. Cairo is a home to a wealth of iconic historical sites including the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, as well as temples, tombs, churches,mosques and museums, There are also plenty of cinemas, theatres and malls. Go for an opera or enjoy oriental music dance shows and much more.
Moreover, Cairo is for everyone, there are plenty of Hotels & Resorts to choose from. Book a charming boutique hotel or indulge in utter luxury in one of our luxurious Hotels. Cairo is a home to some of the world’s finest hotels Spas and wellness centres, all our hotels offers a stunning views over amazing landmarks Nile, the Great Pyramids, beautiful parks and gardens
Good To Know
Cairo International Airport ( CAI )
Things to do in Cairo
35+ Tours & Activities
Egyptian Pound ( EGP / L.E )
Tourist Attractions in Cairo
The Great Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Locate 13.km away from Cairo down town, The majestic Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, minor tombs, a workers’ village and several ancient cemeteries make up the archaeological site on the Giza plateau. cairo No.1 attraction Things To Do and visit. The pyramids were built as burial tombs for three generations – the grandfather, Khufu was buried in the Great Pyramid; his son, Khafre is buried in the second pyramid and his son Menkaure was buried in the smallest pyramid… Read More!
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is one of the world’s important collections of ancient artefacts, there are more than 120 thousands artefacts items displayed, age 7 thousand years old from Ancient Egyptian history and civilization. The museum holds the most extensive collection featuring the famous Tutankhamun gold death mask, sarcophagus and fascinating royal mummies exhibits, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries… Read More!
Mohamed Ali mosque is the largest structure built during the first half of the 19th century, is more impressive at a distance than close up. It is an unparalleled contribution to the skyline of Cairo, visible high atop the Citadel grounds. Indeed, its great dome and towering minarets give the Citadel oriental quality that makes up for any shortcomings in its detail. It is almost certainly the first feature that catches ones eyes at the fortress…. Read More!
Saqqara Pyramid of Djoser is an archeological remain one of the most extensive archaeological site in Egypt. Located northwest of Memphis City. Saqqara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st and 2nd Dynasty as well. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists… Read More!
Memphis pronounced as Manf, was the Old Egyptian Kingdom capital founded by the pharaoh Menes (Menes was a pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt credited by classical tradition with having united Upper and Lower Egypt and as the founder of the First Dynasty, from Memphis he controlled the land and water routes) Memphis located 20km south of Cairo in 3,100 BC. The city held an important location at the Nile delta… Read More!
Ben Ezra Synagogue ( Britannica) a Synagogue described as prayer place for the Jews
The original ancient synagogue was constructed in 882 on the remains of a Coptic church but the present structure dates back to 1892 and is a faithful reconstruction of the original. During the reconstruction a number of ancient sacred texts were discovered in the store room (Geniza) of this synagogue. The collection of manuscripts came to be called the Cairo Geniza Collection and today is held in several museums and institutions….Read More!
The Hanging Church is considered the oldest churchs in Cairo, also called as El Muallaqa, because it was built on the ruins of two old towers that remained from an old fortress called the Fortress of Babylon. The church gets its name from its location built on the gatehouse of the former Roman fortress with its nave suspended over a passage. Wood and stone were used to place on top of the Roman ruins a foundation for the church. Dedicated to The Virgin Mary and St. Dimiana… Read More!
No Travel to Egypt is Complete without visiting Khan El-Khalili Bazzar, where you’ll step back to the old history. Cairo Khan el-Khalili is the largest and most exciting market, it’s like a medieval-style mall. This market attracts tourists as well as locals coming to do their regular shopping. This place you will really see a slice of genuine Cairo life and get some amazing photographs for memories… Read More!
Al-Azhar Park is a large stretch of green lawns and colorful gardens, a definite award for urban improvement. Amazing fountains, Paved pathways and decorated flower banks make for a wonderful walks through the park. Al-azhar Park is on the site of an earlier garden made during the Fatamid reconstruction of Cairo in the late 10th century. The park is on high hilltop makes you enjoy a spectacular views out over Cairo Governorate, Egypt. The central feature of the park is the ‘spine’ – a walkway which runs the length of the site from the highpoint of the restaurant to the pavilion with a chahar bagh looking over a lake. The park has playgrounds, scenic observation points overlooking the city and paths…. Read More!
King of Egypt Ismail in 1869 gave instructions to build Cairo Opera House on the occasion of the inauguration of the Suez Canal. It was called Royal Opera House. Their missions is to promote the arts of music and dance and to preserve and renew traditional Arab music. In order to be more than just a place where music and art are performed the National Cultural Centre wants to give space to learning and inspiration, to the exchange of ideas, the respect of a common cultural heritage, and a shared passion for the arts. It encourages interest for music and art in the younger generation by offering ballet, voice or instrumental classes for talented children or youths…. Read More!
Dahshur Pyramids 40 km away southwest of Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments, Dahshur village marks the southern end of the vast pyramid field that begins at Giza. The Pyramids of Dahshour always evoke in us a great part of the history of Ancient Egypt. Although this area is not a major tourist site, like the Giza Plateau, it seems like a wonderful Cairo guide book, which tells a great events of Ancient Egyptian History…. Read More!
Hotels in Cairo, Egypt
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Rising above the Nile at the heart of Cairo’s social scene, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is a beacon of honest and passionate Egyptian hospitality in a modern, dynamic, culturally rich city that stimulates the senses and impresses upon the soul. Unforgettable! fourseasons.com
Le Passage Cairo is only 2-minutes from the Cairo International Airport in Cairo’s Heliopolis district. The hotel offers fine restaurants, a discotheque and a casino. Free airport transfer is available. The rooms at Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino are equipped with individually controlled A/C and satellite TVs. Rooms also includes in-room safe deposit boxes, minibars and a hairdryers. 24-hour room service is available. lepassage.com.eg
Located in Egypt’s beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River. Right in the heart of Cairo’s Garden City district in down-town, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas and local attractions.The Hotel caters to large groups, couples and solo travelers offering 137 rooms and 54 exclusive suites in an unforgettable environment. All suites come with their own private balcony so guests can relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the Nile River. kempinski.com
Luxury 5 star hotel on the Nile: a haven in the center of Cairo where you are made to feel at home. Discover 433 luxurious rooms including 50 sumptuous suites, a stunning ballroom perfect for weddings, and flexible meeting rooms. Wander down the leafy Promenade to exquisite restaurants and bars, pamper yourself in SoSPA, and soak in an infinity pool overlooking the Nile. The excitement and mysteries of Egypt’s capital lie steps from the light-flooded lobby. sofitel.com
Bask in the elegance of Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino. Guests are treated to lush gardens, a historic palatial property and 5-star accommodations. Relax in well-appointed rooms and suites that benefit from plush bedding, desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-bars and 24-hour room service. Views of the gardens, the city or the Nile. marriott.com
Conrad Cairo is situated in the heart of bustling downtown overlooking the magnificent River Nile. Nearby the Egyptian Museum and 5 minutes walk from Nile City shopping mall. Conrad Cairo features spectacular views of the River Nile, enjoy access to the city center businesses as well as legendary attractions, 30 minutes to the Great Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx by car. hilton.com