Traveling to Cairo is exciting with so many things to do and see. Let’s take a look at how to book your travels, getting around the city, and how to see historical sites as well as fun activities to do and nightlife in the bustling city.
Travel bug bit you again? Let’s head to one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, on a trip to Cairo, Egypt, home to rich historical landmarks, museums, the famous Pyramids of Giza, and even the not so historic nightlife spots, markets, and great places to eat. If you are planning a Cairo, Egypt vacation, a couple of months down the road, there are great apps you can download that will alert you when flight prices are at their cheapest, if there’s a good nonstop option, or even if there is a deal on business class seating. Spending less money can be done by planning ahead early, many hotels and tour packages will come with discounts if you book ahead of time. Conversely, if you're a spur of the moment type person you can also find great deals last minute on travels apps. A trip to Cairo and its costs are up to you and whether you want an all-inclusive package, guided tour, or travel and book on your own.
Now that you have arrived in this massive cultural city, let's talk about how to get around in Cairo and how your handheld guide can help you. If you are ready to have some adventures, you can get around the city on the Cairo metro system. A couple hints about the metro system, you might want to download a Cairo map that works off WiFi to make sure you know where you're going once you get on the metro and once you get off. It is a cheap way to travel but do be modest in your dress when you ride public transport, guys no sleeveless shirts, ladies no bare shoulders or legs. There is also the option of Taxis; Cairo taxi drivers are starting to use Whatsapp as a way to pick up customers. You send your location over Whatsapp to the correct contact, and a taxi closest to you will come pick you up. There are even pink taxis in Cairo that are driven by women and they only pick up women, so this might be a safe option for you ladies if you feel safer. There is also Uber in Cairo. If you are looking to travel longer distances than inside the city, Uber is usually inexpensive and a safe way to travel around.
With all your transportation resources readily available to you, now it’s time to explore the world of history, food, nightlife and more in Cairo. Check out some Cairo day tours, there might be some interesting tours that allow you to see multiple historic sites in one tour which makes it easy to cover sightseeing easily and in a time frame. The best way to see the pyramids is to keep one day open just for the travel to and from, and all the time you want to spend there. It can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes to get to the pyramids depending on traffic. But mostly, give yourself time to marvel and enjoy being there, take time walking around and soak up the history. If you looking for fun things to do in Cairo, you can check out some markets for shopping, nightlife on rooftop bars overlooking the city and River Nile, or even have dinner cruise on the Nile River featuring authentic cuisine and a folk dancing performance.
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