Central Cairo is home to a section called Islamic Cairo, which contains a number of historically important Islamic monuments and mosques.
Undoubtedly, one of the best reasons to include Luxor on your Egyptian holiday is the opportunity to explore the remnants of Karnak Temple. The Karnak Temple Complex is commonly referred to as Karnak and encompasses a number of structures. Karnak is one of the world’s largest and most important religious centers, attracting visitors from all over the globe.
Looking to take a Nile River cruise? Wondering why the limited options out of Cairo are so expensive? It might surprise you to learn that most Nile cruises depart from locations other than Cairo itself. Nile River cruises out of Cairo are longer and tend to be on the luxury high-end, out of budget for a number of travelers.
Although Giza is a city in its own right, it’s generally recognized as being a part of Cairo. Most people are familiar with the name, as Giza is the section of Cairo located closest to the Pyramids of Giza. Giza is continuing to gain popularity and is becoming a hot spot for hotels, restaurants, and entertainment outside of the central area of Cairo. If your Cairo itinerary includes a tour of the Giza Pyramids, here are suggestions on what else to see and do in Giza.
After a few years of highly publicised political uprisings and violent protests, it’s little surprise that tourists have boycotted Egypt, but with both the UK and US governments lifting their travel warnings, Cairo is once again open for business. The lack of tourism has hit Egypt hard and with such a desperate need for tourist income, it’s the ideal time to bag a bargain on flights and accommodation, as well as offering a rare chance to see the top attractions unmarred by the once-overwhelming crowds.
While Cairo isn’t often named among the world’s great culinary capitals, its assortment of cheap sidewalk eats are the stuff foodie dreams are made from. Here’s a quick guide to Cairo’s best street foods.