Cairo Travel Guide


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Plan Your Cairo Vacation

On first impression, there is hardly a superlative too extreme to capture the epic scale of this city of some 15 million—or 14, or 16; no one really knows for sure—that sprawls in all directions. The traffic, the people, the chaotic rhythm of Cairo will all reinforce this impression, threatening to overwhelm you. So take your time, relax over a mint tea in a café, or wander the quiet back alleys, and a different world will be revealed to you. In many ways Cairo is the proverbial overgrown village, full of little districts and communities that feel much smaller and more intimate than the city of which they're part.


Cairo Hotels

Cairo has a growing number of five-star hotels (as rated by the Egyptian Hotel Association) scattered across the city, but... read more


Cairo Restaurants

Cairo's restaurant scene has really developed over the last decade, breaking out of the five-star hotels and onto the... read more


Cairo Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The First View of the Great Pyramids: Stand at the viewing platform on the Pyramids' plateau and gaze out over the only remaining... Read more

  • Monastic Life

    Copts may elect to join a monastery after they have fulfilled some surprisingly unspiritual requirements. They need to be at least 25... Read more

  • The Jewish Community in Cairo

    The Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue was paid for with contributions from some of the most powerful men in Cairo—a small coterie of Jewish... Read more

  • The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

    The Egyptian Department of Culture, in cooperation with UNESCO, has funded the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which is... Read more

  • Grand Egyptian Museum

    One of the most ambitious architectural designs in the new millennium, the Grand Egyptian Museum will be a fitting home for the mother... Read more


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