Cairo, one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, is a timeless metropolis settled on the iconic River Nile. Spending holidays in Cairo is the best way to experience Egypt’s rich and diverse history, which pulses at every step of its busy streets. Home to some of the world’s most recognizable historical ... Read More
“I enjoyed my Nile Adventure with Timeless. From the pick up to the drop off all was organized and flowed well. I particularly liked Aswan and Hurghada. Ramez was a great Egyptologist and enjoyed his work. I loved the group that I was in and my highlight of the tour was the Felucca minus the Mosquitoes :-) With regards to the lunches, where you have no alternative but to be with the group, prepare about 150 - 200 Egyptian Pounds per meal, you will have like 3 or 4 of this. With regards to the Mandatory Tips and Entrance fees, by our time it was 2,040 Egyptian Pounds. For the guide there is a recommended 70 to 100 Egyptian Pounds per day. If you like a nice cold beer, make sure you enjoy plenty of Egyptian Stella Beer and lots of it. Shopping center at Basma, good prices. When you see something nice during the many stops, please buy, waiting for Khan El Khalili may disappoint you and you may also miss some of the items you saw being sold at a bargain. Just haggle and get the best price for it. Have a positive attitude and brace yourselves for a great time. I would definitely travel with Timeless again and recommend Ramez as your guide”
“The King Ramses tour was the by far the best tour that I have been on. It was amazing!! The guide was very knowledgeable. The tour takes you to so many pyramids and tombs!! I was extremely impressed!”
Cairo, one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, is a timeless metropolis settled on the iconic River Nile. Spending holidays in Cairo is the best way to experience Egypt’s rich and diverse history, which pulses at every step of its busy streets. Home to some of the world’s most recognizable historical sites, enchanting bazaars and hundreds of laid-back shisha bars, a visit to Cairo is an absolute must for all the adventurers, hedonists and ancient history buffs.
Egyptian Museum, located in downtown Cairo, is home to over 100,000 artefacts dating from ancient Egypt.
Giza Pyramid Complex, one of the world’s most magnificent architectural feats, lies 13 kilometers southwest of the Egyptian capital.
Khan el-Khalili, one of the largest bazaars in the Middle East, is nestled at the heart of Islamic Cairo. It is perfect for picking up souvenirs for the folks back home and getting lost in its crowded corridors.
Coptic Museum hosts the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian antiquities in a gorgeous, mosaic-paved building from 1908.
You might want to plan your trip to Cairo outside of Ramadan, as the holiday might affect opening hours of tourist sites. Some coffee shops, bars and restaurants are closed or refrain from serving alcohol during this time.
The best season to visit Cairo is between November and March, when the temperatures are mild and the pollution isn’t as overbearing as it is in the summer.
Make sure to unwind like a local in of one Cairo’s many cafés, where you can treat yourself to strong Turkish-style coffee or mint tea.
The preferred methods of getting around in Cairo are the metro (which has three lines that meet in the center of the city) and taxis, which will happily take you to any area the metro doesn’t cover.
If you want to try your hand at haggling, it’s best to do so in one of the old souks (markets). You should keep in mind that haggling in more upmarket and Western-style shops and department stores is not a usual site.