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Private guided layover tour to Cairo attractions from Cairo International Airport. Explore Egypt famed Pyramids, The Great Sphinx, Downtown Cairo, the Old Islamic medieval town, and The tourist Bazaar at Khan El-Khalili.

Price is quoted per person in USD

Solo 149$

2 people 109$

3 people 99$

4+ people 89$

Private guided layover tour to Cairo attractions from Cairo International Airport. Explore Egypt famed Pyramids, The Great Sphinx, Downtown Cairo, the Old Islamic medieval town, and The tourist Bazaar at Khan El-Khalili.

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Cairo Layover Tour from Cairo Airport

Time : 12:00 am

Pyramids, Sphinx, Downtown, Islamic Cairo & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, Egypt Fun Tours representative will meet, welcome, and assist you with airport formalities. Transfer to Giza famed Pyramids. Explore the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Chephren's Pyramid and Mycarinus pyramid. Continue to the Great Sphinx which is originally a statue belongs to King Chephren. Proceed to the old Islamic town of Al-Qahira to see the walls and the gates of the old town, watch the old mosques, streets, shops, and schools. We get inside one old mosque. Proceed to Khan El-Khalili tourist bazaar for your shopping opportunity. Transfer back to Cairo International Airport.
  • Meet, welcome, and assist with airport formalities
  • Entrance fees of the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Door to door transfers
  • All tours in our air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Local lunch

Gratuities/Tipping (optional – recommended)

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    Layover in Cairo
    We landed very early in Cairo before 5 am!
    We were met by an airport man who helped us go through all custom formalities (visa, exchange money, etc).
    After that, we were taken to the mini van, where the driver went to meet our guide.
    We requested a French-speaking guide as one of us was not too comfortable in English. The guide (I’m so sorry I do not remember his name) was really great!
    2 of us had already been to Cairo, but one of us never. So we mentioned ahead in our emails that we wanted to see the Pyramids and Museum. Then anything we could see included in the tour cost.
    The guide explained we would first go walk in Islamic Cairo, to the Pyramids, Museum and then do a Nile Cruise.
    The Nile cruise was at extra cost so we asked to remove it.
    Islamic Cairo was beautiful. As it was very early, around 6.30 am it was very quiet, unbelievable for Cairo. People were so friendly, and the architecture was just wow!
    We then went to the Pyramids, which of course was the highlight of the tour.
    We arrived at opening…. so let’s just say that we had the site for ourselves!! Absolutely amazing. Also, one thing to mention, the first time we went, we had a lot of hassle by the people who wanted us to ride their camel, buy whatever they sold, guides, etc. This time, none of this happened, maybe due to the fact it was 8 am and that Egyptians were not fully awakened? Lol
    The guide wanted us to take a paid caleche tour to a mountain, but we could ‘t spend any extra as we had a 2 weeks holiday with lots of visitors, so paying extra here meant missing something somewhere else.
    However the price is fixed, but as you are in Egypt, it can be negotiated.
    We had some extra time to wonder around the pyramids by ourself so that was also appreciated.
    We went to visit the sphinx at the end and took off.
    The guide bought us some Egyptian lunch/ sandwiches which were amazing!
    And then went to the museum. The city was awake by then, so we found Cairo the way we were first introduced with it, mad traffic!
    The tour in the museum was quick but well explained. We also had plenty of time to wonder around while the guide waited for us outside.
    After that, we asked to be taken back to the airport.
    So we landed in Cairo at 5 am and were back at 2pm. We saw a lot and the guide was very knowledgeable.
    I would have maybe like having a guide a little more involved, spending more time with us, giving us more informations about the Pyramids, but mostly at the museum where he seemed to have rushed from one statue to another. Apart from that, we had a great great time!!!

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