Come visit Cairo, a city of ancient and modern worlds. As the capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in Africa and the Middle East, Cairo is truly a city of contrasts; take a journey through the ages and immerse yourself in Egypt’s famous past, while you experience the vibrant and busy city life – all on the same day!
Take a short trip down Pyramids Road from central Cairo to Giza and be awestruck by the infamous colossal Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – and be amazed by the grandeur of the iconic Sphinx. Enter inside the famous three, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and of Menkaure, to complete your unique experience of these ancient structures. Giza will not disappoint, transporting you back into a Pharaonic civilisation.
Once you’ve experienced Giza, why not visit the renowned Egyptian Museum in central Cairo and lose yourself even more in ancient Egypt, browsing through a fascinating collection of artefacts and antiquities. Be sure to visit the medieval Saladin Citadel of Cairo, one of the most popular attractions of Cairo, a castle housing must-see museums and ancient mosques.
The bustling Kahn El-Khalili suq in Islamic Cairo (the Arabic name for bazaar or markets) is just a walk away from the Citadel, for those with a little extra energy. As one of the most historic markets in the world, you’ll satisfy all your bargain shopping needs – from Egyptian souvenirs and kitsch keepsakes, to gold jewellery and a new pair of jeans.
After a hard day’s shopping and sight-seeing, hire a Felucca boat on the Nile for a relaxing cruise to rest your feet, while you appreciate the distinct 19th century architecture of Cairo at sunset. Grab a bite to eat at a restaurant or a cheap food stall on the downtown streets to recharge and fill that hole in your stomach. Be sure to try Koshray, the most popular of Egyptian dishes. Sample Cairo’s café culture at a traditional coffeehouse for a sip of Turkish coffee heaven. Cairo will surely tantalize all your senses. Book a cheap airfare with Jetabroad now!
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