In Cairo you will find a thriving diversity and dynamic mien that changes at every turn. The capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, Cairo has so much to offer to visitors. From bustling marketplaces to ancient temples and, of course, the pyramids and sphinx in nearby Giza, prepare for the trip of a lifetime. Book a Cairo cheap hotel in the heart of the old city or right on the banks of the Nile River and immerse yourself in 4,000 years of history and culture.
A great way to take advantage of everything the city has to offer is to book a personal guide, which can be done right from your hotel in Cairo. Due to overwhelming traffic congestion, it's also best to avoid driving in the city. Follow the crowded lanes through Old Cairo's open markets and ancient winding streets and visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, where you can see King Tut's jewels and ancient manuscripts and statues. Then take in the lively Khan el-Khalili bazaar (prepare to haggle) before settling in for a dinner cruise on the Nile.
Take a Tour
If the endless hustle and bustle of the city starts to wear you out, consider hiring a private guide from your Cairo hotel and taking a day trip to Alexandria's Graeco-Roman Mediterranean atmosphere, a tour of the archaeological treasures of Memphis and Sakkara, or a visit the desert oasis town of Fayoum. But no matter what you choose to do and see, a trip to Cairo will be something you'll remember forever.