Welcome to Cairo, Egypt, the City of a Thousand Minarets. Full of vital energy, this ancient yet modernized city rests in the Nile River delta and is surrounded by desert. With over a thousand years of history, this mesmerizing city should be on every bucket list, so search Travelocity for the best deals on vacations in Cairo today! There are countless hotels in Cairo waiting to be discovered.
Out and About in Cairo
Of course, the uncontested first stop on your trip should be the majestic Pyramids of Giza. Gaze upon these remnants of a glorious bygone age at the Great Sphinx. And while no visit to Cairo would be complete without a trip to the Giza Plateau, the city has so much more to offer! Wander Coptic Cairo, the oldest part of the city, and marvel at its old churches. Spend a day roaming the labyrinthine streets of Islamic Cairo—who knows what forgotten monuments you'll chance upon? Here you can find the grand Mohamed Ali Mosque, commanding Cairo's skyline from atop the Citadel. The Egyptian Antiquities Museum is also worth a visit if you relish the chance to ogle over 120,000 Egyptian artifacts, including King Tut's golden mask and scores of other relics collected from the tombs of the pharaohs. There are Cairo hotels a-plenty in this area, so browse the myriad treasures until you drop.
Eating and Drinking
Khan al-Khalili is one of the major "souks," or marketplaces, in Cairo. Not only can you find legions of souvenirs here, but you'll also be able to try local cuisine from street vendors or at one of the various small coffee shops or restaurants. Gnaw on a kebab or two, and don't ignore the kushari, a curious melange of rice, macaroni, and lentils mixed in a tomato-vinegar sauce. Drooling yet? With over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, finding cheap hotels in Cairo and cheap flights to Cairo is a cinch, so you can spend more time planning your Egyptian getaway.