Cairo & Giza Pyramid

Cairo & Giza Pyramid, photo by Ricardo Liberato
Cairo & Giza Pyramid (photo by Ricardo Liberato)
 

Cairo, located on the Nile River, is the capital and largest city of Egypt, and one of the largest in Africa.

It is home to historic district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Egyptian Museum, the premier center to see ancient art and monuments.

Within a short distance from central Cairo lies two of its most significant landmarks — the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Arabia Hotel

Located on Roda Nile Island in the heart of Cairo, Arabia Hotel offers spacious accommodation. Most rooms offer views of the Nile and some are equipped with a balcony. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37 - $119

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Cairo City Center Hostel

Situated in Cairo’s city centre, this hostel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour front desk and an elevator. Sadat Metro Station is a 7-minute walk away, and links to the Giza district. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13 - $65

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Monte Cairo Serviced Apartments

Set on the upper part of Cairo’s Mokattam Hills, this apartment complex features an outdoor pool and a number of wellness facilities. All air-conditioned units have free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $90

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Cairo Kingdom Hostel

Featuring a rooftop terrace overlooking the city, Cairo Kingdom Hostel offers simply furnished accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Various shopping outlets are available in downtown, just a 5-minute walk away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

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Select Hostel

Select Hotel is situated next to Talaat Harb Street, a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. It provides affordable accommodation with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. All rooms are comfortably furnished and bright, with clean bathrooms. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $37

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Paradise Boutique Hotel

Paradise Boutique Hotel

Situated in Cairo, 400 metres from Azbakeya Park, Paradise Boutique Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Hor Moheb Hotel

Hor Moheb Hotel

With the famous pyramids of Cairo just a stroll away from this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy a comfortable accommodation in a privileged location near the city centre. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $60

$20-
Select Hostel

Select Hostel

Select Hotel is situated next to Talaat Harb Street, a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. It provides affordable accommodation with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. All rooms are comfortably furnished and bright, with clean bathrooms. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $37

$20-
Bella Luna Hostel

Bella Luna Hostel

Bella Luna is situated in Cairo city center which offers air-conditioned rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum and Nasser Metro station. The spacious rooms at Bella Luna Hotel have Egyptian-style décor. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $64

$20-
Arabesque Hostel

Arabesque Hostel

Situated in Cairo city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the east bank of the River Nile and the Cairo Museum, Arabesque Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and great city views. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $41

$21-
Invitation Hostel

Invitation Hostel

Invitation Hotel offers affordable accommodation in the centre of Cairo, walking distance from the River Nile. It features views of the Cairo Museum, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $36

$21-
Blue Bird Hostel Cairo

Blue Bird Hostel Cairo

Located in downtown Cairo, Blue bird hostel Cairo has free WiFi access in all rooms. Cinema metro station is within few minutes’ walk. Tour reservations can be made at the 24-hour front desk. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Garden View Hostel

Garden View Hostel

The Garden View Hostel is located in Cairo, 800 metres from the Ramses Railway Station. It has a fitness centre, and offers air-conditioned rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. Garden View rooms have large windows and modern furnishings. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23 - $42

$23-
Paris Hostel

Paris Hostel

Located in the heart of downtown Cairo, Paris Hotel offers a central location for sightseeing, just a few minutes’ walk from The Egyptian Museum. It offers guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. A balcony and air conditioning are provided in each room. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25 - $85

$25-
Kanzy Hotel Cairo

Kanzy Hotel Cairo

Located next to a number of attractions such as Khan Al Khalili and Katameya Heights, Kanzy Hotel Cairo is situated in the district of Mohandiseen. It offers a sun terrace, a restaurant and a retail shopping arcade. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Hotel Grand Royal

Hotel Grand Royal

Hotel Grand Royal is located in Cairo City Centre. Rooms are decorated with white colours and wooden furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned with wooden flooring. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26 - $180

$26-
Grand Hotel Cairo

Grand Hotel Cairo

Grand Hotel is just 200 metres from Nasser Subway Station, and one km from Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. It offers buffet breakfast, a billiards room and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28 - $130

$28-
Monte Cairo Serviced Apartments

Monte Cairo Serviced Apartments

Set on the upper part of Cairo’s Mokattam Hills, this apartment complex features an outdoor pool and a number of wellness facilities. All air-conditioned units have free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $90

$29-
Swiss Inn Nile Hotel

Swiss Inn Nile Hotel

Located on Bahr El Aazem Street, near the Pharaonic Village and the road to the Pyramids, this hotel features a rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $115

$29-
Amin Hotel

Amin Hotel

Amin Hotel is located in Cairo, 300 metres from AUC Main Campus and 600 metres from Cairo Museum. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Golden Hotel Cairo

Golden Hotel Cairo

Located in Cairo, this hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Egyptian Museum, the Nile, and the Saddat metro station. It has a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30 - $50

$30-
President Hotel

President Hotel

Overlooking the Nile River, President Hotel is located in Zamalek district. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant that serves breakfast buffet. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$32 - $80

$32-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Cairo is famous for own history, seen preserved in the medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo that has made it a World Heritage Site. Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. Founded in the 10th century, it became the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century. The two primary parts of town to see this history are:

Islamic Cairo. The center of historic Cairo, located east of downtown; contains the Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Khan el Khalili (the main bazaar or souq), historic mosques and medieval architecture, as well as some of Cairo's turkish baths.

Old Cairo. Located south of downtown, includes Coptic Cairo, Fustat (Cairo's historical kernel) and Rhoda Island.
Combination
Archeological Sites
No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids, and to the nearby Saqqara Pyramid Complex, where visitors will see Egypt's first step pyramid built by the architect Imhotep for the third dynasty pharaoh Djoser. Giza is located west of the Egyptian capital Cairo -- a city in its own right, but for a long time now absorbed as part of the heavily-populated and sprawling Cairo metropolis.

Giza is best known as the access point to the Pyramids of Giza. The three main Pyramids of Giza are the focal point of the Giza necropolis, or cemetery, that served the elite of the Old Kingdom capital of Egypt at nearby Memphisduring the mid to late 4th Dynasty (late 3rd millennium BCE). Three pharaohs were buried here in turn - Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure - their astounding burials attracted a number of surrounding associated burials of their queens, family members and nobility.

Also located here is Sphinx and the Temple of the Sphinx - the colossal, recumbent human-headed lion was conceived of by the ancient Egyptians as the sun god Re-Horakhty - "Horus of the horizon".
Other Interests:
Cultural
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Museums
Islamic Landmarks
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Boat Tours
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Scenic Local Market
Natural
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