The Timeless Charm of Cairo: Why Tourists Should Extend Their Stay
From the timeless Pharaonic Pyramids of Giza to the historic walled city of Old Cairo with its ancient cobbled streets and well-preserved structures dating back to the 9th century, from the sacred Cavern in Coptic Cairo, where the Holy Family found refuge during their escape to Egypt, to the intriguing ‘Church that moved,’ from the hidden histories of Muhammad Ali and his dynasty to the Citadel constructed under the rule of Salah al-Din (Saladin), Cairo is a city so enchanting that one could reside here for a lifetime and still not uncover all its captivating charms.
Indeed, I know many foreigners living here who have never explored and haven’t a clue about the treasures they regularly drive past. Following the debacle that began on January 25, 2011, I personally spent the most part of a year—indeed, two years—walking the streets of Cairo without the benefit of Google Maps, finding and researching treasures I never knew existed, and many of the stories associated with those places are extremely difficult to unearth. Yet I still barely scratched the surface of what is Cairo.
After several years of on-and-off researching, I had only just organized our first tour of some of the new sites in 2019 for a guest who was happy to be my test subject, and then in 2020 the world shut down. It is only now that I can return to showing those sites. Indeed, I haven’t had time yet to write about many of them or even put the tours to those amazing places on the website, but they are coming.
Sadly, many of our guests have only a limited stay of two or three nights in Cairo. Moreover, a significant number of our guests are visiting Egypt for the first time. To ensure they can make the most of their visit, discover the essential attractions, and truly relax on their trip, I have put together a special introductory 3-night Cairo package
Basic 3 night Cairo Holidays Package
2 full days’ tours which include the guide, car/driver and entry tickets
- Day 1 morning tour is to the Giza Plateau, Great Pyramid and the Sphinx
- Day 1 afternoon tour is to the Antiquities Museum at Tahrir Square
- Day 2 morning tour is to the Gayer Anderson House and Ibn Tulun Mosque
- Day 2 afternoon tour is our Medieval Cairo Walking Tour
- You get free time in Khan El Khalili – the biggest bazaar in the world which is also in the medieval Cairo area.
- Egyptologist Guide on all tours.
When you contact me I will price the tours and the hotel of your choice separately
Our usual choice of hotels in Cairo are:
Please let me know your preference of the above hotels or if you have an alternative choice.
To avoid duplication and because 99% of our guests also take our accommodation at Mara House, our Tours in Luxor and Tours in Cairo, you will find the guest comments on our 3 nights package in Cairo on the Mara House Luxor page