Cairo: All Inclusive

Mother Of All Cities

Backpacking

Backpacking in Cairo

Cairo is a back-packers dream, with cheap accommodation, cheap fast-food, bars and Bazaars and countless historical and fascinating attractions to visit. There are a number of reasonably priced youth hostels in Cairo, some offering special prices and free tours for a specified stay, (i.e free tour to pyramids for a 2 nights in a private room.) Once you are there, a backpacking holiday in Cairo is very cost effective, with beds costing around £3-£5 pounds, local buses about 25p and shish kebabs for 50p. There is also a host of tourist attractions to explore, many of which are free to enter.

Beach in Cairo

If you like to combine a hectic sightseeing schedule with a place to relax and soak up some sun a beach holiday in Egypt is an inspired choice. The warm climate makes it a Mecca for sun worshippers and though many of the country's main tourist attractions are close to the capital, Cairo they are easy to reach by train. If you want to be close to the beach, a resort by the Red Sea is the best option, though Cairo is only 83 miles away and can be reached in a few hours. Visit the pyramids in Giza one day and relax on the beach and swim in the Red Sea the next. The beautiful beaches by the Red Sea have lush golden sand and clear blue waters perfect for snorkelling and getting away from it all in idyllic surroundings.

Cruises in Cairo

A cruise holiday in or around Cairo is a pleasant and fascinating experience. Situated on the banks of the River Nile, cruise holidays along the longest river in the world are serene, picturesque and filled with plenty of tourist attractions to visit. The warm climate makes it perfect for sunbathing of the bow of a cruise liner on your way to visit the pyramids or the citadel and with plenty of food and entertainment on the boats everything you need is easily to hand. Cairo is also close to the Mediterranean Sea where you can explore the many Greek islands, Cyprus, or Greece and Italy on mainland Europe.

Culture and Arts

Culture and Arts in Cairo

If culture and art is want you want from your holiday then look no further than Cairo as there are not many places in the world that can boast a wealth of culture quite it. The ancient Egyptians remain one of the most fascinating civilisations in the world and the mysteries and legends are there to see on a visit to Cairo. The Pyramids are the only survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world Memphis is the oldest city in existence. There are a plethora of museums in Cairo detailing the history of Egypt and the Pharaohs and a number of galleries displaying some of the most stunning Islamic art.

Disabled Needs

Disabled Needs in Cairo

Facilities for the disabled are maybe not as advanced in Cairo as they are in other parts of the world, but the major tourist attractions are wheel chair friendly so don't be put of by a trip to Egypt. There are a number of tour operators that cater specifically for the disabled, but as this includes staying in 5 star hotels can be quite costly. They also draft a day to day itinerary which, although is convenient for ensuring the trips are easy and stress free, do not allow for a freedom of choice. The tours however, do include trips to all the major sites such as the pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Memphis and arranges for you to be picked up from the airport to be taken to your hotel.

Family Holiday

Family Holiday in Cairo

Cairo is not the best destination to go if you have a young family, as the heat is difficult to bear, the trips can be lengthy and there is not much for young children to enjoy. However, if you children are grown up and enjoy exploring ancient mysteries, a family holiday in Cairo is the real deal. Steeped in history a trip to Cairo is an education and a delight for anyone with an interest in history and ancient civilisations and a thrill for the inquisitive mind looking to get to the bottom of the many conspiracy theories connected with Egypt and its antiquities. Cairo offers numerous tourist attractions and adventures, whether it be a trip to the Great Pyramids at Giza, a ride across the Sahara on a camel or fishing in the Nile there is a diverse variety of things to do at reasonably affordable prices.

Hen Destination

Hen Destination in Cairo

When you think of somewhere to go for a hen night, Cairo may not be the first place that springs to mind. Muslim virtues restrict clothing to covering up legs and shoulders, Cairo does not have to reputation of a party city with a vibrant, wholesome nightlife and eating out could result in stomach cramps, but if you do want a hen night unlike no other, Cairo is a perfect option. There are plenty of bars and clubs that have a lively atmosphere where you can dance and party, or if you prefer have a go at belly dancing. Other than a handful of beers and several varieties of wine, alcohol is imported so tends to be quite expensive in comparison with everything else you will find in the city.

Stag Destination in Cairo

A stag do in Egypt is likely to be one of exploring and luxury than it is drinking and general debauchery. There is plenty of popular tourist attractions to visit during the days, golf courses and fishing on the Nile to participate in and although the night life can be entertaining it will also be restricted and expensive. Most clubs play either dance music, hardcore house or jazz, but the only female eroticism you will find is a spot of belly dancing.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon in Cairo

Cairo is not the most conventional place to go for a honeymoon though there is plenty to do in many romantic settings. As well as the popular tourist attractions such as the Pyramids and Sphinx, ancient cities and churches and fascinating museums, Cairo also offers mystery and adventure for the honeymoon couple. Take a romantic cruise along the Nile or ride camel back in the Sahara or simply sit and watch the sun set over this amazing backdrop. Should you want to relax on a beach, 83 miles from Cairo is the Red Sea which is home to some of the most astonishing beaches, lush golden sands and clear blue seas. If you want a hassle free honeymoon though, Cairo is not the best place to be as the Egyptians insist on being tipped for everything - and not just in a service capacity. If somebody gives you directions, they expect to be paid for it and it is as easy to get into disagreements as it is to run up a hefty bill in tips.

Naturism

Naturism in Cairo

The population of Cairo is predominantly Muslim and nudity is not allowed. Women are not allowed to be seen in public baring their shoulder and legs and in certain areas men are also forbidden to wear shorts. There is nowhere in Cairo catering for naturists and if you get caught revealing yourself in public, there will be severe punishment.

Party Holiday - Singles Life

Party Holiday - Singles Life in Cairo

Cairo is not renowned for being a party city and is not the best place to go on a party holiday. Though there are plenty of things to see and do for the single traveller, finding a companion may prove more difficult. There are bars and clubs with live music performances, but these are most techno, jazz or Arabic music and belly dancing. If you want the traditional western disco you will need to go to a 5 star hotel, and even then they have belly dancing as part as the cabaret. A night club in Cairo generally means a sit down meal where you sit and watch entertainment, though in the hotels you can dance. Having said that, Cairo is an exciting place to explore at night and the cultural difference is interesting, though it can also be an expensive experience as most alcoholic drinks are imported and thus more costly.

Couples Holiday

Couples Holiday in Cairo

Cairo is a great place for couples to spend a holiday. There are plenty of cultural aspects to Cairo with many tourist attractions and points of reference. Discover the mysteries of the Pyramids and Sphinx or explore the ancient ruins of Memphis, the oldest city in the world. As well as the many tourist sites and museums, there are also plenty of activities for couples to enjoy in Cairo, such as a Nile cruise or ride on camel back. A couples holiday in Cairo is a great place to explore some of the unanswered mysteries of the world together and for the inquisitive mind reach your own conclusions.

And if you're looking for a bit of adventure - Discover treasures of the Pharaohs, a camel ride across the desert, investigate the mysteries of the Sphinx and the mysticism of Mount Sinai, an adventure holiday in Cairo has to be one of the most fascinating expeditions in the world. There are a number of tour operators offering adventure package holidays in Cairo and also many others offering tours if you want to travel independently to be free to explore other tourist attractions during your stay in Cairo. The wealth of history and countless conspiracy theories make Egypt one of the most fascinating destinations for explorers and the inquisitive mind making Cairo the idea choice for an adventure holiday.

Golf Activity Holiday

Golf Activity Holiday in Cairo

Golf Holidays in Cairo

Cairo is home to some of the most spectacular and unique golf courses in the world. The warm year round climate makes Cairo the perfect destination for a golfing holiday as golfers are virtually guaranteed their round will not be disrupted by rain, though if the desert throws up a sand storm between March and May, it won’t be pleasant, particularly if the course is on the edge or even part of the desert! The choice of golf courses in Cairo can be overwhelming and many of the larger clubs also offer fitness training facilities, swimming pools and croquet lawns.
 

Sailing Activity Holiday

Sailing Activity Holiday in Cairo

As Cairo sits on the banks of the Nile, the world's longest river, it is the perfect location to embark on a sailing holiday. Trips along the Nile are always an adventure, with so many fascinating and mysteries sights to discover. A sailing holiday in Cairo will involve 1-3 days on a Felucca, a small traditional sailing vessel in which you can bask under the sun on your way to visit some popular tourist attractions such as the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the ancient city of Thebes and the tombs at Luxor. A sailing trip along the Nile is a great way to discover Egypt and escape the hassle of catching buses and encountering locals vying for tips. It is also a great way to learn about rural life around Cairo and spend the evening watching the glorious Egyptian sunset and sleeping under the stars.

Shopping Holiday

Shopping Holiday in Cairo

A shopping holiday in Cairo can be an ordeal but is ideal for the bargain hunter. With its many Bazaars and markets, the chaotic nature of shopping in Cairo is an overwhelming experience, though approached with a sense of humour it can be great fun. Everything has a price in Cairo, though never a fixed one. One of the joys about shopping in Cairo is haggling over the price whether it be for jewellery, perfume or a bag of peaches. The custom of bartering for goods is a centuries old tradition as Cairo was once the world centre of trade due its connections to Africa, Asia and Europe and the same frantic entrepreneurism is still thriving today. So, if you enjoy haggling and have a good eye for a bargain a shopping holiday in Cairo will feel like paradise.

Well-being and Spa in Cairo

Cairo is predominantly Muslim and Islamic tradition forbids bodily exposure in public. As such there aren't many spas in Cairo, though several of the larger Western Hotels do have the facilities if you feel the need to be pampered. Most spas have all the traditional facilities you expect from a spa, but many have even more. Not only do they cater for massages, facials and steam rooms, but you can relax in healing pools, sit in a Jacuzzi or have a work out in the gym. After a day of exploring Cairo in the gruelling heat a session in the spa in the perfect way to unwind.

Wine Tasting Holiday in Cairo

A wine tasting holiday in Cairo will usually involve a tour of Africa taking in Nairobi and Cape Town. Despite its glorious climate, there are no wineries in Cairo and few in Egypt. Most alcohol in Egypt is imported, but for a small selection of wines and ever fewer brands of beer. As alcoholic beverages are imported they are more costly in comparison to everything else.

Winter Sun in Cairo

Winter is the best time to visit Cairo due to the gruelling heat during the summer months. Cairo gets the sun virtually all year round and it very rarely rains. When it does, the Nile is prone to flash floods, which is welcomed by local farmers. The temperature in Cairo over the winter months is between 10-20 degrees Celsius, though it does get cool at night so be sure to pack a warm jumper. Du to the climate, Cairo is most popular with tourists looking to soak up some winter sun, though because Egypt is predominantly Muslim the Christian festivals are often low key. However, if you intend to travel around Christmas time you should be aware the Islamic calendar celebrates New Year on the 18th December and they have another national holiday on the 23rd December, whereby many tourist attractions will be closed. If you do want to escape the cold of the UK, a holiday in Cairo is the ideal destination to explore some of Egypt's mysteries in the winter sun.