Getting better acquainted with Cairo surroundings will be more successful if you begin your journey prepared. We prepared some suggestions for you to explore Cairo in the best way possible. When decided to explore Cairo leave your expectations at home, keep your eyes and mind open and enjoy the experience. Museums and historical sites are the doorways.
As Cairo is a prime tourist destination in the world let’s 1st of of all find out what are touristy things to do in Cairo. Tourist places in Egypt Cairo that everyone since childhood dreams to visit is no doubt the pyramids. The best known are the pyramids in Giza: The Great Pyramid of Cheops, the pyramid of Khafre and the smallest of the three Giza Pyramids - pyramid of Menkaure. At the bottom of the pyramid of Chephren we find a gigantic statue of the Sphinx. By the way, all three pyramids can be entered and explored from inside. Daily excursions from Hurghada to the pyramids and tours to Cairo from Sharm el Sheikh is the best way to see pyramids in Egypt if your are holidaying in one of Red Sea Egypt resorts.
Cairo is not limited just to Pyramids of Giza. If you have more than 1 day in Cairo go exploring Saqqara and its unique sites. Only there you will find the 1st ever built pyramid in Egypt – the step Pyramid of King Djoser, beautiful pyramid of Unas with “Pyramids Texts”, one of a few pyramids decorated from inside, and of course mysterious Serapeum and its sarcophagi. Variety of Ancient Egyptian tombs restored and reopened to public will add a new experience to your trip. Check out our Saqqara tombs guide to know more about the area and its history.
Continue further to the south and visit Ancient Memphis city, pyramids in Dahshur and Meidum like this you will cover the major pyramids that are found around Cairo and can be reached during one day tour. For more adventurous travellers Fayoum and its pyramids can be next destination. Pyramids in Fayoum have been recently opened to public and can be fully explored from inside.
Tourist sites in Egypt Cairo can be divided into several categories, depending on your goal and what you are interested in you can explore just the Egyptian pyramids, make a tour around Giza and its famous tourist spots, discover famous buildings in Cairo Egypt or go to less touristy places and explore the desert and Egyptian oases with its beautiful nature, ancient Pharaonic temples and hot springs.