Cairo is the capital city of Egypt, with a population of 18 million people its the biggest city in Africa and the middle east. The city is situated at the eastern shore of the Nile river in the north of Egypt, and south of the delta where the Nile river is divided into the Rosetta and Damietta.
The modern traveler choose for a trip to Cairo for its ancient attractions, rather than experience a 21st century city. Its world famous pyramids at Giza, the fascinating museums and historic buildings alone are reason enough to travel to Cairo. Experience walking through the narrow market streets smoking the Egyptian flavored shisha pipe at traditional coffee shops, where after enjoying a tasty local dish at a dinner. While most travelers won’t enjoy the chaotic crowded streets scenes at first, its a true experience for those who enjoy to keep digging to find the city’s charm and understand the culture.
Cairo is a holiday destination for anyone interested in mystique and ancient Egypt, where the mysterious Sphinx and gigantic pyramids have dominated the landscape for ages. On a trip to Cairo don’t forget to shop for Egypt’s unique perfumes, antiquities and souvenirs which combine the perfect holidays gift.
Travelers to Cairo / Egypt are required a valid passport and visa. American citizens must have a valid passport, and require a visa. A 30 days visa can be obtained upon arrival for $15 US. For the best temperatures travel to Cairo from May till October.