HOME SEARCH Holidays in Egypt Sharm El Sheikh Hotels Hurghada Hotels Gouna Hotels Taba Hotels Contact Us


Travel Articles Egypt

Nile Cruise aboard a comfortable Sonesta Moon Goddess

Shark’s Bay Dive Packages

7 Nights Alexandria Tour

Explore Egypt Tour

Nile and Coral Tour Package

Treasures of the Pharaoh's Package

Desert Safari Tour Package for Accessible Travelers

Egyptian Oasis Safari Tour Package

Petra, Jordan and Egyptian Tour Package

Seven Sharm El Sheikh Tour Packages Including a Day Boating Trip to Raas Mohamed

Alexandria Port Package Tours: Multitude of Tour Packages Including an El Alamein Tour

Unbelievable Aswan Excursions & Tours

Hurghada, Egypt: Package, Excursion Water Tour Trips Abound In the Red Sea

An Egyptian 11-Day/10-Night Package or Excursion Tour at the Great Sand Sea

An Egyptian Christian Tour Package, Excursion is Your Destination

Cairo Tours and Exclusive Sound and Light Show Tour Package, Excursion at the Giza Pyramids

Luxor Package, Excursion Tours Including Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon

Jordan and Egypt Tour: 12-Day/11-Night Package, Excursion.

Alexandria – Dahab – Cairo Tour Package

4 Nights Cruise Nile 3 Nights Lake Nasser Tour Package

6 Days 5 Nights Sharm El Sheikh Diving Package




Cairo Attractions - Birqash Camel market, Al-Azhar Park, Beit el-Suhaymi


Beit el Suhaymi




Birqash Camel market


Birqash Camel market


For an experience outside of Cairo’s city life, a trip to the edge of the Western Desert is a must. Here the tourist can find Egypt’s biggest camel market which is like no other. Spend half a day traveling outside of Cairo to reach this destination filled with hundreds of camels waiting to be swapped. Many of the camels suffer from fatigue after making the long trek up the 40 Days Road from Sudan. Animal lovers beware. Ladies should be cautioned that this is a man’s scene and should dress appropriately. This means skipping the short skirts and revealing tops and going for something more conservative. Look for the tea lady, most likely to be the only female present besides the travelers. Keep an eye out for thieves that are ready and willing to raid any unguarded pockets. Take in the entire experience from the middle of the lot where things tend to be less hectic.

Al-Azhar Park


Al-Azhar Park


Take a step out of the desert and into the urban life of Al-Azhar Park. Here, beautiful architecture comes together with a well thought out plan to protect the environment. Share a meal on the park’s northern hill in a restaurant with 360-degree views of the city. This restaurant and gallery building blend in with the surrounding buildings. Is traveling through Cairo making you thirsty? Not to worry. What began with some simple grading of the site led to the construction of three huge underground water tanks used to supply Cairo’s demand for water. Sites International, a Cairo company, as well as landscape architects Sasaki Associates out of Boston along with help from Usaid, designed the tanks to fit into the parks master plan. 1.3km of Ayyubid-era city wall was uncovered during the renovation of the site. Thanks to some conservation and nifty incorporation the wall quickly became an important aspect of the park. What used to be an unattractive rubbish heap is now home to classical Islamic gardens. Trash has been replaced by thriving formal and informal plants, a quaint lake, informal pathways, water channels, fruit orchards, a playground and a central palm court.

Beit el-Suhaymi

Once home to 30 families, the Beti el-Suhaymi is a restored family mansion and caravanserai (merchants’ inn). The mansion has stood proudly since the 17th and 18th centuries. Enter through a narrow hall into a courtyard which leads to reception halls, storerooms and baths. With hardly an ounce of furnishings, the mansion comes complete with a host of fire extinguishers to protect the mansions expanse of woodwork.
 



Sokhna Hotels Gouna Hotels Safaga Hotels Taba Hotels
Marsa Alam Hotels Nuweiba Hotels Abu Simbel Hotels Dahab Hotels

© AllEgyptHotelsGuide.com All rights reserved.   Privacy Policy