Explore the Side of Cairo no one dares to see!
Skip the crowded tourist track
most unusual locations
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- A guided tour of important places
- All taxes, fees and handling charges.
- Hotel private pickup and drop-off transfer in deluxe van
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
- Professionally guided tour
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
Garbage City and Saint Samaan Cave Church and City of the Dead
In this tour you will explore an area known as “Garbage City, ” which is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo, and inhabited by the Coptic Christians, a community of garbage collectors who make their living collecting and recycling 17, 000 tons of garbage produced by Cairo’s 20 million residents.
Within the Garbage City seven churches and chapels are hidden within a series of caves. While walking the chaotic streets of Garbage City, you will understand in a small degree how their economy moves. Families specialize in a particular type of garbage.
Also in this tour you will explore the City of the Dead, where the deceased take up residency among the living. It is a Muslim Cemetery with multiple tombs. A fair number of these tombs are occupied by families who either wish to stay near their deceased relatives or have squatted there in order to escape poverty .
A half-day guided tour of Cairo’s “Garbage City”—Manshiyat Nasser Learn how, without an official recycling system, the community handles waste from 20 million people Private tours include front-door hotel pickup and drop-off, plus snacks and water Skip the crowded tourist track and spend time in one of the city’s most unusual locations
The village is notable for having nearly every space of it covered in garbage, including the streets and rooftops of the settlement. These piles of garbage are the result of the Cairo Metropolitan Area having never established an efficient garbage collecting system, despite having a population of nearly 20 million. The inhabitants of Manshiyat Nasser, mostly Coptic Christians, have filled this gap for the past 70 years. These informal garbage collectors, called the Zabbaleen or “Garbage people,“ collect the garbage of Cairo’ Read more
- Day 1
I will pick you up from your hotel at 10:00 AM to start your day tour to the Garbage City in Cairo, to watch Cairo's unofficial sanitation crew.
Then continue your unusual tour to the City of the Dead, an ancient cemetery that has become a residential neighborhood for some Egyptian people. No one is sure of the exact number of people living among the million or so tombs.
with constant panoramic views of Cairo and the pyramids. The Egyptian tea at a Bedouin camp was an unexpected surprise! Everyone was very friendly, engaging and easy-going. Thanks the taking so many photos and videos! The booking process was also friendly and responsive to every request. I have used Cairo Private Tours online before in other parts of the world, and will be doing so again in the future. Great work!
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