City of the Dead Necropolis Half Day Tour from Cairo

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt (0)
from/per person 50.00
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  • Groups allowed
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Half Day Tour in Cairo summary – Short tour in the morning to visit the City of the Dead.

Where You’ll Go

Experience an exceptional part of Cairo with a half-day trip of the City of the Dead, an ancient burial ground that’s lively with life. Travel around its crowded aisles with a local guide, and hear why so many Cairenes are living next to gravestones and mausoleums. Catch an insider’s glance at daily existence in a poverty-stricken area that’s residence to approximately 500,000 inhabitants.

What You’ll See / Experience

Find out about life in an underprivileged neighborhood. Get off the beaten course and discover the authentic Cairo. Perceive a bizarre part of the city’s culture. Cairo Necropolis, also called City of the Dead or “Qaraafa, Araafa”, founded in 642 AD. It’s a four mile long graveyard stretching from the northern to the southern part of Cairo. To the people of Cairo and other Egyptians, it is basically el’araafa, which is Arabic Egyptian for “the cemetery”. It is an active grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work among their dead and ancestors to be near their loved ones, or because they were forced from more jam-packed areas in Cairo.

When You’ll Go

This 3-hour half-day tour normally head off at 8:00am from Cairo or Giza hotels. Multiple language options (English, German and Spanish) are available for this tour and you can choose an ideal language preference.

What’s include

  • Trained Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks


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