Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead Necropolis from Cairo

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 Experience a unique part of Cairo with a guided tour of the City of the Dead, an ancient cemetery that’s alive with life. Explore its crowded aisles of beautiful Islamic architecture with a local guide, and learn why so many Cairenes (around 500,000) are living alongside gravestones and mausoleums. This tour includes round-trip transport, as well as bottled water and snacks for your convenience.

Departure Point

Your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Languages Offered: English, Spanish, German 

Prices Quoted Per Person in American dollar ($)

  • Single Person = 65 $
  • From 2 to 3 People = 40
  • From 4 to 9 People = 30 $
  • Child from 6 to 11 Years = 27.5 $ 
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Your guide picks you up in the morning and drives you to Cairo Necropolis, also called City of the Dead or "Qaraafa, Araafa," which was founded in 642 AD.

It's a 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-long) cemetery stretching from the northern to the southern part of Cairo. To the people of Cairo and other Egyptians, it is simply el'araafa, which is Arabic Egyptian for "the cemetery".

It's a bustling grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work among their ancestors who have passed. Many residents live here to be near their loved ones or because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo.

Your guide shows you around, and drives you back to your hotel after the tour is finished.


  • Half-day tour of Cairo's City of the Dead
  • Learn about life in a poor neighborhood
  • Get off the beaten path and explore the real Cairo
  • See an unusual part of the city's culture
  • Led by an experienced guide


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


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  1. Cairo