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From USD 50
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.
Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Returns to original departure point
Languages Offered: English, German, Spanish
Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)
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.