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Papyrus Institute

#324 of 1,161 Tours in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
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Experience the best of Cairo in just one day with this guided tour from Dahab. You'll start in the city, where you'll have time to explore the huge collection of ancient artifacts housed inside the Egyptian Museum. You'll then have the option of sailing on the Nile on a traditional felucca sailboat or sticking around town for lunch. In the afternoon, it's off to Giza to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx, with a stop at the Papyrus Institute, celebrated for paper manufacture, before returning to Dahab.
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Musicians Mum wrote a review Apr 2022
254 contributions27 helpful votes
Quick stop as part of small group tour from UK. Fast,and interesting,display of how payrus paper was (and still is) made and then sales pitch to persuade one to purchase what are very pretty paintings of differing sizes,if one so wishes. Of more interest was the fact they have a WC!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Jesús T wrote a review Feb 2022
Mexico City, Mexico36 contributions40 helpful votes
Good experience, we bougth a great papyrus but be careful, you need to negotiate the best price but the works have a good quality compared with similar places.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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lquadros wrote a review Jan 2022
San Ramon, California158 contributions107 helpful votes
As part of our tour to the Pyramids, we were taken here to this papyrus institute. There was a quick display of how papyrus was made and it all sounded good. Then came the pitch for their overpriced merchandise. The list price for the one that interested us was 650$ and we were ready to walk away. This was our first purchase on Egypt and sort of did not negotiate that well. Dont let the word "institute" bother you. Its just a shop selling papyrus with nice paintings on it. We ultimately ended up paying 250$ for it and thought it was a good deal; UNTIL we saw a better one for 100$ in another shop who swore by the fact that the guide gets most of the money to bring customers to the shop. My advice; shop around. It they say 650$, say 65$ and they probably will agree to 100$ or less. If not walk away, there are 100's of these shops and all of them mostly sell genuine papyrus. Its very easy for them to procure.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Gymmie1973 wrote a review Nov 2021
Gatineau, Canada37 contributions38 helpful votes
What a great experience!! These papyrus painting are soooo beaitiful, had to buy one to bring home and frame, actually we all bought one (3 of us). Mona, our saleslady was so patient and helpful and she knows her stuff!! An absolute stop if you are in Cairo. Highly recommend a visit
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Lawrence wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York26 contributions1 helpful vote
Very surprised to anybody would rate this business highly. Yes, of course, it is a tourist trap, and they will ask for ridiculous prices. After they knocked the price down to $10 for a small picture (way, way down from the starting bid) one of my kids asked to buy it. They tried selling another, and I gave my daughter an additional $5 to buy a second. After paying them for 2, they swindled the kids by only packing one of the pictures, the second one. It's one thing to try to rip people off by overcharging, but not delivering a product that was sold is theft. What's more ridiculous is that the store was loaded with excess inventory that they could not sell because of slow business do to Covid. We reported this to the hotel and tour guide, but it was not worth the trouble to return to the store. These folks are dirty even by Egyptian standards.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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