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Papyrus Institute

#212 of 841 Tours in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
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8-Day Essential Egypt Tour

Experience Egypt on an 8-day tour encompassing Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, a cruise down the Nile, and stops in Aswan and Luxor. Navigate immigration and customs with a your guide, who greets you at the airport upon arrival. Then explore the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Papyrus Institute. Next, fly to Aswan and embark on your two-night Nile cruise where you see Kitcheners Island. Sail to Edfu Temple and then on to Luxor to see the valley of the Kings and to visit Karnak and Luxor temples before returning to Cairo for a final night before getting back to the airport.
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8 days
from $1,929.00

Full-Day Trip to Cairo from Dahab by Bus

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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22 hours
from $102.83
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Takarasina wrote a review Yesterday
168 contributions4 helpful votes
Don't understand why a lot of people are so negative about it. Yes, it IS for tourists, but in a country where rip-offs are everywhere it's essetial to buy an authentic thing and not rubbish made in China. This is just the point. We visited them on the pick of the second wave of COVID schizophrenia in the West so everything was very calm, relaxed, informal and customer-oriented. They demonstrated a papyrus production process ony for us two (the hall was empty), then meticulously showed their works, gave nice recommendations, wrote our names on them - in Egyptian hieroglyphs, gave huge discounts and three (!) gifts. Long live coronavirus hysteria! Yes, their prices are higher than those in duty-free shops but they sell personally-calibrated product (actually, you can ask them to inscribe there whatever you want). Not to be missed, really.
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Date of experience: October 2020
CarlosJuarez1000 wrote a review Oct 23
Johnson City, Tennessee181 contributions31 helpful votes
A group of friends and I went to Egypt for a Scuba trip to the red sea. We decided to visit Cairo for a few days while in Egypt. We visited many places in Cairo including the papyrus institute. You will enjoy the variety of papyrus art and the seeing the process of making papyrus paper using the lotus plant. The prices may be a bit higher. However, if you decide to buy, do not forget to negotiate, negotiate and negotiate. I am including a photo of a great papyrus that I bought there and framed here in the USA. The papyrus was destined to be mine. I lost it three times during the trip and it always came back to me. Remember negotiate, the sales force are tenacious in their effort to sale and may become a bit annoying. If they are taking your time, make it worth saving money.
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Date of experience: November 2019
ADP wrote a review Feb 2020
Albany, United States18 contributions5 helpful votes
So this place is huge, and it is nicely decorated. You get sucked in by the smiles, the demonstration of how Papyrus is made, and the tea served. I promise you the duty free airport shops and the shop at the Egyptian Museum sell the same authentic quality for significantly less. STAY AWAY!!!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
stanberg wrote a review Jan 2020
Hartford, Connecticut165 contributions97 helpful votes
I was taken here by a tour guide who told me there was a demonstration of how papyrus is made. If I knew what this place really is, I would have told the guide to skip it. Technically, the guide didn't lie because there was a demo, but it lasted only about 3 minutes. The lady running it was visibly tired after running the same demo, probably, for the 586th time that day. The demo then turned into a sales pitch. In her defense, she stopped immediately after I told her that I am not planning to buy anything, but would rather take a look around by myself. As others pointed out, most of the stuff they sell there looks more like modern art done in "papyrus style" on what seems like authentic papyrus. Don't waste your time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Denise H wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions5 helpful votes
It was an interesting place, but too much emphasis on making a purchase and then for multiple purchases.
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes