Pharaonic Village
Pharaonic Village
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Temporarily Closed the pharaohs cruising restaurants Imagine going to a place a few miles from the center of Cairo, Egypt. Where Egypt's entire history and art comes alive! Such a place exists in the Pharaonic Boat, on Jacob Island in the Nile.
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Majdi Naser Al Naser
Saihat, Saudi Arabia80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The supervisor “Fayed Ali”refused to allowing me access with my camera, and asking for $1500 to use inside the village.

Note that I’m not using the camera for any commercial business, only for self internet as a photographer.

When I asked to speak with the manager he said “I’m the one and only one to talk with, and the big boss is out of the country”

Anyway, it looks he is really giving a bad reputation of the place, and I’m encouraging people with camera not to visit the place.
Written August 28, 2022
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MoustaphaRamadan
Alexandria, Egypt129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I visited this place once 30 years ago, and I went there once again with my kids because it is unforgettable. I have to say, it has been renovated and a lot of activities had been added.
We took the package of ( 5 museums, the maze, the escape room, kids area with the cinema , all with a private guide). We did not try the boat tour for lunch.
All we visited were really nice and clean except the 9D cinema, I do not recommend.
The kids enjoy the tour very much specially the maze and escape room.
You can get very nice photo shot every where but with your mobile, regular camera not even professional you will have to pay for.
A lot of shops to buy souvenirs inside, like having a papyrus with your name written in ancient Egyptian characters.
The only bad thing is people are asking for tips when you are walking which should not be in such place.
The tour takes about 3 hours, so get ready and ENJOY !!!
Written February 24, 2023
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jamilayc
Muscat, Oman34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The concept of the Pharaonic village is very nice, where you’re in a boat and they enact the history with supporting audio. Thourougly enjoyed it !
DOWNSIDE- we were looted at the counter as different counters have different fees- it’s ridiculous !!!!!
We took the Nile river boat ride (45mins), didn’t really enjoy it as there was a boat ride for the history, we took 5 museums out of which 3 were useless.
Just see the introduction to Egyptian history and the museum. Saves time and effort
Written March 19, 2023
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SADEK
Nice, France424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Pharaonic village contains museums beside the cruise tour to see some examples of the occupations was hold for the people at the pharaonic time like the producing perfumes, burdi and fishing ..etc .. it was very interesting and educational place, and there is a small market with hand made things nice for gifts
Written December 27, 2020
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Abdulmohsen Al hajri
Saudi Arabia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
It has two parts. The tour by river is amazing and the river area has many birds with good green landscape a palace to relax while on boat; I like it It is amazing . It is also good for kids. The second part which are supposed to be museums are really nothing and wasting time and money, most of them are just photos with some words from Wikipedia.Do not waste your time searching for those many fake museums.
Written July 28, 2021
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Robert B
Puyallup, WA16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A nice recreation of village life in ancient egypt. A pleasant and informative way to spend an afternoon. Much bigger than I expected and quite well done. It's not like going to the pymairds or the Egyptian museum, but it is educational. Great if you have kids.
Written February 20, 2020
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Go9511
Pretoria South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When you visit Egypt do not miss the Pharonic Village in Cairo. It is an unforgettable experience as you journey down a river amongst high reeds to give the effect of Ancient Egypt. On the banks people appear dressed in ancient clothing to act out the history of the ancient Egyptians. Commentary is supplied on the boat in several languages. Once you reach the village you disembark and enjoy life as it was. There are places to enjoy some real Egyptian food and you can even dress up as an ancient Egyptian and have your photo taken. You can walk around the wishing well that is 7 times and make a wish. It is real fun .
Written July 10, 2004
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Munu
Cape Town Central, South Africa158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On our third day in Cairo, our tour guide took us to Pharoanic Village during the day and then a Nile cruise in the evening.

The village is basically the history of Egypt in a nutshell. Because it is privately run, the quality of the museums and replicas is pretty good (foreigners pay about 100 Egyptian pounds as an entry fee). First, you go on a guided boat tour where various statues depicting the gods worshipped and their significance. Further on the boat tour, there are live actors depicting various aspects of living in ancient Egypt (sculpting, fishing, glass blowing, etc). You will also see replicas of famous temples, tombs and artefacts around Egypt (i.e. not only in Cairo, but those located at Luxor, Aswan, etc). After the boat tour, you will be taken on a guided tour of other mini-museums or halls which will depict Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo, etc.

Well worth visiting if you know you aren't going to see anything else outside of Cairo. Great for kids too.
Written March 31, 2006
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snazzyshazSheringham
Harrogate, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2010
the pharoenic village isnt on the usual tourist "things to do in cairo", mostly because you need about 5 hours to do it.
Situated along the nile, the taxi would cost you about 50-100 egyptian if you haggle.
you need to be there about 10.am and you start off in a boat which takes you through the times of moses and through to ramses with people dressed in the clothes of the times and the scenes replicating this also...to be finished off with a photo of you dressed up to your choice ...i was cleopatra.
costs about £17 english to get in but so well worth it and the replica tut tomb with all the objects found by carter is awesome...and you can photograph them which you cannot at the museum
Written June 13, 2011
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Moumou05
Croydon, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
We went with 2 small children. We had a fabulous time. It’s very educational and inspiring. The guides
explained very well and were articulate. The layout is well organised. We could easily have spent 4-5 hours there. We liked all the Museums and the quotes. Sadate Museum was captivating. I loved the scientists one. The children liked the village. We had a nice time in the playgrounds. Congratulations to the Management and team of the Pharonic Village. Thanks.
Written October 28, 2018
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