Cairo is a gorgeous city with much to offer tourists. Your cheap flights to Cairo will arrive at Cairo International Airport, a large airport boasting all of the shopping and dining options that you would expect. You will also be able to exchange currency while at the airport and access the free Wi-Fi. Once your Cairo flights have arrived there is a free shuttle service that will take you to the bus station to get to your final destination, or of course there are always taxis available.
There is a Metro system, but it is fairly limited. It is an excellent way to get to Giza to see the pyramids though. There are multiple taxi services widely available, the most popular for tourists being the solid white taxis as they are metered and most comfortable. If you use one of the other taxi services it is a good idea to negotiate the fair before you begin your journey. The city buses cover the entire city and while they are often crowded they're a much cheaper alternative.
Check out the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You may also want to visit the Citadel and Cairo Tower. A unique way to relax and enjoy a night under the stars is to ride a felucca along the Nile River. You can charter your own or ride a public boat. If you are traveling with children check out the Giza Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the world or head to an amusement park such as Magic Land. Those who enjoy being outdoors might like to go horseback riding in the desert or play a round of golf at the Mena House Golf Course.
Shoppers will be pleased that they saved on their airfare to Cairo. For some local shopping head to the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, filled with merchants, where you can haggle and find some unique treasures. Zamalek tends to have higher end boutiques. When you are ready to eat you will find an abundance of snack stalls and restaurants. A popular local fast food chain is GAD. Also try Abou El Sid or Felfela for some local flavors. You will find a wide range of bars and dance clubs to enjoy for a night out. Some notable places to visit are La Bodega and After Eight. Whether you enjoy shopping or exploring history and culture, you will be glad that you booked your flights to Cairo, Egypt for a fantastic vacation.
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