I booked a customizable Cairo airport layover tour. The guide, Mimo, reached out to me the day before departure via WhatsApp to introduce himself and gave me instructions about meeting up at the airport. Since Cairo airport was a bit confusing, I texted Mimo upon arrival, which made it easier for us to find each other. We immediately started planning which sites are feasible to see. We saw the pyramids and the Sphinx site, then had a really great lunch. After that Mimo took me to the Papyrus Institute, which turned out to be a tourist trap, but with no pressure to buy anything. There was a demo of making papyrus, but everything else is entirely skippable. We were really lucky that The Egyptian Museum was open late that day. There were very few people in there and Mimo provided an amazing commentary on the most important exhibits. After that we headed out, walked through the bazaar, via Muezz street and to the old Cairo gates. Mimo and his driver took me back to Le Meridien hotel at the airport after 8 pm, so I spend close to 7 hours on this tour. I think this tour was the best possible option for the long layover. Having been on great many guided tours, walks, and excursions, I can confidently say that Mimo was one of the nicest, patient, and caring guides I’ve ever met. My most sincere thanks to Mimo for being a part of this amazing experience in Cairo!