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How to get out Cairo

How to get out Cairo

  • Alexandria is a possible day-trip. Enjoy a day visiting the library, a museum, fortress or the beach and return to Cairo after a good fish meal and maybe a drink. A first-class train ticket will cost about 52LE and 35LE for second class each way and takes about two and a half hours (timetable from Egyptian Rail is available here, ).
  • Ain al-Sukhna is the closest Red Sea resort to Cairo and easily reached on a day trip. This place is growing rapidly to become the getaway for Cairo's moneyed elite. To get here, hire a taxi for the day for about 200-300 LE.
  • Fayyoum is another popular place for Egyptians to picnic. While the city offers little in itself, the Qaroon lake and Wadi Al-Rayyan both offer scenic spots for relaxing and the area also contains some of the first pyramids in history. Get there by bus and then get a taxi to drive you around for the day at approximately LE 100 or get a taxi from Cairo at LE 200-300. It's possible to stay overnight at the scenic Tunis village for 30 LE.
  • The pyramids of Saqqara, Memphis and possibly Dahshur all offer an easy day trip out of Cairo. Expect to pay at least LE 150-200 for a private taxi.
  • Helwan the Japanese Gardens in Helwan 20 mins drive from Downtown or by The Metro is a perfect place to spend an afternoon picnic away from the city.
  • 6th October City has 2 large American Style Theme Parks and is a 30 minute drive from the Pyramids at Giza.
  • Desert safari to Bahariyya or Siwa is also possible.

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