Cairo is a great place to visit for its rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious food. It is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Visitors can also explore the ancient city of Memphis, the Coptic Cairo, and the Islamic Cairo. Cairo is also a great place to experience Egyptian cuisine, which is known for its bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
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Apartment close to downtown with a view of the Nile
This clean and modern Zamalek apartment is close to downtown and features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a view of the Nile River. At the apartment, guests can play pool at the billiards table or cook in the kitchenette. Outside, the space is within walking distance of attractions like the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Tower and more. It feels inviting and bright, with plenty of natural light and warm wooden tones complimented by light tan walls and decor.
This unique, wooden one-bedroom houseboat is in the middle of Cairo and features an awesome view of the Nile River. The floating house sits on Zamalek island, with easy access to many of Cairo’s main attractions — it’s just a 10-minute drive from Downtown Cairo, Tahrir Square, and The Egyptian Museum. The overnight stay includes plenty of drinking water, kitchen essentials in the fully equipped kitchenette, linens, and WiFi. Spend time in the glass sunroom or enjoy the large, private bathroom, which boasts a cozy bathtub. The furnishings feel airy and bohemian and bright, with a welcoming atmosphere.
This three-bedroom, air-conditioned apartment is in a peaceful location and within a five-minute walking distance from attractions like the Sphinx and the Pyramids entrance gate. Guests can enjoy views of the pyramids from the balcony. There’s a kitchen with a high-tech refrigerator, a stove, a kettle, a coffee maker, and a microwave. Other upscale amenities include freshly laundered Egyptian cotton linens, a washing machine and a Smart TV.
This large two-bedroom apartment offers guests access to two separate bathrooms, a big kitchen, and scenic views of the Nile River. It’s outfitted with upscale amenities like a full kitchen, WiFi, a smart TV and a full workspace and dining room area for gathering. The color scheme is bright and welcoming, with lots of natural light and traditional Egyptian decor like ornate tiling and warm colors.
This stunning, stylishly outfitted two-bedroom apartment is just steps from the Giza Pyramids, located in a bustling tourist district with access to many attractions. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom and another half bathroom, a spacious living room with a cozy sofa, and two separate bedrooms. Guests can enjoy upscale amenities like the large TV, washing machine, Nespresso machine and large balcony with pyramid views.
This bright and airy apartment features views of the pyramids and a private terrace. The dark and classic furniture contrasts with the warm traditional decor of the rest of the apartment, which includes a full bathroom and multiple comfortable bedrooms. There’s a kitchen for cooking, and the property is in an area within walking distance of multiple restaurants and attractions.
This brand-new, tranquil property boasts stunning sights of the pyramids from the bedroom and a large rooftop with an impressive view, as well. Even though it’s a peaceful space, it’s just a two-minute walk from the entrance to the pyramids. There are two single beds, a private entrance, and amenities including 4G Wif. Guests have access to laundry facilities if needed, and there’s a kettle with tea. The multilingual hosts are willing to coordinate transportation and book tours if guests would like.
The views from the terrace are stunning at this property located in a historic area. It faces the pyramids and is a clean and warm-spirited spot to set as a home base in Cairo. Inside the property, guests can enjoy cooking in the kitchen and have easy access to unforgettable landmarks in the area. It’s in a friendly neighborhood that doesn’t mind visitors. The traditional decor makes the home feel authentic, and there’s plenty of natural light throughout the space.
This stunning apartment faces the pyramids and features a lineup of authentic antique furniture that was hand-collected by the owner. There’s a private entrance for visitors and a large window inside the bedroom boasting sights of the Pyramids in addition to the balcony space (that is shared with one other guest). The bedroom features a large bed and bright, classic Egyptian furnishings. The bathroom offers a relaxing soaking tub for winding down after a day of exploring.
Cairo, Egypt, is 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles and seven hours ahead of New York City, at GMT+3.
Is Cairo safe?
Cairo is a very modern city with a medium safety risk for travelers. It’s said that authorities are making efforts to enhance the safety of the city, and security measures are at the highest level for tourists who are protected by a dedicated police force. Pickpocketing risk is high, and the threat of terrorism does exist.