11 Essential Cairo Experiences

shaneDestinations, Egypt0 Comments

Cairo is almost as old as the sands around it, steeped in a history and legend so rich, few places can compare. If you’re planning a trip to this capital city, we humbly suggest a few items for your checklist: Obviously you’re going to see the pyramids, but did you know that you can go inside of many of them, … Read More

City Guide: One Day in Cairo

iylanaDestinations, Egypt0 Comments

Typically we like trying to figure out a new city on our own, but Cairo is such a massive metropolis that it would have been impossible to navigate in our two days. Any hotel in town likely will arrange custom tours for you. Guardian Guest House, where we stayed, made it very easy—we simply emailed them the list of sites we … Read More

Exploring the Pyramids Inside and Out

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Our first day in Egypt was devoted entirely to the pyramids surrounding Cairo. Our hotel, Guardian Guest House, arranged a guide and driver for us so we could see not only the Giza Pyramids, but the older pyramids at Dahshur and Saqqara as well. These are some of the oldest structures in the world and have stood for millenia. And did … Read More

Hotel Review: Guardian Guest House, Cairo

shaneDestinations, Egypt, Reviews0 Comments

Cairo is home to 21 million people, so there are ample hotel options across the megacity. But if you’re interested in waking up to views of the Giza Pyramids outside your window, then one option rises above the rest. Guardian Guest House is a small property adjacent to the Giza Plateau, and for the budget friendly price of just $60/night, the … Read More

Itinerary and Price Breakdown: 8 Days in Egypt

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A Nile River Cruise has always been my mom’s dream vacation, so when she spotted a packaged deal, she sent it our way as a not-so-subtle hint. The 8-Night “deal” cost $2200 per person and included round trip flights from Dallas, a couple of days in Cairo, and a 4 night Nile cruise. Sensing we could do better, Shane started looking into what it … Read More