9.5 hour layover in Cairo
Replies: 2 - Last Post: May 23, 2013 4:11 AM Last Post By: cairoinsider
May 21, 2013 2:19 PM
9.5 hour layover in CairoI'll be arriving in Cairo in a couple weeks but only staying for about 9.5 hours. My plane gets in at 11:05am and I catch another flight at 9:45pm. I know nothing of Cairo. Would it be possible to safely store luggage at the airport and/or visit the pyramids in that time? Logistics of such a trip? That's my main interest, but if not the pyramids what else would be advisable for someone interested in getting a quick feel of the city?
May 21, 2013 2:26 PM
May 23, 2013 4:11 AM
2It would definitely be possible to see some of Cairo in that time, although the traffic in Cairo is very bad, taxis are very cheap (normal starting price 0.25 English pounds). However getting a taxi from the airport haggling is necessary as no one will take you on a metre. If you head to Old Cairo there are many things you can visit in the same vicinity: Khan El Khalili (market), The Citadel, and Islamic Cairo, so you can make the most of your short time there. Check out this link for ideas, and restaurant suggestions etc, hope it's helpful. .
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