Description:Experience a unique part of Cairo with a half-day tour of the City of the Dead, an ancient cemetery that’s alive with life. Explore its crowded aisles with a local guide, and learn why so many Cairenes are living alongside gravestones and mausoleums. Get an insider’s look at daily life in a poverty-stricken neighborhood that’s home to around 500,000 residents. Highlights:- Half-day tour of Cairo's City of the Dead- Learn about life in a poor neighborhood- Get off the beaten path and explore the real Cairo- See an unusual part of the city's culture
Itinerary:Your guide will pick you up at 8 am and drive you to Cairo Necropolis, also called City of the Dead or "Qaraafa, Araafa",founded in 642 AD.It's a four mile long cemetery stretching from the northern to the southern part of Cairo. To the people of Cairo and other Egyptians, it is simply el'araafa, which is Arabic Egyptian for "the cemetery".It is a bustling grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work among their dead and ancestors.Many residents live here to be near their loved ones, or because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo. Your guide will show you around, and drive you back to your hotel after the tour is finished.