An unusual half-day tour to City of the Dead. This trip starts at 8am with pickup from your hotel by your tour guide.
Your guide picks you up in the morning and drives you to Cairo Necropolis, also called City of the Dead or "Qaraafa, Araafa," which was founded in 642 AD.
It's a 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-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's a bustling grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work among their ancestors who have passed. Many residents live here to be near their loved ones or because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo.
Your guide shows you around, and drives you back to your hotel after the tour is finished.