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Outdoor Adventures in Cairo

By Viator, August 2016

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Cairo is best known for its cultural attractions—the Pyramids of Giza, resplendent mosques and centuries-old palaces—but it's also a great base for getting outdoors to experience Egypt in an active way. Here are your options.

Giza Safaris
You can’t visit Cairo without seeing the UNESCO-listed Giza Pyramids, an experience that can be combined with either a camel safari into the desert to watch the sunset (the perfect postcard image of the pyramids often includes a camel or two) or a quad bike adventure for a race around the great pyramids, with a chance to conquer some desert sand dunes along the way.

Nile River Cruises
The Nile River is as synonymous with Egypt as the great Pyramids, and it would be a shame to leave Cairo without spending at least a few hours on the world's longest river. One popular option, especially if you’re pressed for time, is a sunset dinner cruise, many of which include a cultural performance with Sufi tanoura and belly dancing. To experience the Nile by day (or at sunrise or sunset), hop aboard a traditional Egyptian felucca for a sailing excursion and you'll see the Cairo skyline from the water and capture some unobstructed photos of the city.

Walking Tours
Cairo brims with amazing archaeological sites and architectural wonders, so walking tours make for a great way to see the highlights while putting your finger on the city's pulse. During a day spent on foot in the UNESCO-listed Old City, you'll pass ancient city gates, 15th-century mosques and colorful modern-day bazaars where handicrafts, perfumes, spices and antiques are sold.

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Private Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding, Cairo, null
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Private Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

Enjoy this half-day trip to see the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and experience camel-riding alongside the Giza ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.30
8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group

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Immerse yourself in the world of ancient Egypt on this private or small-group  8-night tour from Cairo. Stay in 5-star hotels, cruise from Luxor to Aswan on a ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 days (approx.)

From USD $1,273.00
Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 196 Reviews

Take a leisurely private tour of Cairo's most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. With your own private ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.75
Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

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Enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard the Nile Maxim , one of the most elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world's longest waterway. You'll enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.60
Private Full-Day Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Night Cruises
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Private Full-Day Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan Tour from Cairo

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On this 8-hour private tour to Al-Fayoum Oasis from Cairo, you'll see Lake Qarun, visit the Fayoum museum, and stop by one of the top natural sights in Egypt, ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00
Private Safari: Quad Bike and Camel Ride on Desert Sunrise Tour, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Safari: Quad Bike and Camel Ride on Desert Sunrise Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Marvel as the morning sun casts its first rays over the iconic Giza Pyramids on this 4-hour private sunrise safari tour from Cairo or Giza. Zoom across the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.32
Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Private Transport, Cairo, Safaris
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Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

4 star rating: Recommended 153 Reviews

Want a truly unforgettable evening of entertainment in Cairo? Then don't miss the world-famous Pyramids Sound and Light Show in Giza! You'll hear the story of ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.05
4-Hour Quad Bike Tour around Giza Pyramids from Cairo, Cairo, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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4-Hour Quad Bike Tour around Giza Pyramids from Cairo

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy the adventure of riding a quad bike in the desert, while enjoying the view of the fantastic Giza pyramids.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Camel or Horse Sunset Safari from Giza with Dinner, Cairo, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Camel or Horse Sunset Safari from Giza with Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Watch the sun set over one of the great wonders of the world – the majestic Giza Pyramids – on this 4-hour desert adventure. Discover the magic of the Sahara ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.04

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