Garbage City & City of the Dead -Unseen Cairo Tour

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Description

This Day tour to the Garbage City in Cairo, to watch Cairo’s unofficial sanitation crew. living in makeshift housing and recycling the city’s compo-stable waste products by feeding it to their pigs , sort and recycle everything they could, using it for their own manufacturing.
and visit the Cave Church of St. Simon and City of the Dead an ancient cemetery that has become a residential neighborhood for some Egyptian people .

In this tour you will explore an area known as “Garbage City, ” which is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo, and inhabited by the Coptic Christians. community of garbage collectors who make their living collecting and recycling 17, 000 tons of garbage produced by Cairo’s 20 million residents.

Also in this tour you will explore the City of the Dead, where the deceased take up residency among the living. It is a Muslim Cemetery with multiple Tombs. A fair number of these tombs are occupied by families who either wish to stay near their deceased relatives OR have squatted there in order to escape poverty .

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Giza Hotels
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Transfers Service Charges
Bottle water Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expenses
Guide gratuity

within the Garbage City Seven churches and chapels are hidden within a series of caves unexpectedly rise against the backdrop of Mokattam hills ,  created by the garbage collectors.  While walking the chaotic streets of Garbage City, you will understand in a small degree how their economy moves. Families specialize in a particular type of garbage ..

Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary :

In the morning your tour guide will pick you from your Giza Hotel to start a tour to the

to the Garbage City in Cairo, to watch Cairo’s unofficial sanitation crew. living in makeshift housing and recycling the city’s compo-stable waste products by feeding it to their pigs , sort and recycle everything they could, using it for their own manufacturing.
and visit the Cave Church of St. Simon , Then continue your unusual tour to the City of the Dead an ancient cemetery that has become a residential neighborhood for some Egyptian people , No one is sure of the exact number of people living among the million or so tombs , The tombs are inset in often ornate rooms that “look like small houses complete with a garden, ” according to one report, and the community now boasts electricity, running water and even a medical center and post office. , continue to tour a Cairo’s 15th century House known as Beit Elkeretlia at Cairo’s oldest district .after the tour your guide will escort you back to your Hotel .

MEETING LOCATION

  • Your Hotel in Giza

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Garbage City & City of the Dead -Unseen Cairo Tour

  1. Justine Couper

    This was an awesome tour if you are looking to see a different, less touristy side of Cairo. Nahla was very informative and a great guide. Would recommend it for an alternative to the usual tourist sites.
    Also in this tour you will explore the City of the Dead, where the deceased take up residency among the living. It is a Muslim Cemetery with multiple Tombs. A fair number of these tombs are occupied by families who either wish to stay near their deceased relatives OR have squatted there in order to escape poverty .

  2. Linda Merieau (verified owner)

    My husband, kids and I had a great day with Nahla. The tour took us to many unknown areas of real Cairo and we got to experience life of the locals. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get off the beaten track and explore some unique spots. To top if off, we enjoyed some delicious shwarma, dolma and felafel. Yummy!

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