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3 Days 2 Nights Travel Package to Aswan & Luxor from Cairo by Flights

3 Days 2 Nights Travel Package to Aswan & Luxor from Cairo by Flights
3 days
USD 555.00
Enjoy and See the highlights of Aswan in your trip. Our Egyptologist Guide will take you to the High Dam that created Lake Nasser, as well as the Unfinished Obelisk to see how ancient Egyptians cut these huge stone pillars, and finally Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Abu Simbel trip will give you the chance to enjoy visiting the two temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style that are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. Explore the countless adventures that Luxor, the World's Largest Outdoor Museum. you have access to many great tours and activities.

Private Guided Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding

Private Guided Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding
4 hours
USD 25.00
Visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world on this guided, private, half-day tour. Marvel at the Great Sphinx, a large half-human, half-lion statue, and the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Also, take a ride on a camel for a view of more pyramids along the Giza plateau at the edge of the Sahara Desert. All entrance fees plus lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

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Official Cairo Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Cairo Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (EGP or Egyptian Pound). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Cairo Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may accept US dollars or EUR, but inquire first.

  • Travel time is about 30-60 minutes to Tahrir Square in central Cairo, and up to 90 minutes to the pyramids. Traffic in Cairo can be very heavy, and travel can take much longer than expected, particularly during heavy traffic (usually 14:00-18:00). Expect to pay EGP 70-80 from the Cairo Airport to Tahrir Square (central Cairo). For the trip back to the Cairo Airport expect a lower fare of EGP 40-60. To Heliopolis, drivers usually demand EGP 50. Prices are generally higher after dark. Expect much argument to obtain a realistic fare and always agree a price before setting off!

Cairo Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers may accept US dollars or EUR, but inquire first.
Cairo Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin

Official Cairo Airport Taxi Details

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Taxis wait in a rank in the car park outside Arrivals Hall 1 at the Cairo Airport, although you will be approached by taxi drivers as you leave arrivals. At Terminal 2, taxis generally wait outside Arrivals, although you will be approached by many taxi drivers as you leave the arrivals area and all will offer a good price! There is a taxi office in Terminal 2 Arrivals.

Official Cairo taxis are black and white, or just black, and are usually not air-conditioned. Increasingly, yellow air conditioned taxis are becoming available. The meter starts at EGP 3.50, and then EGP 1 for every additional kilometre -- if you can get them to use the meter.

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 Unofficial Cairo Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


The yellow taxi cabs often, referred to as City Cabs or Cairo Cabs, and can be a bit more expensive (and less of an adventure) than the black-and-white cabs for short hops. However, for longer distances, they are the way to go for price and comfort.

IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial Cairo Airport taxi service.

Comfortable and more relaxed form of transport, especially when riding long distance.

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2021