With our Socotra tours starting and finishing in Cairo, and our numerous tours of Egypt, we have been getting a lot of requests for an alternative tour of Egypt, and we couldn’t leave you disappointed. Sure, you could go and get swarmed by the hordes of tourists and sellers in Giza or in Luxor, we like to do things differently, however, and as such here is our foray into the lesser-seen side of Egypt.
We’ll be exploring the City of the Dead – an impressive neighbourhood composed of old buildings which have been now occupied by the poorer classes of the country. A frenetic hustle and bustle amongst ruins. Then we will head out to the Garbage City – a slum neighbourhood of the capital literally overrun by trash, an easily overlooked side of our urban, globalized planet.
A trip to Egypt has to take in some pyramids of course, but it doesn`t have to be the ones you’ve seen on one thousand postcards…we will take you to the bent pyramid and the red pyramid as well as the pyramid of Djoser which are seen much less and will leave us much more space for exploration.
The next two days will be spent exploring the White Desert, an incredible place with a landscape made of white chalk rock. If you are going to Socotra or coming from it, this a whole different kind of alien scenery, like nowhere else in the world.
This tour can be booked as a standalone trip or with our Socotra Arabian Sea October Tour!
Wednesday 21st October – Cairo
Thursday 22nd October – Cairo Suburbs
Friday 23rd October – White Desert
Saturday 24th October – White Desert
Sunday 25th October – Cairo
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
-Accommodation based on twin-share basis in Cairo
-Camping equipment in the White Desert
-Transportation in an AC-van as per itinerary
-Local guide and YPT guide
-Breakfasts and lunches
-Meals and water in the White Desert
-Visa fees ($25 for most nationalities)
-Single supplement ($120 valid for the 3 nights in Cairo)
-Dinners in Cairo
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.