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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup at your Cairo or Giza hotel, and travel to the City of the Dead in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit the neighborhood on foot with a local guide, and learn the history of the cemetery, which has been used for more than 1,000 years. Take in scenes of daily life here, where tombs have been transformed into houses for the living, valuable real estate in a crowded, growing city. Stroll down streets filled with shops and children playing, as non-residents visit their deceased relatives’ tombs and mausoleums.

    Continue to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a historic mosque that was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in the 9th century. According to local legend, the mosque is built on the site that Noah’s ark was grounded after a historic flood, and even the mosque’s minarets and architecture are surrounded by local myths and stories. After visiting the mosque, make the return trip to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • WiFi in your van
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Welcome drink
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great tour of the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque with our phenomenal guide Fatmia with Tree of Life Tours. She was very knowledgeable so it was really interesting to speak with her about past and present Egyptian history. On our way back to our hotel she
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    Me and my husband stayed in Cairo for 6 days for our anniversary, and we had Tour Guide M.Gouda with Tree of Life Day Tours for three tours! I can honestly say we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! It was magical. He was so informational and passionate about everything
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    Had a wonderful time and definitely recommend our guide Yasser and our driver Sallah. They know all the best
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    Poor service!
    Pyramids as a structure is very beautiful. But this company & the guide “Rasha” provided a very poor service. She
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    Great Tour!
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    My guide Ahmad was Amazing! My 1st time in Egypt, the guide made me feel comfortable and was knowledgeable about
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    Carlos A
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    Very good trip
    This was a very nice private tour. Perfect if you have few time and want to visit most important touristic places.
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    Marietta, Georgia
    Best. Day. Ever!
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    Seattle, Washington
    Best way to spend our only day in Cairo
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    Chicago, Illinois
    Zenab is great!!
    My husband and I took a private all day tour with this company. We were paired with Zenab for the tour, and she
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    New York City, New York
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    What a great day! Zenab was a great guide and was very informative and interesting. The sites were amazing and the
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    We had Rasha for our tour on January 1, 2020. She was phenomenal! The information provided, questions answered,
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    Cairo, Egypt
    Awesome tour!
    Rasha was a great guide, very knowledgeable about everything. I asked her many questions regarding the history and
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