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Free Things To Do In Cairo

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and is set upon the Nile River; it’s home to numerous iconic Egyptian landmarks and is located in close proximity to the famed Pyramids of Giza.

There’s plenty to see and do in the Egyptian capital, but unfortunately not everything is free, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best free attractions in Cairo to give you some inspiration for your trip there.

In the guide below, you can also find our recommendations of the top paid attractions in Cairo too which will suit you perfectly if you plan on having a larger travel budget while visiting.

Free Attractions in Cairo

Top Rated Cairo Attractions


Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park is one of largest green parks in Cairo and is home to an abundance of free attractions and activities.

You can enjoy the stunning manicured gardens, the spectacular water fountains and numerous restaurants within Al-Azhar Park.

If you’re travelling to Cairo with kids and you’re on a budget, then Al-Azhar Park is the perfect place for you to spend some time as a family.

Even if you’re not...

Private Cairo Egyptian Museum Tour with Lunch

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    Travel like a local during this 8-hour tour of New Delhi. The tour guide will lead you around the city and there will be stops at areas such as Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, and the Jama Masjid Mosque. There are round-trip transport services from accommodation in Delhi.
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Khan el-Khalili bazaar

Once you arrive at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, you’ll be more than glad that you made the effort to make your own way there to see one of the best markets in Cairo!

It’s advised that you shouldn’t really visit Khan el-Khalili bazaar with kids in tow.

While it’s entirely your own decision and children are technically allowed in the bazaar, it gets so busy and crowded that you’re more likely to lose...

Private Layover tour to Cairo Highlight sightseeing from Cairo airport

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  • Have an incredible day tour in Cairo during Cairo layover. Visiting Giza pyramids, The Sphinx, The valley temple, The Egyptian Museum and khan el-khalili Bazaar and at the end you will be transferred back again to Cairo...read more

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

While you do have to pay an entrance fee to many mosques and religious buildings in Cairo, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is completely free.

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun has a fortress-like look and feel to it and as it’s so huge, you could easily spend a couple of hours exploring its brilliant complex.

You don’t necessarily need to be religious to visit the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, but you must remember to wear appropriate...

Cairo Day Tour to the Zoo

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  • A Cairo day tour for the whole family to visit Giza Zoo and see the exotic animals. The Zoo in Cairo contains many endangered animal species, rare plants and...read more

Coptic Cairo

Coptic Cairo is a great place in the city to discover some of Cairo’s best cultural, historic and architectural offerings.

Once a stronghold for the Christian community in Egypt as well as boasting some unique Islamic heritage too, Coptic Cairo is a lovely place to see.

Make sure you spend some time exploring the many paintings, sculptures and other artistic works on the streets of Coptic Cairo.

There’s also...

Cairo Alexandria 5 Days 4 Nights (Egypt Short Break)

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  • Egypt short break is a five days package combines to the capitals of Egypt, Cairo & Alexandria. In both of them we put the important attractions and a full historical tour that is impossible to be found in any other place on this planet. So customers who did it with us were very proud of it. You need just to read the itinerary to feed the spirit...read more

Downtown Cairo

While it might seem like a bit of a generalisation to include this in the list of the best free attractions in Cairo, Downtown Cairo is actually one of the best places to hang out.

Downtown Cairo offers numerous religious sites, streets donned with remarkable architectural designs, plus plenty of shops and restaurants for you to explore too.

You should begin your time in Downtown Cairo at Tahrir Square where you can see the...

Egyptian Museum and Giza Pyramids and khan el khalili market and bazzar

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  • we will meet pick you up from downtown or Giza Pyramids area . we will back by history more than 6500 years ago Add an in-depth tour of the Egyptian Museum to your stay in Cairo. You’ll visit the most important museum in Egypt with an Egyptologist as your guide. On this 2-hour tour to the Egyptian Museum, where your guide will show you...read more


Situated in the middle of an island on the River Nile, Zamalek is one of the best free attractions in Cairo as it offers something for everyone.

It’s a place that’s teeming with modern-day galleries and fancy stores and boutiques and is a very beautiful part of the Cairo landscape.

You can visit with children in tow who are sure to love walking around and seeing the city across the Nile in numerous...

Cairo Tower & Egypt museum

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  • Have a lovely tour by exploring the fantastic Cairo tower, from there you can discover the whole Cairo and the pyramids and the citadel of salahdin,fantastic view and fantastic weather with the Egyptian museum tour...read more

Pyramids tour

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  • Enjoy a sightseeing on this tour of the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx from Cairo. Start at the Great Pyramid of Giza and take in the oldest of the Seven Wonders before continuing to the Great Sphinx, eternally standing guard for King...read more

Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar

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  • don’t miss the chance to visit the important visit in cairo which is considered as one of the seven wonders in the...read more

4 days trip from Cairo (2 nights / 3 days Nile cruise from Luxor )

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  • enjoy having a best Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan in 2 nights /3 days by visiting the most important monuments in them by starting your tour from your hotel in Cairo and return to it...read more

Luxor 2 days trip from Cairo, by bus

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  • Travel by bus, from Cairo and don’t miss the chance to spend a full day in Luxor with a guide. Learn more about the history of Luxor, by visiting the east bank and west bank of Luxor where you will see the most amazing places like the Valley of the Kings and the most important temples. Take a short break in a hotel and than our guide will pick...read more

3 Days from Cairo to Hurghada & Luxor

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  • take the chance to have experience of driving quad bike in hurghada’s desert and explore how the bedouin people lives and enjoy their party style and don’t miss the chance to know about the history of luxor by visiting the east bank and west bank of luxor to know the importance of those temples by visiting luxor from cairo for 2night...read more

Delicious food tour in Cairo

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  • Enjoy the real taste of Egyptian food on this Cairo food tour. Experience the unforgettable and amazing experiences in one of the oldest cultures and cuisines in the Mediterranean. Find the best places to eat in Egypt and enjoy many delicious food tastings....read more

Full-Day at Aqua Park with Lunch

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  • Take this chance and get the trip Aqua Park, where many tourists go to entertain and enjoy the water games, you will enjoy this trip and will be a wonderful experience in your life you will always remember, Don’t hesitate to get it and book...read more
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