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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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 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 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 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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  • , the most famous market in Egypt from downtown. We will arrange to pick you up from either downtown or Giza Pyramids area and take you back to a time more than 6500 years ago! To add an even deeper experience, why not join us for a 2-hour tour of the Egyptian Museum with an Egyptologist as your guide? You'll get to see highlights of 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 more

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 more

Private tour, Egyptian museum and sakkara

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  • Have you thought what is the first pyramid in the world , and what for they built it , where is this pyramid and what is the need of it in the pharos imagination.

    in this tour you will discover every thing with a professional tour guide familiar with all the Egyptian histories and also he will show you the important details about more

Private tour from Hurghada to Pyramids OF GIZA tour

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  • Take the adventure in the lovely road from Hurghada to Cairo by mini van to discover the lovely mountains during the trip crossing by the red sea in the left hand and on the other side the lovely mountains .

    incredible adventure you have to try to visit the huge pyramids of Giza 4700 years ago of civilisation an more yet to come . more

Hurghada Grand Aquarium Red Sea in glass

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  • Discover the ‘Red Sea in Glass’ with tickets to the Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and experience one of Egypt’s newest, family-friendly attractions. Watch the aquarium’s 1,200 species in a series of 24 galleries that depict natural ecosystems, see rays, sharks and turtles below the surface, and get hands-on experience at a ‘ more

Private Tour Giza Pyramids & Sphinx & Camel ride & Coptic Cairo

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  • Learn about one of the Seven Wonders of the World with an Egyptologist guide during this private trip to the Giza Plateau. Relax in the comfort of a private vehicle as you’re transferred from your hotel to the desert. Then hop on a camel ride. You’ll enjoy fantastic photo ops of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, and more. more

Private Day Tour Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum & Camel ride

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  • Witness the top attractions of Cairo on a full-day tour that encompasses its ancient sites, artifacts and bustling bazaar. Stride along the desert sands near Giza's towering pyramids with a camel ride, then delve into the Valley Temple's funerary complex. After facing off with the Sphinx, break for lunch before visiting the Egyptian more

Private Tour To Giza Pyramids, National Museum of Egyptian Civilizatio & Bazaar

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  • At 8:00 am Pickup from Customer Hotel in Cairo by our Expert tour guide then Transfer to Giza pyramids in Private A/C latest Model Vehicle and start your Full Day Tour Visit The Famous Pyramids of Egypt which is Known as Giza Pyramids Where you See the Great pyramid of king Cheops also the same Place where you get Closer to the Sphinx Statue more
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