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Private Cairo: Home Cooked Experience

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    What to Expect
    Begin your 4-hour Egyptian culinary experience with convenient pickup at your Cairo hotel. Your small group of fellow travelers is limited to 12 people or fewer to retain an intimate atmosphere and allow for plenty of interaction with your guide and host family. Travel to a local family's home in Cairo, where you'll get a chance to chat with the women of the house as they prepare the meal. Learn about the setup of a typical local kitchen and check out the ingredients used in most Egyptian cuisine.

    Sit down for a hearty meal, including dishes such as Egyptian rice with vermicelli, mossaqa, lentil soup, molokhia, fattah, stuffed vegetables, and kushari. After your stomach is full, sit back and chat with the family over dessert and an Egyptian drink, such as mint tea or Egyptian coffee. If you're feeling brave, challenge one of your hosts to a game of Backgammon, a favorite local pastime. 

    After your 4-hour experience, you'll be dropped back at your Cairo hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Dinner
    • Beverages
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please cover your shoulders and legs to below the knee.
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • For hotels in the city centre (downtown, Dokki, Garden City and Mohandsien) or in the Giza area, we arrange a complimentary pick up from your hotel, please call our team Cairo a day prior your tour via phone +2 01097999534 to do the needed arrangements .
    • If your hotel is not in the city centre or Giza area, such as near the airport or 6th of October, we can arrange a hotel pick-up for a supplement fee. Please contact us via phone +2 01097999534 and we will arrange the pick-up for you. If you are not sure whether your hotel is in the city centre, you can check with us via phone.
    • Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    Reham and her family were absolutely lovely. I was the only guest, so I had a private cooking lesson. The food was amazing, and Reham along with the UA guide helped me practice my arabic a bit as well. I saw her wedding album, her daughter Habiba showed me her drawings, and we
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    We had such a nice evening with our guide Marwa at the lovely home of Eman’s with her family. Such kind and generous people to have you into their home and show you how to prepare a few traditional dishes, and enjoy a yummy feast while talking and getting to know one another.
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    What a wonderful night! I had such a special time, and I felt so welcomed into their home. We had a delicious meal, and it felt even more special to have it during Ramadan. I felt like an immediate member of the family! It was a really great opportunity to spend some time with
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    Absolutely loved spending an evening with Reham and her children Habiba, Ali and Omar. So very much enjoyed her delicious cooking and her bubbly and charming personality. Just stepping into her happy kitchen was special. What a treat. Marva, the UA guide, who was with us
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    Our evening with Reham and her family was a warm and wonderful, not to mention tasty, experience. UA picked us up with an excellent driver and English-speaking guide for a drive in heavy traffic to Reham’s apartment in the Cairo suburbs. She welcomed us into her home with a meal
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    About the operator
    By: Cairo Urban Adventures
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    Best way to see the city!
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    Michael M
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    We did this tour today with Marwa and can’t recommend it enough! Marwa was super nice and made us feel really
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    Santa Monica, California
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    Mo was my guide, and I ended up having a private tour, which was super cool. We walked around the downtown area,
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    Santa Monica, California
    Super special experience
    Reham and her family were absolutely lovely. I was the only guest, so I had a private cooking lesson. The food was
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    Kildeer, Illinois
    Great tour! Great starter tour on your first day!
    We had a wonderful walking tour last night with SHROUK! She is well educated in Egyptology and did a wonderful
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Great intro to Egypt and Pyramids
    Shrouk was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We had a great morning learning many interesting facts at Memphis
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    Mo our tour guide was excellent. The tour was fun as well as educating. Food and ice cream are included in the
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