First, take a look at the calendar and see how many vacation days are available, how the finances are looking, and what places in the city cannot be missed. This basic information will provide great insight as to which way to go and what the trip will look like.
For those that have a strict amount of time, going with a tour package might be a better way to go. Transportation is taken care of so there will not be any waiting on local transportation, the hotels are pre booked, and the itinerary can be viewed ahead of time, so the trip can be sight specific.
For those that have a bit more time and/or would like more of an adventure, it might be best to have a rough outline and play it by ear. This allows for more time to step away from the tourist tracks and see the city on a more intimate level. By taking local transportation and navigating around city, getting lost most likely will happen, but it opens up new opportunities to understand the culture.
Money plays a large role in the shaping of the trip. The larger the budget, the more convenient things will be, the smaller the budget, the more adventure there is. Another advantage to the tour package is that there will not be the need to physically carry too much cash, which is great when in a busy area and the chances of being robbed is higher.
For those on a tighter budget, there are always options of searching for cheaper hostels in the city or joining a hospitality exchange service. This is one way of getting to know the city and may also provide a chance to get to explore the city with a local, but it does eat into the time of going to the tourist sites that may be on the list.
This is a great city with many activities for everyone. The main tourist attraction are the Pyramids of Giza which are a bit out of Cairo and is a breathtaking sight and should not be missed. But the city itself has numerous mosques, fortresses, museums, and the Citadel that should be seen as well. For those that enjoy the local vibe and chaos, take the time to check out the flea and street markets that are spread throughout the city.
Planning a trip is a big undertaking, and for some, going with one of the Cairo tour packages might be the best way to go. For others who have time and want to go off the beaten track, planning the trip and seeing where it goes upon arrival might be the better option. Start though by making a list of what the expectation are, what the budget looks like, and how much time is available and go from there. Most importantly though, enjoy the trip and make the most out of exploring a new culture and learning a bit more about the world.
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