"The camel jockeys around the pyramids at Giza" Camels Tip by GlobusMaximus

Camels, Cairo: 28 reviews and 25 photos

  Who wants a camel ride?
by GlobusMaximus
 
 

They will offer you a camel ride into the desert and extort you out of more money than originally agreed upon before taking you back. This works especially well when they know you are part of a tour group whos bus is leaving in less than half an hour.

Unique Suggestions: Either decline the ride outright if you are part of a tour on a tight schedule. If you're not part of a tour I suppose you can take your chances but at least negotiate hard upfront so they get the idea you are not easy prey. Secondly tell them you only want to ride around the pyramids. Failing that, if they ignore simply jump off the camel - if you're so inclined physically of course.

Fun Alternatives: Bring your own quadraped, but be sure it's one capable of bearing your weight.

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  • Written Feb 23, 2005
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