"Tour guides at the Museum" Egyptian Museum Tip by jaqs

Egyptian Museum, Cairo: 11 reviews and 15 photos

  The Lotus pond and entrance to Cairo Museum
by jaqs
 
 

Favorite thing: The museum, definitely the museum. Seeing Tuten Khamoun and all related object des'arte was simply mystifyingly amazing. Superlatives cannot describe.

One tip is: when first arriving at the museum you will find a lot of people sitting around the lotus pond at the entrance. They are mostly tour guides. You can barter for a fair price if you like or take pot luck. My only advice is that they do the tours in short blocks of say two hours through to day trips... You pay accordingly.... Dont be rushed by them if you choose the two hour one though :o).... they will literally have you running from display to display. It's best to walk around yourself viewing everything inside first and then go out for a guide. They are incredibly knowledgeable and should all have degrees!

You are not permitted to take photos inside the Tuten Khamoun area but if you google Tuten Khamoun or the museum itself you will find out just what I am talking about.

Fondest memory: I miss the people more than anything else when away from Cairo. No matter whether they were in business or on the street, wealthy or poor, they were the most respectful, friendly and generous I have ever encountered in my travels.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2007
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