Best Private Cairo by Night Tour

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22 reviews   (4.91)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


You are visiting Cairo, but you don't know how to enjoy it.

Come with us and we'll show you the best places in Cairo at night. We will take care of everything so that your stay here is as enjoyable as possible.

Our private tour guide can take you anywhere in the city at any time of day or night. He knows all the hidden gems of this incredible city (Opera House, Tahrir Square, Kasr El Nil Bridge, Khan el Khalili Bazaar and much more), which he will share with you on this private tour by taxi. This way, you get to see all the most important sights without having to worry about transportation or language barriers - just sit back and relax!

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local Egyptian lunch (koshary)

Transport by private vehicle

WiFi during the tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Qasr El Nil Bridge
Built in the 19th century to connect the mainland of Cairo city with the Gezira (Zamalek) island

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mokattam mountain top give you a great bird's eye of Cairo.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Khan Al-Khalili
Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar is the oldest oriental market in Cairo and in all Egypt, inside it you will enjoy the experience of bargaining.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
First and main street of Cairo when it was built in 969 A.D. Named after the Fatimid Caliph who ruled Egypt then.3

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Cairo at nighr
Charles M, 11-08-2021
We had a great experience touring Cario with our tour guide Mustafa. He navigated the area for us and made us feel comfortable. Being from out of the country, that means very much to us. I would highly recommend this tour with Mustafa to anyone.
A Great Way To Experience Cairo At Night...
Terrence L, 20-01-2020
Ahmed was my guide and provided a well paced and knowledgeable tour! He was flexible with what I wanted to see. He is a very personable and funny guy who will give you a great tour.
Private Guided Night Tour of Cairo with an Insider
DaveZO6, 29-07-2019
Tour guide: Ahmed Maged
Company: Tree of Life Tours
Private Guided Night Tour of Cairo

I went to Cairo for a weekend of photgraphy centric tourism. With that in mind and to maximize my short time, I sought out tours that I thought would scratch that itch. Using the Viator website, I discovered the aforementioned tour (one of several similar), but selected Ahmed Maged's tour specifically because of some of the photos on the site.

The tour covered a felucca ride on the Nile, the Cairo Tower, and then a bit of meandering through the Khan al Khalili bazaar and old Islamic Cairo.

Ahmed and his driver picked me up at my Hotel, and we drove downtown, the driver expertly getting us there by liberal usage of horn and flashing the high beams which apparently acts as a sort of force field. If you've never experienced Cairo traffic, just arriving somewhere safely makes the sights more beautiful, the smells more delightful, and the songs of birds more pleasing to the ear. You feel like you have a new chance, a new beginning...verily, you feel more alive than ever before. But back to the tour.

I explained to Ahmed that I was interested in trying to capture some shots of the City at the Blue Hour (just after sunset until it's totally dark), and he worked the schedule so that we could try that. That meant that we cut our felucca ride a bit short. Point being, he was happy to work with me to get the opportunities to shoot what and where i wanted.

Cairo Tower is an impressive spire near Zamalek with expansive views of the city. By the time we got there, we were close to the optimal time for photos. As we got out of the car, we were greeted with a HUGE line. But, with his intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of local tourism, he knew the secret to access: buy a 100LE ticket (around USD5) for elevator access to the cafe at the top. I gladly sprung for the pass, and off we went.

I briefly felt guilty walking past hundreds of people waiting to go to the top, but realized that we'd be there all night if we hadn't gotten the cafe pass. And it's available to anyone who wants it. A minute or so ride to the top, a few flights of steps, and we were out looking across the city.

In the dusk with reflections of neon on the river Nile, the city was absolutely gorgeous. Not quite like a disco (as sung by Natacha Atlas and Trans-Global Underground), but it's a fantastic way to see the city.

After getting all the shots I was interested, we moved to the cafe. The price of admission included up to 100LE of cafe items (standard cafe fare of coffee, cakes, drinks, etc.). It was a form of credit, and essentially, if you had a cup of coffee and a dessert, you could stay under that limit and feel like you ate for free. Very nice, and a continuation of the views via the windows.

We finished up, descended, and hopped back in the car to grab some shwarma which we ate in the historic Al Fishawy cafe. A haunt of Egyptian movie stars and directors, it's world renowned and has been in operation since the early 1700s. We hung out there afterward and sipped on some tea and second hand smoked hubbly bubbly. Eventually, we left and wandered around the Khan al Khalili for an hour or so.

We found our way out of the market area, and back onto the streets of Islamic Cairo, which, on a Friday night, were bustling with people enjoying an evening out. Families were dining, market stalls sold fresh juices and snacks, and there was generally an atmosphere of congenial fun. Ahmed again showed his knack for finding great photo vantages, and I spent a happy couple of hours working on compositions and crafting photos that I think I'll be proud of.

Following this, we headed back to Giza and he dropped me off at my hotel. All in all, it was a long day, with a tour in the morning, and the night tour as well. But, as I laid my head on my pillow after a refreshing shower, I reflected on the whirlwind tour, and looked forward to importing and processing the photos I'd managed to make.

Ahmed was fantastic. He was patient, and more than willing to wait while I refined a particular scene. At one point, he was drafted into service to spin a lighted baloon while I worked on getting a steady non-tripod low light shot again and again and again. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and had a wealth of information about the places we visited. Even better, he was so willing to craft the tour to meet my photographic expectations, and at no point was I detoured into a papyrus/perfume/crafts shop to meet his "cousin," a technique that is all to common in the area.

All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend the evening, and absolutely was worth every penny that I spent (I was a solo traveler, and the price tends to be more than with a group). While not technically a photography tour, Ahmed was familiar enough with concepts of composition that I was able to craft some shots that I will be very proud of, once I download and process them over the next couple of days. A few mobile phone samples are below in the meantime.
Excellent trip
asif742016, 24-06-2019
We were tired because we had a long morning tour, but our tour guide, Ahmed Maged (Tree of Life day tours), was kind enough to accommodate and let us start an hr later. The boat tour on the Nile was amazing during sunset, very relaxing. We went to Cairo tower and then had amazing koshari dinner, where he talked us through all the steps of preparation. Tasted great! We went to the bazar and he was an expert at taking us exactly where we needed to go. He is an excellent photographer and knew exactly which angles to capture.
Overall we were very pleased and highly recommend this tour to anyone !
An amazing night out on the town
ozayr2019, 05-06-2019
My wife and I booked a private tour of Cairo by night with Tree of Life Day Tours company. Our guide, Ahmed, really went over and above to give us a great time. He was flexible and allowed us to tailor our schedule and timing so that we could enjoy the experiences that we wanted to - he also accompanied us on activities that were not part of the original schedule e.g. Cairo tower, sunset felucca ride (We did the extra activities at our own cost and shortened time at other activities). Ahmed accompanied us and continued to tell us about the places as if it were part of the original booking - we really had a great time with him - it was like a night out with a friend. He speaks English very well, and his knowledge and explanation of the sites was very thorough. I highly recommend this tour company/guide to anyone looking to see the city.

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