Private Cairo: Home Cooked Experience with a Local Family

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From $94.10

24 reviews   (4.96)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Nothing beats a home cooked meal, especially when you’re travelling. Join this private Cairo food tour and get treated like a Pharaoh to a feast at a local family home. Chat with the woman of the house and gain authentic insight into Egyptian culture and Middle Eastern traditions.

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.

What's Included



Local English-speaking guide

What's Not Included


Items of a personal nature

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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 link
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Maximum Private group size is 12.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygien
  • 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
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy


Super special experience
darae84, 11-02-2020
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 danced and laughed after the meal. Reham even gifted me with a lovely scarf at the end of the night - a super special souvenir from my time in Egypt that I will always keep. If you are looking to really experience Egyptian life, and do more than just wander through the tourist sites, I would highly recommend this experience. It's wonderful to sit down and chat and really learn about the place you are visiting. I'm so glad I was able to step inside a real home and be made part of the family for an evening. There's so much more to Egypt than the tombs and the temples! The people are wonderful and this was also my best meal of my 2 week trip :-)
Fantastic evening
Ninac75, 06-11-2019
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. One of our very favorite experiences while in Egypt!!
An amazing night with an incredibly welcoming family!
Kayla N, 10-05-2019
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 an Egyptian family, and to ask any questions that popped into my head. If you are interested in getting to know a little more about Egyptian culture, and so see what an Egyptian home looks like, and to share a home cooked meal with a local family, then you would absolutely love this experience! It has been one of my favorite nights in Egypt so far, and I would highly, highly recommend it!!
AlinaD1511, 25-04-2019
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 for dinner was educated, sweet and informative. A truly unique experience to share stories and a great meal with this fun and charming Cairo family - ! highly recommend it !
Wonderful evening with welcoming family
pwiser, 25-03-2019
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 of traditional dishes which we shared with her, our guide, her husband and two of their three children. Afterwards, we looked at wedding pictures, talked about our countries and ourselves and toured their apartment. I expressed an interest in learning more about the head scarf. Reham showed me how to tie one, and gave me one to take home. We spent a fun time taking pictures and friending each other on Facebook. At the end of the evening, our guide and the driver took us back to our hotel. It was an unforgettable evening and an experience I highly recommend.

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