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Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal)

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Small-Group Camel Market Day Tour from Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Got up early on a Friday to travel the hour journey out of Cairo. Beautiful morning, even saw a rainbow over the pyramids. We have a trusted taxi driver we use a lot so travel was easy. I would not recommend going on a tour...More

1  Thank tmm01
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a slice of traditional life, visit the camel market. It's off the beaten path but if you're in Cairo for longer than a few days, I recommend it. As other reviews stated, the people at the market are cordial if...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We hired an uber driver to take us to this camel market outside of Cairo. Go early as much of the action is over by 12:00. This is a wild and crazy market experience. Not for the faint of heart or slow reacting. Camel do...More

Thank HNLglobetrotters
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Birqash Camel Market is truly an amazing experience and a must see for anyone who likes to do things off the beaten path. I visited on a Friday morning in August 2016 around 8:15am with my husband and baby (in a carrier). We happened...More

5  Thank Z042010
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

45 minutes outside of Cairo - we arrived at 9am on a Friday and it was very busy. I've heard Fridays are the best day. 25 Egyptian Pounds each to enter (extra fee for cameras - but not phones). The amount of Camels is amazing!...More

1  Thank expat_mbk
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Family of five, with three children visited the market on a Friday. Ninety minute drive from Maadi, with very light traffic. Went at about 10:00am, which was perfect. There is a small entrance fee at the entrance, few dollars payable in LE. The camel merchants...More

2  Thank jaredites1
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Felt like I was back in medieval Egypt with this fascinating market on the outskirts of Cairo. It was not touristy and was an active market where one could carefully walk around all of the camels and camel traders. Thanks Rudy (Reda) of EMO Tours,...More

2  Thank JohnHChicagoIllinois
Reviewed 7 January 2016

If you are even thinking about doing the trip, then you probably should do it. I was a bit nervous being in the country like this, as an American, but the trip was a blast. It is about a 45 minute drive from Cairo, but...More

2  Thank drwiz
Reviewed 26 July 2015

As Americans, we often do not understand the way of life of other cultures as we either are not open to it or we delight in remaining oblivious to the plights of others who have lives much harder than ours. This tour was the most...More

6  Thank carlaroseberry
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The camel market (souk al-gamaal) is just outside Cairo, in Birqash. Even though it is just outside the city, it took us about an hour to get there. When we saw pick-up trucks with camels loaded in the back, we knew we were getting close....More

3  Thank Liz B
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davidgarciaresino
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Yes go early.
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