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Address: 98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo, Egypt
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US$100.00*
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Full-Day Trip to Cairo from Dahab by Bus
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US$105.00*
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1-Day Tour To Cairo by Bus From Dahab
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US$144.00*
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Private Tour: Cairo Day Trip from Sharm el Sheikh

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Very interesting but we are not we did the right thing.

We booked our Cairo tours through EMO Tours Egypt and we are very happy with them. Excellent service and very knowledgeable guide. After visiting the pyramids, our guide took us... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We booked our Cairo tours through EMO Tours Egypt and we are very happy with them. Excellent service and very knowledgeable guide. After visiting the pyramids, our guide took us to a papyrus museum. To be fair to him, I asked what is worth buying in Egypt and he said three things, Egyptian cotton, essential oils and papyrus, offered to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Tour guide brought us to this papyrus institute. I decided not to buy anything even before entering but ended up buying a papyrus about my arm's length size. The guy was really good at explaining how papyrus was made and we had good time asking questions and wanted to buy a papyrus painting of the judgement day. He said initially... More 

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San Marino, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our tour, YourEgyptTours.com, took us there. A very slick, professional young woman demonstrated about papyrus. The sales pitch was strong. My friend could not say no. He bought US$400 worth. Two days later he regretted it. Our guide said he could have his money back. He went back, but ended up spending US$500 total, more than originally. I walked around... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I am stressing on this in every review I write about any place in Cairo: "Cairo is intimidating, if you are not being escorted with someone that will guide you how to deal with people, you will definitely get rubbed in some way or another" This place is a nice place to visit and get some education, but like all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

It is interesting to see how Papyrus is made but the demonstration lasts all 5 minutes, followed by trying to get you to spend thousands on large pieces. We bought a small piece that we liked after a price drop, but don't be bullied into making a large purchase if you don't want to.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We had a great demonstration on how the papyrus was made. Truly amazing pieces to buy. 50,000 Egyptian pounds to as low as 120 Large and small items. They have a transport tube to place them in for transport. No hard sell. Very helpful, and respectful people to help you out

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We came here with our tour guide. There was a short and sweet demonstration on the production of papyrus and then some time to shop. The place has some truly beautiful, high quality art, and we did end up buying a small piece. The guys here were helpful in choosing the size, colors, and design we were looking for. As... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Like everywhere we went in Egypt this is all about the hard sell and trying to get you to part with cash. Yes you get a demonstration on how papyrus is made, but everything else is designed to get you to buy something. As a further word of warning if you are using a card beware because they will attempt... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

If you are part of a tour group, you will most likely be taken here after the Great Pyramids tour or any tour as such in Giza. The prices are way overpriced for Papyrus and every store around that area is called a Papyrus Institute of some sort so don't be fooled into thinking this is the only store that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Not only will you learn how papyrus is made, but you'll have an opportunity to see true works of art, not the cheap items offered for sale on the streets. One thing I liked is that I didn't get any pressure at all to buy something. VERY good experience and interesting to see how papyrus is created. It's a simple... More 

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