Egypt - Cairo Outskirts & the Delta (Chapter)
This is the Cairo Outskirts & the Delta chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.
It’s easy to get from Cairo’s confines to open green fields; ancient sites you’ll have all to yourself; modern Coptic monasteries with roots 17 centuries deep; and the only-in-Africa action of a live camel market.
- explore the half-buried ruins of sprawling Saqqara
- penetrate the heart of the Red Pyramid at Dahshur
- go sandboarding and fossil-spotting in the desert sands of Wadi al-Hittan
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur, Al-Fayoum, Wadi Natrun, the Nile Delta, Birqash Camel Market and Nile Barrages.
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