Half Day Tour To Garbage City - Cairo

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 am
  • Departure Details :
    From Your Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Back To Your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Manshiyat Nasser, or as it is more popularly known, Garbage City, is a slum settlement with a population of around 60,000 on the outskirts of the Moqattam Hills, within Cairos sprawling metropolitan area.

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Manshiyat Nasser, or as it is more popularly known, Garbage City, is a slum settlement with a population of around 60,000 on the outskirts of the Moqattam Hills, within Cairos sprawling metropolitan area.

The village is notable for having nearly every space of it covered in garbage, including the streets and rooftops of the settlement. These piles of garbage are the result of the Cairo Metropolitan Area having never established an efficient garbage collecting system, despite having a population of nearly 20 million.

The inhabitants of Manshiyat Nasser, mostly Coptic Christians, have filled this gap for the past 70 years. These informal garbage collectors, called the Zabbaleen or Garbage people, collect the garbage of Cairos residents in a door-to-door service for a small fee and then transport it via donkey carts or pick-up trucks to their homes in Manshiyat Nasser. Once home, they sort the garbage for recyclable material. The collecting of the trash is traditionally the mens work, while women and children sort the garbage.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible