This Day tour to the Garbage City in Cairo, to watch Cairo’s unofficial sanitation crew. living in makeshift housing and recycling the city’s compo-stable waste products by feeding it to their pigs , sort and recycle everything they could, using it for their own manufacturing.
and visit the Cave Church of St. Simon and City of the Dead an ancient cemetery that has become a residential neighborhood for some Egyptian people .
In this tour you will explore an area known as “Garbage City, ” which is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo, and inhabited by the Coptic Christians. community of garbage collectors who make their living collecting and recycling 17, 000 tons of garbage produced by Cairo’s 20 million residents.
Also in this tour you will explore the City of the Dead, where the deceased take up residency among the living. It is a Muslim Cemetery with multiple Tombs. A fair number of these tombs are occupied by families who either wish to stay near their deceased relatives OR have squatted there in order to escape poverty .
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Giza Hotels|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
within the Garbage City Seven churches and chapels are hidden within a series of caves unexpectedly rise against the backdrop of Mokattam hills , created by the garbage collectors. While walking the chaotic streets of Garbage City, you will understand in a small degree how their economy moves. Families specialize in a particular type of garbage ..
In the morning your tour guide will pick you from your Giza Hotel to start a tour to the