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Tour to the Camel Market of Birqash

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Duration:
3 hours
Tour Type:
Private
Schedule:
Daily

Description

Drive from Cairo to Birqash to visit the camel market in Cairo. You will enjoy a unique experience while seeing merchants buying and selling camels in inside the market watching the traders negotiating and making deals.

Inclusion

  • Pick up services from hotel & return
  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking representative
  • A bottle of mineral water during your trip
  • Entrance fees to the Camel Market & Camera ticket
  • All taxes & services charge

Exclusion

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping

Itinerary

Unusual 4 Hours tour to Birqash Camel market in Cairo Where you can see unusual sites in Cairo this Tour is available on Friday & Sunday. Right there you will see the Camel trades and Merchant, where they Buy and Sell Camels in Egypt.

Start at 07:00 am with pick up from your Hotel and you will find your tour guide at the lobby area holding a sign of your name then transfer in A/C private vehicle to the camel market at Birqash.Which is Considered one of Egypt's most extraordinary experiences. Just a 45 minute (60km) drive away from Cairo lies one of the biggest markets for camel meat in all of Africa.The meat demands of Cairo's 20 million inhabitants mean that this camel market is lively and animated every day as hundreds of animals are bought and sold. Tourists love to go on Fridays when the traffic and bartering in the market is at its highest. Camels are annually herded up the Darb al-Arba'in, the famous 40 Day Road. This ancient caravan route starts in Sudan and ends in Birqash. The camels are herded through Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia to southern Egypt. From there, most camels are shipped to Birqash Camel Market via several oases in the back of large trucks.They travel over 700 miles and spend, in total around three months on the road. By the time they get to Birqash, many camels are emaciated due to the poor travelling conditions and from extended periods of time spent packed in the back of trucks.Be mentally prepared for what awaits you when you enter the compound.

A visit to Birqash is not for the faint of heart. Wounded camels with open sores and other ailments are hobbled by their owners so that they don't run away.However, this doesn’t stop their attempts. Have your wits about you, or you run the risk of being hit by one of the animals as they make their escape. Few get very far and are quickly beaten violently back into submission by their angry owners. Many nationalities are represented here amongst the traders who spend their lives on the road.If you're interested in purchasing a camel of your very own, prices start from around €200 for a small one. For the bigger, healthier beasts prices can reach as much as €550 but all is subject to your negotiation skills. The traders here are skilled negotiators and watching this animated process take place is one of the highlights of visiting the market.after you finish your tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 

Price

Price Per Person:
Single
$ 110 Per Person
2 Persons
$ 80 Per Person
3 Persons
$ 75 Per Person
4 Persons
$ 70 Per Person
5 Persons
$ 65 Per Person
6 Persons & more
$ 63 Per Person

Prices:
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy:
0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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