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“Run down”

Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village
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US$40.00*
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Private Tour to The Pharaonic Village
Ranked #12 of 79 things to do in Giza
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Imagine going to a place a few miles from the center of Cairo, Egypt. Where Egypt's entire history and art comes alive! Such a place exists in the Pharaonic Village, on Jacob Island in the Nile.
Cairo, Egypt
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623 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
“Run down”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

The papyrus methodology is the only good part, but the rest is a waste of time. Having poor actors trying to simulate the pharoes and pharaonic times is corny and badly acted as well. Sticking to just the basics, only showing the papyrus plant, how it is cut up and how the papyrus paper is made as a process and how the designg on it are made should have been good enough for this tour. So it is overpriced for what it offers.

Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This place was completely organized and interesting. The price was totally worth it. We didn't even see all there was to see. The gift shop had interesting souvenirs better than other things around the city.

Visited October 2012
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Giza, Egypt
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A great "field trip" for the children”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

A very nice place for young children to visit and learn of the rich history of Egypt in a fun, outdoorsy way. I think it is very good. Food quality not so good, yet a fun day it is to visit.

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Ciaro
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice for kids”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

This place mimics the lives of the Pharaohs. You get to ride a boat and watch people dressed and acting in the same way Pharaohs lived thousands of years ago. It is very interesting for kids, and especially the part where they get to wear those costumes and take a photo in pharaohnic costumes.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely outing”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

This was found by accident and we really enjoyed it as we had already seen the original pyramids, temples and tombs. This just made them more real. It also included a yacht cruise through central Cairo so it was very good value. We spent an entire day here.

Visited January 2013
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