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“It's just ok”

Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village
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US$22.50*
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Private Guided Family Tour to the Pharaonic Village in Cairo
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5-Hour Guided Tour to Pharaonic Village in Cairo
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Pharaonic Village Guided Half Day Tour from Cairo
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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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“It's just ok”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

The Pharaonic village attempts to recreate life as it used to be, and fails. It's ridiculously expensive for what it offers.
However, it is worth visiting if you like to look at the belongings of the late Egyptian presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser & Anwar Elsadat. This was the only authentic display and the main attraction for me.
Otherwise, it's just full of models and replicas.

Visited May 2013
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting Trip”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

You have to visit this place at least once; you wont regret . Everything is well organized. You can see how pharaohs were living, working and eating.
We had a round inside their houses.
We had lunch (food is not so good) and took a 2 hours yacht cruise through central Cairo; it was also interesting

Visited August 2012
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Tabuk, Philippines
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“How many people do we know has carried out a vision?”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

A vision to Reality …

Not all people have visions. Not all visions become reality. Not all realities continue to exist. This is what the Pharaonic Village is all about. Yes, it lacks technology, but what bothered me was that almost all actors were glum, others acted weird as if ashamed of their jobs.
Nevertheless, this is a project that has given employment to people. Now that’s vision with a mission.
The recorded voice played on the boat, the boatman’s stirring, the actor’s cues are all well synchronized. The papyrus, the river, the stage seemed maintained. A lovely College student was our tourguide, she has answered all my silly questions in English. Of course, there are many things to be improved. For those whose minds are overflowing with ideas on how to improve the business… do write them... at the moment, all I have is this --- actors should be smiling, should have eye contact with the tourists, let the actors sing, let them dance if they have to! Communicate with the tourists even in Arabic. Let the tourists feel they are Tourists with human interaction. It’s not a youtube tour. Human's expectations are insatiable, but Human interaction can cover expectations.
visited: March 28-31, 2013

Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 6 Contributor
626 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 571 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
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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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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