Private Half Day Trip To Garbage City in Cairo with Lunch
First of all, your expert tour guide will be waiting for you at your hotel, ready to welcome you to Egypt and start your tour.
On the commencement of your tour, you will be taken to your private A/C vehicle. Your guide will focus on you and your interests, provide you an insight to Egyptian history and point out the popular landmarks in Cairo.
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 Cairo’s 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 Cairo’s 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 men’s work, while women and children sort the garbage.
Once the tour is complete you will be transferred in comfort back to your hotel.
As Cairo is overwhelming with so much to do and explore, please feel free to add or skip any sites mentioned as to adjust the tour to your schedule. Just let us know your requests, it will be our pleasure to accommodate your needs.