Half-Day Tour to the Cave Church and the Garbage City in Cairo

Price Starting From : $40

It is imperative that you see Cairo's most well-known and ancient locations in addition to its pyramids and museums. Egypt day tours are a great way to create lasting experiences. If you're short on time, you can also arrange a half-day tour.

Take a half-day tour of Cairo's Garbage City and the Cave Church of St. Simon the Tanner to see one of the most impressive rock-cut monasteries in the city's history. Known as the Cave Church or Saint Simeon's Church and Monastery, it is situated in Mount Mokattam, southeast of Cairo, in an area that is nicknamed "Garbage City" because of the high concentration of scavengers and rubbish collectors that call the area home. With one of our Cairo half-day tours, you may see the Garbage City at Al-Moqattam Hills. 

  • Transport services from Giza or Cairo hotels and return by Cairo Top Tours.
  • Your transports are done by an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All entrance fees to all the sites listed within the tour itinerary are covered.
  • Accredited English-speaking tour guide.
  • Free Bottled water aboard the vehicle during all our Cairo Half Day Tours.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo. (upon request).
  • Any service charges and taxes of Egypt Day Tours are included during the Half Day Tour to the Cave Church and the Garbage City in Cairo.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping is not included during all Egypt Tours.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Prices are applicable during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.

Cairo Top Tours guide will meet you anywhere in Cairo or Giza to begin your Cairo Half Day Tours and today you will have the chance to have one of our most enjoyable Cairo Day Tours, you will be transported by an air-conditioned private vehicle to the area known as Al-Moqattam Hills to start your Half Day Tour to the Cave Church of St. Simon the Tanner, who was also known as the shoemaker and he became famous after the miracle of moving the whole hills from its original place as our personal Egyptologist guide will go through the details of this miraculous occurrence, the Monastery of St. Simeon al-Dabbagh in Al-Muqattam, which is considered one of the most important and ancient antiquities of ancient Egypt, as it represents a rare architectural masterpiece that is unparalleled, and is a tourist destination visited by Egyptians and foreigners from various countries of the world. 

Visit the Garbage City in Cairo which is considered one of the largest places for recycling garbage and refining its ingredients to be re-used in other industries. The area is unique and incomparable with any other tour to Egypt, the Monastery is a masterpiece of art as it has been cut into the rocks of the mountain with very skillful detail. after finishing your Cairo Trips and before being transferred back to any requested drop-off location in Cairo or Giza.



1 Person

$80 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$55 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$45 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$40 Per Person

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The Garbage City is located at Al Moqattam in Cairo.

Yes, they are very close, and it takes some minutes to arrive in Old Cairo if you would like to visit it.

The Garbage City earned its name due to the overwhelming presence of garbage in the area. The Zabbaleen collect and store garbage in their homes, and the streets are often lined with heaps of waste awaiting processing.

Yes, your visa gets stamped when you leave the country, so you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to re-enter Egypt. If you are a citizen of a country where this is allowed by law, you can also obtain a new visa on arrival.


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