Cairo is a most interesting city, as a nation’s capital should be. It has amazing noisy souks (markets) and a medieval Islamic city. After you’ve seen a few sights here, it’s time to move on to the real reason you’re visiting Egypt: the famed pyramids along the Nile. Hie thee to Cleopatra country! Should you get tired of the pyramids and other antiquities, take a relaxing break at a nature preserve, where scenery and wildlife reign. A day trip from Cairo may be just what the pharaoh ordered.