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Tanoura Dance at Wekalet El Ghouri with Traditional Dinner

  • DurationApprox 4 Hours
  • Trip TypePrivate Tours
  • AvailabilityEveryday
  • Pick upHotel

Tour Overview

Enjoy with us at Wekalat Al-Ghouri in Cairo, one of the most beautiful traditional Egyptian skirt shows. This enchanting evening promises a rich immersion into the heart of Cairo’s traditions, combining breathtaking entertainment with sumptuous cuisine.

As you step into the historic Wekalet el Ghouri, you’ll be transported to a bygone era, where the ambiance resonates with the echoes of Egypt’s cultural heritage. The main highlight of the evening is the Tanoura show, a whirling dervish dance that embodies spiritual symbolism and artistic prowess. Dancers adorned in colorful, flowing skirts gracefully spin and twirl, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of motion and color.

While the Tanoura dancers dazzle you with their skillful performance, your taste buds are in for a treat with a mouthwatering local dinner. Savor the authentic flavors of Egyptian cuisine, featuring a variety of traditional dishes crafted with care and expertise. Every bite is a culinary adventure, from succulent grilled meats to fragrant rice and flavorful dips.

This immersive experience at Wekalet el Ghouri promises an unforgettable evening where you can appreciate the beauty of Egypt’s cultural heritage through mesmerizing dance and indulge in its culinary treasures, creating lasting memories in the heart of Cairo.

Tanoura Dance Show Tour Itinerary

Arrive at Wekalet El Ghouri, a historic 16th-century building in the heart of Islamic Cairo.

The Tanoura show at Wekalat El Ghoury in Cairo is one of the most exciting performances of Egyptian folk music. Enjoy a wonderful oriental evening with the traditional Egyptian dance group “Raqsat Al-Tanura.”

Explore the courtyard of the building, which features stunning Islamic architecture and intricate wooden carvings.

Watch as the performers, dressed in vibrant costumes, spin and twirl to the beat of the music.

Learn about the history and significance of the Tanoura dance, which was performed in Egypt for centuries.

Take a break for dinner at a local restaurant, where you can try traditional Egyptian dishes.

After dinner, take some time to explore the surrounding area, which is filled with historic landmarks, mosques, and markets.

End the night by sipping on some traditional Egyptian tea and reflecting on the beauty of the Tanoura show.

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • All service charges and taxes
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spending
  • Beverage
  • Tipping (It's recommended)

Things to know

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication
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The Brown Family

Solo Traveller

“Cairo chaos with a four-year-old? Tanoura to the rescue! We weren’t sure how Miguel would handle the show, but from the first spin, he was hooked. Eyes wide, he mimicked the twirling arms, his laughter echoing through the hall. The dinner was a hit too – hummus wars, pita bread butterflies, and endless scoops of rice pudding. By the time the show ended, Miguel was fast asleep in his stroller, dreaming of tanoura-colored sheep. A family memory made, one twirl at a time!”

May 28, 2023

Emily Chen

Solo Traveller

“Solo in Cairo? Embrace it! I signed up for the Tanoura and dinner combo, a little nervous but mostly excited. The warm welcome from the staff instantly calmed my jitters. The meal was a journey in itself – fragrant stews, dips I couldn’t name, and the sweetest Um Ali. Then came the show. The dervishes were mesmerizing, their synchronized twirls a blur of color and devotion. I found myself clapping along, completely swept up in the rhythm. It wasn’t just a performance; it was a shared experience. Solo thumbs up for this Cairo adventure!”

May 13, 2023

Matthew Hall

Couple Traveller

We had an incredible time at the Tanoura Dance Show at Wekalet El Ghouri with Local Dinner. The dancers’ graceful moves were truly mesmerizing, and the vibrant colors of their costumes added to the visual spectacle. The local dinner was a feast of flavors, and we were pleasantly surprised by the diverse selection of dishes. This experience allowed us to immerse ourselves in Egyptian culture, and we left with hearts full of memories. Don’t miss out on this fantastic evening in Cairo!

April 6, 2023

Mike

Group Traveller

Yo, Cairo crew! Remember that mind-blowing Tanoura show at Wekalet El Ghouri? We went last night, and let me tell you, it was epic! Swirling dervishes, colorful costumes, and beats that thrummed through your chest – a total sensory overload in the best way possible. Plus, the dinner beforehand? Pure Egyptian magic. Mezze platters piled high, succulent lamb shank, and flaky baklava made my taste buds do a happy dance. We were a group of ten, and everyone was raving about it. A must-do for any Cairo adventure!

April 4, 2023

Michael Jones

Group Traveller

“Cairo nights come alive with the Tanoura! Our group of ten friends piled into Wekalet El Ghouri, the historic walls practically humming with anticipation. The local dinner beforehand was a feast – mezze galore, fresh salads, and flaky, spiced lamb. We were already buzzing by the time the music started and the dervishes took the stage. Spinning like planets in orbit, their colorful skirts billowed like flames. It was pure magic, the air electric with their energy. A must-do for any Cairo crew!”

March 2, 2023
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