Scale the Old Walls of Cairo

For the best view of Cairo, climb the old city walls, built during the age of the Crusades (1176-1200). Head to Old Cairo, an area filled with Coptic churches and parts of the old city wall, and find the southern gate, Bab Zuwayla. For a small fee, you can climb up to the top of two minarets, witnessing breathtaking views of the city along the way. Hundreds of mosques, domes, and minarets sprawl below your feet. This is a pretty shaky climb, so don’t attempt this activity if you’re afraid of heights!