It has been said that traveling is the only thing that you buy, which makes you richer and this belief can definitely be found in the land of pharaohs “Egypt“. Discover the best places to visit in Egypt the country which has been built over 7,000 years of civilization and such a magnificent culture is depicted in its unique tourist cities, which are open day & night for your hospitality. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Egypt:
Best Places to Visit in Egypt
Egypt is an exclusive tourist country that has a huge number of attractions left by great ancient Egyptian pharaohs including its massive temples, hypnotic statues, sacred places, and other memorable landmarks that can’t be missed. Here are the major 5 Egyptian Cities with the tiptop highlights of each one of them:
1- Cairo “The Capital of Egypt”
Cairo is the city that holds inside the majestic landmarks of ancient Egypt. While visiting Cairo, you’ll find yourself heading with no doubt to Giza to see one of the most important wonders of the world “Giza Pyramids Complex” and to be more specific, you first target will be the great pyramid of Khufu, which is a true masterpiece that shows the Egyptian art that was followed by another two great pyramids of Khafre & Menkaure, who all belong to the same dynasty.
You also will visit the Great Sphinx that has always been the guardian of the three pyramids and what is truly interesting about it is that it has the head of his builder “king Khafre”.
That is not all as you can also head to Saqqara to visit Saqqara Step Pyramid, Memphis City, Dahshur, which are all incredible destinations with the greatest Pharaonic achievements.
If you want to check some of the marvelous modern attractions in Cairo including Salah El-Din Citadel with its mesmerizing Mohamed Ali Mosque that narrate the great history of struggles, and with no doubt there is no completed visit to Cairo without heading to the Egyptian Museum to see the Egyptian mummies with their artifacts and great antiques. You will also love to visit Khan El-Khalili Bazaar where you will have the chance to shop, buy gifts, take lovely photos, and much more than this.
2- Luxor “The Ancient Thebes”
Luxor is full of secrets & mysteries as it was built in the location of Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypt, and it is truly one of its kind, as it contains inside more than one-third of the world monuments and definitely, you would like to visit its two banks.
On the east bank of Luxor, you’ll visit the majestic Luxor & Karnak temples and you’ll be a very lucky person if you got the opportunity to visit the sound and light show at night in Luxor temple and here all about the ancient deities of Egypt.
On the west bank, you’ll visit unforgettable sightseeing including Valley of the Kings to explore the last resting place of the kings Ramssess III, Ramssess VI, Merneptah & Tut-Ankh-Amon, see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only female ruler who ruled Egypt for 20-years with wealth and peace. You’ll also head to the last remaining statues of Amenhotep III mortuary temple which are called “Colossi of Memnon”.
3- Aswan “The Ancient City of Swenett”
Aswan is most beautiful city that is called the “Nubian City” as its current citizens are Nubians and they are known all over the world with their kind hearts and their hospitality to all tourists and you’ll be surprised after knowing that they will let you enter their houses to know all about their customs & traditions.
In Aswan, you will visit the High Dam which took about 10 years to be built with the help of UNESCO to protect the Pharaonic attractions in Aswan. Moreover, you’ll find the largest to be ever built by a human being and it was built during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut from the 18th dynasty and it is called “The Unfinished Obelisk”.
Philae Temple is a fanciful destination in Aswan that has been transferred to Agilkia island to be saved from flood and then you definitely need to head in an incredible tour to Abu Simbel temples, which were built by Ramesses II who wanted to do two great things, first of all, to build a temple for himself to commemorate his victory in the battle of Kadesh & the date of his coronation and that is why he built the great temple of Abu Simbel and he didn’t get enough as in order to show his deep affection to his wife Nefertari, he built the smaller temple of Abu Simbel for her.
There are also Kom Ombo & Edfu temples, which you can head to them by a car or through boarding Egypt Nile Cruises and this is certainly is going to be a unique experience for you in the land of Pharaohs.
4- Alexandria “The Bide of The Mediterranean”
Alexandria was always considered the bride of the Mediterranean Sea because of its spectacular landmarks and its rich ancient destinations. There you can find Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel, the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, and of course, we won’t miss its breathtaking beaches, hotels, cafes, and so.
5- The Red Sea “Coastal Cities”
Egypt is known with its terrific coastal beaches in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, El-Gouna, Marsa Alam, in which you’ll be able to do some unique activities including snorkeling, diving, desert safari, swimming with dolphin and much more interesting and different activities.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.
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