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Things to Do in Egypt

Egypt is a unique country that is known for its 7000 years of majestic history and great civilization. Egypt possesses today marvelous culture, unique traditions, impressive types of food, many exciting activities to enjoy while being there of course besides its incredible Pharaohnic & ancient attractions. It is such a dignified country that has land of towering pyramids & temples and amazing endless stretches of desert that is why Egypt is considered the cradle of civilization.

There is so much to see or do in Egypt and if you are looking for the best and the most interesting way to explore the Gift of the Nile is through boarding a Nile River cruise and that way you will have many options that range from spending a week on boards of a high luxury cruise to a shorter and a more budget trip, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you will enjoy as never before in Egypt while touring around its priceless sightseeing since you will have many stopovers through which you will be able to explore the incredible city of Aswan, the breathtaking city of Luxor, and enjoy a fabulous tour in between the two cities. Alternatively, you can visit the incredible city of Cairo to check some of the greatest sightseeing to be ever constructed by a man and check the great hypnotic religious attractions all around you. For some fun and relaxation, you will find the most interesting chance for that in Egypt also since Egypt has the most spectacular coastal beaches and diving & snorkeling spots just like what you can find in Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Marsa Alam. Simply put, we can say that Egypt is one of the countries that “Has It All”.

Here Is Your Guide to the Best Things to Do In Egypt

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1. Start With An Authentic Breakfast

Egyptian Food is an essential part of your experience while being in Egypt and breakfast is the most interesting part of it as the Egyptians are known for the most fabulous types of breakfast meals that usually include Foul Medames that is actually cooked Gave beans, and breakfast meal also includes Tameta, eggs “Cooked Or Boiled”, cheese, French Fries, and the amazing traditional Egyptian bread. You will enjoy such a breakfast meal so much and you will feel so energetic for the rest of the day. It is served in the majority of oriental restaurants.

2. Enjoy A Camel Ride in Giza Necropolis

A visit to Giza Complex is a must to visualize the Pyramids and to learn all about the great ancient Egyptian civilization. It is a very cool thing but riding a camel is even cooler since you will enjoy such a ride so much and you will tour around the great Giza pyramids on the board of a camel and follow the ancient way of transfers from a site to another so don’t miss it.

3. Take A Walk In Khan El-Khalili

Khan El-Khalili is the most unique shopping market all over Egypt and it is visited by tourists and Egyptians daily. Tens of shoppers head to Khan El-Khalili every day to buy different things as you won’t believe the number of shops & stores that you can find in its narrow alleys and streets selling clothes, souvenirs, perfumes, antiquities, spices, artifacts, and lots of other amazing things to buy and enjoy while being in Khan El-Khalili. It is such a fascinating site in Egypt where vendors are really friendly and you will be able to check a great part of the Egyptian customs and traditions.

4. Enjoy Some Of the Delicious Egyptian Cuisine

The Egyptian restaurants & cafés are known for their impressive tasty food that is served every day. It is a very enthusiastic adventure to taste several traditional meals prepared in different ingredients and spices and you will find hundreds of international & oriental meals that suit all tastes and are 100% safe but you need to check very thoroughly the quality of food and service at the place you are going to have your meal at. Avoid local places that don’t take care of their health measurements and choose only the well-known ones. Among the best traditional meals that you definitely should try is the fabulous Koshari “Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Tomato sauce & vinegar and fried onions in the top” and it is the most favorite meal for the vegetarians, Kebabs & Kofta, Shawerma, Mahshi, and for the desserts, you definitely should try Om Ali, Barbosa, Konafa, and goulash.

5. Go Sandboarding

For the adventurous travelers who seek adventure in every tour and visit they head to, Egypt is the perfect destination to enjoy sandboarding as it includes many sand dunes across its breathtaking deserts. The best location to enjoy such a marvelous activity is the Great Sand Sea that is located near Siwa Oasis and there you can enjoy the best dune surfing in the world.

6. Enjoy the Best Adventure While Cruising the Nile

The exceptional land of Egypt is recognized to be the Gift of the Nile as the Nile has played a significant role in building the unique ancient civilization, in the agricultural system in Egypt, and in the social life of each Egyptian. What really makes Egypt a singular destination is that while being there, you can enjoy being in the middle of the Nile and sailing through the amazing longest river in the world. There are many types of Egypt Nile Cruises that operate tours for three nights/four nights/ and for 7 nights from Aswan and Luxor and the good news is that you can enjoy such a hypnotic adventure wherever you are in Egypt. The most important thing to keep in mind is that Nile Cruises have fixed schedules in Egypt with fixed sailing date based on the cruise itself so you just need to arrange the date and the duration of the Nile Cruise tour you want with us and we will arrange everything in the most imaginary way just for you.

7. Go For An Expedition Towards Cairo

Old Cairo seems like a unique world on its own as if it is a country inside a country full of marvels and incredible sightseeing. We can divide Cairo into two parts; the first part represents the historical background of Egypt and you can witness such a prominent part through heading towards Giza that contains on its land the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world which are the majestic Pyramids of Giza that still alive up till now since more than 4000 years. What makes that complex an extraordinary tourist spot is the shape & geometry of their construction and the secrets behind how the ancient Egyptians managed to construct them. After spending some unforgettable time in Giza Necropolis, you can also head to Saqqara Necropolis as it is going to be such a wonderful tour for you since you will find extra impressive pyramids and monuments to be witnessed and get the real enthusiasm out of visiting them including the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, Memphis City, and the incredible Pyramids of Dahshur.

The second part of Cairo needs tens of pages to be described because of its glory and incredible significance in the Egyptian civilization. It is Old Cairo that has on its land all of the majestic glory of the past years and the most incredible sightseeing to be visited while being there is outstanding Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that contains some of the greatest invaluable artifacts, monuments, and antiques that were found over the years and the fascinating news now is that the Ministry of Tourism in Egypt is currently working on the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum that is believed to be opened by 2021 and it will contain more amazing items that were never be shown in public.

Regarding the religious sites that you can visit while being in Cairo, you should visit El-Muizz Street that is one of the most beautiful streets with its amazing sites and there you will be able to visit lots of mosques and buildings including Mohamed Ali Mosque, Salah El-Din Citadel, Amr Ibn El-As Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and tens of other incredible attractions where you can enjoy your cultural vacation in Egypt.

8. Enjoy Egypt’s Most Common Juice

If you haven’t tasted Asab El-Sokar till now, you surely miss a lot and for more clarification, Asab El-Sokar is the Arabic name for sugarcane and on each spot, you visit, you will find a juice shop that can offer you a fresh cold Asab El-Sokar juice that perfectly matches the heat of the weather in Egypt during summer. There are many other fresh juices that you can enjoy while being in Egypt and you can easily get any of them at a very cheap price including Sahlab, fresh Lemon, Karkade, yan soon, other fresh juices of Mangoo, banana, guava, and others.

9. Head In A Diving Or A Snorkeling Excursion in the Red Sea

You will miss a lot if you visited Egypt and left without heading to the distinguished Red Sea to discover its vibrant marine life and its mighty visibility. If you are a professional diver or just a beginner, you will reach the highest level of enthusiasm and joy while being there as there are there professional instructors who will assist you during the whole of your dives and supply you with the whole necessary equipment in some of the most incredible sites like the Giftun Island, Abu Ramada, and Umm Gamar. If you don’t want to get that deep underwater, there won’t be any problem as you can just enjoy a snorkeling excursion in Hurghada or Sharm to discover & see some of the most astonishing types of fish and corals during the whole time of your tour in addition to having the chance to play with some dolphins in some sites.

10. Hike Mount Sinai

It is considered a true pleasure and such a marvelous adventure for the majority of travelers since this mountain was the spot where Moses has received the ten commandments from Allah and it has a height of 2285 m allowing climbers to enjoy a remarkable 360-degree view over the mountain and the whole area that surrounds it. You should also overnight there to enjoy the hypnotic sunrise & sunset from the mountain’s summit. It is such a spiritual tour rather than a historical tour which is highly recommended for those who are interested in exploring history mixed with religion and spirituality. The area is extremely safe and thousands of tourists come yearly to explore the area.

11. Tour Around Egypt’s Pharaonic Sites

Besides the bewitching marvels in Cairo City, the most amazing and charming Pharaohnic sites exist in the amazing cities of Luxor and Aswan. For instance, in Luxor, you can visit the most gigantic religious temples ever been built by a man just like Luxor Temple, the numerous Karnak Temples, the interesting Valley of the Kings with its unique tombs of the ancient Egyptian kings, the prestigious Colossi of Memnon that stood all that long to narrate incredible stories about its builder, the mighty temple of Hatshepsut, and only a few kilometers from Luxor, you will find yourself in front of the most well-preserved temples in the history of mankind which are the Temples of Dendera and Abydos.

Aswan city also includes some dignified tourist spots that you will enjoy a lot after visiting including the fanciful Philae Temple that was built for goddess Isis, the great High Dam, the wonderful Unfinished Obelisk which was constructed following the orders of Queen Hatshepsut and you should with no doubt visit the solemn temples of Abu Simbel that are among the list of the most notable sightseeing ever found in the Land of Pharaohs. There are many sublime Pharaohnic sites in Aswan and Luxor that were established, commissioned, or constructed by the most successful Pharaohs ever ruled Egypt.

12. Enjoy Nightlife As Never Before

Egypt is one of the countries that are rich with some of the fanciful activities that you can enjoy during the whole daytime and also at night. If you want to enjoy the amazing beauty of the night in Egypt, you should head to the city that never sleeps, Cairo where you will get the chance to attend the Sound & Light show in Giza, have a terrific Felucca ride in the Nile at night, enjoy the most marvelous Dinner Cruise in front of an unforgettable view, try some of the most impressive restaurants and cafés to taste the best Egyptian Meals, head to gardens or parks to enjoy the moderate view of Egypt at night. You can also attend the Sound and Light show in Karnak Complex while being in Luxor and also visit the magical Luxor Temple at night to enjoy a hypnotic experience.

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That is not all about Egypt as it is a book with unlimited pages of history and civilization that is updated daily with new achievements and discoveries and you as a traveler should ass Egypt destination to your travel blog to enjoy a marvelous experience and to have the best adventure ever especially if you booked your tour through our Egypt travel packages as we will do our best to arrange the best tour ever for you and for your beloveds.

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Trips In Egypt team is composed of diverse individuals from all over the world who are the guardians of the ancient knowledge, magnificent attractions, and secrets of Egypt. They are travel enthusiasts, Egyptologists, Archaeologists, and history passionates who know every corner about the historical, geographical, geopolitical, and cultural nature of Egypt that trace back to more than 5000 years.

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