Having a vacation in Egypt is something marvelous as you can enjoy the nice weather of the coastal cities on the Red Sea or witness the ancient culture of Egypt through its temples and monumental sites spread across the whole country. Also, you can enjoy the elegant stay on a Nile cruise in Upper Egypt. All that and more can an unforgettable vacation. But what about friends, do they have a room for your vacation?
Taking a vacation with friends to Egypt could be one of the best unforgettable times in your life, or turned to be a total disaster. In this article, we will tell you some advice about, how to enjoy a perfect vacation in Egypt with friends. Here are the steps you should follow to plan a vacation to Egypt with your friends:
Discover Best Attractions to Visit in Egypt with Friends
1. Take Memorable Photos at the Pyramids
Giza pyramids complex is the most visited historical site in Egypt. It is a complex of monumental buildings and temples including the three remarkable pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. You will also see the great sphinx next to the pyramids. The place offers an excellent chance to have memorable pictures of you and your friends to save that outstanding experience.
2. Visiting the Temple of Abu Simbel with Friends
The two temples of Abu Simbel were built by Ramses II “1279-1213 BCE“. One for the king and the other is for his best wife queen Nefertari. The temples were built to honor the gods Ptah, Amun and Ra. Your friends and you will enjoy exploring the temples and witness the wall carvings and drawings that narrate the achievements of Ramses II. Also, you will be amazed by the colossus at the entrance of each temple.
3. Karnak Temples and its Amazing View
The “Most Selected of Places” and the “House of Amun“, Karnak temple was constructed more than 4000 years ago. It is located in the middle of the city of Luxor to serve as a worship center for the ancient city of Thebes. The temple consists of a number of temples, chapels, and halls and is full of huge pillars and carved walls. Also, you will enjoy a short walk at the marvelous Avenue of Sphinx with your friends.
4. Visiting Philae Temple at Aswan
Located at the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam between the Dam and Lake Nasser, Philae temple is an island in the middle of the Nile river. The original site was close to the first cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt but was relocated due to continuous threats of floods to the Island of Agilkia Island as part of a rescue mission by UNESCO. The temple is a masterpiece art of work decorated with carved writings and magnificent statues. You will have a great time with your friends in such a marvelous place.
Enjoy Top Things to Do in Egypt with Friends
1. Enjoy Culture Discovery in Cairo Streets with Friends
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and it is the most modern city in the country. There you can find all that you need from elegant services to the finniest goods. But Cairo also still has an ancient face shown in the old historical Islamic streets and districts as well as old churches and monumental castles and citadels. As a group who likes shopping then the amazing bazaar of Khan El Khalili will be the ideal option as it features a unique shopping experience.
2. Nile Cruise with Friends is Awesome
Nile cruises are a unique experience offers the chance to see Upper Egypt from another view. The Nile cruise sails between Aswan and Luxor features a lot of high-quality services and relaxing accommodation. It is the best activity to do with your friends as you will visit the monumental sites along the way from Luxor to Aswan taking a lot of memorial pictures and having an unforgettable time together.
3. Enjoy Felucca to Nubian Village with Friends
Nubian Village is one of the oldest villages on the planet. It is the perfect destination for those who want to get close to a great and ancient culture. You can visit the village from Aswan city by taking a Felucca “Nile Boat“. You will enjoy the sail on the board of the Felucca as the Nile shines in blue and the sun rays make the water surface glares. In the village, you will interact with the locals and visit the historical sites of the village the Nubian museum. You and your friends will have a great time exploring the beauty and kindness of that exceptional place.
4. Hot Air Balloon in Luxor with Friends is Amazing
Luxor is an ancient city, it exists for more than 4000 years. The city is considered an open museum including a large number of monumental and historical sites alongside the unique artifact and ruins that spread all over the city. A great way to enjoy the beauty of Luxor is through Luxor hot air balloon trip where you will fly up to witness and enjoy the spectacular view with your friends. Time will pass quickly but will leave a very amusing impact.
5. Super Safari By Quads in Desert
When traveling with adventurous friends then a Safari tour will be the perfect activity as you will enjoy the golden soft sands of the western desert while riding quad bikes. You will also enjoy a Bedouin night experience and delicious barbeque. The quiet of the desert will make you feel relaxed and harmonious. This is a great chance to get close to each other and live the adventure as one family.
6. Enjoy Astronomical Nights in Red Sea Desert
One of the enchanting things to do at the dark nights of Red Sea desert is enjoying the astonishing shining stars and asteroids. The Egyptian desert at night offers a clear sky allowing those who love to dive deep into the beauty of the endless skies. You will enjoy the decorated horizon by countless stars and the lovely moon. Also, you will witness the marvelous view of the burning meteors.
Top Tips to Enjoy Organized Vacation in Egypt with Friends
1. Check What Does Friends Want
If you think that you and your friends will have the same idea of a holiday in Egypt because you both want to go to monumental sites in Egypt so let me tell you that you are wrong. You might be looking for a relaxing time while your friend is seeking adventurous coastal sites or even going to nightclubs. So first you need to agree on the basics like where will you go and for how long you will stay there. Then try to agree on activates that you need to do during the trip. One helpful way to clarify your vacation itinerary is through writing down notes about your goals and try to have a final agreement about it.
2. Be Flexible with Your Friends Decisions
Every and each one of you should keep in mind that he/she is on a vacation, so there is no place for anger or selfishness. You must be patient and flexible, as you may afford more money than your share for a meal or service, or you may wait for one of your friends for extra minutes. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to live with each other and chill out.
3. Keep in Mind That Everyone will Need Some Personal Time
The easiest way to enjoy a vacation with friends harmoniously is by splitting for a while. You don’t need to stick together all the time. In fact, taking breaks from time to time will make your vacation together more entertaining. Different persons will have different interests. So for at least one day, you may consider splitting up for a few hours or even an entire day and reunite in the evening. This is a great way to enjoy your travel with friends without any tense.
4. Agree on Budgets
Budgets and finance is a very important thing to discuss when planning a vacation with friends in Egypt. You should pick up a group with similar budgets and preferences, in order not to get into embarrassing situations where one person would love to a five stars accommodation, while another prefers to stay at a modest place. So you need to plan all that financial details carefully. The best way to get an agreement on budgets is by having equal contributes for shared expenses such as lodging, accommodation, and transportation.
5. Should Have an Itinerary
You need to avoid last-minute unnecessary tense and pointless negotiation. Being specific about where to go and what are you going to do on your vacation is a very helpful way to narrow the gap between everyone’s personal preferences. You can ask a travel adviser to create the perfect itinerary for you or delegate one person of the group for the job.
6. Pick All What You Will Need for Egypt
While traveling to Egypt, there are things to pack for Egypt vacation. First, you will pick personal stuff like your phone, glasses, hygiene products and makeup (for women). Then you need to know the weather and the culture of the place you are vesting in order to know the right clothes to bring, in Egypt, you should get light clothes but not reveling as the Egyptian culture doesn’t welcome that kind of clothes from males of females alike also you should buy your favorite sunblock as the sun can be very harmful. Last but not least you need to bring a camera to capture your glorious moments and adventures.
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Being with the right friends at the right place will result in a perfect and unforgettable vacation. You will have an astonishing experience that will be remembered for many years. “Trips in Egypt” offer to you our fines Egypt group tours to enjoy every single moment exploring Egypt secrets and beauty with your friends. Don’t waste that opportunity and contact us now.
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