Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and above all its pyramids. Egypt stimulates the imagination of tourists like few other countries. Here is a curated list of some of the must-visit places in Egypt.
Egypt’s sprawling capital, which is set on the Nile River is a must-visit as its closer to the Pyramids. The Pyramids are beautiful and magnificent and a sight to experience. For the fun aspect, you can even take a camel ride of about 45 minutes across the pyramids showcasing all 6 of them.
The Egyptian Museum located in Cairo is a must-see as it showcases the mummies of the kings.
Experience the ride on the Traditional Egyptian Sailboat often known as Felucca to see the Cairo sights from the water along with the sunset. Enjoy the local delicacies of Dolmas, Koshari, and Falafel also known as Tameya, etc.
Aswan The city, located on the River Nile in southern Egypt is of great strategic importance. But it is equally beautiful with many archaeological sites.
One of the places to explore is the Nubian Village. Its located on the Nile River near Aswan to explore the life of the villagers. Travel from Aswan by boat to the village and visit the Nubian houses. Pass through the small but pretty lanes roaming around the village. You can even take a camel ride within the village.
One of the overwhelming sightseeing experience is the High Dam. The dam is built to control the Nile River Flooding. So on one side, it’s Lake Nasser, the world’s largest man-made lake, also filled with Crocodiles and on the other, it’s Nile River.
Take the Nile Cruise – Nile Cruise covers a lot of places wherein you will visit Kom Ombo, Edfu Temples, Luxor, and Karnak Temple on the East & Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon on the West Banks of Luxor. Children, in particular, enjoy the Crocodile Museum at the Kom Ombo Temples which holds the mummies of the crocodiles as well. One has to take horse carriages to reach the Edfu Temple which is an experience in itself. Abu Simbel Temples are worth a visit but to travel there the tour starts from 4-5 am. Nile Cruise also has onboard entertainments like belly dancing, Tanoura Dance which involves a man with a big jepone dancing in a circular way, etc. Nile Cruise needs to be picked wisely. 5 Star Deluxe Nile Cruise options are available too.
Its often called the ‘World’s greatest open-air Museum’. The scale and grandeur of the monuments of this extraordinary place is unbelievable. Luxor lies between the east and the west banks of the mighty River Nile. So taking a cruise is the best way to explore and bask in the beautiful sights of Luxor.
Temples of Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city on the East Bank and Valleys of Kings and valleys of Queens lie on the West bank. Hot Air Balloon Ride is very famous and can be a good adventure experience. Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples in Luxor which is incredible and the temple looks beautiful when it’s lit.
Egypt is a beautiful marvel that one has to see to believe it. All the places from Luxor to Alexandria are heavenly and each one has a story of its own.