What to do in Egypt?

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Written By Berry Mathew

Egypt is a true dream destination, which is part of the collective memory of the whole world. The monumental pyramids, the richness of its past and the glory of its culture make it a favorite vacation destination for anyone. So it is no accident that Egypt Tours are the most popular when it comes to tourism, attractions and holidays.

A journey to Egypt is extremely exciting, an adventure that starts right from the moment you board the plane. But make sure that in addition to the pyramids, Tutankhamun’s mask and the Sphinx, Egypt is full of stunning attractions.

Obviously, the monuments of Ancient Egypt are the most famous. Imagine just riding a camel in the Giza Pyramids Complex? It really has a special flavor. It is that from above one of these animals you will have the best view of the pyramids, reflecting on a very special moment.

In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, venture into Islamic Cairo, an area with a cultural and architectural richness that is breathtaking. Stroll around the Khan el Khalili bazaar and remember that bargaining is practically mandatory, relax by smoking a shisha and end up in one of the city’s many mosques. Preferably in the famous Alabaster Mosque, perhaps the most impressive of all, located in the Citadel of Saladin.

The city of Alexandria is just 200 kilometers away and is also worth a visit. Alexandria is where the famous library was located, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and which was destroyed by a violent fire. However, very close to the place where the original work was built, a new library was rebuilt in 2002, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole country.

The Nile River has a marked importance for the country and its people. For this reason, a trip to Egypt also deserves a passage by the river. A Nile River Cruise is the best option and probably the most unforgettable. Navigating its waters through the south of the country is almost like going back centuries and recreating what the ancient Egyptians did too.

During the cruise you will be able to visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor, both grand and of monumental proportions, with its collection of sphinxes and gigantic statues. Be sure to visit the Valley of the Kings, the place where the pharaohs are buried, or take a hot air balloon ride for an aerial view of the entire city of Luxor. It is a unique adventure, through the skies of ancient Thebes. Not to mention tours of the other attractions in the city.

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For an even deeper experience, be sure to go to Aswan, especially the old village of the Nubian people, which still remains almost unchanged. It is a super colorful, picturesque village full of geometric shapes, where you will certainly buy most of your souvenirs to take to your friends, colleagues, and family.

But if you are a fan of water, diving and radical activities, then stop by Marsa Alam, one of those paradisiacal places, where the water is crystal clear, and the view is paradisiacal. This is the perfect place for those who want to dive, whether it is their first time or not. 

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Egypt is indeed an amazing destination and one of the rare cases in which expectations really correspond to reality. Don’t forget to take out travel insurance, because prevention is better than cure, as popular wisdom says. Look for a good and well-located accommodation. Do not try to save money at this point, because Egypt is not exactly expensive, and it pays to spend a little more to stay in a cool place. And don’t forget to take your cell phone, charger and camera to record all the moments.