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  • Cairo

    Cairo

    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
  • Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
  • Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
  • Hurhgada

    Hurhgada

    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

What to Visit in Egypt

Visit in Egypt

 

Visit in Egypt When you visit Egypt, there are so many sites that you will want to visit, the length of your trip will never seem long enough! We often meet people during our tours , that have been to Egypt more than 15 times, and they keep returning to see something new! They ask about this newly discovered site, or some new tomb that has been recently uncovered, or even places that they have heard other people talk about! Here in Egypt, you will always find new sites to visit and enjoy. Egypt Tourist Places are really amazing to see with exciting sightseeing scenarios at beautiful monuments.

Visit in Egypt The adventure that is Egypt never ends! That is why it is a shame if you come to Egypt, especially for the first time, and miss the grandiose sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel or the west bank of Luxor, to name but a few. There are so many travellers who fly direct to Upper Egypt to see Luxor and Aswan, hoping that they will be stumble across the Pyramids as well, and then they realize that they have to travel 720Km to Cairo, where the Pyramids actually are, and end up paying $400 extra to travel and see one site, which is most probably about half of what they paid for their entire trip!

Visit in Egypt

So my advice for you, dear traveller, is to plan well for your trip before you come. Advance planning is the best way to save time, money and effort, and of course to ensure that you get to see the sites that you have been dreaming about for some time.

Try, as much as possible, to visit as many of the places that your trip will allow! There is nothing worse than going home and wishing you had visited somewhere you didn't! We both know that you don't get the opportunity to visit Egypt everyday!

Areas To be Avoided:

AREAS RARELY SEEN AND SAFETY

Visit in Egypt

When travelling through Egypt, you should avoid certain areas, particularly sites located in the centre of the Nile Valley! About 20 years ago there was rising tensions at these sites, Islamic fundamentalists had targeted tourists in order to destroy the tourist industry and the economy. This was part of a larger plan to bring down the government, seize power themselves, and install the political ideas of their own vision, a vision which no more resembles the rules of the Qur’an than the Inquisition resembled the Christianity of Christ.

Some certain incidents occurred during the '80s and the ‘90s; a handful of events took place again targeting the tourist industry. Without for a moment trying to deny the reality of these events, the situation has been blown out of all proportion by the world's press, while the situation in other countries with flourishing tourist industries is far worse, their incidents rarely make headlines. But in Egypt, if anything happens, it becomes front-page news! In the mid
'90s, a widespread, and harsh, government crackdown campaign was implemented to try to stop any threats to tourism and visitors.

Visit in Egypt

This can also be witnessed by the events of late January/early February 2011. Following Tunisia’s lead, the youth of Egypt started to protest, peacefully, for a radical change in the country. They were simply fed up with the corruption of the government; the permanent implementation of the emergency laws; the evil manners in which the police could arrest people (often leading to disappearances and/or deaths); and the high unemployment rate, especially amongst university graduates. These peaceful protests were invaded by paid thugs of the government, trying to suppress the protests whilst allowing the government to look good to the rest of the world, which the world’s press took great delight in covering. Once the protests achieved their aim, with President Mubarak resigning his position on 11/02/2011, life returned to “normal” in the country and the media stopped reporting ... unless an incident was to come alive when it was headline news all over again. Nothing good was ever reported to the people of the world and if too much time had passed since something newsworthy occurred, the media would simply show reruns of earlier events. Obviously this had a bad affect on Egypt’s tourism as potential visitors were scared away all the time, when in reality Egypt was safe to visit. Yet in Bahrain, where protests were dealt with a lot more severely, the talks about reinstating a Formula One Grand Prix were underway even when the country was not at peace!

Visit in Egypt

A trip to Egypt still entails far less danger than a trip to anywhere else in the world. During the realm of the violence in the mid '90s, there were certain areas appointed as not good for tourists. These areas are located in the centre of the Nile Valley, particularly Minya, Asyut and Sohag. Unfortunately these places happen to have some of the most beautiful monuments in Egypt, like the beautiful tombs at Beni Hassan in Minya, the marvellous monasteries of Asyut and the Temple of Abydos in Sohag, not to forget Akhenaten’s ancient city of Akhetaten at El- Amarna, near Minya. In time, all of these sites will be fully re-opened for tourists.

If you still think that you would like to visit these places as an individual traveller, you can! However, be prepared for a police escort with you, as the local police will not let you travel alone in these areas! We suggest that the safest, cheapest and most informative way to visit these sites is through a reputable travel agent.

Listed below, you will find the names, and information, about many of the sites you really shouldn't miss.

Cairo Ancient Memphis, Pyramids of Giza, Pyramids of Sakkara, Pyramids of Dahshour, Pyramids of Abu sir, Pyamids of Mydoum, Pyramids of eleisht.html, Pyramids of Hawara.html, Pyamrids of Abu Rawash, Pyramids of EL Lahaoun, Pyramids of Hawara, pyramid of Mazghuna, The Egyptian Museum, The Coptic Museum, The Castle of Saladin, The Old Market "Khan El-Khalili", The Hanging Church, Santa Barbara

 

Old Islamic Cairo:
Sultan Hassan Mosque, Refai Mosque

Luxor Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, The Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of queen Hatshepsut, Temple of Medinat Hapu of Ramses III, Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Nobles, Temple of Dendera, temple of Esna, Temple of Abydos
Alexandria The Castle of Qaitbay, The Pompeii Pillar, The Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa, The Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dikka, The Montazah Palace Gardens
Sinai The city of Sharm El-sheik, The city of Dahab, The City of Nuweiba, The City of Taba
Red Sea Coast Red sea coast, Monastery of St. paul, Mostry of St Anthony, Hurghada, Safaga, Marsa Alam

 


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