Egypt is a fascinating place. It is a mix of various cultures harmoniously coexisting with each other since centuries. It is a fine blend of ancient and modern. For those who love to travel and get to know the world, a visit to Egypt is obligatory. Here are a few destinations that should be on the top of the list of places to visit in Egypt.
Cairo and daily excursions to visit attractions of Egypt
The capital presents a variegated skyline dotted with mosques when you fly in but the surface has a different looks as you will find when you explore the lanes full of shops selling a host of goods like spices, perfumes, jewellery and lots more. It is best to get on to a one day excursion with a local travel agent to discover its wealth of attractions like the Al Azhar Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Museum, the Citadel and the bazaars before proceeding in a bus to the Giza Pyramids to look the Sphinx in the face and return for the day. One can similarly choose Aswan excursion, Luxor excursion, Hurghada excursion and Sharm-el-Sheik excursion as a way to take in the top attractive places to visit in Egypt. If time is of the essence then this could be a good way to explore Egypt’s top attractions.
A better way to get to know the top attractions of Egypt is to embark on a Nile cruise that starts from Cairo and takes guests on an Arabian Nights voyage on the Nile to the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Museum housing the mask of Tutankhamen and then onwards to Luxor. Luxor and its Karnak temples are just magnificent.
If the sights are striking such as Thebes, city of the dead, then the sail on the Nile is j enchanting during which you get to know people and life on the banks of this great river. The 4 nights cruise arranged by one of the best travel agents of Egypt takes visitors to the heart of Egypt and bares its soul in a voyage f discovery that includes Edfu and its temple to Horus. The boat sails on and arrives at Aswan, a charming destination where visitors admire the awe-inspiring temple to Rameses at Abu Simbel. the tour could end and visitors could return by air to Cairo or explore locations not so well known like Minya in the Nile valley, Asyut and Sohag where you will find the temple of Abydos.
There is plenty more to see and do in Egypt such as a visit to Alexandria with a more cosmopolitan atmosphere, the St Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments and then a drive through the White Desert to admire the surrealist landscape dotted with mountains of white chalk.
Egypt is fascinating and it is a place one would want to visit over and over again. Joining conducted tours is one of the best ways to take in all attractions of this beautiful country.