Despite a complicated geopolitical context that has made tourists escape in recent years, Egypt remains as exceptional destination for a beautiful trip. With rates more attractive than ever and fewer tourists, this is perhaps the best time to plan a stay in the land of pyramids and pharaohs. Zoom on 10 things to do and see on Egypt tourist attractions!
1. Contemplate the majestic pyramid of Giza
The Pyramid of Kheops or Great Pyramid of Giza is the most famous and largest of the pyramids of Egypt and is incidentally one of the 7 wonders of the world. It is estimated that its volume reaches 2.340.000 m3!
2. Admiring the beauty of the Giza sphinx
The Giza Sphinx is the ancient statue that stands in front of the great pyramids of the Giza plateau, upstream of the Nile Delta, in Lower Egypt (close to the pyramid of Khufu). It is one of the unavoidable and well-known monuments of Egypt and it contains riddles still unresolved. The adventure of Egypt is endless.
3. Discover the temple of Karnak
The history of ancient Egypt is dominated in large part by its rather peculiar religion. The religious complex of Karnak includes a vast set of ruins of temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings.
4. Browse the Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is the largest royal tomb in Egypt making it one of the largest Egyptian tourist sites. Located on the western bank of the Nile, this valley is home to several royal tombs where many Pharaohs of the New Kingdom (from 1500 to 1070 BC) are buried.
5. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest museums entirely devoted to Egyptian Antiquity. Nearly 120,000 antiquities are exhibited, including mummies found in the 19th century. During a visit to the capital, the visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is inevitable.
6. Diving in Egypt by the Red Sea
Egypt is undoubtedly one of the best diving areas in the world. Whether you are a beginner or a confirmed diver, a diving trip to Egypt is essential: a visibility often perfect, a specific blue, rich and varied reefs, myriads of fish, yellow, red, orange, Pelagic and sumptuous wrecks.
7. Climb Mount Sinai in the footsteps of Moses
The Mount Sinai also called Jebel Musa or for “Mountain of Moses“, is in the Sinai and culminates at 2285 meters altitude. This mountain is one of the highest in Egypt but is especially famous in the biblical tradition for being the place where Moses first met God in the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments.
8. Embark on a cruise on the Nile
Making a cruise on the Nile is one of the great classics of a trip to Egypt and a good way to relax while traveling to discover the wonders of this country. Embark for example from Aswan to Luxor aboard an old steamboat and make short nautical excursions in a felucca to visit the monuments and isolated islands of world renown.
9. Going on camel trek in the white desert
10. On the most beautiful pages of Egypt towards Hurghada
The seaside town of Hurghada is an important tourist city of Egypt and one of the most popular tourist spots along the Red Sea. Forty kilometers away from Hurghada, the island of Tobia is a paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts traveling to Egypt.