What to do in Egypt? is a very common question from tourists. Egypt is an extraordinary, mysterious, and majestic country, it has its original traditions, unexpected laws and ways of life, unique nature and climate, rich culture, and, of course, well-developed tourist structures.
This country attracts many tourists all year round because of its beaches, magical climate, the Red Sea, historical monuments such as temples, sphinxes, statues, tombs, museums, and pyramids.
Egypt is a country full of activities that are suitable for all types of travelers and all ages, here is a list of the best activities to do in Egypt that you can not miss during your visit to this land of the pharaohs
1. What to do in Cairo?
A great Egyptian city with a great history with a variety of civilizations. The Egyptian capital “Cairo” offers travelers a variety of tours and activities because of its abundance of attractions. The city’s attractions include colorful markets, ancient religious buildings, historical monuments, museums. These are the most interesting activities in the city:
Camel and Horse Ride: this is the most common activity in the country’s main destination “El Complejo de Guiza” and Saqqara where you walk through the desert among huge historical buildings, discovering their stories and mysteries.
Light and Sound Show at the Giza Pyramids: a show under the night sky is a magical experience in the history of the country. The Great Sphinx, the guardian of the necropolis, tells its story and the story of the construction of the pyramids. It also tells the stories of some of the country’s great kings such as Tutankhamun, Nefertari, and Akhenaton.
Dinner on a Nile Cruise or Falucca (boat) on the Nile: watching the sunset over a city. In addition to the cruises in Cairo offers the best dinners with traditional Egyptian dance performances that allow enjoying incredible moments in the middle of the Nile.
Walking in Old Cairo: among the old streets of the city where you can enjoy the architecture of the monuments of the Middle Ages that shine with red lights, such as houses, palaces, mosques, bazaars, caravans, and other historical buildings like the area of the Street of Moez and the Al-Azhar Mosque.
Shopping at Khan El Khalili: an excursion to one of the country’s most outstanding local markets that are considered the best nighttime entertainment for tourists. It is the place where you can find everything you want.
Typical Egyptian Food: try the traditional foods of the land of the pharaohs in Cairo where you can find hundreds of restaurants and cafes of different foods of different qualities and tastes. The recommended foods of Egypt are Fool, Taameya, Koshari, Kabab, Kofta, etc.
What to see in Cairo: the main thing is the Giza Plateau, which shows the greatness of the ancient world for its mysteries and enigmas that are surrounded by two of its attractions, the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Cheops.
Also, the center of the city is full of Coptic and Islamic attractions; the most famous among them is the Hanging Church, the Mosque of Al-Azhar, the Mosque of Amr Ibn Alas, the Church of St. Sergius, etc.
2. What to do in Luxor?
Luxor is an ancient archaeological center. There is no other city in the world that includes so many historical monuments from antiquity to our days, as in Luxor. This city has some monuments that do not have analogs in the whole world, besides places of great historical importance. The activities in Luxor are not many but there is a lot to see in Luxor.
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride: this is the best thing to do in Luxor in general, allowing tourists to enjoy a panoramic view of the city, which is called an open-air museum, with many temples and ancient tombs.
Visit The Temple of Luxor at Night: This is the most recommended visit to the temple. The night visit is very different and impressive. The whole Temple of Luxor shines with the illumination of statues, the walls, and the avenue of the sphinxes.
Horse Carriage Ride: it is a different experience in Luxor, walking around this great open-air museum in a horse carriage.
Light and Sound Show at Karnak: the ancient pharaohs who participated in the construction of this Karnak Complex tell their interesting stories of their lives and some stories of the ancient gods like Amon-Ra.
What to see in Luxor: this city hosts a variety of unique monuments that differ from other monuments in the world: such as a unique museum dedicated only to the ancient process of mummification “the Mummification Museum”, as well as the largest religious building in the world “the Karnak Temple”, the temple of great historical value “the Temple of Abydos”, the temple of the majestic goddess Hathor “the Dendera Complex” and more.
3. What to do in Aswan?
The Nubian city aspect is the highlight of Aswan. The colors, design of the Nubian culture are full in a big part of the city. The Nile in Aswan is very pure surrounded by beautiful spectacles. These are the activities you can do in Aswan:
Light and Sound Show at Abu Simbel: great Giant of Ramses II tells the story of the original site of the Temple of Abu Simbel, the history of its construction, and other temples of ancient Nubia, with music and magical illuminations.
Light and Sound Show in Philae: the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses tell their stories and mythologies, as well as the most famous legend of the goddess Isis and the god Osiris that took place in the original site of the Temple of Philae.
Light and Sound Show in Edfu: it is not famous as the other shows. This sound and light show at the Edfu Temple tell the story of the temple, the legend of the god Horus and his annual journey with the goddess Hathor.
Horse Carriage Ride: the different experience of walking near the Nile, among the markets of Aswan, see the beauty of this unique nature and culture.
Nile Walk-in Faluca: the Nile in Aswan is very different, its water crystals shine all day long and the boat ride on the Nile between the islands of Aswan is a different experience.
What to see in Aswan: Nubian tourist attractions such as Kalabsha, Philae, Abu Simbel temples, as well as the Nubian Museum, Kom Ombo, and Edfu temples.
4. Cruises on the Nile
In Luxor, you can visit the ancient temple of the same name, as well as the Karnak Temple Complex, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Temples of the Pharaohs Ramses II and III, the ruins of the Temple of Amenhotep III, tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
Between Aswan and Luxor, a stop is made in the city of Edfu so that tourists can see the temple of Horus, son of Osiris. Most of the time, the boat arrives at Kom Ombo on the same day. There is an ancient temple dedicated to several Egyptian gods at once, in particular Horus (hawk-headed), Sebek (crocodile-headed), and his mother Hathor. In the sanctuary of Sebek, crocodile mummies are exhibited.
Upon arrival in Aswan, a trip is arranged to the temples of Abu Simbel or the temple of Isis which was originally on the island of Philae. In addition to the visit of the High Dam.
5. What to do in the Coastal Cities?
The Red Sea is distinguished by the exceptional purity of its water. Dive into the depths of the Red Sea to see the local coral gardens and redfish along with the turtles. It is the opportunity to sunbathe and swim throughout the year. The best resorts in Egypt are the oldest “Hurgada”, the most popular and near Sinai “Sharm El Sheikh”, Sahl Hasheesh, Marsa Alam, Makadi Bay, the Egyptian Venice “El Gouna”. All these resorts have a variety of entertainment, the most popular being water sports:
Diving and Snorkeling: they are especially popular for their great variety of colorful fish and beautiful reefs, generally the beauty of the colorful underwater life and Sharm El Sheikh is considered the attraction for divers.
Other activities: such as windsurfing, banana ride, scuba diving, kite surfing, water skiing, fishing, parasailing.
Beaches and Pools: swimming and sunbathing in the crystal clear water and pools of the Red Sea resorts are the best choices for tranquility and relaxation.
6. What to do in the Oasis and the Sinai Desert?
Egypt has all kinds of desert landscapes, from dunes to hills and rocky mountains, approximately 96% of Egypt’s area is covered with desert. It is also very interesting to find oases in the middle of the desert. The adventures in the desert are several and very interesting. Among them is:
Safari in Quad and Camel Ride: it is one of the excursions but interesting that it can do in his life. See the sand of the desert, mountains of different colors like the Black and the White Desert, hills.
Sunset and Bedouin Dinner: the sunset between the desert mountains and the tranquility of the night sky is a unique and wonderful sight. All this with a taste of Bedouin dinner between their traditional parties.
Photos in the Colorado Canyon: a famous Egyptian monument in Sinai The Canyon of Colors with its walls resemble a pastel in layers of various colors that are considered very beautiful to take incredible pictures among its colors.
Climb the Mount of Sinai and the Mount of Moses.
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