Egypt is the most popular country of the Arab world and for good reason. With over 30 centuries of history, this country has its own traditions and cultural beliefs that are still practiced today. A stroll through this land has you wondering what life would have been like during the pharaonic times. Although Egypt has seen many different kingdoms’ rule from ancient Rome to the British Empire, today Egypt is ruled by elected natives.
The city of Cairo presents the magnificent site of the Great Pyramids of Giza. All three of these pyramids descend in size, and the tallest stands at 481 foot. This is a beauty that can only truly be experienced in person. You need to ensure you schedule at least one day to view the attraction, and if possible try to book a guided tour to learn more about the history of the Pyramids. You can also enjoy some adventurous horseback riding through the surrounding desert and capture some beautiful memories, whilst observing the unmissable sandstone statue of the Sphinx… and of course, do not forget to pack your sunscreen.
On the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, you will find the beautiful city of Alexandria. This grand city comes to life in the evening, booming with cafes and restaurants. Alexandria is perfect for an evening stroll after dinner or a ride into the town center on a horse and carriage. You can easily spend a few days here and relax by the sea, or book yourself some privacy at the Helnan Palestine Hotel – with a private beach and a variety of spa treatments on offer, you will not regret it. For the explorers there are The National Museum, the catacombs and the huge library of Alexandria, where you can read about the history of Egypt. The seafood in Alexandria is renowned for its variety and taste, so do not forget to try some fresh calamari during your stay.
Want to explore the outdoors and satisfy your need for adventure? Head over to the highly popular tourist destination, Hurghada. This is one of the best spots for camping, sailing, deep sea fishing, and snorkeling, despite all the tourists. There are beautiful coral reefs and rare fish all in the pristine waters, that can be viewed on a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit one of the offshore islands, like Marsa Alam and relax on the beach at a private resort.
Aswan is a golden market full of rare spices, where you can find everything you need to complete your spice rack. Aswan is the place to go shopping due to the trade route between Egypt and the Southern islands; thus it has a variety of goods to offer. If you’re looking for an extra special gift or a fancy travel souvenir, then you will definitely find the perfect purchase here. Book a tour of the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island, explore one of the many temples, or visit the Nubian Museum.
Luxor truly is luxury. This city has one of the most impressive collections of antiquities in the entire world. A tour of the Temple of Karnak is a must-see during your visit to Egypt. The temple is full of mystery, and for all those history lovers out there, this is the place where you can satisfy your needs to explore. Unravel the mystery of the region on a river cruise along the infamous Nile River and soak up the beauty of the vast city. You can also experience an expedition through The Valley of the Kings, and The Valley of the Queens. This desert land can be extremely hot, so pack plenty of bottled water.