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By : Fernanda lustosa | Jun 8, 2020
So you are planning a fantastic Egypt and Turkey travel? There is a lot to see in these places, indeed. But
how to schedule your visits, choose all the must-sees and enjoy the best of this adventure? We will
show you how to spend best 16 days in Egypt & Turkey!
For your Egypt and Turkey travel it is needless to say that the Giza Pyramids are THE spot and most
probably they already are included in your itinerary but what about of how making the best out of this
experience? If you are travelling on the peak of summer, you should avoid the heat between 10am to
4pm at least, and it is nice to go back in the evening to see the Light & Sound show when temperatures
are more pleasant. Otherwise, the sunrise or sunset by the pyramids are mesmerizing at any time of the
year. Think about the amazing pictures you will be able to take!
Visiting the ancient Egyptian temples is amongst the top experiences you can have but a way to get the
most of it is by taking a Nile cruise. Instead of staying at a traditional hotel, having one that follows you
wherever you go, admiring the Nile, and enjoying entertaining activities on board is different and very
pleasant. There are tones of cruises to satisfy all types of adventures and duration.
Your Egypt and Turkey travel would be great with something authentic, so why not including a local
experience? The Nubians, from Upper Egypt and South Sudan, are one of the oldest civilization in the
world, and their villages are along the Nile in Aswan. Visiting their beautiful and colourful settlements,
having an authentic Nubian tea, and learning from their traditions is a great way to step out of our
comfort zone, about the simple life, and enjoy nature.
There are attractions that are the identity of a place, and the Khan El Khalili bazar certainly is Cairo's. It is
one of the oldest and most famous souks in the Middle East, founded in the XIV century, which makes of
Khan El Khalili a very rich place, with alleys that look like a maze and hidden surprises in many corners.
People take the opportunity to buy souvenirs but even if don't want to purchase anything a visit to this
place pays off due the simple fact of being there, among locals, sellers, cafeshops (including the oldest in
Cairo), fantastic architecture, and so much more.
Moving your Egypt and Turkey travel now to Turkey! Hagia Sophia is the most famous tourist attraction
in Istanbul and it is truly an amazing place. Once there, you will see how Islam and Christianity meet, and see a place that has resisted time and survived for centuries. Take your time to localize on the paintings
on the walls as many elements you can find about it, it is a rich opportunity to get to know more about a rich part of History.
There are many amazing things about Istanbul but the geographical fact it is the only city in the world
located in two continent is amazing. You cannot miss the experience of enjoying a cruise along the
Bosporus, the strait that connects the Asian and European continents. Not only it is a pleasant
experience as you can give a look onto many of famous attractions located along the strait.
Cappadocia is a place of natural wonders and unique rock formations. Therefore it is fair that you
admire all this place can offer from above and join a spectacular show of balloons in the sky. Get ready
to wake up early but it pays off as you see the sunrise and all the balloons raising up to the sky at the
same time, one of those types of memories you will carry forever.
You can find travertine terraces in many countries but nowhere else can be compared to Pamukkale, the surreal limpid cascade pools formed by limestone deposit. The Unesco World Heritage site is known by Cotton Castle' and receives over 2 million visitors in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe in warm pools of mineral water with submerged ancient Roman columns.
The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis impresses by its good conservation state. One of the most interesting things about Hierapolis is it suffered Pagan, Roman, Christian and Jewish influences. The city flourish in the centuries 2AD and 3AD and was completely abandoned after an earthquake in 1334. It was nominated Unesco World Heritage Site and its visitors can appreciate the ruins of a Byzantine church, baths, an agora, and others, such as Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, Plutonium, and Nymphaeum.
Turkey offers many beautiful landscapes, and if you are the adventurer type you must try some activities at Göreme National Park, an open-air museum that acts a crossroad of most valleys in Cappadocia because it is in the heart of many interesting sites, such as the Fairy Chimneys, rock churches, etc.
During your walk, pass by the pigeon valley, named this way because it serves as home for hundreds of these birds, and in Uchisar take time to see the beautifully decorated dovecotes.
Follow this tips for an amazing Egypt and Turkey travel!