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The Best Places in Egypt to Visit

By : Adesua Emmanuel | Jun 10, 2020

With a fascinating history of more than a thousand years, Egypt is one of the oldest tourist destinations in the world. It is located in North Africa and is set against the beautiful backdrop of the ancient river Nile and the Sahara desert that adds a mystical charm to the place.

Also known for its architectural and cultural treasure, people from all over the world visit Egypt to see ancient temples, the Sphinx, pyramids, dunes, and deserts. Not only that, Egypt is a perfect place for adventure seekers, beach lovers, and cultural enthusiasts.

So if Egypt is on your travel bucket list, then you should definitely visit the places below during your Egypt vacation.

Nile Cruising

 

If you are looking to enjoy your trip to the heart of Egypt, do not miss the Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Cruising the Nile is one of the best ways to see the ancient temples and remains of Ancient Egypt. Apart from this, you can also enjoy the sunset and sunrise at the banks of the river backed by amazing dunes and studded with date-palm trees.

To relish the beauty of Egypt in the New Year, you can book a New Year's Nile Cruise that enables you to celebrate the coming year with your family and friends on board. And if you prefer a slower and less crowded experience, you can take a felucca, which is Egypt’s la-teen-sailed traditional wooden boat.

If boats are really not your thing, you can get a cruise ship that heads towards the banks of Aswan to get a beautiful sunset view at one of the most beautiful stretches of the river Nile. The cruise offers private rooms and toilets along with amenities you want for a perfect vacation.

Pyramids of Giza

 

A trip to Egypt is considered incomplete without visiting the Pyramids of Giza. It is the oldest amongst the seven of the ancient world and is one of the world's most recognizable sights. While there are around 120 pyramids in the country, it is recommended to visit Pyramids of Giza as they are the largest and also the oldest pyramids in the country.

A highly skilled team of mathematicians, surveyors, masons, and stonecutters were involved in building the Pyramids of Giza. And around 100,000 men were used to move and lay the stones of Cheops, the largest pyramid. Even today, experts cannot believe how this architectural marvel was achieved.

When you are visiting the Pyramids of Giza, you can ride the camels, which enables you to see the surrounding area. When all is said & done, the Pyramids of Giza are an undeniable and essential highlight of any Egypt trip that shouldn’t be missed by travelers.

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

 

If you are a history buff, then the Egyptian Museum is one of the best places to visit during your Egypt tour. It is home to many famous archaeological findings and stunning exhibits. In the pink mansion, you will find the golden face of the famous King Tutankhamen and fascinating artifacts that tells the stories about Egyptian history.

Every corner of the museum highlights a beautiful piece of art, which will leave you spellbound.

In 2018, some of the ancient displays were moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. Therefore, if you want to get the full Ancient Egyptian experience you can schedule a visit to both museums.

Valley of the Kings

 

The Valley of the Kings is located in 4,000-year-old Luxor and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Egypt. It is home to over 60 magnificent royal tombs, which were built by Egyptians for their kings, also known as the ancient pharaohs. Famous kings such as Amenhotep and Tutankhamun were buried in these tombs.

Out of the 60 tombs, only a few are open to tourists. Also, there is a separate entry charge to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun. All in all, the Valley of the Kings is one of the most fascinating places that you will visit in Egypt.

Aswan

 

Aswan is located at a distance of 900 kilometres from Cairo. It is undoubtedly the most relaxing place in the southern part of Egypt. In ancient Egypt, Aswan was a city in Swenett, which is now called Syene. It offers breathtaking views of the Nile river and dunes, making it a perfect place to soak up the chilled-out atmosphere and relax and unwind for a few days.

When visiting Aswan, you can take a ferry to Elephantine Islands and walk around the colorful markets of the Nubian villages, located in the center of the island. You can also visit several temples and historical sites nearby.

Siwa Oasis

 

Situated in the west, Siwa Oasis is a serene and calm place, surrounded by freshwater springs and date palm plantations. It is an increasingly popular travel destination and one of the most picturesque spots to visit during your Egypt Vacation.

The Siwa Oasis is home to many mud-brick houses that greatly dominate the landscape. When visiting the place, you can rent a bicycle or tricycle to explore the entire area. Additionally, you can go swimming in Cleopatra's bath, a natural spring located along the path to the temple of the oracle.

Alexandria

 

Exploding with history, Alexandria is the leading transportation and port hub of Egypt. It is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. 

At present, this city is a major economic center and is known for its spectacular locations and architecture. It is also home to the Great Library of Alexandria and the Lighthouse of Pharos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Making it the dream destination for any history lover.

Egypt has plenty to offer to travelers, including the multi-faceted heritage, supreme culture, and the most popular Nile Cruise. If you are planning a trip to Egypt, you must visit these beautiful places and get the best experience of your life.