Egypt Travel Guide
Explore the Pyramids
Let’s begin with the most popular. For most individuals, the pyramids are at the top of their must-visit places while in Egypt. Getting that first sight of the ancient pyramids is an image you won’t soon forget. Egypt falls under the elite handful of places that will for sure unleash the explorer in you and no place provides such a guarantee as the Great Pyramid of Giza. At the very peak of human ingenuity and among the planet’s most renowned structures, the Pyramids of Giza immediately take you to the past of the pharaohs. People not afraid of tight spaces can head deep into the insides of the pyramid using narrow corridors and into the Tomb Chamber and Grand Gallery. On the ground, you may be fortunate enough to come across the next ancient discovery by just riding a camel through the Egyptian deserts. In fact, it was a tourist in 2010 who discovered previously unknown tombs that assisted to resolve the guesswork on who erected the pyramids. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t aliens).
Beach Day Turned Spa Day
The Mediterranean comes with beautiful clear beaches, ideal for putting up your boots after a hectic week of jumping between temples, tombs, and pyramids. On the other sector of the country is the Red Sea, filled with attractive coral reefs for which it is renowned. Red Sea coral reefs are the most defiant to climate fluctuations which provide for an awe-inspiring diving experience. What’s more, the therapeutic characteristics in water which give the corals their bright and healthy look have a positive effect on people, hence your day at the beach turns into a spa day. Given how the beaches are not near the light pollution found in cities, the night skies provide something truly special and worth the adventure to Egypt.
Cruise the Nile
The vast Nile makes for an unexpected oasis filled with palm trees along the edge in the middle of the golden desert heat. Every temple you see outmatches the previous in terms of greatness, while enormous marble columns and statues inscribed with hieroglyphs arise from riverbanks. You feel yourself let loose as you flat through the Nile off the back of bygone pharaohs as you head to amazing sites such as the Philae Temple complex, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, and the magical Temples of Karnak. Go back in time and have a glimpse of how the Egyptians lived along the Nile for centuries. Revel in the rays on the deck between Egyptologist-guided excursions on the shore – it is truly a site to behold. Check out Nile cruise Luxor Aswan if you’re interested to book an exclusive and affordable Nile cruise.
Considering the rich heritage of Egypt, it isn’t surprising to see the food sector brimming with a range of delicacies. Every generation has left a new mark on how food is prepared, providing a long history that goes as far back as the pyramids. If you eat only one meal during your stay in Egypt, it should be Koshari. The height of traditional Egyptian food encompasses almost anything that may come to mind, and can be located anywhere from fancy restaurants to small carts is prepared with lentils, macaroni, rice, and chickpeas topped with garlic vinegar, spiced tomato sauce, and caramelised onions. If you’re feeling experimental, ask for the hamam mahshi. If you’re a vegetarian, mahshi or stuffed veggies are a local delicacy. Choose the vegetable you want (eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, etc.) and stuff it in tomato sauce, herbs, rice, and a smidge of cinnamon, then roast.