Experience your most memorable adventures through the gem that is Egypt. There is so much to see, and what we can do is suggest some of Egypt’s most spectacular sites for you to explore. Find numerous excursions and get a trip within a trip, all right here at your fingertips.

 

 

Our suggestions while you are in Cairo:

 

The Pyramids of Giza
These phenomenal structures are one of the wonders of the world, as they are just bricks stacked on top of each other with no cement to glue them together, and have stood against the test of time. The three great pyramids are Khufu (Cheops), Khafra (Chephren), and Menkaure (Mycerinous) and are guarded by the great Sphinx, a mystical statue of a lion’s body and a human head. There are also several smaller pyramids known as ‘queens’ scattered in the desert surrounding the great pyramids.


Memphis and Sakkara

Founded by King Mina, Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt. It is situated within the ancient site of Sakkara, which is the home of many monuments, tombs, and antiquities. One of these monuments, and perhaps the most engaging of all is the Zoser Step Pyramid: the most ancient stone building in the world.


The Egyptian Museum
Located in the heart of Cairo, right on Tahrir Square, The Egyptian Museum houses the greatest collection of artifacts with a total of 250,000 antique pieces. It is home of the treasures of the famous boy king: Tut Ankh Amon.


Khan El Khalili
In the core of Islamic Cairo lies the expansive oriental market that is Khan El Khalili. Built in the !4thcentury along side one of the earliest Islamic universities: Al Azhar. The market is a highly populated area, always swarming with both tourists and locals, where they buy items ranging from oriental jewelry, leather goods, local spices, wooden products, and beautifully handmade souvenirs.


The Citadel and The Alabaster Mosque
The Citadel is a massive stone fort built in the 12thcentury that overlooks Cairo. It is quite the site as it holds palaces, museums, and mosques, including the ever-famous Alabaster Mosque. This beauty was built by Mohamed Ali the Great, and is a replica of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.


Coptic Cairo
As Christianity was a historic transitional period between Pharaonic and Islamic Egypt, the Christian monuments hold a great value to Egyptian culture. You can visit The Coptic Museum, which contains a large collection of rare antiquities. Located beside the museum lies The Church of Abou Serga, which dates back to the 4th century. Also during the 14th century the famed Hanging Church was built on the remains of the roman Fortress of Babylon and holds around 90 rare icons of basilican style.


Fayum Oasis
Fayum is a depression in the western desert of southwest Cairo. It has a unique mélange of cultures of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, and Greco-Roman. The oasis gets its water supply from the Nile River, leaving it with an overlap of agriculture and desert, making it an outstanding destination for fishing, water sports, and bird watching.

 

Be sure to visit Alexandria as well and see these sites:

 

The Library of Alexandria and its museum
Also known as The Royal Library, or the Ancient Library, it was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. This legendary structure was destroyed when it was burned down during the reign of Julius Caesar. It holdsa large collection of papyrus scrolls, as well as many books acquired throughout the years. The ancient building was a part of a museum, which included rooms for the study of astronomy, anatomy, and even a zoo of exotic animals.


The Catacombs of Kom El Shouqafa
Carved into rock 100 feet deep and built on three levels in ancient Egypt, with Pharaonic tombs, however its architecture has a Greco-Roman style, making it exceptionally unique.


The Fortress of Qaiet Bey
The Fortress of Qaiet Bey was built in the 15th century on the site of the ancient lighthouse of Pharos and has a naval museum that invigorates the marine heritage of Alexandria.

While at the Red Sea make note of these excursions:

 

Jeep Safari
Go on an adventure via 4X4 jeep into the vast abyss that is the mountain chains of the immense desert. The mountains are multicolored and are accompanied by valleys and natural springs that make it quite the experience. Aside from the wild animals and rare reptiles in the desert, you get to meet Bedouins and get a taste of their life and culture, as it is very different than the culture of the rest of Egypt.

 

Sea trip
Take a trip by boat to one of the many islands of the Red Sea, and see the exotic beaches that will definitely make you relax and even get a bit of color. And of course the Red Sea is known for its coral reefs, so you will be sure to find snorkeling equipment on board.


Submarine
One of the most unique experiences that the Red Sea offers is an incredible underwater journey lived through the large panoramic windows of the glass bottom submarine. See the wildlife that fills the sea by looking down as you cruise underwater.


Snorkeling
Sail out to some of the most exotic coral reefs and be enchanted by the life that engulfs it. Hopefully, you will get to see dolphins along the way!


Diving
Go deeper into the water and see what the commotion is all about. People travel across the globe to come and discover the wonders that lie in the deep end of the sea. While vacationing in Sinai, you can always go for a scuba diving adventure. It’s as easy as that! Whether you are on one side in Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba, Dahab, and Taba, or on the other in Hurghada, Gouna, Soma Bay, Safaga, and Marsa Alamyou are always with the opportunity to go scuba diving. Enjoy diving with our business partners Aquarius Diving Club, where you can get both initial and advanced diving courses.


City tour
Also don’t miss out on a bus ride into the city to see the largest mosque in Hurghada and the Orthodox Church.  You also get to do some shopping in the city.


Wadi El Gimal
Translated into “Valley of Camels”, Wadi El Gimal is a national park located south of Marsa Alam. Within it lie roman ruins, archeological and historic sites, as well as aboriginal communities. It is the third largest valley in the Eastern Desert, as it draws out into the Red Sea. As you can tell by the name, it offers camel rides and see the wildlife, and once again get accustomed to the Bedouin lifestyle.

 

 

Also visit South Sinai and these magical sites:

 

Ras Mohamed
Ras Mohamed is considered one of the most gorgeous sites in the world, somewhat of a paradise where you can find more than 130 kinds of the most enchanting coral reefs and more than a thousand species of rare fish. On top of that, you can view Aqaba and the Suez Gulf from its famous shark observatory.


Tiran Island
Lying to the northeast of Sharm El Sheikh is Tiran Island, which is yet again another perfect site for diving and snorkeling, however its edge comes with it giving the opportunity for those who aren’t able to swim to experience the coral reefs as well.


Colored  Canyon
Discover one of the geological marvels of Sinai that is the Colored Canyon, and see how nature colors rocks that reach up to 40 meters high. These colors range from dark brown to red and yellow.


Mount Moses
Take a spiritual trip to the mountain where Moses spoke to God, and was delivered the tablets of law along with the Ten Commandments. This natural beauty is over 2000 meters high, encompassing 750 steps. There is a small mosque and church at the summit, and the view from the top is magnificent and is definitely worth the climb.


Saint Catherine’s Monastery
St. Catherine’s Monastery is situated at the foot of Mount Moses, and has attracted pilgrims since the 1st century. It was built under the order of Empress Helena, mother of King Constantine of the Byzantine Empire, who wanted to commemorate the site where Moses was known to have come across the burning bush. You can also visit the East Orthodox Church, the Moses Well, or the world famous library that is ranked second to the Vatican for its collection of rare ancient manuscripts and icons.


The Fortress of Pharaoh’s Island
Located only 250 meters off the coast, Pharaoh’s Island has witnessed the Phoenicians during the 10th century as well as the crusaders in the early 12th century. Today, you can explore the medieval fortress and its towers, and sleeping quarters, and follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia.


Dolphin Show
While in Sharm El Sheikh, treat yourself to a marvelous dolphin show. The mammals are trained by Russians and give a performance of a lifetime


 
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