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What to do in Egypt during your holiday

 

Egypt is a rich country in culture. This richness is what makes you enjoy a diversity of activities when you spend a holiday in Egypt. Depending on the region you will visit in Egypt, you can choose the things you will do in your holiday. You will also have to decide what things you like to do when you come to Egypt and thus you can choose which part of the country you will visit.

So If you are interested in history you can visit Luxor or Cairo. Luxor has the majority of Egypt's treasures and Cairo hosts the Pyramids in Giza. If you are looking for some fun and excitement you can enjoy the sun, sand and the desert of Sinai when you go to Sharm El Sheikh. And if you are searching for tranquility and peace of mind, then Aswan in the place for you.

You have all of Egypt to enjoy when you come, you will only have one problem, you cannot see or do all the things you want to do because simply you will be short of time. But don't worry you can visit Egypt several times and every time you will find new things to do and new sights to see.

Alexandria Raml station - horse carriage camel desert safari Sharm Elsheikh
Horse carriage in Alexandria Desert Safari on camels in Sinai Naama bay area - Sharm el Sheikh

A short list of things you can do in Egypt to enjoy your holiday

Sightseeing

Egypt has a wealth of monuments and sights to see. No holiday to Egypt is complete without seeing the only remaining one of the seven wonders of the world, the Pyramids and the Sphinx among other great monuments to see. When you visit Cairo you will have the opportunity to see many of the ancient Egyptian discovered items in the Egyptian museum but it's only a fraction of Egypt heritage. a visit to the Egyptian museum will be a starting point in a long journey to Luxor and Aswan where the Egyptian civilization has flourished thousand years ago. Luxor has great temples to see, including the Karnak, Hatshepsut and Luxor temples and Aswan has the temples of Abu Sembel. When you visit Luxor you will also have the opportunity to enter the tomb of king Tutankhamun and see its treasures. Alexandria also has its share of Egypt culture with Greco Roman monuments that dates back to the time when Greeks and Romans ruled Egypt. You will be back in era of the beautiful queen Cleopatra when you visit Alexandria.

Egypt tourist attractions

Cairo tourist attractions:
  • Pyramids and the Sphinx in the deserts of Giza
  • Djoser pyramid in Saqqara
  • Egyptian museum
  • Cairo Tower (El Gezira tower)
  • Famous mosques: Sultan Hassan, Amr Ibn El As, Al Azhar, Al Hussein, Muhammad Ali mosque (Qalaa)
  • Khan El Khalily - old shops of souvenirs
  • The Pharaonic village
Alexandria tourist sights:
  • Roman theatre in Kom El Dekka
  • Kom El Shoqafa
  • Amoud El Sawary (Sawary column)
  • Parts of the old wall of Alexandria
  • The sinking treasures of Alexandria
  • Qayetbay Citadel
  • Greco-Roman museum
Luxor tourist attractions:
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple
  • Hatshepsut temple (El Deir El Bahary)
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Kings valley
  • Queens valley

 

Aswan tourist attractions:
  • Temples of Abu Sembel (Ramses II and Hathor)
  • Philae temples
  • The unfinished obelisk
  • The high dam

 

Egypt Adventure holidays

If you like adventure and want to spend an exciting holiday, Egypt offers some of the worlds most amazing activities to enjoy an adventurous vacation. Scuba diving, desert safari, sand surfing and flying in a hot air balloon are some of the things you can enjoy to enjoy a holiday full of fun and excitement in Egypt.

Hot air Balloon flight over Luxor

Fly over the ancient Luxor temples and the valley of kings and queens on the Nile west bank and see the most famous monuments in unparalleled adventure in a hot air balloon for 45 minutes. Experience a fabulous feeling and enjoy the fascinating scenery over Thebes.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh:

Scuba Diving

The Red sea is a unique place with a marvelous Coral Reef and fabulous underwater scenery, wonderful fish and sea creatures that you will never see elsewhere. If you would like to go scuba diving the Red Sea has many diving spots to explore and there are many diving centers offering PADI courses taught by professional certified divers trainers in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada and Safaga among other Egyptian resorts on the Red sea coast. Ras Muhammad is one of the diving spots divers love to explore but there are others.

List of diving spots in the Red sea

Sharm El Sheikh diving sites:
  • Strait of Tiran - diving spots
    • Laguna Reef
    • Woodhouse Reef
    • Thomas Reef
    • Gordon Reef
    • Jackson Reef
  • Ras Ghamila
  • Ras Nasrani
  • Ras Bob
  • White Knight canyon
  • Shark's Bay
  • Far Garden
  • Fiddle Garden
  • Middle Garden
  • Near Garden
  • Sodfa Sodfa
  • Tower
  • Pinky Wall
  • Amphoras
  • Turtle Bay
  • Paradise Paradise
  • Ras Umm Sid
  • The Temple
  • Ras Katy
  • Ras Mohamed:
    • Ras Ghazlani
    • Ras Za'atar
    • Ras Burg
    • JackFish Alley
    • Eel Garden
    • Shark Observatory
    • Shark Reef
    • Yolanda wreck
  • Straight Of Gubal
    • Dunraven Wreck
    • The small crack
    • Shag Rock (Kingstone Wreck)
    • Thistlegorm Wreck

Dahab: The Canyon

 
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Snorkeling

If you are not in for diving then you can enjoy snorkeling on the long beaches of Sinai and the Red sea. Sharm El Sheikh is one the wonderful resorts in Egypt to go snorkeling. Naama bay, Sharks bay, Nabaq bay, Tiran island are some of the places to enjoy snorkeling in Sharm El Sheikh with clear water and wonderful water creatures to see.

Desert Safari

Desert SafariSinai desert is a unique place to go to if you are looking for adventure and Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most beautiful resorts in the world. You can go on a safari on bikes, cars or camels. Explore the desert of Sinai but beware of the sun, the weather tends to be hot in this part of Egypt so you have to make sure you have a sun protection. You can also go on a night safari to make use of the low temperature at night.

The Western Desert of Egypt is another great place to go on a Safari. The Western desert is famous for its richness of great views and diversity of sites to visit. If you are a professional driver you can register for the Rally of Egypt that's held annually in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Egypt Desert Safari destinations:

The desert of Sinai

  • Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab and Taba

Egypt Western desert

  • Bahariya Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Fayoum Oasis, Kharga Oasis, Siwa Oasis
  • Visit Siwa

Shopping for souvenirs

When you come to Egypt you will find many stores that sell souvenirs and maybe in your hotel you will stay in. But the most famous souvenirs market is located in Khan El Khalily in El Hussein area in Cairo where you will find many shops that sell basalt and stone statues and obelisks, papyrus paintings, copper plates, mother of pearl boxes, silver and gold jewelry of ancient Egyptian figurines. Don't forget to buy T-shirts or other clothing made of the well known Egyptian cotton.

You can also enjoy visiting Khan El Khalily without buying any souvenirs as the place is full of Islamic monuments and mosques. After a long walk in the Khan you can sit down at the famous Fishawy cafe and drink tea with mint or smoke shisha and chat with friendly Egyptians.

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