collaborative post | Egypt is well-known for its rich history, iconic landmarks and hot dry summers. Visit this ancient, transcontinental country and you’ll discover traditional local cuisine, fascinating culture, stunning temples and a year-round warm climate.
There’s plenty to explore whatever your interests and Egypt tours offer a range of activities and attractions for every type of visitor. But, if you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at our top reasons to add this magical country to your bucket list.
No trip to Egypt would be complete without a visit to the famous pyramids and surrounding temples. A World Heritage Site, the Egyptian pyramids are located in Giza, on the west bank of the river Nile, alongside the Great Sphinx. These ancient structures are shrouded in mystery and are renowned for being an archaeological wonder.
You’ll need tickets to enter inside the pyramids and it’s worth considering the time of year you visit as summer temperatures can reach into the late 30s.
Riding a camel
A favourite desert activity, why not include a camel ride in your holiday to Egypt? Combine it with a trip to the pyramids or take ride along the beach to experience the stunning sunset.
There are a range of operators to choose from and prices vary depending on the length of the camel ride. Options include full day activities, half day rides and 40-minute experiences.
River Nile boat trip
Taking a ride on the longest river in the world offers a great way to see many of Egypt’s iconic landmarks. Sail past Karnack and Luxor temples, the Valley of the Kings and visit Philae Island.
If you’ve got time to spare, why not take a longer ride down the Nile and experience a four or five-day cruise that will really immerse you into the sights and sounds of the river banks?
Valley of the Kings
Whether you choose to take a boat trip or not, the Valley of the Kinds is a must-see attraction. This archaeological site was the burial location of the pharaohs and includes the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
This landmark offers the chance to see the awe-inspiring hieroglyphics and artwork that’s carved into the monuments.
It’s worth considering when to travel as peak times can become incredibly busy. Remember to take plenty of water with you to rehydrate!
Egypt’s golden, sandy beaches provide a welcome retreat from the balmy desert environments and, with plenty of locations to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Highlights include Sharm El Luli, Shark’s Bay Beach and Marsa Mubarak.
If you’d rather be exploring than soaking up the rays, you’ll be impressed with Egypt’s diving and snorkelling opportunities. The Red Sea offers a wealth of marine wildlife and coral reefs to discover with the chance to spot turtles, triggerfish, clownfish and even underwater shipwrecks.
Finally, wherever you choose to visit in Egypt, make sure you’re fully up to date with any travel advice and recommended vaccinations.