Last updated: September 26, 2018
Are you traveling to Egypt? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Egypt as a tourist!
Visit the Giza Pyramids
When visiting Egypt, one simply have to visit one of the world’s seven wonders, the Giza Pyramids. Outside the town of Giza lies the world-famous pyramids; The Great Pyramid of Giza, the little pyramid of Khafre, the mid-sized Pyramid of Menkaure and the Great Sphinx.
In Karnak, it’s easy to spend a whole day to watch all the excavations. This temple is located in Luxor and has many well-preserved inscriptions, sculptures, statues and buildings that you can go into. See the temple’s beautiful carvings and paintings on both walls and ceilings and breathe in 3000 years of history.
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It can be a little hard to get out to Abu Simbel, but most people who visit the sites say it is worth the effort, including us at Destinavo. Abu Simbel lies in Nubia in southern Egypt on the western bank of the Nile. These stunning temples were built when Ramses II reigned 1400 F. K. Here one can see the impressive facade with its 20 meter high statues that were carved directly into the rocks.
The temple’s interior is equally fascinating, with its sculptures, relics, and architecture. Every year visitors flock to behold when the sunlight hits the temple’s interior parts, highlighting the four beautiful statues inside the temple. This particular event takes place on February 22 and 22 October to celebrate Ramses birthday and ascension to the throne.
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo includes the world’s most comprehensive collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt, and no visit to Egypt is complete without visiting this museum. Here one can see incredible collections of preserved treasures, statues, portraits and royal mummies. Upstairs is an exhibition of the world famous pharaoh Tutankhamun, which among other things one can see the pharaoh’s famous and expensive funeral mask.
Are you eager to snorkel, swim and have a really great day in Egypt? Then you must visit the Tiran Island. Snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters and discover the island’s amazing marine life. Under the sea, there are many beautiful corals and fish that shifts in all different colors.
Are you craving for some more sun, swimming, and adventure. Then you should head out to the town of Dahab. A quiet place with cozy restaurants that’s also suitable for diving due to its abundant marine life.
It’s almost like you dive in an aquarium full of fish and corals. Blue Hole is considered one of the world’s best when it comes to diving
Mount Sinai is a 2285 meter high mountain where God should have given Moses the 10 Commandments, and it’s here that one finds “dictamnus.” It can be a tough challenge to hike to Mount Sinai, but it’s worth the effort when you’ll be greeted by the beautiful views of the mountain peaks.
One tip is to walk up there to see either sunrise or sunset – both are stunning!
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
Visit the Valley of the Artisans, and you will surely get to see some of the world’s most beautiful and preserved tombs. These tombs are amazingly cool since they are so well preserved, with its intense, bright colors that are painted on the walls.
Temple of Philia
Something that you cannot miss during your vacation in Egypt is to visit the island of Agilkia, where the temple of Isis is located. This temple was dedicated to Isis, goddess of the sky and nature. The temple is very well preserved and lies on a beautiful island that is ready to be explored by its visitors. The island can be reached by boat from the city of Aswan.
Go on a cruise along the Nile River
One must visit the Niver Nile before going back home. Here, one can go for a nice cruise with good food, great entertainment, and friendly staff. When you go on a cruise along the Nile, you’ll be able to see some of Egypt’s biggest attractions, such as the Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings.