Ancient civilizations in the Nile Valley
Pyramids, tombs and temples remaining from ancient civilizations spread out amongst the valleys and Nile Delta, one of the best diving destinations in the world found in the Red Sea, endless dunes and hidden oases of the Sahara Desert; Egypt is a destination that everyone dreams of visiting once in their lifetime!
Top activities in Egypt
Top things to do in Egypt
The Red Sea is the most popular diving destination in the world; coastal resort towns like Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Sharm el Sheikh with beautiful beaches, almost year-round warm water attract visitors to experience the Sea.
One of the greatest "open air museums" in the world; visit Luxor temple and Karnak temple on the East Bank and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens and the Deir al-Bahri temple on the West Bank of the Nile.
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza Pyramid Complex includes the Great Pyramid of Giza (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Menkaure and the Great Sphinx of Giza from 2600 and 2500 BC; how they were built is one of the greatest mysteries.
Beautiful Nile Valley scenery, visit souks, islands on the Nile, archeological sites like the Philae Temple and Nubian villages, like the one on Elephant Island.
Buy traditional crafts and wander around the alleys of busy markets of Egypt including the Khan El Khalili in Cairo that is popular with locals and tourists alike; make sure not to forget to bargain!
Head to Bahariya Oasis and visit the Black and White Desert, or to the mysterious Siwa Oasis to experience slow-paced desert life, Salt Lakes and the 13th century mud-brick fortress of Shali.
Nubians are indeginious of the Nile area and are one of the oldest civilisations of Africa; visit one of the colorful villages around Philae or Elephant Island, or if you crave for a more authentic experience head to Nag el-Balida on the Western shore of the Nile near Aswan.
One of the most emblematic sites of Egypt, two temples built by Ramses II, originally were carved into rock, but had to be moved because of the rising level of the Nile caused by the Aswan Dam.
Vast necropolis in Memphis, home to eleven pyramids, such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, that was built around 2630 BCE, Egypt's oldest pyramid and the world’s oldest monumental structure entirely made of stone.
Dahab lies on the Sinai Penisula, a former Bedouin fishing village with the Sinai Mountain in its background, now a popular laid-back destination for windsurfers, divers and for travelers who want to enjoy the Red Sea beyond the busy resorts.
Egypt's huge and sprawling capital has been standing for more than 1,000 years on the banks of the Nile; visit the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, souks, mosques in Old Cairo and Coptic Cairo.
Religious site with breathtaking views at the top; visit Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of the mountain, and climb the nearby Mount Catherine, the highest peak in Egypt (2.629m) if you need a different challenge.
Africa's longest and the world's second longest river, Egyptian civilization has been dependent on it; go on a Nile Cruise or enjoy the river from a local felucca.
Mediterranean port city, mixture of modernity and history, used to serve as the capital and center of Hellenic science, and was home to a lighthouse considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Daraw Camel Market
One of the largest camel markets in Egypt, on Tuesday also selling other livestock such as sheep, goats, cattle; can be easily reached from Aswan.