8 TOP Things to Do in Egypt

The abundant cultural heritage in Egypt does not end with the pyramids and the Nile! The country of the Pharaohs is popular among almost every thrill seeking traveler. The history of ancient civilization is in this country. There are plenty of pyramids, museums and adventure spots in Egypt for all lovers.

Egypt is the cradle of civilization and the home of the biggest and the holiest religious sites on the plant that dates back across three thousand years. Egypt is a heavenly place surrounded by a magical atmosphere composed of the three holy religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The fascinating places of Egypt are Siva Vesis, Egyptian Museum, Valley of Kings, Nile River, Red Sea, Carnac, and Giza Necropolis. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and world’s most famous monuments which include Giza Pyramid, Great Sphinx, and Luxor Temples. There are some incredible constructions like the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Ibn Tulan Mosque, Mousa Mountain, Al Azher Mosque, Saint Catherine monastery and many more.

Explore these wonderful destinations. The experience of absorbing the essence of culture and history will seem different.

Now it's time to explore the world, so pack your luggage and here you go. Everybody knows about the iconic sights that Egypt has to offer. You can travel to Egypt at the cheapest prices.

When in Egypt, there are many mysteries and surprises lying in wait. A ritual vessel carrying resurrected pharaohs. An artefact considered to be the first historical document in the world. The city of the dead, where people live and work alongside their dead ancestors. Or the very secrets that go into making papyrus.

The tourist attractions in Egypt also includes camel trips in the eastern deserts. There is some compelling reason that does not stop people from traveling let us find them out!

1. Alexandria

Alexandria is a city at the north side of Egypt at the cost of the Mediterranean sea so obviously that's what it's good at, not only the sea but it's a metropolitan city that has lots of things you can do.

Alexandria is the biggest city in Egypt, and it breathes an atmosphere that is more of the Mediterranean than of the Middle East. It is famous for its Roman ruins. Alexander the Great founded Alexandria and was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. Visit the catacombs of Komash-Shuqqafa and the Caracalla Hall. And back to the surface, reach the Pilar de Pompeyo, a granite column 25 meters high built in honor of the Emperor Diocletian.

Alexandria is a charming coastal city with a lovely oceanfront and great food. The Roman amphitheater is probably the best preserved Roman monument in all of Egypt. Visit the famous Library of Alexandria, which contrasts with the ancient architecture common to all of Egypt. This building of Norwegian creation is a spectacular example of modern design.

Head to the Eastern Harbour, dive no more than 20 metres and you'll reach the ancient sunken cities of Heracleion and Canopus. Afterwards you can enjoy a late afternoon stroll through Fouad Street where the sidewalks are lined with European-style old buildings that dates back to the time when Egypt was a monarchy. Finally, you can end your day by visiting nightclub where you can enjoy the nightlife in Alexandria.

The Egyptian cuisine isn't, in general, extremely extravagant or detailed as the Italian cuisine, but it will undoubtedly give you a very simple yet very tasty experience. For breakfast, sometimes for lunch and dinner too, poor and rich students have the delicious Egyptian fava beans. The dish is literally loaded with energy and is just the right way to start any day.

Another classic and Middle Eastern dish, Falafel is the second most popular street food on this list behind Kebabs. Not only is it a great option for vegetarians, but it’s tasty, pretty cheap, can be eaten with Lavash, Pita or by itself and has several health benefits.

As a side dish, Falafel is an unequaled, most-loved food. Try falafel in any country and then try it in Egypt. There seems to be a lot of theories regarding its history, but it was a dish created by Egypt’s Christians to help when they fast. Both come served with the delicious, very healthy balady bread.

For lunch, they may have Koshary, which is arguably the Egyptian national dish. It’s ingredients are rice, lentils, macaroni, tomato sauce, vegetable oil, onions, cumin, and coriander with an option to add chickpeas, hot sauce, garlic juice, vinegar, short spaghetti. Sounds like a mess? Indeed but it bursts with flavor. Or Hawawshi (minced meat sandwich).

A more costly option would be feteer, a mega, monstrous, wholesome, juicy, appetizing, savory, flavorsome, heaven-sent Pizza. It will make the normal Italian pizza unable to compete. They can also have a shawrerma bun, which is not so costly and not very Egyptian but the bun and its simple toppings make it different.

The smell of Balal (roasted corn) during the winter season is heavenly. This is not only an inexpensive meal option, but it’s also healthy and quick to prepare.

When you enter the world of Egyptian street food, the options seem endless (with different price ranges of course), and it soon becomes an addiction. As a matter of fact, the ancient Egyptians were among the first civilizations to brew beer. They still do a mean brew.

2. Sharm El-Sheikh

You can go for diving in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. The Red Sea is a home to many sea creatures and if you are lucky you can see a few of them. Red Sea is one of the planet's best diving sites.

3. Aswan

The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times. You can sail across the Nile river and experience the beauty of nature. Apart from spending time on the shores, a cruise on the Nile will provide you with the opportunity to go on a pleasure trip.

Cross the Nile River aboard a traditional felucca to discover the most authentic village in Egypt, Gharb Soheil in Aswan, and share daily life with the Nubians inside a house, enjoy motorboat trip on the Nile, ride on a dromedary, river bath on the Nile river and tour inside of the Nubian village in Aswan. Nubia was the region of Africa located between the south of Egypt and the north of Sudan.

Sandwiched between the ruins of Abu, there are two colorful Nubian villages, Siou and Koti. A path from north to south through the center of Elephantine Island links the two villages and approximately halfway there is the Nubian Café, with a shady garden next to a traditional Nubian house.

Near the wall that separates the Siou village is where the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and organizes live music and dancing or henna tattoos with local women.

4. El Alamein

If you have some time you can drive 100 km to the Western coast or as it's called north coast or in Arabic el sahel el shamaly because it's water is more clear plus it won't be over crowded just like Alexandria's sea.

5. Luxor

If you are fascinated by the ancient times and the old civilizations Luxor can be your best choice. All of the temples and the monuments can be visited in 4 days unless you're with a touristic group. Don't even think to come at the summer.

6. Dahshur

Being an older and more archaic piece of architecture means that the Red Pyramid's layout is simpler, its corridors smaller, and the descent to the burial chambers located at its very bottom considerably longer and more excruciating.

Now, the passage by which one descends into the Red Pyramid is less than a meter (3 feet) tall, and it goes down for more than 60 meters, at the slope of almost 30°.

7. Hurghada

El Gouna is a modern town on Egypt’s Red Sea. It’s well known for its lagoons, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. Among these is a long, wide beach, popular with kitesurfers. The nightlife thrives there with restaurants and party cruises. You can choose between plenty of hotels with four or 5-star hotels that will make your trip joyful.

Discover the raw beauty of El Gouna with a luxurious stay between serving a variety of cuisines, excellent services (room service, housekeeping, and concierge), and superb recreational services (spa, sauna, and Fitness center).

8. Faiyum

Wadi El Hitan, (Whale Valley), in Egypt contains the fossilized remains of an extinct sub-order of whales. Evidently, the valley was part of a shallow marine basin 40–50 million years ago. The desertification helped both preserve and reveal a tremendous hoard of fossils.
Kalyan Panja