Have you ever dreamt how you can enjoy your Egypt trip and see as much as you can while visiting the land of the Pharaohs? Here in this article we are going to tell you the major attractions you should not miss while arranging for an unforgettable trip to Egypt.
Without doubt, Egypt is one of the top-rated tourist destinations in the Middle East and the world. This is because Egypt is a country with multi-faces! The Egyptian country is not only known for its sandy beaches and sea activities, but also it’s known with its unique culture and special civilization represented in its great Pyramids, impressive temples, well-designed churches and mosques – it is well-deserved country to be visited for various activities, in addition to its perfect weather around the year.
During the Winter Season, from October to April, you can visit Cairo, sail along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, drive to the south of Aswan, where the impressive Abu Simbel temples are standing by the Nile River, or have a quick visit (one day tour) to the fabulous city of Alexandria that located on the Mediterranean Sea.
However, in the Summer Season, from May to September, you can try the incomparable beaches of Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada, El Gouna, Marsa Alam and Marsa Matrouh. This is besides having the chance to try the amazing Sea sports and activities, swimming with dolphins, enjoying a Yacht tour, Snorkeling and diving in the protect areas to find out rare types of fishes and sea creatures that can’t be seen in any other place around the world.
If you look for a classic tour to Egypt, that allows you to see the highlights of the country in approximately one week, so the expert team of vantage Travel International will be more than happy to offer you a well-designed program with daily guided tours to the major tourist attractions with a professional touch that makes you have a good merge between “the regular tours” and “the local experience”. We are going to show you how was Egypt during the old days and how is the country now? We will explore the beaten tracks, use the local means of transportation, deal with locals and try the Egyptian food – Simply you will act like Egyptians for few days!
A perfect classic trip to Egypt should include a visit to Cairo, Nile Cruise between Aswan & Luxor, in addition to a visit to the Abu Simbel Temples, which located to the south of Aswan. The minimum duration needed to have this tour done is nine days, but it could be also done in eight days.
Most of Egypt tours begins in Cairo, the capital, where all international airlines arrive & depart, so it is common to start the trip with the highlights of Cairo, including the great Pyramids of Giza, the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara, the Open-Air Museum in Memphis, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Citadel of Salah El Din, the well-known market of Khan El Khalili and the stunning Coptic & Islamic collections in Old Cairo. This is besides having the chance to explore the Egyptian capital by night to try a Sound & Light Show at Pyramids or enjoy a romantic Dinner Cruise on board one of the deluxe five-stars cruising restaurants.
The second part of this well-designed tour to Egypt will be done on board the Nile Cruise – usually three nights, from Aswan to Luxor or four nights, from Luxor to Aswan – passing by the impressive collection of the ancient Egyptian temples that located on both sides of the Nile, including the Karnak Temples Complex, Temple of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus in Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo, the High Dam, Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. In addition to sailing by a felucca (small sailing boat) around the attractive islands of Aswan and the famous Mausoleum of Agha Khan.
Another fantastic site is the Abu Simbel Temple, which was erected during the time of king Ramses II in the New Kingdom of the ancient Egyptian history and was dedicated to god Rahorakhty. It is worth mentioning that there is another small temple in the area, which is the Temple of Nefertari, the royal wife of Ramses II and the beloved for him. The sun falls twice a year on the face of the king; the first time on 21 February to commemorate the coronation day and the second on 21 October, the king’s birthday.
Beside the regular tours in Luxor and Aswan, you can also add various night activities in both cities to enjoy the Sound & Light shows at the Karnak in Luxor or the magnificent one at Philae temple in Aswan, the amazing Hot Air Balloon in Luxor, the felucca ride and the shopping tours to the souq “market” to buy local products for your friends.
We are here to help and assist you in tailoring your perfect trip to Egypt and for sure, we will not spare an effort to give you our professional advice, recommend new sites and activities and suggest alternative plans, when necessary.
You can also check our Travel Ideas that may help you in creating your bucket list. We offer you various programs to Egypt with different ideas to choose from and tailor your special program, as you dreamt of.