When you think of Egypt, you probably first think of the famous pyramids and the fascinating history of Pharaohs and mummies. But there’s a whole lot more to this incredible country! A trip to Egypt is like getting a time capsule and going back in time to a grand period in history. There are so many things to do in Egypt so start creating your itinerary using some of our ideas here:
The Great Pyramids of Giza
You absolutely cannot visit Egypt without seeing the Great Pyramids. They are some of the most iconic structures in the world, and the only remaining one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. We’re talking 4600 years old! Many people say that the pyramids are far bigger in person than they imagined them to be. Taking a tour is the way to go, so you can visit inside the pyramids and learn about what you’re seeing. You can also opt for a camel tour to climb the hill overlooking the pyramids. Since there is a high volume of tourists in this area, watch out for pickpockets.
Valley of Kings and Queens
Did you ever hear of King Tut? Here at the Valley of Kings and Queens, you can visit his tomb and explore plenty of other ancient tombs and sights. There are over 60 Pharaohs buried here, but be aware that you are only allowed to visit 7 tombs in the area. Technically, you aren’t allowed to take photos so be aware before walking in. The colors and artwork are incredibly well-preserved, making this a stunning sight.
Cruise the Nile
Don’t miss the chance to see the gorgeous scenery along the Nile and relax in a traditional Felucca boat or cruise ship. These two options will offer you different kinds of trips, depending on your preference! For the more authentic Egyptian experience, go on a Felucca boat for a day trip. For a more luxurious experience and room and board on the ship, you can book a cruise ship for a multi-day excursion.
This area is less populated by tourists, so it’s a great place to explore if you want a little more freedom! There are lots of ancient pyramids- some rumored to be even older than the Pyramids of Giza. You can also visit a carpentry school here, as this is a main trade of the village. Visit the Sphinx of Sakkara and make friends with the welcoming locals here.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo
If seeing lots of historical artifacts is on your agenda for your Egypt trip, you’ll make the most of your time by visiting this fantastic museum. It has the largest number of ancient artifacts of any museum in the world! The more than 100, 000 artifacts here date all the way back to 3500 BC, and are incredibly well-preserved. While you could spend days exploring, keep in mind that the museum is not air conditioned!