Things You Should Do When Traveling to Egypt

If you have already prepared your trip to Egypt, taking the time to decide what you will do is crucial. And we have prepared an excellent list of things to do in Egypt for you to organize this incredible trip. It may be impossible to cross everything off the list on a vacation to Egypt, but this way, you already have an excuse to return to this fantastic country.

Survive Cairo’s Traffic

Whether it’s because your driver will be going 100km/h in the city, or because the car doesn’t have seat belts, while there are an extensive amount of cars driving around or all at once, it’s a very Egypt experience. In fact, many people ask whether it is safe to travel to Egypt, worried about the roads’ safety.

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Cairo may be a chaotic city, but it has many exciting places. Here we will tell you about them. If you don’t have time to tour Cairo on your own, you can do it with a guided tour of the city.

Visit the Egyptian Museum and All Its Treasures

If there is one thing you can’t miss is the Tutankhamun room, with the mask and the coffin. It is absolutely incredible. The mummy room will leave you in complete awe.

Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

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It is one of those places in the world that you cannot stop dreaming of and one of the things to do in Egypt. They are located in the same enclosure, and there are several types of tickets. The combined ticket includes:

  • Entrance to the site.
  • The pyramid of Cheops or Great Pyramid (the largest).
  • The Khufu boat museum.

There are also individual tickets for each pyramid, tomb, and space you visit. If you don’t want to enter any of them, simply buy the site’s entrance ticket.

Stay At the Atlantis Pyramids Inn

It is a small hotel in front of the pyramids, and the owners could not be more charming. If you can chat with them a bit, you will learn a lot about Egypt. Also, it is the perfect place to see the sound and light show they do every night at the pyramids for free.

Organize a Visit to Saqqara

Saqqara is the necropolis of Memphis, which was once the capital of Egypt. There the pyramids and temples are not as impressive or well preserved. But what has been very, very well preserved are the reliefs and paintings. You will flip! If you are short of time, you can always do the Pyramids, Memphis, and Saqqara in a day tour. To visit Saqqara, you can always organize a tour with a local guide and a driver.

Take a Cruise on the Nile

Philae Luxury River Nile Cruises | The Oberoi Philae, Egypt

It’s a classic, but it’s a really cool classic. Besides sailing the Nile’s waters, you can visit Egypt’s most famous temples and with a guide. Let yourself be seduced by the vendors who tie themselves with a rope to the cruise ship and start throwing products for you to buy.            We promise it is something unique and that only happens on the Nile, and one of those things that makes you laugh because of the surrealism of the situation.

Other Temples You Should Visit

If you decide not to take the cruise and visit the temples on your own, take note, these are the essential ones: Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Edfu Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, Kom Ombo Temple and Philae Temple.

Fly in a Hot Air Balloon

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A hot air balloon flight in Luxor, would definitely be a beautiful experience. Seeing all the temples, the Valley of the Kings, and the Nile River from the air while the sun is rising is magical.


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