Egypt — Overview
One of the oldest and most sophisticated civilizations of all time, Egypt has been the subject of imagination. From Shakespeare to Hollywood, the country has the potential to both inspire and intrigue. From the famous pyramids to the street-side bazaars, Egypt is much more than the fairytales and stories make it out to be.
Egypt has a myriad of sights and activities for travelers to enjoy. From the remains of ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of Kings to the museums and galleries dedicated to preserving the country’s rich history and culture, there is more to see than meets the eye. Those looking for adventure will not be disappointed either. Whether it’s scuba diving in the Red Sea or camel riding in the desert, there is something for everyone.
Egypt’s geographical landscape is quite diverse, with both desert and tropical regions, which means that the climate tends to vary, as well. This does make for an interesting journey as different parts of the country feel like you’re in a completely different part of the world. Egypt is also surrounded by note-worthy neighbors in both Africa and the Middle East, which would make for a great stopover pre or post trip.
There’s a range of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Whether it’s a family looking for a comfortable resort or independent travelers in search of a cozy guesthouse, there are plenty of options. The local cuisine is a mixture of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors, well worth a taste and is relatively inexpensive.
There are large networks of buses and trains making it easy to get around Egypt and there are luxury options on each. It is possible to navigate between a few cities by ferry, on both the Red Sea and along the Nile River, which makes for a scenic travel experience. Taxis are readily available but be sure to choose an accredited service and negotiate the price before departing.
- Take a cruise down the Nile River
- Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the only original remaining Wonder of the World
- See tombs of Pharaohs in the Valley of Kings
- Watch the sunset from Mount Sinai
- Sail on the famous Suez Canal
- Shop at one of Cairo’s many bustling street bazaars