A travel guide to the one and only Egypt
The rhetorical question of:
Why travel to Egypt?
A state in northeastern Africa, Egypt is a magnificent country bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and crossed by the Nile, Africa’s largest river. A great civilization of antiquity, this region retains a unique cultural and architectural richness, making it an essential travel destination.
Do you doubt what we say? Find in our articles a list of the main reasons to visit the land of the Pharaohs!
What to visit in Egypt?
A wide variety of places to visit in the mighty Egypt!
The places to visit are on the list of things to see before you die for all travellers…, the pyramids of Cairo, the fantastic temples, tombs and monuments of Luxor and Abu Simbel and the endless desert cut in half by the lush length of the Nile.
Cairo is chaotic and dirty, but offers magnificent buildings, a thousand years of theatre, the Egyptian museum and the best bazaars in the world.
THE NILE, A SOURCE OF LIFE
First things first!
Tips and things not to forget when going to Egypt
A trip to Egypt takes you to a mythical destination that will allow you to discover some of humanity’s most incredible wonders. To ensure that this stay is not ruined by anything, everything must start with meticulous preparation of your suitcase.
Also, you need lightweight clothes that will help you withstand the temperatures that often flirt with 40 or 45 degrees. In the evening however, when you go to the Nile, you must protect yourself from the voracious appetite of mosquitoes. To dive in your hotel pool or in the waters of the Red Sea, remember to bring your swimsuit. A good sunscreen is also essential to protect yourself against the sun. Last but not least, make a copy of your passport, always useful in case of loss and don’t forget your credit card for all your cash withdrawals!
When it comes to travel accessories, a camera (obviously), a plug adapter, an external battery, a portable wifi similar to those we can find at my-webspot.com, an MP3 player, mini locks and more…are all essential gadgets one can’t afford to forget when visiting Egypt, or any other country for that matter!
The inevitable spots of Egypt
Where to go in Egypt?
When we talk about Cairo, we immediately think of the imposing pyramids of Cheops, Khephren and Mikerinos, which rise in the distance on the Giza plateau. Needless to say, this wonder of the world will be one of the highlights of your trip to Egypt.
The Valley of the Kings
Go to the west bank of Luxor this time, the one that leads to the famous valley of kings. In this famous spot, no less than hundreds of tombs hide in the mountain’s enclaves. You will pass in front of Memnon’s colossus for an introduction to an impressive visit!
The cradle of Upper Egypt is located here, especially on the small elephantine island, just opposite the east bank of Aswan. In this part of the country, Egyptian culture is coloured by the Nubian influence, with more African traditions and faces.
Just the name sounds like a sweet promise of wonders to discover. And you will not be disappointed! Luxor, the ancient capital of Egypt known as Thebes, is home to some of the most beautiful remains of ancient Egypt.
It was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago to shine as the cultural beacon of the Mediterranean. Its deliberately cosmopolitan atmosphere and nightlife will appeal to modernity lovers.
Edfu and the Nile Valley
It is of course the undeniable star of the country, the river without which there would not have been a history of Egypt, pharaohs and civilizations of this magnitude! It therefore deserves to be discovered in its own right…
What about an Egypt tour package?
Many travel agencies, as well as cultural associations, offer package tours to Egypt. The tours are varied: from the classic Nile cruise, to the adventure in a 4×4 in the Sinai oases or diving in the Red Sea. Well organized trips can be more economical than individual trips, à la carte, and they have the advantage of eliminating a number of material disadvantages, but it is true that they leave less freedom and offer less contact with the country’s inhabitants.