Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments still sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks such as Muhammad Ali Mosque.
Currency: Egyptian pound
Official languages: Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic
1.The Giza Necropolis
Not only is the Giza Necropolis the most visited of all Egypt tourist attractions, but it is also one of the most visited attractions in the world, attracting thousands of tourists every single day. The Giza pyramids which are conveniently located on the outskirts of Cairo were built over a period of three generations, with the first one being the pyramid of Khufu. At 139 meters, it is the largest pyramid ever built. Alongside this impressive structure, visitors can see the pyramid of Khafre, Khufu’s second reigning son, and also the pyramid of Pharaoh Menkaure. In addition to the pyramids, the site is also home to the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
2.Hurghada, Red Sea
Hurghada is a Red Sea resort town and has become an incredibly popular tourist destination, particularly among diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. It also very popular as a family holiday destination, thanks to its many family-friendly resorts and hotels, and an abundance of fun activities, such as scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, horse riding and deep sea fishing.
Not only is Hurghada the ideal place to relax, but it is also well known for its very vibrant nightlife and its extensive shopping opportunities. In short, Hurghada is a great place to relax and unwind for a few days following days of sightseeing tours, and for this reason, it is often included in the itineraries of Nile cruise package tours – as well as the reason wht we have listed it as one of the most important Egypt tourist attractions.
3.Western Sahara Desert
The Western Desert is home to many popular Egypt tourist attractions, most of which are located in or near to the various oases. The best way to view these attractions is by booking an oases package tour or a Sahara desert adventure tour. Most good oases tours will include a visit to all the different oases, and you will often be taken to see the best sites found at each of them.
In addition to the oases and their historical monuments, the Western Desert is also home to several natural Egypt attractions, including the White Desert; the Black Desert, and the Valley of the Whales, to name just a few.
4.Nile River Cruises
The Nile River which is the longest river in the world has been Egypt’s lifeline since antiquity, and there is no better way to experience the treasures and delights of Upper Egypt than with a Nile River cruise. Nile cruise vacations have long since been one of the major tourist attractions in Egypt, and as a result, Nile cruise packages now come in all shapes and sizes.
The most popular and most affordable cruises tend to be those which are undertaken on the many luxury cruise ships that can be seen sailing between Luxor and Aswan. Other options include refurbished luxury paddle steamers and traditional Dahabiyas. These days some tourists are also making the journey on Feluccas, but trips from Luxor to Aswan on board one of these small sail boats is yet to catch on with mainstream tourists.
Practically all Nile cruise vacations include a tour of Aswan and Luxor, as well as tours of several other historical sites along the route. Most people who have been on a Nile River cruise will say that you haven’t experienced Egypt until you have experienced a cruise through the Nile Valley
5.The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum, located right in the heart of Cairo is considered to be one of the top Egypt tourist attractions, and for this reason it is featured not only in most Cairo tour packages, but also in most Egypt tour packages. The museum currently houses around 120,000 Egyptian artifacts, although not all of these are on display. While the ground floor part of the museum is certainly fascinating, many visitors find the first floor to be the highlight of their visit.
As you ascend to the first floor, expect to be greeted by a vast display of artifacts documenting the history of the final two dynasties, along with countless artifacts recovered from the Valley of Kings in Luxor. The first floor is also home to the extremely popular Mummies Room which houses 27 mummies, although again, not all of these are on display.
Address:El-Gaish Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt.
Phone:+20 3 4814483
2.Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
Address: El-Gaish Rd, Egypt 21599, Egypt
Phone:+20 3 5818000
3.Moevenpick Resort Taba
Address: Nuweibaa – Taba Rd, Qesm Nwebaa, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Phone:+20 69 3530530