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Lesson 1, Topic 10
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EGYPT – TOP THINGS TO DO

Amr Elleithy November 26, 2020
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One day you’re climbing the desert’s highest peak, the next you’re walking amid remnants of the world’s oldest civilization or diving into the depths of the Red Sea. Whether Egypt’s on your travel radar for the history, the adventure, the beaches or even just plan a layover day tour the pyramids, when it comes to things to do, you are spoiled for choice.

1. Visit the pyramids of Giza

Have breakfast at the pyramids and enjoy ride a horse around the pyramids at Giza

Why not kick your visit to the pyramids up a notch with some falafel, hot mint tea and a vast picture-perfect panoramic view of the ancient wonder? Would enjoy riding of horses at the entrance of pyramids and take a wonderful photos?

Horse Riding at pyramids

2. Khan-el Khalili bazaar

Take a trip to Cairo’s famous labyrinthine, medieval Khan-el Khalili bazaar, where haggling for spices, copper, perfume and trinkets has been refined into an art form. Don’t miss Fishawi’s teahouse; in business for over 200 years, it is the ultimate place to people watch.

Khan al-Khalili bazaar sells everything you could hope for © Emily_M_Wilson / Getty Images

3. Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise

Take a trip 3,000 years back in time to Ancient Egypt on a luxury Nile cruise. Float past highlights including the Valley of the Kings, home to the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Colossi of Memnon and the Karnak Temple.

Nile-River-Cruise-Aswan-to-Luxor

4. Visit the resort towns of Hurghada and Marsa Alam

Hurghada is a very popular resort town on the Red Sea. Upscale hotels line the beaches, making this a popular winter destination for many Europeans. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and kitesurfing, visit the Giftun Islands, swim with dolphins, and even take a day trip to Luxor.

Marsa Alam is an up-and-coming resort town on the Red Sea, south of Hurghada. On Abu Dabab beach, you can see sea turtles. Marsa Alam is also a world-renowned kitesurfing destination, and, like the other towns on the Red Sea, a great place to go scuba diving or snorkeling.

Marsa Alam City

5. Dive and snorkel near Dahab

Dahab, South Sinai’s token beach town, is ideal for divers and snorkelers to experience mind-blowing marine life. If you’re not already a qualified diver, you can start your PADI certification process at one of Dahab’s many dive centers.

Dahab streets
Dahab diving PADI
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