Egypt is characterized as a holiday destination by two things: the pyramids in the desert, which are the symbol of Egypt, and the Red Sea with its unique underwater world. I will come to the Red Sea later when I explain to you which activities are possible in Egypt. There is now a small digression on the most important sights in Egypt.
Pyramids in Egypt
The world-famous pyramids of Giza are among the oldest surviving structures known to man. According to calculations, they were created around the years 2620 to 2500 BC. In the 4th dynasty. The pyramids of Giza are the only remaining of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Since 1979 they have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Giza Pyramids is an absolute must on your vacation! You are on the western edge of the Nile Valley, around 8 kilometers southwest of the city of Giza. They are about 15 kilometers away from Cairo. The famous Great Sphinx is only 600 meters away from this wonder of the world. It stands in the foreground of the Khafre pyramid and represents the oldest surviving sphinx in the world. You can see where other pyramids are in Egypt in the interactive Egypt map above. There I pinned all the important sights in Egypt for you so that you can easily find them on your vacation.
Egyptian temples, museums, and more
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel is located south of Giza, on the west bank of Lake Nasser and the border with Sudan. Pharaoh Ramses II had him in the 13th century BC. Erect. Today it is the center of attraction for many tourists. The Valley of the Kings and many other treasures are located in Luxor. These include the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Capital Cairo is also worth a visit. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo you will learn the history of Egypt and have an insight into the large collection of Egyptian artifacts from 5,000 years of history. Among other things, Tutankhamun’s treasures can be found here. In the old town of Cairo you can go to Chan el-Chalili Buy souvenirs for your loved ones at home. The souq (bazaar) is considered to be the largest market in Africa. In Cairo, visit the Saladin Citadel and the Muhammad Ali Mosque! I have pinned other buildings and places worth seeing for you on the map above. Check it out.
Activities in Egypt
You can make your vacation in Egypt as colorful and exciting as you want. Countless leisure activities are possible here. From submarine tours and diving and snorkeling courses to desert tours. The Red Sea is a paradise for divers. Over 1,000 different species of fish and other marine animals and plants result in a colorful, shimmering underwater world in the Red Sea that cannot be compared with any other. You can be enchanted between the fascinating coral reefs. There are just as many water sports activities on the water. Whether you go jet skiing, surfing or sailing – there are no limits. If you take a sailing boat out to sea, you can watch dolphins. If you like a cruise ship more, that’s possible too! You can take a cruise on the sea as well as on the Nile. In the Egyptian desert you can ride a camel and go on an exciting quad tour. Sightseeing tours through the millennia-old history of Egypt are also possible. I have already tried many of these activities in Egypt. Click on the following articles and learn more about the most beautiful excursions in Egypt !
Seaside resorts and beaches in Egypt
Due to its location, Egypt can convince with many great beach sections. It is located on both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. The most popular beaches in Egypt are in the tourist regions of Hurghada and Marsa Alam as well as in Sharm el Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula. Many stretches of beach belong to the local hotels, so that you can use them free of charge as a hotel guest. Depending on the package booked, the price usually also includes loungers and parasols. Beach bars ensure a varied offer. The beach on the Red Sea is gently sloping and is therefore very suitable for a holiday with children. Are to be recommended in Hurghada the beaches of Magawish, Sekalla and Sharm el Naga. In Marsa Alam, the fine sandy beaches of Pataya Beach and Sharm el Luli are particularly impressive. Sharm el Sheikh on the Sanai Peninsula is particularly popular with divers. The colorful coral reef is a special highlight. Other beautiful beaches in Egypt can be found in Makadi Bay, Safaga, Soma Bay, El Gouna and Dehab, among others. You can also spend a wonderful beach holiday on the Mediterranean coast. The big city of Alexandria and the port city of Marsa Matruh with its extensive beaches invite you here.