Cairo is a colossal city and one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world - almost sixteen million people live here. One of the most popular activities in Cairo is shopping, but it is always important to remember to barter. The best way to learn more about the local culture and the ancient Egyptian people is to visit the Egyptian Museum. Sailing along the Nile in a Felucca is also highly recommended.
The biggest attraction in Luxor is undoubtedly the Valley of the Kings, but there are also plenty of other things to see and do here. The Luxor Temple is on the east bank of the Nile, and it can be particularly nice to visit these ruins at nighttime as the area is floodlit. An unforgettable way to view Luxor and the Valley of the Kings is to go for a hot air balloon ride.
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Egypt’s second largest city offers an impressively rich history, dating back to the 4th century BC, and was once home to the Lighthouse and Great Library of Alexandria.
Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan attracts thousands of travellers each year who are visiting the River Nile. Close to numerous temples, tombs and the Unfinished Obelisk.
Home to the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Whilst heavily commercialised, everyone should at least visit Giza once in their lifetimes to see these awe-inspiring structures.
A popular resort town and top location for watersports and adventure activities in Egypt, including snorkelling, diving, camel riding, quad biking in the Sahara desert and parasailing.
The entry point to the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea, this seaport is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said and the ancient port itself.