5 incredible places to visit in Egypt

5 incredible places to visit in Egypt

5 incredible places to visit in Egypt

Egypt is one of the most visited places in the world. Home to such incredible sights as the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, and temples of Abu Simbel. The mystery of Egypt is still unknown, many archaeological finds and treasures are found in the land of the pharaohs. During your visit, you will learn more about the history of Egypt and get an insight into an ancient culture.

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1. Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza situated on the outskirts of Cairo. It is worth booking accommodation in Giza and exploring the pyramids from here. The Great Sphinx of Giza depicts a mythical creature with a human head and a lion’s body that protects the pyramids.

The entrance fee for the whole Giza Plateau is 200 EGP. The Great Pyramid of Giza 400 EGP, Khafre, and Menkaure pyramids have a unit price of 100 EGP.

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Of the two smaller pyramids, only one can always be visited because the other is closed. At the entrance, you can see which one is locked on that day.

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There are several smaller pyramids around the Pyramids of Giza. Exploring the Pyramids of Giza can take several hours.

You can find the most beautiful viewpoint of the pyramids here.

2. Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple is the second largest religious complex in the world, after Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia. Start your day with the breathtaking sunrise of the Karnak Temple. The Karnak Temple was built over 2000 years, 40 times larger than the Colosseum.

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If you want to give enough time to the sights, stay at least 2-3 days in Luxor.

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3. Temples of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is situated 300 km south of Aswan and only 20 km north of Sudan. The temples of Abu Simbel were dismantled and moved between 1964 and 1968. The Abu Simbel was rebuilt 64 meters higher, 250 meters away from the river, to protect it from the risk of flooding. The temples are a 3-hour drive from Aswan, you can visit them on a private or group tour.

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4. Luxor Temple

Luxor and Karnak were famous in ancient history and are now among the most attractive sights in Egypt. Previously from the temple of Luxor, an avenue lined with ram-headed sphinxes led to the Karnak Temple. One of the obelisks in front of the temple entrance was taken to Paris, you can see it in Place de la Concorde. The other is more than 25 meters high and still stands in Luxor.

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The distance between Luxor and Karnak temples you can easily travel by horse-drawn carriage or taxi.

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5. Medinet Habu

Medinet Habu located on the other side of the Nile in the Thebes Necropolis. The Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon are just a 20-minute walk away, and you can see excavations along the way. The temple complex has several smaller chapels and churches built in different eras, including Ramses III Temple of the Dead. The ticket office is far from the church entrance. The location you can find here.

The entrance fee is 100 EGP.

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Use the local ferry to travel to the other side, which is only 10 EGP and is valid in both directions.

Do I need a visa to travel to Egypt?

A visa is required to visit Egypt. Visas can be purchased at Cairo Airport or online for 25 $ and are valid for 30 days. The import and use of drones are prohibited in the country!

Best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April. The temperature is most pleasant and comfortable for exploring the sights. It can be cold in the morning and evening, so we recommend packing warmer clothes, but it is essential to use sunscreen in the afternoon.

Is Egypt safe for tourists?

Absolute. Places visited by tourists are safe, but there may be pickpockets in the markets.

Are we traveling on a group tour or solo travel?

When you love adventures and don’t like the exact travel plan, you can choose the solo trip. It is not easy to get from one place to another within Egypt. For convenience and simplicity, a group tour is the better choice.

Egypt travel budget

Double room: 20-30 USD/night
Drinking water: 0.5 USD/1.5L
Lunch and dinner: 5-10 USD
Entrance fee: 5-15 USD
Sim card: 15-20 USD – 10Gb internet

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