Known for its Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt is a very fascinating country. It is the seat of one of the most interesting civilizations that ever existed. Over the years, tourists from all over the globe travelled to Egypt to admire all its world-famous landmarks. However, Egypt is actually more than what meets the eye. It is a truly rich country—both in history and culture, and still remains one of the world’s must-visit places. Whether you’d like to go here for the pyramids, to see the Nile River, or to eat some Egyptian cuisine, holidays in Egypt are bound to be really exciting.
Pyramids of Egypt
The most popular idea for Egypt holidays is to visit the pyramids. Why not? They are one of the most amazing structures in the world and over the years, many tourists have been fascinated with them. The Great Pyramids of Giza are undoubtedly the most frequented ones. These burial grounds are ancient world wonders, designed to stand the test of time. Other pyramids that are considered to be underrated and are equally worthy of a visit, are the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. These are located in remote locations, but nevertheless worth the attention.
The longest river in the world and forever associated in the history of Egypt is the River Nile. Cruising the Nile River is a fantastic idea for holidays to Egypt. This place has been making a name for itself since the time of Moses, so naturally, tourists all over the world would want to see it. A cruise usually lasts up to 7 nights, which is a great way to travel in comfort. There’s a floating hotel that you can check, so you can beat two birds with one stone—-finding a luxurious place to stay and finding the perfect itinerary. The cruise from Aswan to Luxor is a must-try and will make your Egypt holidays even more special.
Remember the Ten Commandments? What could be more fantastic than that? Mt. Sinai is the setting of that hallmark in biblical times. No matter what your religion, it cannot be denied that this fabled mountain has its own allure. The view from this mountain is phenomenal, and over the years, tourists have come here to witness the unbeatable panorama. If you want to climb, we highly suggest you do it in the evening and let the morning sun greet you on the top of probably the most legendary peak in the world.
Cleopatra Bath Beach
Cleopatra is among the most famous figures in the history of Egypt. Known for her supreme powers and flair, she is highly emulated. Her beauty rituals are relived over and over on so much literature as she has the reputation of having a very special allure to men. Even her bath ritual is of particular interest since rumour has it that Cleopatra has baby soft and smooth skin.
If you want to know what it’s like to be Cleopatra, at least in theory, then you can include the Cleopatra Bath Beach in your holidays to Egypt ideas. Aside from the Red Sea and the River Nile, this is among the most famous waters of Egypt. This bath is located near Marsa Matrouh and is about 4 hours drive from Alexandria. It is said that Cleopatra frequented this place to take a bath. There’s a huge sculpture of Cleopatra at the beach and is known for its amazing clear waters.
Another tourist attraction you can include in your holidays in Egypt is Abu Simbel. This can be found in Aswan, near the Sudanese border. The giant rock temples were built in the 13th century, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari. As part of the Nubian monuments, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Saqqara Step Pyramid
An important tourist attraction aside from all those things mentioned is the Saqqara Step Pyramid. This is among the oldest Egyptian structures and is said to be the burial place of King Zoser. Designed by Imhotep, it is a fascinating structure that is about 5000 years.
The Palace of Amir Bashtak
Located on the Muizz Avenue, this is a fascinating Egyptian structure with notable Arabic architecture. It is a stunning palace, with an almost golden façade. This is another place that you must check on your Egypt holidays.
Comprised mostly of legumes and vegetables, Egyptian Cuisine is as interesting as its history. Vegans will love the food in Egypt as most of them are heavy on veggies and less on meat. Pita bread is a staple in Egypt and provides the main source of energy. Rice stuffed vegetables and wraps are fairly common as well.
Shawarma, which is rumored to be of Lebanese origin, is very popular in Egypt. Made with small pieces of meat, onions, and cucumber wrapped in cucumber, this is a filling sandwich with tahina sauce. This can be made with chicken or lamb.
Calamari, which is squid either fried or grilled is another delicious treat. The delicate yet distinct flavour of the squid is simply addictive. There’s also the ever famous falafel and macaroni with béchamel sauce.
Desserts are mighty special in Egypt. There are rice based desserts, which are particularly satiating like the spicy-sweet basbousa. There’s also the crusty baklava, which is made from phyllo pastry, nuts, and sweet-spicy filling. Apple cakes that are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon are also yummy. Food is definitely one of the best things you can look forward to in your holidays to Egypt.
Shopping in Egypt is another great idea for Egypt holidays. The Egypt Craft Centre is a nice stop to buy some native souvenirs from pots to scarves. Nomad is another nice place to buy some stuff like silver jewellery, pillowcases, and lots of embroidered items. With so many things to do, your holidays in Egypt will definitely be more than unforgettable. Visit Egypt today!