If you have been looking to find a great place to go on your next vacation, there are some fantastic options out there, including Egypt, and our masterfully crafted Egypt tour packages really do bring out the very best of this incredible land. Now, you might be wondering, why visit Egypt when there are other options? You might even be worried that Egypt will not be safe for you to visit, or that you won’t have enough to do. Maybe you worry that the only things to see in the Egypt will be the pyramids and the desert. Let’s look at what Egypt can offer and why it can make a truly great destination for your next vacation.
Why Visit Egypt? Visit Historical Sites and Learn About Ancient Egypt
For many people, one of the top reasons for visiting Egypt is because of the country’s great historical significance. Most visitors are longing to visit Egypt’s famous pyramids, temples, and tombs. The country is also home to many wonderful museums, including the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the all-new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza. Visiting some of the country’s museums is a great way to gain more insight into ancient Egypt’s timeless history and mythology.
With a trip to Egypt, you can see hieroglyphs, explore ancient ruins, and get closer to history than you could ever have imagined. Of course, even though this is one of the biggest reasons why people choose to visit this fascinating country, it is certainly not the only reason why people visit.
Find Some Great Bargains at the Bazaars
When you visit different towns and cities in Egypt, you will always find markets and bazaars to explore. In Cairo, you can head to the Khan el Khalili bazaar, for example. No other bazaar in Egypt is anything like this one. It is one of the biggest and oldest bazaars in the entire Middle East and one which has been around ever since the late 14th century.
If you love shopping and trying to find bargains, the Khan el Khalili Bazaar in Cairo is a place you will absolutely love. You can literally find anything and everything at this bazaar, including different types of jewelry, clothing, blankets, rugs, fabric, statues, spices, souvenirs, and more. If you need to buy anything while you are in Cairo, this is the place to visit.
Keep in mind that haggling is a way of life in Egypt and it tends to be expected when you are at the bazaar. In fact, haggling is often expected even in regular stores throughout Egypt. Some visitors don’t like haggling when they first encounter it, but they soon get to enjoy haggling for the best possible deals.
Learn More About the People
The people of Egypt tend to be friendly and helpful, and when you travel to Egypt, you can meet plenty of new and interesting folks. You can also learn more about their culture and their mouthwatering cuisine that is available throughout the country. You might even find some new favorites.
Enjoy a Range of Places to Dine and Have a Night Out
You will also be happy to know that there are many fantastic places to dine in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other cities and towns in Egypt. You can find some delicious local foods from popular eateries, and you can find many places that you can head out to for a drink or some refreshments before you head back to your hotel for the evening.
Take a Trip Down the Nile
Another one of the main reasons why many people travel to Egypt is because they want to experience the magic of a Nile River cruise. In fact, our Nile River cruises are among our most popular and most frequently booked tour packages. Not only do you get to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Nile, but you will also get to visit some of the country’s best ancient Egyptian monuments. And, if you have booked your tour or cruise through us, you will also have an experienced Egyptologist guide with you visit these magnificent sites.
In Aswan you can expect to visit the ancient temple of Philae. You’ll also get to Kom Ombo Temple, and ancient complex that was dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god. As your cruise proceeds, you will also usually visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt’s best preserved ancient temple.
For many people, sightseeing in Luxor is the biggest highlight of the cruise. If you have booked your tour or cruise through us, you can look forward to visiting some of the best ancient Egyptian monuments in Luxor. These would include places like Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and of course, the legendary Valley of Kings, a site where more than 60 ancient tombs were discovered. Many of these are open to visitors.
After being closed for a number of years due to restoration work, the tomb of King Tutankhamun is now once again also open to visitors.
Go SCUBA Diving at Some of the Best World Renowned Dive Sites
Not only is Egypt home to the world’s best ancient sites, but it is also home to some of the best dive sites in the world. Most of these are just a short boat trip away from places like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, both of which are also well-known for their pristine beaches. In fact, thousands of people visit Egypt purely for the sake of enjoying the country’s beaches.
We ourselves offer several package tours that include some time on the country’s Red Sea coast at places like Hurghada and/or Sharm, and most of these tour packages will include some SCUBA diving or some amazing snorkeling opportunities.
If you book one of our tours that include SCUBA diving trips, you can be sure that you will be in good hands because we only work with the best dive companies and dive boat operators. All equipment is provided and they know exactly where all the best dive places are. You also have a professional and fully certified dive guide/instructor in the water with you at all times. Most dive trips also include a buffet lunch and free soft drinks as well.
Nearly all dive trips are small group trips, although private dive trips can also be arranged. Most of the leading dive shops also offer SCUBA diving courses for people who have never dived before. If you are a SCUBA diving or snorkeling enthusiast, Egypt’s Red Sea coast will simply blow you away.
Take a Safari in the Desert
You don’t have to spend all your time or even some of your time on the water, of course. You could also spend time taking on the mighty Sahara with a fun-filled desert safari. The deserts are very popular. Whether you want to go hiking and looking at ancient ruins and temples, or whether you want to enjoy a 4×4 adventure, you can find tours to suit all tastes. You can even head out into the desert with camels or horses if you prefer. There are even options to spend a couple of days out in the desert, which some might find appealing. There is nothing quite like camping out in the desert under a star filled sky.
Of course, these are just a few more reasons to visit Egypt. If you are going to plan a trip, make sure you understand what you need to do to plan it properly. The following will help put you on the right path for planning the perfect Egyptian vacation.
Planning Your Trip the Right Way
It’s no longer about asking why you should visit Egypt. It is about getting your trip to Egypt underway. If you want to visit Egypt and have a great time, you will want to avoid making the mistake of trying to plan your own vacation. While it is possible to do, it will end up taking a lot of time on your part, and there is a chance that you won’t be able to fit in everything that you would like to see and do when you visit. The best option for anyone who would like to enjoy a flawless and unforgettable trip to Egypt would be to work with a professional tour company that can provide you with professionally desighted Egypt tour packages, or customizable tour solutions.
When you are choosing a company, make sure that they are reputable and well-established with a long and proven track record. Make sure that your chosen tour operator can provide you with the type of trip that will make your travel dreams come true.
Make a list of the types of activities that you want to experience and enjoy while you are in Egypt and then see if it matches up with what the company is able to offer you. Find those who will be able to meet your needs exactly and who have affordable prices for their services.
Book Your Egypt Vacation Today
You now have a better idea of some of the great offerings that can be found in Egypt, and you know that you can work with a company to help plan your trip. “Why visit Egypt?” should no longer be a question. Instead, you should be asking yourself when can you visit Egypt. Start thinking about booking your trip right now. You will be happy that you decided to go and visit one of the most interesting countries in the world.
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Country Specific Egypt Tour Information
We have a specific international guide covering the most important points you need to be aware of before traveling to Egypt.