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Cairo is the first stop for many visitors to Egypt. Home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx, an outstanding museum of antiquities and the largest bazaar in the Middle East, Cairo is a “must-see” for most visitors. With both Coptic and Islamic areas of the city, there are churches, mosques, museums, palaces and monuments galore. Cairo has a thriving and diverse art scene with myriad galleries and spaces hosting exhibitions ranging from cutting-edge art to traditional painting and sculpture.
There is much to explore in Cairo in addition to traditional sightseeing. People watching in the city is fascinating and the street food begs to be sampled. World-class cosmopolitan dining is also an option, and travelers will find cuisine not just from Egypt but from around the globe. Specialty markets abound throughout the city, allowing visitors a glimpse of the day to day lives of Cairenes.
Luxor is another top destination. Luxor has the highest concentration of ancient Egyptian monuments. It is home to the Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead where a long succession of pharaohs had their remains buried along with everything that they might need in the afterlife. Other attractions include the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Temple of Luxor, the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Karnak. The Luxor Museum is a worthwhile stop with an excellent collection of treasures from nearby temples.
The Nile River
The Nile River is the world’s longest and one of the cradles of human civilization. One of the best ways to experience the Nile is on a cruise where you can enjoy the ever-shifting scenery. Along the way you can visit the Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka, the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek and the Temple of Horus, among others.
The Red Sea
The Red Sea offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. The Sinai beaches of Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are an excellent place to relax and enjoy a different side of Egypt.
Located in the southern Nile Valley, Abu Simbel is home to two massive rock temples guarded by colossal statues of Ramses II and others. Among the most spectacular in Egypt, the monument is a testament to modern engineering, having been moved to higher ground when the Aswan Dam was built in 1959.
From world-class museums to coastal pleasures, Alexandria is a great place to escape summer heat. The city drips with atmosphere and its faded architecture gives it a romantic feel. It has fantastic seafood and its many outdoor cafes invite travelers to while away the afternoon with beautiful views and a relaxing vibe.
For divers, Alexandria is a dream come true! The city has sunk substantially over the centuries, so much of it is now under water. When you don your gear, you will have the chance to see Cleopatra’s Palace, an underwater island teeming with Greek and Roman ruins and one of Napoleon’s ships that sank in 1798, to name a few.
When to Visit
October through January is Egypt’s cooler season, making it an ideal time to visit. Days are pleasantly warm while nights can sometimes be chilly. Ramadan takes place between March and April and can be a fascinating time to visit. After sunset things become very lively in the cities. We prefer to avoid the high temperatures of summer (June – August).
Divers wishing to visit the Red Sea will find the best conditions from July – September. Calm seas, warm water and excellent visibility more than make up for hot temperatures on land.