Egypt is filled with cultural gems and spectacular landscapes. It’s a must visit destination not just for those visiting Africa, but also the Middle East. While you can travel to Egypt independently, it is advised that you organize a tour in order to avoid some of the many complications involved when doing it alone. Egypt is one of the most difficult countries in the world to travel independently due to the a variety of factors including the language, the logistics of getting from point a to point b as well as avoiding getting scammed and ripped off along the way. Trust me when I say that Egypt tours are definitely the way to go when it comes to planning your first trip to this wonderful country.
There are lots of exotic places and breathtaking experiences waiting for you in Egypt. From the great river Nile to vast deserts, ancient architecture, stunning beach resorts, etc.
But in all, here are the top 8 reasons why Egypt should be at the top of your travel bucket list.
EXOTIC ART AND CULTURE
A trip to Egypt definitely guarantees an exciting and engaging cultural experience for tourists from any part of the world. There is definitely something new for you to feel in Egypt, no matter how well-travelled you are. Laden with iconic landmarks such as the Luxor temple, the Egyptian museum, the Valley of the Kings and the great pyramids of Giza.
The cities are also world-famous mostly due to their exciting blend of lush culture and heritage with the modernity associated with cosmopolitan cities. A visit to Sharm-El-Sheikh, Aswan, Hurghada or Cairo is sure to leave you fun-filled.
THE DESERT SAFARI
Horse riding has its perks, but nothing beats crossing the western desert in Egypt on the back of a camel. If time away from the city life and noise is what you desire then desert crossing is ideal for you. Explore the harsher side of nature atop camels or quad bikes and understand the history which dates back thousands and thousands of years.
FIVE STAR RESORTS
The exquisite scenery and lush landscape make Egypt heaven for exotic hotels and resorts. The Four seasons resort, dreams beach resort and the Hurghada Marriot beach resort have each taken advantage of the untouched beaches and sited stunning relaxation spots that are sure to redefine your notion of luxury. Come, relax and enjoy the diverse spectacular cuisines that await you.
It is safe to say that you haven’t really lived if you haven’t crossed the River Nile. Egypt offers you the opportunity of traversing one of the most important rivers of the ancient world. A chance to explore her richness, delve into her depths, follow her ever meandering course as you unravel the mysteries that makes her such an interesting story.
DISCOVER THE DIVINE
One of the best places to visit for a renewed spiritual awakening is Egypt. There are numerous places of worship where you can acquire mind-changing knowledge and relax in the peace and serenity that is the divine. From mosques to ancient temples, you are sure to find whatever it is that you seek.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Very few things can beat a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. An aerial view of the majestic landscape takes the scenery to a whole new level that is literally breathtaking to see.
The Khan-el-Khalili bazaar is every shopping lover’s dreams and aspirations fitted together. You can find almost any and everything. From trinkets to statues, clothes, spices, jewellery etc. A visit to Cairo would remain unfulfilled without a visit to the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.
Unlike many other tourist destinations that are somewhat expensive. A trip to Egypt will not harm your wallet or break your card. The prices of accommodation, food, guided tours and all other effects are so cheap while still keeping up with international best standards that one could dare say it is free.
In all, Egypt is a really nice tourist destination. The nicest especially for those in need of new experiences. Apart from the pyramids and other iconic landmarks, the local people are also friendly and well known for their hospitability.