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The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

Egypt ticks all the boxes when it comes to a wide range of activities for every kind of traveler, and there are some main activities you will certainly want to add to your list
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As one of the most diverse countries globally, you can guarantee that your trip to Egypt will not be boring. The best thing about this country is that there is something for everyone whether you are on honeymoon, are a family or are traveling solo, so the main thing is deciding which activities suit you best.

So if you are looking for some inspiration for remarkable and memorable things to do in Egypt, be prepared to be inspired with our Top 10 best activities Egypt has to offer.

There will be opportunities to take a break in some of Egypt’s beautiful coastal areas, but the chances are pretty high that you will not want to stop adventuring for too long, especially when you see what fantastic opportunities this place offers you and if you find yourself looking for even more to keep you busy, get in touch with your local ‘Destination Expert,’ who will have plenty more ideas. 

Some of the most popular activities in Egypt are:

Cruising the Nile

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

When in Egypt, one of the absolute must-dos is to take a cruise down the longest river in Africa, and the best thing is no matter how limited your time might be, you can find a cruise to suit you. With a range of options, you can take a cruise along the famous river, stopping off at some of the most famous places and iconic sites En route, including Luxor, Aswan, Edfu Temple, and Kom Ombo. 

Some great cruise options are:

Take a tour of the Giza Plateau

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

One of the top activities in Egypt is, of course, seeing the pyramids, including the oldest of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and feasting your eyes on the impressive monument known as The Sphinx and a visit to The Egyptian Museum. However, the Giza Plateau is full of miraculous wonders of the world, which are indeed something else. When you witness them in person and combined with a trip to the museum, you can get a good understanding of the significance of this fascinating place.

You will find many tours here that incorporate various Egyptian highlights, including a trip to the Giza Plateau.

Discover the monasteries of Wadi El Natrun

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

A discovery of Wadi El Natrun has to be on the cards while on your trip to Egypt, especially if you want to delve deep into this country’s awe-inspiring and very diverse past. Here you will get to see four monasteries on the site, which was the actual birthplace of Christian monasticism, but the area was home to several monasteries at one stage; however, only these few remain.

The site has an extensive past and was once an important place for carbonated sodium, which the Ancient Egyptians used as part of their mummification process. It is not far from Cairo, so if you plan to delve deeper into the history of Egypt, consider taking this tour – The Route of the Holy Family, which includes a visit to Wadi El Natrun.

Take a sand bath at Dakrour Mountain

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

If you have never heard of a ‘sand bath,’ you will be amazed by this experience in the Siwa desert of Egypt, where the hot sands are said to have therapeutic qualities.

The locals and people from all over the world come here to bathe in the sands, and you too can experience this while on this fantastic travel itinerary in Egypt. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience, this has to be one of the top activities for you.

Enjoy time at the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaars

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer
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Anyone who visits Egypt must take a trip to the Khan El Khalili Bazars, one of the most famous in the world due to its narrow alleyways, small local restaurants, street vendors, and real authentic Egyptian culture. You will spot many locals smoking from water pipes and socializing over some local drinks in one of the many small cafes in the Bazar. Take some time here to have a local beverage and enjoy the surroundings here, as this is one of the top activities in Egypt. 

The Nile Valley & Red Sea tour includes a visit to the bazaar, so don’t miss this one if it is on your list. 

Go sand boarding in Siwa

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

A trip to Siwa has to be on the cards for the adventurous, who like to get off the beaten track, and the Cairo-Alexandria-Siwa tour will take you there. Here you can enjoy some sandboarding on the highest dunes in the western desert, enjoy the picture-perfect desert sunset and even spend the night there, which is one of the most isolated areas in Egypt. 

Check out this video to get a taste of what awaits you in Siwa.

Relax in the clear waters of Hurghada

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

In-between your adventures, you might want to take a few days to relax, and Hurghada is the place to go, to swim in some crystal-clear waters, soak up the sun and enjoy a well-deserved vacation on vacation.

Hurghada, a famous city on the Red Sea coast, will give you another perspective on Egypt, and many tours in Egypt stop off here will include some free time to enjoy this fantastic place.

Discover the catacombs of Kom El Shouqafa

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, a visit to these catacombs is one of the main activities for anyone visiting Egypt. This famous cemetery has so many things to discover in Alexandria, from archeological objects and ancient Alexandrian tombs to ancient statues and burial chambers. This historical site was only found in 1900 when a donkey fell into the passage of the grave, and to this day, it is one of the most frequented places in Egypt and one of the top activities overall. 

Go diving in Sharm El Sheikh

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

If you find yourself in the city of Sharm El Sheikh, you absolutely must go diving here, considering it is the site of some great local reefs, marine life, and shipwrecks. There are many places to book a day of diving, whether you are a complete beginner or experienced, so when you have some free time on your tour here, why not consider this popular activity.

Marvel at historical sites in Luxor

The 10 best activities Egypt has to offer

If you are planning to see the ancient sites of Egypt, which you most likely are, then these two tours are perfect for you: Explore Egypt & Cairo-Nile Cruise-Sharm El Sheikh, both of which include visits to the top historical sites in Luxor.

You will get the chance to visit the tombs at the Valley of the Kings and The Valley of the Queens, as well as visiting Tutankhamun’s tomb and the temples of Luxor and Karnak, all of which will blow you away, especially if history is your thing.

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