Tours of Egypt are not cheap. So how do you find a good tour operator? Read this article to learn about Cairo & Pyramids, Nile Cruise, Aswan, and the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo. Also read about what to expect when you visit these cities. Listed below are some of the top tour operators. Choose a tour based on the number of days you want to spend in each destination.
Cairo & Pyramids
For those traveling to the Giza Pyramids, a trip by public transportation may be the most convenient option. CTA buses leave from central Cairo every 20 minutes and stop at the Abdel Menem Riyadh Station in Midan Tahrir. The buses are big, air-conditioned coaches with the CTA sign prominently displayed on the side. Tickets cost 20PSE (U$1.25). The best time to visit the Pyramids is early in the morning to avoid the mass tour buses.
Nile cruise tours of Egypt include sightseeing in Cairo and its surroundings. A six-day cruise typically visits the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, and Old Town. There are also many opportunities for optional excursions, such as quad bike safaris near the Pyramids or camel rides. Some cruises include entrance to the Mummy Room. Some include both Cairo and Luxor. The pylons at Luxor Temple mark the entrance to the complex.
When visiting Aswan on tours of Egypt, make sure you take the time to experience the local culture. There are local markets selling crafts and foods from the Nubian people. You can even book a tour to visit one of the villages. If you want to experience the true culture of Aswan, head to the souk (market). You can purchase colorful scarves and fragrant spices. Be sure to visit Aswan during the cooler months, between October and April. Temperatures are moderate and not unbearable, so you can easily spend a whole day in this area.
Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo
The Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo is an important and beautiful landmark in Egypt. It was built between 180 BC and 169 BC by different Egyptian kings. The temple was enlarged and decorated by each dynasty. During the Ptolemaic period, the temple was the capital of the Ptolemaic kingdom and the reign of King Ptolemy VI. After that, the Romans decorated the walls of the temple with drawings and other decorative elements.
Aswan’s ancient necropolis (cemetery)
The Aswan necropolis is a place of pilgrimage for visitors to Egypt, and the area’s nine rock tombs are among the best preserved in the country. These tombs are the final resting place of some of the top residents of Aswan and date from the early New Kingdom to the Ramesside period. The mission will continue to explore the site, and hopes to make discoveries here in the future.
The vast desert-like landscape of Aswan is a common conception when considering Egypt’s ancient capital, but the city has much more to offer than an open-air museum. For instance, the Botanical Island, a natural reserve built on 17 acres, contains more than 380 species of tropical plants and trees, including many rare varieties. The landscapes of Aswan are also home to numerous animals and flora.