The Nile is the father of all African rivers, and has been the lifeline of Egypt for centuries. The Nile was a great highway for conquest and a source of inspiration. Here are some tips to make the most of your tour of Egypt. Consider booking Egypt tours packages. Afterward, you can explore the sights of Cairo, Aswan, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and Luxor.
Luxor-Aswan Nile cruise
You can find many Luxor-Aswan Nile cruises for sale, which include flights and return train travel from Cairo. These cruises start from US$360 per person, and include entrance fees to the major sights in Cairo. Many of these Egypt tours packages include additional activities, such as quad biking safaris near the Pyramids, as well as tickets to local attractions. If you’re interested in a longer trip, consider booking a multiple-day Nile cruise that includes some of the above highlights.
Cairo Dahabiya tour
Many Egypt tours packages include the Cairo Dahabiya tour in their itineraries. This coastal town has been a popular destination for tourists and vacationers for decades. Its location, along the Red Sea, makes it the perfect place for snorkeling and diving. After a day of exploring the town, guests can enjoy an aperitif or an afternoon tea. Alternatively, travelers can visit the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu.
Cairo Citadel of Salah El Din
In the days of the Pharaohs, the Cairo Citadel played a major role in Egyptian politics. One ruler ruled Cairo, while another ruled the citadel. The citadel was one of the strongest fortresses of ancient Egypt, and served as a stronghold against violent attacks. The citadel is also home to several important monuments. These include the magnificent Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mamluk Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and the smaller Suleiman Pasha El Khadim.
Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most famous landmarks in Egypt. Standing 234 feet high and 66 feet long, it combines the features of a lion and a human. Scientists still do not know the exact origin of the Sphinx. However, it is said to have been built between 2613 and 2494 BC. It represents Ra-Horakhty, the sun god, the embodiment of royal power, and a protector of the gates to the royal tombs at Giza.
Museum of Tutankhamun
One of the highlights of any trip to Egypt is a visit to the Museum of Tutankhamun. The mummy of the boy king was first discovered in 1925. He stood over 5 feet tall and was believed to have buck teeth and club foot. He was a boy king and died at a tender age of 18 or 19. Egyptologists are still debating what caused his death and who he killed.