Types of Tours of Egypt

tours of egypt

There are several types of tours of Egypt, and you should choose a tour based on your timeframe and the locations you are interested in. Classical tours should include the main areas of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, with extensions available if time allows. Of course, there are many more sights to see and visit, so the tour length may vary, but in general, you should expect to spend between a week and ten days in the country.

Luxor Temple

To fully appreciate the wonders of Luxor’s temples, you must start early in the morning. Visiting the Temples of Luxor is best done at dawn, since it can get very hot during the day. During the day, you can visit the tombs of the pharaohs, including Tutankhamun’s, as well as the Tomb of Sennofer, which was built during his reign. Early risers will have the best access to the tombs.

Giza Pyramids

When on a tour to Egypt, you must not miss the opportunity to see the incredible Giza Pyramids. You can purchase a ticket for the Giza Plateau which also gives you access to the Giza Pyramids. These are located next to the Great Sphinx and are only accessible to a limited number of visitors every day. You will need to pay additional fees to enter the pyramids, so it is recommended that you arrive early to avoid the heat.

Abu Simbel Temples

Whether you’re planning a tour to Egypt or just want to learn more about the history of this incredible ancient site, you’ll find everything you need to know about Abu Simbel. This ancient complex was first discovered in 1813 by a young Egyptian boy named Abu Simbel. After it was discovered, the site was excavated and uncovered. After some time, it became one of the most important tourist attractions in Egypt.

Nile Cruise

There are four main types of boats on the Nile. Modern cruise ships are relatively small compared to ocean-going cruise ships and offer around 50 cabins. Some ships also have shops on board. The SS Sudan is one of only four types of boats on the river, while traditional sailboats are called dahabiyas. Both types of boats are beautiful and provide a relaxing atmosphere. A typical Nile Cruise tour is around five or six days.

Cairo & Pyramids

Egypt’s ancient pyramids have been around for thousands of years, but it is not a tourist attraction that you can visit by yourself. There are several ways to enjoy this attraction, including walking or hiring a guide. It can be a great way to learn more about the history of the pyramids, and hiring a guide can help you avoid getting bothered by salespeople. The pyramids themselves are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but tour buses usually arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. If you choose a walking tour, make sure to pack sunscreen and extra water. Since the plateau is rocky, you should wear a coverup.