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Aswan Governorate, Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Giza are very impressive and rightfully earn their wonder of the world title. But then there's Abu Simbel. The site has, well, personality. Ramses II is present at every turn, as is his wife Nefertari. Four giant likenesses...
Hurghada, Qesm Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
Hurghada is a brash and booming resort town on mainland Egypt’s Red Sea coast, a once-sleepy fishing village that has metastasized at breakneck speed and now sprawls more than 20 miles along the shore. Set right about where the Gulf of Suez meets...
16 Ettimad st.Luxor, Luxor, مدينة الأقصر، الأقصر، 83000, Egypt
When visiting the Temple of Hatshepsut, be sure to hike over the top and descend into the Valley of the Kings. The hike takes 30-45 minutes and is accessed by a trailhead near the visitor's center. From the top you can take photos, but you'll not...
Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
The Nile is the heart and arteries of Egypt. There are many options to ride along the longest river in the world's current, but to get close to El Nil, take an overnight trip on a traditional Felucca. It's an easy and lazy ride down the river past...
Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Cairo Tower, also known as El Gezira Tower or Borg Al Kahira, is considered one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital. Its partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. Visit the tower at night, where you...
Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
You may have studied them in school and seen a million pictures, but that has probably done little to prepare you for actually seeing the Pyramids of Giza in real life. Standing in the shadow of the 450 foot tall Great Pyramid is a humbling...
Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
The Philae temple complex, situated just south of Aswan on a picturesque island in Lake Nasser, dates back to Ptolemaic times—some 350 years B.C.E. Although you can visit by day, the sun is merciless and will suck your energy right out from you....
Al Bairat, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Without the crowds busling through, we have access to compose some phenomenal shots and take advantage of the perfect light. Here, at Medinet Habu, Temple of Ramses III, we captured the detailed reliefs and vibrant color remaining on the columns...
Madinat Habu, Al Bairat, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
This temple was far less touristy and much more colorful than the other main temples in the area. Go in the morning or else, like much of Egypt, prepare to feel the fire of 1,000 suns. Even in the morning it's quite hot in June. This temple is...
El Remaya Square, Pyramids, غيط العدة، عابدين، Ägypten, Egypt
Go back to the time of the Pharaohs and discover the enchanting pharaonic history the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant...
El-Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
I visited countless temples on my brief visit to Egypt, but my favorite, by far, was the Karnak Temple complex, the largest ancient religious site in the world. A visit to the complex begins with a walk lined on both sides by ram statues, leading...
Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
What better way to see Egypt than a luxurious cruise on the River Nile. Cruising on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV with Abercrombie & Kent tours means you get to experience a wide range of what the country has to offer, from the Valley of the King’s to...
15 Hoda Shaarawy, Bab Al Louq, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
When I asked my local guide where to get a real taste of Cairo, she brought me to Felfela. This restaurant has been cooking falafel the same way since 1959 and they have definitely perfected the art. Chefs toss balls of batter into boiling oil....
EI fanadek street -in front of Nubia museum-Aswan, شياخة أولى، قسم أسوان، أسوان 81111, Egypt
This was the view from the balcony of our room at the top of the Basma Hotel in Aswan, Egypt, overlooking the Nile. While all of Egypt was amazing on this trip as it always is (it was my fifth), the time spent at this beautiful hilltop hotel was...
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Egypt's 2nd largest city, Alexandria is where I find a fusion of cultural influences, old and new, giving the city a distinct flavour unlike anywhere else in the world. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331BC, there are few Greco-Roman structures...
I booked a guide and car/driver through Quest Travel, and the owner/President of Quest Travel let me use the apartment near their office in Giza for my stay. I was completely overwhelmed by how generous he was, and how wonderful the 3-bedroom...
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Experience the Nile as the Pharaohs did, going slowly with only six cabins onboard. Aside from the beauty and tranquility of this cruiser, the pace of the itinerary allows time for you to actually absorb what you're seeing. Here, we're docked at...
Giza, Al Omraneyah, Giza Governorate, Egypt
To call a visit to the Great Sphinx of Giza a highlight of one's life has to be one of the all time biggest understatements. I was on a very special trip with John Anthony West, rogue Egyptologist and symbolist interpreter of the ancient...
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