Egypt Travel Guide

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Arguably one of the most talked-about and visited countries in the world when it comes to tourists, Egypt stands out as the birthplace of one of the earliest civilizations. Today the country is known for her many pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile River, and for the various mummies, temples, and other cultural and historical references to a bygone era when the ancient pharaohs ruled the vast land.

Egypt's economy is largely dependent upon tourism. The country is relatively poor in the outer regions, especially in the desert, and while the major cities such as Alexandria or Cairo might be comparable to other cities on the planet, visitors rarely come here for the desert. Instead, they come here to look at the ancient way of life, and the historical references to one of the earliest civilizations on the planet.

Most tourists coming to Egypt for the first time are going to focus on the major sites. The pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the temple complexes at Saqqara and Dashur, the temples of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Abu Simbel, and Alexandria. Guided tours are par for the course, making Egypt an extremely friendly place to visit for the first time traveler. Veterans, however, can experience an entirely different Egypt if they're willing to strap on a backpack, lace up their boots, and get a little sweaty and dirty. There are a wide variety of destinations along the Nile River, and despite the fact that ancient Egypt was the main source of power for many years, various other civilizations have left their mark on the countryside as well, from ancient Greeks to Romans, and even Christian and Arab dynasties.

The best place to start is Cairo or Alexandria. Accommodations and transportation are plentiful, and Egyptian culture and food will leave a traveler with plenty to think about while relaxing in the cool of the evening, either looking out over the desert or the Mediterranean coast.

Cairo #1 most popular location
Cairo or (Al-Qahira as pronounced by Egyptians), one of the oldest cities in the world, the Capital and the biggest city in Egypt, only the river Nile is separating Cairo from Giza as locals …
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Sharm El Sheikh #2 most popular location
An ever more popular diving destination that’s tourist numbers seem to soar on an almost day by day basis, Sharm El Sheikh makes its name though an enticing mix of adventure and relaxation,…
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Luxor #3 most popular location
The South Egyptian city of Luxor has been nicknamed by some enterprising locals as ‘the world’s greatest open air museum’ and while that may be emphasizing the point a little too much, …
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Hurghada #4 most popular location
One of the major tourist headquarters along the Red Sea for European travelers is Hurghada. It is a relatively modern resort town, and while it boasts a wide variety of resorts and restaurant…
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Dahab #5 most popular location
Dahab is a small town in the Sinai Peninsula by the Red Sea. The Red Sea is known for its diverse ecosystem that is a must-see for many a traveler and local. The waters are clear blues and gr…
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Aswan #6 most popular location
The southernmost city in Egypt, sitting along the eastern bank of the Nile River at the very first cataract, Aswan promotes an almost mystical way of life that is nearly devoid of rainfall. T…
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Giza #7 most popular location
Giza or (e'Giza as pronounced by Egyptians) the hometown of the famous pyramids is the most famous location of the Giza Plateau; the site of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world…
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Alexandria #8 most popular location
With a population of 3.5 to 5 million, its the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the largest seaport that serves about 80% of all of Egypts imports and exports. Alexandria is also a very i…
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Marsa Alam #9 most popular location
Marsa Alam is a small town situated at the Red Sea Coast of Egypt. The town itself is quite small but the dessert-like area around it is a little bigger and it also belongs to the area of Mar…
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Taba #10 most popular location
For those briefly passing through, Taba was a budding tourist area until an act of terrorism effectively ruined/constricted its commercial growth for a period. It is currently growing its tou…
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El Gouna #11 most popular location
El Gouna is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north from Hurghada. It’s a complete artificial red-sea tourist resort and has been established from about 1990. El Gouna specializes …
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Nuweiba #12 most popular location
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Abu Simbel #13 most popular location
Abu Simbel is an archaelogical site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. It is part of the UNESCO world heritage site known as the Nubian …
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Mount Sinai #14 most popular location
Mount Sinai or Mount Moses is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula, it is called "Gabal Moussa" in arabic, Gabal means "mountain" and "Moussa" means Moses. Mount Sinai is 2285 metres high, and t…
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Madinat Makadi #15 most popular location
Edfu #16 most popular location
Edfu is an egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile river between Esna and Aswan. Edfu is the site of Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement.Although unassuming and un…
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Siwa #17 most popular location Oasis: lies in depressions, which are lower than the surrounding land, and below sea level where the ground water is available ,lay out of cairo 800KM Climate: …
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Bawiti #18 most popular location
Bawiti lies in the Oasis of Bahariya in Egypt. It is the largest settlement in the Oasis and almost all of the Bedouin locals who inhabit the oasis live in this town. Bawiti is about 6 ho…
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Kom Ombo #19 most popular location
The town of Kom Ombo lies on the banks of the river Nile in southern Egypt. The town lies between the cities of Aswan and Luxor and is frequented by cruise ships that sail in the region. T…
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Taba Heights #20 most popular location
Taba Heights is a new resort situated in the Sinai Peninsula. The resort comprises of the Hyatt, Marriott, Intercontinental, Sofitel and The Three Corners El Wekala Golf Resort. There is also…
Ain Sukhna #21 most popular location
Saqqara #22 most popular location
Only about one or two hours away outside of Cairo by car, Saqqara is home to the famous Steppe Pyramid, it also supports a rather large series of ruins that you can walk through as well as se…
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Sahl Hasheesh #23 most popular location
Hurgada #24 most popular location
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Nile River #25 most popular location
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Red Sea #26 most popular location
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Saint Catherine #27 most popular location
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Bahariya Oasis #28 most popular location
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Bahariya #29 most popular location
A small oasis in the Egyptian Sahara desert. The largest town in the oasis is Bawiti. The area is being rapidly built up as the Egyptian government is trying to relieve overpopulation in Cair…
1travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Esna #30 most popular location
Esna in Egypt is situated near a dam in the river Nile where all the boats have to go through a lock. While the big ships are waiting to enter the lock, many local traders offer their goods i…
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Naama Bay #31 most popular location
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Farafra #32 most popular location
The smallest oasis in Egypt. A good base to see the the White Desert.
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Dahshur #33 most popular location
Perhaps one or two hours away from Cairo, Dashur can be reached by hiring a taxi. One can purchase a ticket to enter Dashur for one's self at a ticket booth with marked prices, (student ticke…
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Suez #34 most popular location
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Memphis #35 most popular location
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Sinai Peninsula #36 most popular location
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Port Said #37 most popular location
one of the most important ports to Egypt because of the large quantity of goods across the port both imports and exports.
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Saqqarah #38 most popular location
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Maadi #39 most popular location
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Faiyum #40 most popular location
Nabq #41 most popular location
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Abu Simbel Temple #42 most popular location
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Hamata #43 most popular location
Jizayy #44 most popular location
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Sharm El Sheik #45 most popular location
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Valley of The Kings #46 most popular location
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The Nile #47 most popular location
the great nile also its describe by the blue nile, according to world studies the blue Nile is the longest river in the world, and on the side banks of the Nile u will find the hotels, aldo …
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Maydum #48 most popular location
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white dessert #49 most popular location
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Heliopolis #50 most popular location
An outlying suburb area near Cairo, Heliopolis is easily accessible on the metro line. Taxis are plentiful as well. Shops, restaurants, cafes, banks, small stores selling fresh juice are a…
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