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Tourism in Egypt

Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Its origins date back to the year 6,000 B.C. The history of ancient Egypt is about 3,000 years, which is divided into the Old, Middle and New reigns, divided in turn into 30 dynasties. Also considered as one of the best Tours in Egypt in the world, we can say that it’s a destination for many tourism seekers thanks to geographical location in the middle of the world, climate in summer and winter, its beautiful coast line, and its Beaches full of rare coral treasures.

Egypt is characterized by the abundance of tourist attractions of all kinds, mosques, temples, museums and artistic buildings. When it comes to visiting Egypt, winter season is the best time to enjoy the warm climate of Egypt, and get the most of Egypt’s charm during both winter and Egypt travel during Easter.

Egypt is characterized by a unique geographic isolation which helped the country throughout ages to have its own characteristic civilization, thanks to its location to the north-eastern corner of Africa, and extends to the Asian continent by the Sinai Peninsula, and the Libyan borders and Western Desert to the West, Red Sea to the East, The Mediterranean to the North and Sudan. Which was part of the Egyptian Kingdom, from the pre-historic era till it finally became independent after the Egyptian revolution of 23rd of July in 1952- to the South.

Let’s talk now about the most attractive places in Egypt to be visited. At first, of course, will be Cairo the capital the most important you can enjoy the Best Tours in Cairo and many wonderful places to experience. It is also famous for popular atmosphere and nightlife where cafes and  Nile Cornish is full with visitors coming to enjoy watching the Nile in the evening , as well Cairo Day Tours is best known with the most luxurious hotels and the best prices which are suitable for all kinds of travelers.

We will remind you of the best tourist places in cairo :

The Pyramids of Giza :

The Pyramids of Giza are considered from the seven wonders of the world. They are  built on the Giza Plateau, just outside the city of Cairo. This pyramid complex consists of the three great pyramids, namely the  Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Mecerinus which are tombs, each of them have the name of the King who built it and was buried along with the Great Sphinx. Its a statue of a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. The statue is in front of the pyramid of Khafra, which is the middle pyramid.

Saqqara is an, ancient burial ground serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian kings and noblemen as well. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning ‘bench’). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km.

The Step Pyramid is the most important monument to see during any Cairo Day Tours. It is considered the famous structure in Saqqara Dating from the 3rd dynasty (2667—2448 BC), and was the first complex ever built entirely out of stone. It also displays an important architectural innovation for the construction of the Giza Pyramids and other later pyramids in the 4th dynasty and later. as it is the first (stepped) Pyramid made of 6 mastabas or steps and sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base.

Khan El Khalili is a market includes exhibits of handicrafts such as copper-ware, wood crafts and other antiques. The market also includes many famous libraries in addition to the famous Fishawi café. Also you can take a look with Cairo Tours and enjoy the old (Mashrabiyat), is an element of traditional Arabic architecture used since the Middle Ages up to the mid-20th century, usually be used on the street side of the building. However, you can’t finish your Tours in Egypt without buying some souvenirs from incense imported from Sudan, papyrus bearing drawings and hieroglyphic words and amulets.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo:

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the unique museums that contain a lot of  Antiquities, and it is in downtown Cairo ( Tahrir Square ), and also one of the oldest and most popular museums in the world which is included within most of Egypt Day Tours . It comprises of two floors, the ground floor hosts the huger displays such as coffins, stone carvings, and huge statues. It also contains more than 160.000 rare artifacts, mummies from the pharaohs of Egypt. you can visit the muserum and enjoy our Best Tours in Cairo, seeing the view of the magnificent  facade of the museum designed with french style, decorated with marble paintings of the most famous archaeologists in the world and on the sides of the door there are two statues of two Roman-style women. You can see the Indoor Halls and the high walls ,enjoying the natural light enters through the glass panels on the ceiling and from the windows on the ground floor.

Coptic Cairo:

Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites included in Egypt Excursions. It is believed in the Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga) that’s why people planning their Cairo Day Tours make sure this part of Old Cairo is seen. Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.

Can we talk also about The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established in Coptic Cairo in 1115, in what was previously a Coptic church that was built in the 8th century. The Copts needed to sell it, in order to raise funds to pay taxes to Egypt’s ruler, Ibn Tulun.

Islamic Cairo:

Islamic Cairo can be an impossible task to finish in a one day tour in Cairo. It is quite a large area which have many historic districts because it is still very much a living part of the city and visited during all of Cairo Day Tours . Here we have The largest outdoor museum of Islamic art is called El-Moez Street. This street was the main street through the city when it was built during the 11th century and mosques, madrasas, Sabils, mausoleums and palaces were constructed here. The northern part of the street (between Bab El-Fotouh and Al-Azhar Street) was recently restored. This is one of the most picturesque parts of Cairo. The Qala’un Complex here is one of the most impressive in Cairo.

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is a walking distance from both The Citadel Of Saladin and the mosque of Sultan Hassan. built in 872 AD, it is the oldest standing mosque in Islamic Cairo and the largest by land area. It is a truly impressive space, owing its unique Samarran architectural style.

We also have the famous El-Azhar park which has been added recently to Islamic Cairo. In the 1990’s the Egyptian government reclaimed land that had been used as a landfill for centuries to create a beautiful park for the city.

The Citadel Of Saladin  is the Iconic picture of Islamic Cairo that was built by Salah El-din El Ayouby, at the end of the 12th century. He was a famous king and leader, as well as the founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty. The Citadel is an indispensable part of all Cairo Day Tours when you travel to Egypt and also of the must things to do in Cairo and you will have the chance to experience those when booking Egypt Excursions . .

now we will move to The second capital of Egypt and one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, in the Mediterranean basin and nicknamed the bride of the Mediterranean Sea, a city full of life contains many important landmarks where the largest ports of Egypt on the Mediterranean and abounding many tourist places in Egypt like:

Bibliotheca Alexandria is the most famous library of Classical antiquity. It formed part of the research institute at Alexandria in Egypt that is known as the Alexandrian Museum.

A reimagining of Alexandria’s ancient Great Library, The Library of Alexandria is a gorgeously designed cultural center contains a host of museums as well as one of the modern world’s most ambitious libraries, and it has to be visited during Egypt Day Tours. Its architecture – a giant sun disk – presides over the waterfront Corniche.

The Citadel of Qaitbey, When you visit Alexandria which is incorporated with Egypt Excursions you should walk the long Sea-front Boulevard towards the west, and you’ll finally arrive at the Fort of Qaitbey. It could be a smaller replacement of the previous Pharaohs Lighthouse, one of the seven man-made wonders of the ancient world – but this garrison has been protecting Alexandria’s eastern borders since 1477 AD. The Pharos Lighthouse began to vanish due to a destructive earthquake that hit Alexandria in 1303 AD. Fort Qaitbey was built by Mamluk Sultan Qaitbey in order to fortify this significant Egyptian harbor from invasion, and rubble from the tumbled lighthouse was used in its structure. Inside, you can see the range of stone-walled cells and ascend up to the rooftop to get an incredible view of the Mediterranean.

The Roman Amphitheater is located in the center of Alexandria in the famous Kom Eldikka square. Nobody thought much of the ancient rubble mound in central Alexandria until, in 1947, they decided to clear the site to make way for new housing. Instead, the area is known as Kom el-Dikka (“Mound of Rubble”) revealed a whole swag of ancient ruins including a small Roman theater .

Greco – Roman Museum is a museum in Alexandria, Egypt. It displays a wide variety of monuments found in and around Alexandria, most of them from the Palatine and later Roman eras. Opened to visitors in 1892.

The Catacombs (Kom El-Shoukafa) is situated just to the west of Pompey’s Pillar,  the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa consider the largest and most important burial site in Egypt, is visited regularly during Egypt Day Tours . As well as being the most important Greco-Roman necropolis in Egypt, the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa have a mixture of Roman, Hellenistic, Pharaonic, and ancient Egyptian decorative art, elements that were all common during this period in Alexandria.

let’s take you to another world  ( Luxor and Aswan):

Luxor (Thebes ):

Luxor was the capital of the new kingdom in ancient Egyptian history which was remarkable by its huge temples and gigantic attractions and similar to the old kingdom , the temples were built at the East Bank of the Nile while the valley of the kings where the pharaohs and kings of the new kingdom rest in peace was built at the west bank of the Nile according to ancient Egyptian tradition, the son is burning every day in the east and be period in the west, and so do the Egyptians built their temples to the east bank of the Nile and their burial places at the west bank of the Nile as you will see when you book one of Egypt Tour Packages .

The Valley of the kings, or also called: Wadi El Muluk in Arabic Known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings and is considered as a valley in Upper Egypt where the Pharaohs of the new kingdom buried for almost 500 years, from the 16th to 11th century before Christ, its rock-cut tombs were cut into the pharaohs mountain.

Luxor Temple is a very huge ancient Egyptian temple complex which is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today recognized as Luxor, and was built around 1400 BC. It is known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”. There are several great temples on the east and west banks in Luxor.

El- Karnak Temple is a huge open-air temple complex, which is believed to be the second most visited historical place in Egypt. it contains four main parts and the largest part is the only one that is open to the public. It also  has been expanded throughout almost 1500 years and generations of pharaohs added more artifacts, to end up in those enormous pylon, sanctuaries, and decorations that are not comparable all over the world so you can visit Karnak Temple by booking one of our Tours in Egypt.

The Temple Of Hatshepsut At Deir El-Bahri at ُEl Deir El-Bahari is actually one of the most remarkable temples in Egypt. Hatshepsut Temple is built out of limestone to commemorate the achievements of Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty and also as a funerary temple and sanctuary for Amun Ra.

Colossi of Memnon is two incredible massive statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III are now known as the Colossi of Memnon. This Pharaoh who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty and known as Amenhotep the Magnificent, gave his Kingdom an epoch of prosperity and wealth in many fields, economically and artistic grandeur that Egypt had never seen before so you cannot miss a visit to such enormous twin statues when you visit Luxor through one of our Egypt Tours Packages or Egypt Day Tours.

Temple of Dendera was constructed as Greco-Roman temples in shape and nowadays the modern town is built on the ancient site of tentyra which means a Divine Pillar and known with that name during the Greek time.

now we move to Aswan:

Aswan Governorate is the most important city of Nubia, the civilized area that has long been the southern gate of Egypt ,the city is located on the east bank of the Nile at the first waterfall.  

It is a small Egyptian town, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, with a population of about sixty thousand people. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement.It was built during the Greco-Roman Period, but the builders painstakingly preserved the form of Egypt’s true pharaohs. As a result, a visit to Edfu allows you to see what all of the other ruined temples around Egypt might have looked like had they been built 2000 years later.

Philae Temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic Dynasty as the center of the cult of the goddess Isis. This complex was actually one of the last remaining places where the ancient Egyptian religion was practiced after the spreading of Christianity in Egypt, officially closed only in 550 AD. Early Christians then used the main temple on the island as a church.This is the reason for the defacement of some of the figures of the ancient gods as these Christians often tried to remove the pagan imagery from their newly claimed sanctuaries. 

The High Dam was completed in 1971 and the huge reservoir beyond, named after the former Egyptian President Nasser, it was filled in 1979. At the time of its construction, the High Dam was responsible for around 50 % of the electricity production in Egypt. providing electricity to most of Egypt’s villages for the first time. By regulating the flow of the river, the dam also increased the cultivatable land in Egypt by around 30%, and allowed development in new areas that were previously inundated annually when the river flooded.

Kom Ombo Temple is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, in Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period.

Abu Simbel Temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae.

The Nubian Village is a short but scenic voyage to Sohail Island, which is home to three distinct Nubian villages: you’ll pass Elephantine Island, with its ruins and Nilometer, on the way. Here you’ll visit a traditional Nubian house and learn about the culture, history, and lifestyle of one of Africa’s oldest civilizations during one of the most interesting Egypt Day Tours.

Banana Island: Take the opportunity with Cairo Top Tours visiting Luxor and enjoy our Egypt Day Tours the Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh), located along the Nile River Valley attracts visitors with its banana plantation, You can learn about how they are being kept and the important care given to their growth. then relaxing in the outdoor cafe to test many foods and drinks. Or take your picnic to experience in the outdoor setting.

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