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First timer’s guide to Egypt

by Travelive Team

When visiting Egypt for the first time, there are numerous incredible sights and activities to experience. Egypt is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, so there is a little something in store for everyone. With the help of our expert advisors, you can plan the perfect itinerary well in advance, with private guided tours that will give you a deeper understanding of Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Take a leisurely cruise along the Nile River, the lifeline of Egypt, and witness the beautiful scenery, traditional villages, and historical temples along the way, or stroll through the historic streets of Cairo and explore landmarks such as the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

One of the most breathtaking and memorable experiences you can have in Egypt is visiting the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Don’t miss the majestic Sphinx located nearby.

Egypt is a country so rich in history that no matter the city or town you visit, wonders await you every step of the way. Visit the ancient city of Luxor on the east bank of the Nile, where you can explore the awe-inspiring temples of Luxor and Karnak. These monumental structures showcase the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture. You can discover the Valley of the Kings, located near Luxor, where you can explore the elaborate tombs of pharaohs, including the famous tomb of Tutankhamun.

Don’t miss the opportunity to travel to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to witness the stunning temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. These temples were relocated to higher ground to preserve them during the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of Aswan, visit the beautiful Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, and take a boat ride to explore the nearby botanical gardens on Kitchener Island.

More active travelers can also find something they’ll love in Egypt. If you’re a fan of diving or snorkeling, head to the Egyptian Red Sea coast, particularly destinations such as Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, or Marsa Alam. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world and experience the coral reefs teeming with marine life.  Embark on an otherworldly adventure to the White Desert, where you can witness the unique rock formations and surreal landscapes resembling a snowy desert.

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