15 Exciting Things To Do In Egypt For First-Time Travelers

1. Marvel At The Pyramids Of Giza

Built between 2550 to 2490 BC by three Pharaohs, the Pyramids of Giza is the only surviving structure of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. 

2. Explore Cairo

The city houses one of the biggest collections of historic architecture in the world. 

3. Cruise The Nile River

Cruising the Nile lets you discover majestic temples, ancient ruins and tombs and monuments. 

4. Abu Simbel

The four enormous statues now stand guard over Lake Nassar. Near the border of Sudan. 

5. Egypt’s History At An Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts. 

6. See The Tombs Of The Noble

We suggest that you visit this tomb, a burial site for the most powerful people in Egypt.  

7. Visit The Temple Ramesseum 

Located in Luxor, Egypt, just about a mile from the Temple of Deir el Bahri is the mortuary built by Ramses II.  

8. Step Inside The Pyramids In Dahshur

It’s one of the most interesting things to do in Egypt, and it won’t disappoint. 

9. Visit Sharm El-Sheikh

If you want to take a break from seeing mummies or visiting tombs and temples, then visit one of Egypt’s beach resort towns. 

10. Go Scuba Diving

Egypt has amazing diving and snorkeling around the country.  

11. Explore The Valley Of The King

By far, this is one of the best things to do in Egypt as it’s the most popular archaeological site in the world.  

12. Visit The Valley Of The Queen

Of course, you also need to see the queens’ valley, which is the burial site of the wives of the most famous people in Egypt. 

13. St. Catherines Monastery

Located at the foot of Mount Sinai, St. Catherines Monastery is another important attraction in Egypt.  

14. Visit Alexandria

Alexandria is an ancient city located on the Mediterranean Sea, where East meets West.  

15. See The White Desert

You can take a rest from visiting temples and tombs and instead visit a national park. 

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