Bursting with a large population, vigor and noise, Cairo, Egypt’s capital and the Arab world’s largest city, is a city where you can still discover a rich history that stretches millennia. Cairo is synonymous with ancient Egypt as the famous Giza pyramid complex and Memphis’ ancient city are situated in its geographical location near the Nile Delta.
Some of the best places to visit are:
THE GREAT PYRAMID
The Great Pyramid and the Khafre Pyramid which are among the largest pyramids constructed in ancient Egypt. They were traditionally popular as emblems of Ancient Egypt. The Giza Pyramids is a popular sightseeing experience for tourists and remains a top choice for visitors. Giza’s Pyramids was built around 2580 – 2560 BC. The inside of the Great Pyramid can be explored where you can find a tomb chamber amongst other symbols of ancient history..
THE SOLAR BOAT MUSEUM
The lion-bodied and pharaoh-faced Sphinx regarded, as the guardian of these mortuary temples is one of the most famous monuments of the ancient world. Another is The Khufu ship, an ancient Egyptian solar ship and boat pit is found in several ancient Egyptian sites. This ship which could be a ceremonial vessel is preserved in the Giza Solar Boat Museum close to the Great Pyramid at Giza.
OLD CAIRO (COPTIC CAIRO)
This narrow cluster of twisty laneways, packed with churches, lies inside the walls of Old Babylon where the Roman Emperor Trajan first built a fortress along the Nile. The main street also presides over parts of the Roman walls.
Here, the Coptic Museum holds a wealth of knowledge on Egypt’s early Christian period and is home to one of Egypt ‘s finest Coptic art collections. The Hanging Church of the 9th century, next door, has some magnificent examples of Coptic architecture. The church founded in the 4th century, was originally constructed over the towers of the Roman gate (hence the name) and was renovated extensively during the 9th century.
However, for many Christian tourists, the true highlight of this visit is the place where tradition claims Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus sheltered during King Herod’s massacre of babies. Also, you will find the spot where the baby Moses was found among the reeds at Ben Ezra synagogue.
Whilst you’re in Cairo, don’t forget to take a camel ride as this is an unmistakable activity in the city. There’s a camel private ride to Giza Pyramids. This includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel room with a camel guide and some snacks.
FUN THINGS TO DO IN EGYPT
The large number of tourist sites also calls for a wide variety of fun activities, varying from The Ras Mushamad National pack, blessed with a beach, clear waters, and a coral reef with well lined palm trees . The pack is also popular for scuba diving, water sport and a great underwater life. Take a tour in the museum, learn and admire the largest collection of Egyptian statues and their history. Safari Quad ride and Carmel ride is something you can`t afford to miss as it is a pleasure ride in the desert with your friends.
Enjoy a luxurious night life in Cairo as their belly dancers thrill you with exotic dance performance. Dine in a mouthwatering buffet, and Cruise on the Nile river while listening to Arabic songs.
THINGS TO PACK WHEN VISITING EGYPT
Egypt is largely a Muslim country with restrictions to dressing for both male and females. However there are certain factors to consider while planning the trip like the Weather. It is important to pack clothes that are favorable for the weather depending on the the time of travel, It is advisable to carry sunglasses and sunscreen, comfortable shoes as most of the town is sandy, long sleeve shirts and trousers for males, while females are expected to carry more conservative clothes and a scarf.
Packing for the beach is restricted to the resorts or hotels and proper information should be gotten from the management of the hotel. Because of the present epidemic ( Covid) the use of face mask or shield and frequent use of hand sanitizer is needed. carrying a video camera is also an added advantage as you have all the memories with you.
EXPLORE CAIRO AND SHARM EL SHEIKH WITH WAKANOW
With Wakanow`s special offer you get visa on arrival and visa stamp on arrival, 2 nights in an executive hotel in Cairo with daily breakfast and 4 nights in Sharm el sheikh with all inclusive meals. Enjoy a yacht cruise with dinner, glass boat sailing, and for tourist who love adventure you can go diving. our tour guide is always ready to help visit the historic Egyptian museum, the safari dessert and view the pyramid. our complimentary Travel sim helps you stay in touch without extra charges, we also offer Covid-19 travel insurance, PCR Test in Egypt and a return flight ticket (EgypyAir). With Wakanow your trip is hassle-free.
Take advantage of flights to Cairo via Egypt Air from Lagos and Abuja.
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