Few places in the world need less of an introduction than Egypt. It is, without a doubt, one of the ultimate tourist destinations. The reasons are numerous, from its enormous cultural heritage to its history and gastronomy.
Egypt has everything you need to make it one of the trips of a lifetime. Now, what are the must-see attractions in this great country? The cultural offer is so vast that we may need to make some selections. Here’s what you can see in Egypt in seven days of travel.
Start with Cairo
Although there are many ways to explore Egypt, starting with Cairo may be one of the best options. The capital of Egypt has an extensive list of tourist attractions ranging from museums to monuments.
It is interesting to visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses a vast collection that tells the story of this country throughout the centuries. It is also essential to see the Alabaster Mosque or the Coptic Quarter. Additionally, we cannot miss Cairo at night and take the opportunity to taste some of its most famous dishes.
The Wonders of Giza
Reserving a day to see Giza is a must. We cannot forget that the only remaining wonder of the ancient world is located in Giza: the Khufu pyramid.
However, that is not the only thing we will see here, as in addition to Khufu, there are also the pyramids of Khafre (son of Khufu), the pyramid of Menkaure, and the pyramids of the Queens. We will also be able to see one of the country’s icons: the Sphinx with the body of a lion and a human head.
Starting a Cruise in Luxor
Taking a cruise on the Nile is another activity that should not be missed on our trip to Egypt. Not only will it bring us closer to the ancient treasures of the country, but it will also allow us to travel comfortably, enjoy traditional cuisine, and observe the banks of the Nile at night, with its illuminated temples and heritage.
To start this cruise, the best location is Luxor, which will also offer us visits to places like the Karnak Temple or the Luxor temple.
Valley of the Kings and Queens
On traditional Nile cruise tours, after embarking in Luxor, we will head to the other bank of the river to see the Valley of the Kings with 63 tombs.
We will also visit the Valley of the Queens, where the tombs of princes, queens, princesses, and nobles are located. In this last valley, we can find the tomb of Queen Nefertari.
Edfu and Kom Ombo
Following the natural route of any Nile cruise, we will also visit Edfu with its magnificent Temple of Horus. On the same day, we can also visit Kom Ombo, with two sanctuaries dedicated to Horus and the crocodile god Sobek.
Aswan and Its Dam
Finally, the cruise will leave us in Aswan. Here, among other things, we can visit the Aswan Dam or the Nubian Museum.