Often historically referred to as the Black Land, there are many things to do in Egypt that make it one of the most colourful countries to visit. From discovering some of the world’s most intriguing and antiquated monuments on land, to exploring the phenomenal ones underwater in the deep Red Sea — and everything in between.
Egypt will surprise you, awe you and even overwhelm you with the sheer amount of history that makes its presence felt around almost every corner. Just stop wondering about things you can do in Egypt. You’ll find opportunities aplenty that will take you down some least-explored paths that will thrill you with the ever-present sense of adventure.
Begin by visiting some of the top Egypt tourist attractions. You probably have the Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx and Abu Simbel Temples on your itinerary already, but there are hundreds of sites you probably haven’t heard of. Like the Kalabasha Temple in lower Nubia or the Colossi of Memnon — two giant statues made for the ancient pharaoh Amenhotep III, in Luxor. A Nile Cruise is one of the most unique ways to venture out on Egypt sightseeing!
But it’s not just the ancient sights that will keep you on your toes, there are plenty of places to see in Egypt that are more experiential and activity-based. Like the hike up to top of the revered Mount Sinai, where Moses received the ten commandments. Or the other-worldly landscape of White Desert National Park in Western Desert. While the Red Sea is a renowned underwater playground, enticing divers from around the world. Check out the Shark and Jolanda Reefs in Las Mohammed National Park, Thistlegorm and Ras Um Sid in Sharm El Sheikh.
For the culturally inclined, there are many places to see in Egypt. Take your pick of museums — the Egyptian Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Luxor Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Coptic Museum — the list of Egypt’s tourist attractions could go on! Or check out some of the famed architectural structures like Wikala of Al Ghouri or Beit Zeinab Al Khatoun in Cairo or the native mud-brick houses of Baris Al Gedida in Al Kharga Oasis.
Forget the glass facades and experience shopping in the souks and marketplaces in Egypt. A visit to the artisanal Tentmakers Market, medieval-era Khan Al Khalili market, Souk district in Alexandria, Sharia As Souq in Aswan or the world’s oldest market in Islamic Cairo are just some of the shopping related things to do in Egypt. Don’t forget to pick up souvenirs!
Still wondering what to see in Egypt? This isn’t the half of it. There’s more history, restaurants, desert activities (the Giza sunset camel ride is a must), explore the City of the Dead, or take an evening stroll along the Corniche waterfront in Alexandria. And yet, there’s still much more of Egypt sightseeing to fit into your itinerary.
Thankfully, SOTC has been crafting personalised tours for years. You will find one that covers all aspects of your journey, including how to reach Egypt by the best possible way, with our Egypt packages