Egypt Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 72%, Egypt represents to many the ultimate travel experience that the world has to offer. As children, many of us have learned about the mighty Egyptian Pharaohs and the great empire they ruled. The reality is that the remnants of their once-great civilization more than lives up to the hype. Amongst PlanetHop!'s Top 5 destinations is the incomparable Pyramids of Giza, where you can wander around the most impressive tombs that the world has ever known - not to mention take that classic photo of you standing in front of the Sphinx. But perhaps the best thing about Egypt is the fact that no matter where you go - North, South, East or West - there is something wondrous that has been on the "must visit" list of PlanetHoppers! for a long, long time. Some of these include: Abu Simbel, the Siwa Oasis, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Suez Canal, the Valley of the Kings and, to top it all, a journey down the Nile River. If you could only choose one country to visit in the entire world, Egypt would no doubt be the one that many PlanetHoppers! would pick.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Get up well before dawn and make the trek up Mount Sinai to watch the sunrise over Saint Catherine's Monastery, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world. With a library and art collect rivaled only by the Vatican, it....
Gawk in wonder at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World that has survived largely intact to the present. While without a doubt one of the world's most recognizable landmarks, the intriguing ....
Turn back the pages of history with a visit to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive monuments in all of Egypt. Originally carved from the rock mountainside to honor Ramses II and his wife Nefertiti, it was amazingly lost to th....
Wander through the maze of tunnels that comprise Alexandria, Egypt's Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, considered to be one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages. This is one of the places that anyone who believes in ghosts should ....
If you've ever dreamed of getting away from it all, the Siwa Oasis in the far western part of Egypt - near the Libyan border - is the place to go. Home to the nomadic Berbers, it is best known as the ancient home of the mystical....
Spend an hour (or more) watching the steady flow of cargo ships, tankers and pleasure craft as they slowly traverse the narrow locks of Egypt's Suez Canal. First opened in 1869 after 10 years of construction, the canal allows ve....
Take a felucca ride down the mighty Nile River in a journey that epitomizes the lust for adventure and compels PlanetHoppers! to take that first step away from home on the road into the unknown. At 6,650 km (4,130 miles), the Ni....
Wander through the winding, sun-drenched landscape of Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the primary burial site of the pharaohs for over 500 years. Located only a short distance from Luxor, it is an easy day trip to the Valley, where....
Spend a day wandering through the seemingly endless displays of priceless archeological artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, arguably the greatest museum in the world. Anyone who has even a remote interest in Egyptian history will ....
Join the legions of backpackers who converge upon Egypt's Dahab, the gateway to the natural wonders of the Red Sea. This sleepy little town is a tourist Mecca, with an abundance of dive shops, bars and beautiful sandy beaches. ....
|Coordinates:||27 00 N, 30 00 E|
|Currency:||Egyptian Pounds (EGP)|
Plan your visit!
Click on the photos below!
- Location: Egypt