First Time In

Is it your first time in Cairo, or Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, or any Egypt location, and you aren’t sure what to expect?
You will feel welcome in every Egyptian town or city you will visit.
Nonetheless, each destination has its unique spirit, which you might want to know about before going there.
Pick your intended vacation spot from the list below to find some information that might come in handy.

Egypt Travel Planner:
Please note that only the sites referred to as “usual tourist sites” are included in this list.

For advice on sites not mentioned here, you should contact Geoota Travel Consultants.


PHARAONIC CAIRO

Giza Pyramids:

Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx is the home of the Last Standing Wonder stand on a plateau overlooking the Nile Valley with excellent majesty.
The iconic Pyramids and Great Sphinx site located just outside of Cairo’s outskirts on the esplanade known as the Giza Plateau, Giza’s Great Pyramids must-see Ancient Egyptian landmark, dating to the 26th century B.C.

An impressive Sound and Light show recall the distant past and its tales of glory to see the Pyramids come to life.

The Great Sphinx:

Witness the Eternal Vigil, Ancient Egyptian mysteries’ greatest mystery is also the largest monolithic statue and the oldest known monumental sculpture globally.

The Solar Boat Museum:

Cheops’ Solar Barge Ancient Egyptians used to bury a “solar barge” near their Pharaoh’s tomb because they believed that their ruler needed transportation in the afterlife.
It was discovered parts of a cedar-wood barge were found in five pits next to Khufu’s pyramid, which is thought to have been used in his funeral procession.
The barge was restored and assembled out of 1200 pieces of wood, and it is displayed in a glass museum.

Saqqara Complex:

Saqqara said it is the world’s monumental oldest masonry structure. The brilliant architect Imhotep built the Step Pyramid, the first large-scale stone structure in history, and is also the site of the Serapeum, where the sacred Apis bulls were mummified and entombed.

Memphis Museum:

Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, is where Mena united Upper and Lower Egypt and established the first dynasty. A giant recumbent statue of Ramses II lies here.

Egyptian Museum:

Egyptian Museum houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earliest times to the Greco-Roman period, including the Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun’s spectacular treasures.

Medium Pyramid:

Medium pyramid built by the Pharaoh Snefru, the Father of Khufu, the medium’s pyramid seems to stand alone on the edge of the desert, close to several smaller mastabas. The eight layers structure is believed to be the first attempt at a true pyramid.

Pyramids of Abu Sir:

Abu Sir Pyramids located between Giza and Saqqara; the pyramids of Abu Sir are part of a 5th dynasty necropolis. Although the pyramids are not well preserved, the whole Abu Sir site is worth a short trip from Cairo. There is a lot to see in Abu Sir, including beautiful engravings and artwork and awe-inspiring architecture.


COPTIC CAIRO

Roman Fortress:

Roman Fortress, built in the 1st century, took the invading Arabs almost seven months in the 7th century to breach the stronghold. Most of the Coptic churches were built within its walls.

The Hanging Church:

El Moalaqqa: The Hanging Church is suspended over the fortress gate walls and is the earliest known Christian worship place in Egypt. It is notable for its intricately detailed iconostasis richly inlaid with ivory and ebony, and the alabaster pulpit with one black pillar representing the traitor Judas.

Abu Serga Church:

The Church of Abu Serga is built on-site the holy family is thought that have stayed during Egypt’s flight.

Coptic Museum:

Coptic Museum contains the most extensive collection of Coptic art. 1st to 7th centuries, including splendid examples of textiles, considered the Copts’ finest artistic achievement.

The Virgin’s Tree:

The Virgin’s Tree provided the Holy Family with shade and shelter during their sojourn in Egypt.


ISLAMIC  CAIRO

The Saladin Citadel:

The Citadel situated on the Maqqatem hills’ slope, with a commanding view of Cairo, the Nile, and the distant Pyramids of Giza, was built by Salah-El-Din, the leader who defeated the crusaders and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Construction of the fortress and walls to encompass the city was begun in 1176—subsequent leaders-built mosques and palaces within the walls. The exquisite dome and graceful minarets of the 19th-century Mosque of Mohamed Ali, founder of modern Cairo, dominates the city skyline. The compound is the Gawhara Palace, the Royal Carriage Museum, the Police Museum, and the Military Museum.

Islamic Museum:

Islamic Museum houses over 78.000 exquisite items illustrating the development of Muslim art through the ages. The illustrated Quran and glass mosque lamps are magnificent.

Ibn Tulun Mosque:

Ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest mosque in Cairo, with a magnificent view from its unique spiral minaret with an outside staircase.

Gayer Anderson House:

Gayer Anderson House consists of a 16th-century house joined to an 18th-century house, furnished in the style of a prosperous 17th-century Islamic family.

Beit Zeinab Al-Khatoun:

Its elite 19th-century female owner marked this house. In the 1980s, Zeinab Al-Khatoun’s house was built in 1468 and is in Al-Azhar to the vocational school. It is a stunning example of Islamic Cairo. The walls and ceilings of the rooms on the first floor are covered in Islamic motifs. On the second floor, you will explore two beautiful Islamic architecture windows decorated with Islamic plant designs. It is easy to feel back to another century as you play backgammon in the Beit’s picturesque cafe while sipping delicious coffee, black tea, sahib, or anise served in tiny glasses out of a blue metal pot spiced with mint, sage, or cloves. The place has become a house of culture, hosting many cultural events and performances, especially during the holy.

Al-Azhar Mosque:

Al-Azhar Mosque is considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture, and the University is the world’s oldest. It remains the seat of Islamic learning for the world. It is the perfect place to start your exploration tour of Islamic Cairo due to its location.

Khan El-Khalili:

Khan El-Khalili is an ancient oriental bazaar with narrow twisting passages, filled with tiny shops and artisans practicing skills passed down for generations.

Fishawi’s Café:

Fishawi’s Ahwa in Khan El-Khalili’s alleys sits one of Cairo’s oldest cafés; visiting this Ahwa is a sightseeing trip. Like Fishawi’s Ahwa, Egyptian coffeehouses have been essential gathering places since Islamic times, bringing people together from all walks of life.


MODERN CAIRO

Manial Palace:

Manial Palace and Gardens on Roda Island, decorated with intricate mosaics and mashrabiya, and filled with opulent furnishings and artworks, including an impressive collection of Turkish carpets, offers a view of the lavish lifestyle of Egyptian royalty.

Cairo Tower:

Cairo Tower at 187 m (614 ft), is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, in the Zamalek district in leafy Gezira Island, offers panoramic city views of the area. You can see the Nile barrages to the north and Giza and Sakkara’s Pyramids to the south from the observation deck.

Dr. Ragab’s Pharaonic Village:

Dr. Ragab’s Pharaonic Village Live models acting out ancient Egyptian life on Jacob’s Island, Giza.

Cairo International Convention Center:

Cairo International Convention Center, located in Nasr City, comprises three main conference halls, a fourth for receptions and a fifth for exhibitions. Besides, there are fully equipped secretarial offices and a press center.

Opera House:

Opera House located in the Gezirah area in downtown Cairo, the Cairo Opera House is the main cultural center in town, presenting several classical arts, including local and foreign shows.

From Verdi’s “Aida” to medleys on Um Kulthoum’s music to Orff’s “Carmina Burana” to pop concerts by local bands, the Cairo opera rose like a real phoenix from the ashes.

The Opera House is home to two main concert halls, an open-air theatre, and a museum dedicated to sharing its history. Visitors to the museum can see such attractions as costumes given to the New Cairo Opera House by the Vienna State Opera, a model of the New Opera House buildings and photos while it was under construction, and a 2 meters long Arab flute, the Nay.

Cairo opers

Alexandria

Kom El-Shoqafa Catacombs:

The Catacombs, where three tiers of burial shafts were carved in the rock 100 ft. below ground. These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the Antonine emperors’ age (2nd century A.D.) for a single wealthy family represents the last existing major construction for the sake of the old Egyptian religion. They are alone worthy trip in Alexandria.

Roman Amphitheater:

Roman Amphitheater the first to be found in Egypt.

Pompey’s Pillar:

Emperor Pompey’s Pillar was raised in A.D. 297 in honor of Emperor Diocletian.

Greco-Roman Museum:

Greco-Roman Museum is housing a rich collection of antiquities dating from the 3rd century B.C.

Qaitbay Citadel:

Qaitbay Fort & The Harbor was built on Pharaoh’s Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Montaza Palace:

Montaza Palace & Gardens the summer residence of the former royal family.


Luxor

EAST BANK

Temple of Luxor:

On the entrance pylon, reliefs depict Ramses II’s victory against the Hittites, which he considered his most significant military achievement.

Temple of Karnak:

Temple of Karnak with massive pylons, colossal statues, and a vast hypostyle hall with 134 giant columns richly inscribed. The high columns, entrances, and walls give this magnificent building its natural interior shape. Karnak does have vast areas of exposed land where the sun relentlessly beats down, but these are punctured by walls and entrances, giving a short respite. A.M. or P.M. visits are suitable.

Luxor Museum:

Luxor Museum beautifully displayed works found in the area, dating from prehistoric times.

WEST BANK

Valley of the Kings:

Valley of the Kings is the ancient Necropolis of Pharaohs, where 64 rock-hewn tombs have been discovered, including those of Tut Ankh Amun. Seti I Ramses III. Amenhotep II and Ramses VI. People visit here from opening to closing time; the ideal period to visit is early.

Tip: One of the best tombs to visit is the tomb of Tuthmosis III (KV34).

Valley of the Queens:

Valley of the Queens with less grandiose tombs, but still extremely beautiful. Only a few tombs here, but rock-cut as well, so needs the same advice as to the Valley of the Kings: A.M. visit!

Deir El-Bahari:

Deir El-Bahari is the most beautiful buildings Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut’s elegant terraced funereally temple.

Medinet Habu:

Medinet Habu is an important mortuary temple of Ramses III.

Ramesseum:

Ramesseum Built by Ramses II: in the courtyard lies the huge fallen head of his statue, which inspired Shelley’s poem, Ozymandias.

Colossi of Memnon:

Colossi of Memnon are these Two giant statues of Amenhotep Il stand alone on the road leading away from the West Bank sites.

Tomb of the Nobles:

Tomb of the Nobles With extraordinary domestic scenes recording daily activities: notably those of Nacht, Ramose, and Rekhmire.


Aswan

Temples of Philae:

The Temple of Philae on an island was reached by motorboat(s) launch to pick you up, dedicated to Isis and her son Horus.

Elephantine Island:

Elephantine Island is an ancient Nilometer site used to gauge the river’s height during the flood, and a small museum.

Unfished Obelisk:

Granite Quarries were ancient stonecutters abandoned and unfished Obelisk.

The High Dam:

It is a modern achievement near Aswan; the world-famous High Dam was an engineering miracle built in the 1960s. From the top of the two-mile-long High Dam, you can gaze across Lake Nassar, the huge reservoir created when made, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the vast power station to the north.

Aswan Highlights:

There are many other different sights like Botanical Gardens, the Agha Khan Mausoleum, and the Temple of Kalabsha, dedicated to the Nubian God, Mandulis.

Abu Simbel:

Abu Simbel is Ramses II’s most spectacular monument, honoring his God Ra Horakhti, and his queen, Nefertari. This colossal structure was designed to capture the sun’s rays twice a year, to illuminate the seated figure of the Pharaoh inside the sanctuary. You will find it in most itineraries either included or as an optional excursion.


Red Sea Coast

Ain Sokhna:

Ain Sokhna, 55 km. South of Suez is the nearest beach to Cairo. Expect to extend your journey on site.

El-Gouna:

El-Gouna’s, Red Sea’s 18-hole championship course boasts year-round golfing in a setting where golfers can admire stunning mountains an endless sea view. It is a holiday shopper’s paradise with its lively outlets in the downtown area; whether it is souvenirs, ethnic or high fashion you are looking for, you will find it all there.

After around between the beautiful lagoons of El-Gouna, relax in the lavish hotels where incredibly relaxing massages and facilities await you.

Hurghada:

Hurghada has developed into a central resort area noted for its fascinating coral reefs and crystal-clear waters. Its Miles of beautiful beaches wind along the coast at the foot of the Eastern desert’s reddish hills. Your desire to return is guaranteed!

Marsa Alam:

Over the last years, Marsa Alam has become the windsurfing Red Sea destination, mainly for its all-year-round reliable winds and sunshine. You will get a foretaste of the thrill and excitement kite-surfers and windsurfers to experience regularly.

You do not need to be an experienced diver to go diving here, and it is also a perfect place for snorkeling.


Sinai Peninsula

Sharm El-Sheikh:

At the Peninsula’s tip, Sharm El-Sheikh is the popular winter and summer resort, acclaimed for the Red Sea’s underwater activities, with some small coral reefs only a few meters from the beach.

Ras Mohamed National Park:

Ras Mohamed is a world-famous marine preserve and diver’s paradise, with shark observatory rays, dolphins, and amazingly beautiful, brilliantly colored, and exotic sea life varieties.

Mount Sinai:

Mount Sinai is where Moses led Israel’s children to the Promised Land and where he received the Ten Commandments. Visitors climb the more than 3500 steps at dawn to view the spectacular sunrise.

The Monastery of St. Catherine:

The Monastery of St. Catherine is built on the Burning Bush site, where God is said to have revealed himself to Moses. It has a vivid history and holds a rich collection of extraordinary icons, an intricate mosaic of the Transfiguration, and a library comparable only to that of the Vatican.

Dahab, Nuweiba, and Taba are lovely, beautiful beach resorts on the Gulf of Aqaba.


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