Egypt is a destination that must be on your bucket list as a traveler. Not only does it have the most beautiful cities – Cairo, Alexandria, and Giza – but there is a ton of stuff to do, explore, and shop for in this North African country.
Here are some of the top experiences you shouldn’t miss on your incentive trip in the country:
1. See the first pyramids
The pyramids at Giza get all the attention but there are, in fact, well over 100 pyramids in Egypt. The Step Pyramid, the world’s oldest pyramid (built 2,630BC), has now reopened to visitors after a long restoration. Egypt also has the perfectly shaped Red Pyramid; and the Bent Pyramid, with a top section that seems to bend in from the base.
2. Spend time in an oasis
Siwa oasis is everything you imagined an oasis might be — a small village that seems to rise organically out of the desert, its streets lined with date palms and surroundings dotted with pools. It’s a long journey here (eight hours from Cairo) so you’re best off carving out a few days, heading out on excursions in the day and returning to candlelit dinners under a star-speckled sky at night.
3. Go for a camel ride
Families who base themselves in Sharm el-Sheikh have plenty of activities on tap — and not just the watery pursuits offered by the Red Sea. A great day trip is to head inland and have an action-packed time exploring the Sinai desert.
4. Sail along the Nile
There can’t be many more romantic or timeless experiences than watching the sun set over the Nile, with the bankside palm trees casting shadows on the water and the far mountains turning pink in the fading light.
5. Learn to dive in the Red Sea
The Red Sea is one of the world’s greatest dive locations — and the good news is that it’s accessible even to beginners. Get comfortable with equipment in the pool; once you’re confident, you’ll be taken out with a divemaster to scuba dive over the reefs, gliding amongst clownfish and rays. There are multiple snorkeling opportunities!
The list of activities to do in Egypt is endless. Explore them all!
Author: Deb Davad