Recommended activities in every tourist city in Egypt

Story by: Khaled Ahmed     Date: 8 August 2020    Image by: Unsplash | Mariam Soliman

6 minutes reading time Egypt

Egypt has a lot to offer to the visitors in various tourist activities, because of its great history and civilization. In this article, we will help you with the best activities to do in every tourist city.

Sharm el-Sheikh

Activities to do in Sharm El-sheik

On the south coast of the Sinai, Sharm El-Shiekh is a true Red Sea gem and the world’s favorite among all Red Sea Coasts of Egypt because of the variety of its activities. And there are plenty of activities to do there.

1- Activities in Naama Bay

Namma bay located in the heart of Sharm El-sheikh is considered the main hub for tourists in the city. Where you can take the glass boat and enjoy coral reefs and colorful fishes. You can also ride catamaran to be amused by the sunset. In addition you can hang around the old streets and visit Soho square dancing fountain.

2- Safari trip

One of the best things to do in Sharm El-sheikh is riding buggy in the heart of the magnificent Desert of Sinai with golden sands, you will see many landmarks as you wander, many colorful mountains and other landmarks end your journey with a charcoal-grilled Bedouin dinner or Bedouin tea and enjoy the beauty of the desert at night and camp for thrill-seekers.

3- Shopping in the Old Market

It is one of the old areas of Sharm El-Sheikh, which has a wonderful heritage character and has a lot of shops that sell goods at normal prices other than tourist prices. And it has tourist Bazaars and the Bedouin heritage village where most tourists go to.

4- Visiting Ras Mohammed Protected Area

This wonderful area is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sharm el-Sheikh and even in the whole world. It is about 12 kilometers away from Sharm el-Sheikh and has an area of 850 kilometers, including the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, which has many rare excavations and has 150 species of protected coral reefs as well as many types of birds, marine animals and rare insects.

5- Traveling to Dahab

Dahab situated on the Gulf of Aqaba, approximately 100 km from Sharm el-Sheikh, and you can enjoy riding camels on the sandy shores and the colored canyon.

As well as you can go diving in the “Blue Hall” which consider the best diving place on the world.

Hurghada, Egypt

Activities to do in Hurghada

Hurghada is located on the Red Sea coast and is the best tourist cities in Egypt and it has various activities where you can do the following:

1- Sea trip to Giftun island

The island of Jaffton is one of the most important tourist islands in Hurghada, and one of the most important habitats of natural seagulls, with more than half of the species of seagulls in the world, as well as many species of birds and reptiles wonderful. There you can diving and snorkeling and enjoying the coral reefs.

2- Sea trips to Mahmaya island

There you can play water sport like snorkeling, beach volley ball and sand soccer. As well as dancing on the beach and enjoying sunset.

3- Visiting Sand city

The Sand Museum is one of the most important museums in the world, because of its amazing sand sculptures of the most famous figures of the ancient and modern era, which were sculpted by the world’s most famous artists of different nationalities from more than one Arab and European country. It houses about 42 statues of international and Egyptian figures.

4- Visiting Mini Egypt Park

In this museum, you can see all the Egyptian antiquities in the form of small objects, and it was created so that tourists get to know the tourist attractions of Egypt, and in this museum, you can see the monuments of Egypt from Aswan to Cairo and Alexandria.

5- Visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium

One of the most beautiful museums in the Middle East and Africa, the Hurghada Grand Aquarium contains more than 20 transparent glass basins reflecting underwater marine life, and has a 24-meter-long waterway that can wander underwater and see fish sizes in its natural form and picturesque coral reefs.

Cairo, Egypt

Activities to do in Cairo

Cairo is the capital of Egypt has a variety in destinations from ancient, Islamic and modern monuments. So here we will shed the light on the best activities to do in Cairo.

1- Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most famous tourist areas in Cairo and one of the oldest museums in the world, and is located in Tahrir Square and consists of more than 160,000 rare artifacts, including mummies belonging to the Pharaohs of Egypt. The museum is characterized by its order by date of exhibits where it displays on the first floor large monuments and the second floor includes royal mummies, manuscripts, statues and others.

2- Coptic Cairo

In which you can visit the Coptic museum, the hanging church and Abu Serga church where the holy family Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.

3- Sultan Hassan Madrassa

Sultan Hassan Madrassa Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Egypt, built by Sultan Hassan ibn al-Nasser Muhammad bin Qalawun.
The most important feature of the mosque is the interior and exterior domes with magnificent decorations, its distinctive architectural design, which is perhaps inspired by Armenian art and architecture.

4- Citadel of Salah El-din

The citadel has a number of archaeological museums such as the Carriage Museum, the Military Museum, and the Garden Museum, all of which are worth a visit. It contains a large number of rare artifacts. You can also visit the mosques within the citadel, including the dazzling Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Al-Nasr Mosque.

5- Shopping in Khan El-khalili

Khan Al Khalili Market contains exhibits of handicrafts such as coppers, woodwork, and other antiques and souvenirs that tourists like to buy as a souvenir for their visit to the city, the market also houses many famous libraries in addition to the famous Fishawi Café.

6- Baron Empain Palace

The Palace of the Baron is one of the tourist areas of Cairo and is a unique architectural masterpiece in Cairo, built by the Belgian millionaire Baron Edouard, who came to Egypt from India at the end of the 19th century shortly after the opening of the Suez Canal, located in the heart of The New Egypt area of Cairo.

7- visiting Pyramids complex

Located on the Giza Plateau in Giza governorate, it is one of the most important places of tourism in Cairo, Egypt on the west bank of the Nile.
They include three Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, built around 25 B.C, and are royal tombs, each bearing the name of the king who built it and where it was buried, and the pyramidal structure here is the stage of the development of the tomb building in ancient Egypt.

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