Egypt Things to Do

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Egypt Things to Do

  • Naama Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Na'ama bay is the centre of all action in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Everything lives to tourism and from tourism. The beach is segmented in several private concessions, with a band of less than 20 meters considered public beach, which means that you don't pay the access to a restaurant or hotel, but... to... them! During the day it's a sleepy town,...

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  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: http://www.flixya.com/gallery/70775 *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal mummies. Both of these areas were great. There is so much to see here, but there is so many things all jumbled together. Glass cabinets have the glass...

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  • Montazah palace and gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

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  • Valley of the Kings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    In the west bank of the river (following religious believes, tombs were allways built in the west bank) a common arid valley between two hills is being dug meter by meter, because it was the location of the pharaohs tombs. So far (they keep digging) more than 50 tombs have been discovered and explored, but only a few are opened to the public,...

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  • Snorkeling

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    There's another way to "go to Rome and not seeing the pope" - it is going to Sharm el Sheikh without snorkelling. The area is composed by two different type of snorkelling places - the good, and the excellent ones. We visited both.

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  • Scuba Diving

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Scuba diving is an activity for your whole family and you can have a lot of fun under the water also :) Do an adventure and make new memories which you and your children will never forget! My family (wife & 2 daughters: 13 years, 16 years) and me were diving with New Son Bijou Diving Center in Hurghada(www.newsonbijou.com) for 8 days, it was...

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  • Khan el Khalili

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Things to Do

    If you are acquainted with souks and bargainning, this may be just one more commercial area. But if you want to feel the pulse of arab deals and feel the real Cairo you must not skip this famous street, and its tents and shops of any kind. I must confess that we were not impressed, maybe because... it was one more... we were short in time......

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  • new Library of Alexandria

    Alexandria Things to Do

    This city has historically been a site of learning, a site where cultures met, and this attracted poets and writers for thousands years. In 2002 a new library was built in order to recapture the spirit of learning and openness of the ancent Biblioteca Alexandrina.

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  • Karnak Temple

    5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    You get to the Karnak Temple and it's dark. There are hundreds of people waiting for the Sound and Light show to start. The sound was terrible, it was full of static and hard to hear as most of the tourists were chatting during the sound portion. The Light part of the show, well the only thing I can figure is that the lights were highlighting...

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  • Excursions

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    It was a great day! St. Katherine, Coloured Canyon, Blue Hole, were the highlights of a day trip that included the usual performance of a jeep bogging in the desert, with tourists pushing it under a shower of sand. We were 9 which means that we filled the jeep, allowing to negotiate a specific program (Blue Hole was not included). We all had so...

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  • Giftun Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Things to Do

    This is a sandy island in the Red Sea about up to one hour by small boats from Hurghada. It is not much to see there except a nice sandy beach. All what might be of interest on the island is off limits because it is a protected area. There are nice coral reefs close to the island which are great for snorkelling.

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  • Gizeh Pyramids

    Cairo Things to Do

    Everybody has a good image of what drags millions to Cairo - the pyramids; Everybody knows that they are extremely big; Anyway, everybody gets surprised when trying to make a picture of them and, even from the distance, they confirm their astonishing dimensions. That, and the sensation felt in front of the most important landmark of mankind, are...

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  • Beaches

    Alexandria Things to Do

    There is beach front pretty much all around Alexandria. There are a lot of parts that are gated or fenced of for private beaches but where I was ( close to Muntazah Gardens) there was a portion of the beach that was open for the public. Late at night, close to 10:00 pm, we decided to stop and try out a paddle boat ride. It was nice and calming...

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  • Luxor Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    One of the smaller Temples, it only takes about an hour to walk through here. It's located in the center of town It has been determined that the Luxor temple holds great significance to the Opet festival. The Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of the cult of the Royal Ka, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and was built during the New Kingdom, the...

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  • Ras Mohammed National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    The national park is, officially, the best place to see the reefs, but... will it really be? Flocks of tourists interact each day with the reef, causing erosion and and damaging the natural balance. They try to relief the pressure, finding other spots, and spreading people. We did, visit a couple of other places with marvelous and unspoilt reefs....

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  • Desert

    Hurghada Things to Do

    We booked a V1 Desert Sprint Run at Hurghada Motorsport Centre for the whole family including two sons ages 16 and 19. This was a shorter but far more exciting ride into the desert and mountains without all the' bedouin experience ' which we had experienced on previous tours into the desert. The booking was made quickly and efficiently through the...

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  • Citadel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Things to Do

    One of the highest points in a plane city, this is the best place to have a general look over town. Looking closer, the military constructions and specially the alabaster mosque have some precious details.

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  • Roman amphitheatre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    This is the most complete Roman ruin in Egypt. It was a small amphitheatre used for music and the reading of poetry and dates from the 2nd century AD. Other ruins have been excavated on the site. These include a bath house, and villas with well-preserved mosaics.

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  • Temple of Hatshepsut

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    Located beneath massive cliffs near the west bank of the Nile, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el Bahri, is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. Hatshepsut, meaning 'foremost of Noble Ladies' was the fifth Pharoh in the 19th Dynasty. Ticket price = 30LE

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  • Quad Biking

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    We had the choice of an early morning ride out or an evening one. They do it at these times so you can see the sun rise or set as its pretty nice in Egypts sky. We picked the evening one due to i carn't get up very well in a morning. We got picked up at around 4pm by bus and took to the quad bike center. My misses didn't want to ride a quad bike so...

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  • Safari

    Hurghada Things to Do

    My very first time when making safari and it felt great.. The sand, the heat, my dry mouth just couldn't turn this out into a bad experience, but all contrary: it was fantastic. The only thing i regret about that journey is that i haven't taken the safari from the night time which would have been wonderful, i'm already convinced. The one from the...

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  • Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Things to Do

    the Cairo Tower, located along the Gezira Island along the Nile River, is near downtown cairo and is an attraction in itself. The tower was completed in 1961 with a height of 187 meters (614 feet) and it has a revolving restaurant inside which turns a full circle in 70 minutes. Unfortunately we did not have time to go up as we were pressed for...

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  • Down town area & cornich

    Alexandria Things to Do

    Despite the repressive and often brutal nature of the Egyptian state, the Egyptian Army has long been viewed as an institution of honour and pride for the people of Egypt. The country has had skirmishes and problems with various neighbours, but the greatest loss of life has been in its various wars with the State of Israel, with which it currently...

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  • Colossi of Memnon

    4 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    Generally called Memnon's colossi, this two big statues is what remains from Amenhotep's temple built in the 14th century BC. Noises caused by he wind or evaporation in the rock gave the statues a "singing" reputation, after an earthquake that broke of of them. In 199 AD a roman emperor had the statue repaired, and the "music" stopped Memnon has...

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  • Beaches

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Three lines of shades form... the public beach. Even if you don't want to use the chairs, you have to pay the entrance (10 Egyptian pounds). Public? Well, I don't know the conditions to enter the private ones, but "beach" is not exactly the best in Naama bay

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  • Boat Trips

    Hurghada Things to Do

    You can arrange boat trips everywhere in Hurghada. In the big hotels or at the tourist centres in the city. The trip will cost you >10 euro and will last 1/2 - 1 day, food and non alcoholic drinks included.

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  • River Nile

    Cairo Things to Do

    This will be a night views while cruising along the mighty Nile River, the cradle of Egytian Civilization, with pictures of various scenes along this river of life of egypt as the scenery is more spectacular than the day views. what tour of Cairo is not complete with a Nile River Dinner Cruise? cruising along the mighty Nile River, where the...

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  • fort of Qaitbey

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    The citadel also known as fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, but what made it somehow magic for me was the fact that here the ancent lighthouse of Alexandria was located. The forth was built in the 15th century and now also hosts a naval museum. The visit is interesting, showing all the way of defense used by the solders to protect from...

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  • Felluca Rides

    Luxor Things to Do

    Price was 60LE for 1hr at sunset after some bargaining. Captain's name was this young guy called Mohammed and boat name was Shangri-La - out look for the Bob Marley picture on the the main sail - his boat docks opposite Luxor temple. Highly recommended. Aim to start the cruise around 4.30pm latest to enjoy a perfect sunset. I was lucky enough to...

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  • Scuba Diving

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Well, there is not much to add. The Red Sea is a paradise for snorkeling and diving. If you are there, don't just stay at the beach, you have to experience this! Most hotels lend you snorkel, finns and mask - if you go when the sea is not yet warm enough also rent a neoprene suit. It's worth it - you can stay in much longer! Buy a fish card, then...

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  • Camel Rides

    Hurghada Things to Do

    If you haven´t tryed it do it, the camel keeper came to us when we were on the beach and having fun. A ride takes about 15 minutes and we payed 100 Egyptian Pounds thats about 14€, we could have negotiated the price down but I thought it was a fair price. My son 2,5 years old took the ride 5 times ( almost 1 every day) he really enjoyed it. DONT...

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  • Coptic Cairo

    Cairo Things to Do

    the Coptic Quarter of Cairo is one of the oldest in the city and is part of Old Cairo as it was started in the 1rst Century, when Saint Mark the Apostle went into egpyt to Prosletyze the new Religion of Christianity to the Egyptians. It has survived countless persucutions and conquests during it's almost 2,000 year history and in this district are...

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  • Mosques and islamic sites

    Alexandria Things to Do

    The The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque was originally built by algerians in the 1775, it was built over the tomb of the thirteenth century Murcia Andalusan saint. but since then it has been renovated many times, last renovation dates back to 1943. Women cannot visit inside the Mosque but can view the mausoleum and see the mosque from behind a...

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  • The Souks or Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    the sights, the sounds, the smell, the haggling among buyers and seller...you'll be right in the front row seat watching all these happenings when you get to the inner portion of the market. go...go further, the further you walk, the more local are the scenes.

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  • St. Catherine's Monastery

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    This was my second time in Sharm-el-Sheikh, and also the second visit to St. Katherine. In the first one, I wrote a tip in Egypt page, now I got a different impression. In the first visit I went there expressly, using a taxi - this time it was a stop in the desert safari. Better idea! Paying the same (or less) we had moments of fun in the desert,...

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  • Bedouins

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Amazing thing with bedouines is that they never let strangers see their newborns. Until a baby is a few months old, none is alowed to see it. It's got something to do with superstitions. Aysha told us that after 10 years of coming to this village, only a few weeks earlier, she was allowed to see one of their new babies. She was amazed as we were...

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  • Sakkara : Step Pyramid

    Cairo Things to Do

    Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime...

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  • Pompey's Pillar

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    It was a close call, this could have been in 'Tourist Traps'. It's pretty well advertised as such, and expecting little I took a walk and investigated. Talking a walk through a new city with a thoroughly unimportant objective comes high on my 'Things to do' list. I was in no way disappointed. Just a rocky outcrop with some semi-excavated...

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  • Medinat Habu

    Luxor Things to Do

    Paintings are the most important detail in Madinet Habu, but don't be mislead - the temple itself, without the size and power of Karnak or Luxor temples, it is also a fabulous building with the splendours of Egyptian architecture. Our guide gave us lots of explanations about some architectural details, but... the paintings... you know!

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  • Sharks Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Sharks Bay range of depth varies between 10 meters and 29 Meters for diving you can reach either by boat or directly from the jetty and can be used either novice or advanced diver The place is ideal for divers and new divers also as it is as shown in the above map a small bay hosting a diving centre a camp a café a sea food restaurant and small...

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  • Hurghada Mosque

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hurghada is rather poor of sights. However an inquisitive tourist will pay attention to some picturesque mosques of modern construction. I have tried to examine all mosques, but nothing has turned out (look at my tourist trap tip). If I had more time in Hurghada I would certainly manage the task, but... Nevertheless I recommend for survey this...

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  • Coptic Cairo - Hanging Church

    Cairo Things to Do

    part two of my tips with pictures inside the hanging church. i will have separate pictures on the foundations of the church facing the babylon fortress. the hanging church of Cairo is so named as the church was built on the foundations of the Babylon Fortress of which some areas of the Church are hanging along the ruins of the Fortress of which...

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  • museums

    Alexandria Things to Do

    Visited the museum as part of a tour group, and as a museum professional I was keen to see the exhibits and the museum layout. The museum itself is impressive from the outside, being as it was originally an early 20th century palace built for a wealthy merchant, and the exhibits are on three floors. The objects are well-chosen but unimaginatively...

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  • Luxor Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    After we finished visiting the mummification museum in Luxor we headed walking to Luxor museum as it is located almost 600 – 700 meter to the north from where the mummification museum is, this museum was designed by Brooklyn Museum in New York, it is hosting a various aspects of showed items Photos is not allowed inside that’s why I made only...

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