Egypt Things to Do

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Egypt Things to Do

  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Maybe the richest museum that I've seen, left me with a sensation of... disappointment. The collection is so big, so rich, that the display is too dense and inexpressive. Only the section of Tutankhamun glows in the whole, with the drawback that it is always crowded.

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  • Naama Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    We had a birth day party for my nephew , we brother decided to have it in a new place MAS bowling center. The place have many activites bowling . billiard , foot ball simulations ... etc., we enjoyed the BD party and we had a very good time too

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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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  • 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

    This place is also well and truly on any visitors list when coming to Luxor. An enormous place full of various different sized tombs. Your entrance ticket grants you access to 3 and if you purchase the extra Tutankhamen ticket then you have 4. There is nothing to stop you buying multiple tickets so you can see them all but i found once i had seen...

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  • Eskaleh Nubian Ecolodge

    Abu Simbel Things to Do

    Most tourists/visitors spend only a couple of hours in Abu Simbel, either flying or travelling by a bus convoy from Aswan - they arrive in swarms, visit the temples and shoot through (sorry, I'm Australian ..... translated as "leave"). In my opinion, they are missing out on a very special experience. I recently spent 3 nights at the Eskaleh and it...

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  • Gizeh Pyramids

    Cairo Things to Do

    The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids — huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the world's largest constructions. They are shaped as a reference to the rays of the sun. Most pyramids had a polished, highly reflective white limestone surface, in order to give them a shining appearance when viewed from a...

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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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  • 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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  • new Library of Alexandria

    Alexandria Things to Do

    The Alexandria Library is a library, exhibition and cultural center aspiring to revive the glory of the ancient library of Alexandria. There is so much to see inside this modern building. There are four permanent museums. I had time to take in the museum for Sadat. Anwar El Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until...

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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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  • Khan el Khalili

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Things to Do

    This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea (see picture).

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  • Ras Mohammed National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    We went to Ras Mohamed the unique national park for camping as we do every several weeks , but this time we decided to take round in the national part we took three hours by cars around the national park but we could only see half of the points in the national park

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  • Giftun Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Things to Do

    I participated on a ship tour in Hurghada We had two snorkeling possibilities, one stop on Giftun Island and the national park, including open buffet lunch aboard the boat, happy and nice staff and joyful moments. It is an unforgettable experience. It was amazing,the Red Sea is beautiful. The snorkling is fun. The stuff on ship Mariestar is...

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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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  • Luxor Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    I would like to recommend an excellent taxi driver in Luxor. I met Mohamed in front of my hotel in Karnak. I wanted to see the most I could in one day because my flight was leaving at 6PM. He suggested a very good itinerary and we went to West Bank Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Museum, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Restaurant...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Temple of Hatshepsut

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    Maybe, the most interesting thing is to look from distance In Luxor. You will have a look of modernity, the building seeming a recent classical construction (maybe because it may have been reconstructed) . It’s a good opportunity for you to imagine the opulence of all those palaces, when they were not ruins but living places. Of course, when you...

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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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  • Beaches

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    There are not many beaches in Sharm-el-Sheikh, and the few are not particularly good. The so called beaches are generally a line of shades facing the reef, and a jetty to enter the water. That's what happens in this beach, with the advantages of free parking and short distance from the hotel. We used it a few times.

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  • Boat Trips

    Hurghada Things to Do

    I visit Hurghada more times and I always book a boat trip to Giftun Islands. This is fantastic Island, Giftun, the Paradise, really. Two snorkeling possibilities are included with relaxation on the desert island on the beautiful Red Sea, where we will do our snorkeling in different spots which are full of corals and magnificent colorful fish,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pompey's Pillar

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    Pompeii Pillar All that remains of this huge temple is one huge red granite pillar, two sphinx and some ruins. The temple was built in 207AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian . It is called Pompeii’s Pillar as it was once thought to be his temple…an idea that has been disproven. We take our time exploring the area with our guide. He points out the...

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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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  • 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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  • Old Town Sharm

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    I enjoyed the visit to the "old market" though clearly understanding that "old" means not so new as the rest. The ambiance gets closer to what we should expect in that area of the world, and commerce more diverse. The kitsch use of a natural hill deeply transformed helps to enhance that ambiance, and the animation was interesting. We don't imagine...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Massages

    Hurghada Things to Do

    I did it after the Luxor trip which was exosting both, phisicly and mentaly. It was the best thing I could have done for myself. I felt like a new person afterwords. So do everything to spoil yourself, it is a holiday!

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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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  • Hot Air Balloon

    Luxor Things to Do

    If you like ballooning or even if you have never tried - this is a once in a lifetime thing to do. I was picked up from the Nile boat on the East bank before dawn and transpoted across the river to catch the balloon - literally! Being in one of the second groups we had to follow the balloon in a jeep and wait for it to land, then it was one out,...

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  • Sakkara : Step Pyramid

    Cairo Things to Do

    Less known and visited than Giza's pyramids, this is the older one discovered in Egypt. The adjacent temple is interesting and well displayed. There are also a few and beautiful mastabas open to visit.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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