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See all 3982 Cairo Tips
  • 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.

  • Four Seasons Cairo Nile Plaza

    Cairo Hotels

    If you are seeking a luxurious trip to Egypt, then the Four Seasons Hotel is the only place to stay....

  • Felfela Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Restaurants

    Overrated and overpriced restaurant! I have always wondered why this place is so popular especially among tourists? then after going there with my Dutch friend & her boyfriend and drink the worst lemonade ever I just realized if it wasn't for the location (Down town), the alcoholic and being mentioned in several guidebooks...No one would have ever...


Sharm El Sheikh

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See all 687 Hurghada Tips
  • 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: *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

  • The Oberoi - Sahl Hasheesh

    Hurghada Hotels

    Ah.... What can I say? I had the most serene, peaceful time at the The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh... By...

  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Restaurants

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...



See all 672 Alexandria Tips
  • 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...

  • Renaissance Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Hotels

    We stayed at Renaissance Mariott in Alexandria originally for 3 days which we shortened to 2, in mid...

  • Seafood restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Restaurants

    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done 1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria, The major waterfront corridor in Egypt 2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea...



See all 1613 Luxor Tips
  • 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...

  • Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Luxor Hotels

    We had a fabulous time! We were pampered from top to bottom. I am feeling very relaxed. Excellent...

  • Trains

    Luxor Transportation

    Though the train is very good, almost runs on time, but the food and service part is worst for a tourist train like this and the fare. The attendant will listen to our request but always ask for a tip in USD or in Egyptian Pound as he knows that the passengers are in First Class. What they can do is like in Indian Rajdhani Express, they can attach...


Pyramids of Giza

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  • Walk round the plateau

    Pyramids of Giza Things to Do

    The Giza Plateay gives a view of the city of Cairo that is encroaching upon it rapidly. From the air the pyramids are set in one corner of the large flat stretch of land.The obvious attractions are the three large pyramids of Khufu, Khafra and Menkhare, three generations from the 4th Dynasty. The largest , the Great Pyramid of khufu, has been...

  • Horizon Pyramids Resort Hotel

    Pyramids of Giza Hotels

    198 Pyramids Road, Taa'won Square, Giza, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Vista Points around Pyramid Road

    Pyramids of Giza Favorites

    the Great Pyramid of Cheops and even the sphinx can be visible from the commercial establishments and restaurants lining the complex outside where you can have your photo taken with views of the pyramids and even cheat on the light and sound shows at night as some restaurants like pizza hut along pyramid road have wonderful views of the...



See all 633 Aswan Tips
  • Philae Temple

    Aswan Things to Do

    The construction of the dam raised the waters, covering, amidst other things, the temple of Philae. Tourism was already the top business in Egypt, and the decision to preserve it was easy - an artificial island was built, and the temple dismounted and rebuilt on it. Now, a boat is need to visit it, in a short and pleasant trip.Read carefully when...

  • Sofitel Old Cataract

    Aswan Hotels

    The world famous Old Cataract Hotel, built in 1899, sits high above the Nile surrounded by gardens...

  • Philae Temple II

    Aswan Things to Do

    Nature and history mixed in amazing way in that spot , photos in the way to the temple in the middle of Nile river


Temple of Abu Simbel

  • Water, Soda, Drinks and food

    Temple of Abu Simbel Tourist Traps

    If you're planning not to spend a lot of money on food and drinks when traveling to Abu Simbel, bring some bottles of water or sodas. I bought a small bottle of water that costs 6 times more expensive than it's regular cost in a store in Aswan. The food also are expensive, so when your hotel provides you with a boxed breakfast -- take it with you....

  • Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort

    Temple of Abu Simbel Hotels

    Abu Simbel Touristic Village, Abu Simbel, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Random pics of Abu Simbel

    Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do

    It will be a waste if I don't put-up those pictures I took during my visit to Abu Simbel so am posting it here.And by the way, there are a couple of restaurants few meters from the road leading to the entrance of the temples. And also, there are lots of souvernir shops in case you are interested to buy some stuff, and yeah, like every popular sites...



See all 63 Taba Tips
  • Pharaoh Island

    Taba Things to Do

    Just along the road in Taba going to Nuweiba, you can spot a large stone island at the Gulf of Aqaba lying about 240 meters from the shore with a stone fort and an Egyptian Flag. the island and fort is called Pharoah island, named after one of the egyptian emperors Ramses III who made fortifications here. The island also served as a Crusader Fort...

  • Sofitel Taba Heights

    Taba Hotels

    The Sofitel Beach Resort at Taba Heights is situated in between the Marriott and the Hyatt Regency...

  • Taba Heights

    Taba Things to Do

    like what i've said, the main attraction in Taba is the Taba Heights area, which a a large self-contained community composed of various hotels, inns, villas and even a casino. this huge resort is about 20 kilometers away from the Taba Border to Eliat (and 45 kilometers north of Nuweiba). The Resort complex is owned by an large egyptian...



See all 119 Siwa Tips
  • Cigarrettes

    Siwa Shopping

    This isn't a shopping tip in Siwa but a shopping tip before heading to Siwa. If you're a smoker had a specific brand preference, buy enough supplies in Cairo or Alexandria or anywhere you're coming from where there's availability of foreign brands. Most or maybe all stores in Siwa central town don't sell cigarrettes, I found that out when I ran out...

  • Adrere Amellal: Desert Ecolodge

    Siwa Hotels

    If you ever want to leave this world - at least for a little while - then Adrere Adellal is the...

  • Photography

    Siwa Warnings and Dangers

    Siwa is a conservative town compared to most cities in Egypt. You can photograph the sights and most things but not the women and the female children. I know the restriction on women but not the children so when a group of female children probably 9m - 12 years olds going to school passed by infront of a photo subject, they all said "NO" in chorus....



See all 18 Suez Tips
  • Suez Canal Museum at Sinai Rest House

    Suez Things to Do

    the Sinai Rest House, a complex of shops and stores and restaurants just after the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel in Suez, also has a mini musuem dedicated to the building of the suez canal and inside the one room museum are various black and white pictures, a large diorama of the suez canal with explanations and some artifacts and materials used in buidling...

  • Ramada El Sokhna Resort

    Suez Hotels

    142 KM Cairo-Hurghada Rd., Ein el Sokhna, Suez, Red Sea and Sinai, 73, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Main Stopover and Rest Area in Suez

    Suez Shopping

    located just 3 minutes after exiting the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel from Asian Sinai to African Mainland Egypt, the Sinai Rest House is a small complex of eateries, convenience stores and souvenir shops geared for the travellers that go to and from the long drive from Cairo to areas of the Sinai and inside also is a small museum dedicated to the Suez...



See all 20 Ismailia Tips
  • Sea foods as it should be

    Ismailia Restaurants

    It was one day trip to Ismailia, where fresh fishes, Shrimps and many other sea foods are brought fresh directly from the boats to tables after being cooked in delicious and professional wayThe restaurant is not in a so elegant Street of Ismailia, but the food is prepared very clean and very good tasted, place is in three floors ( almost 100 M Each...

  • Mercure Forsan Island Ismaielia

    Ismailia Hotels

    the hotel is located in and island in the Temsah lake here is some other photos from the hotel

  • Transport in general

    Ismailia Transportation

    The main bus terminal is a couple of kilometres out of the centre and its worth taking a taxi to it. There are good connection to Hurgarda, Suez and Cairo.Cairo can easy be reached by train. There are several rolling to the capital throughout the day. Its a battle for surviving to get in or out 3rd class wagons.I´ve seen people exiting through...


Marsa al `Alam

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  • Go diving!!!

    Marsa al `Alam Things to Do

    Excellent diving inside the Solitaire Resort!Really great, great guys! It is a German operated diving center, but they speak fulently english and some italian. All the people working there are really very nice and helpful!We had a great time diving with them and so many beatiful underwater scenes.Take care to make several night dives at the house...

  • Iberotel Samaya Beach

    Marsa al `Alam Hotels

    First of all: if you flight to Red Sea, you will be on the seaside and only theorically in Egypt. I...

  • VISA

    Marsa al `Alam Tourist Traps

    PAY THE VISA AT THE COUNTER AT THE AIRPORT IN DOLLARS . So the VISA costs only 15 Dollars . When you enter the Airport you ll have a couter of the bank on the left side . There you can pay the Visa in Dollars . In EURO you ll pay 20 Euros , that will be 2 times mor as in Dollars !! PAY THE VISA AT THE COUNTER AT THE AIRPORT IN DOLLARS . So the...


Kawm ad Dahab

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  • Egyptian Cuisine and More

    Kawm ad Dahab Restaurants

    The Ali Baba Restaurant, located at the middle of the budding Dahab Corniche facing Masabat Bay is one of the popular restaurats in Dahab and is #9 on Tripadvisor's list of Dahab Restaurant (Trip Advisor is a sister company of Virtual tourist). The Restaurant is part of the Ali Baba Hotel just across the street and this wonderful open air...

  • Dahab Paradise

    Kawm ad Dahab Hotels

    Blue Hole Road, Dahab, 01000, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Tour Buses Stopover

    Kawm ad Dahab Transportation

    depending on the type of Tourists of which all use the big tour buses, if you are the secular tourists on a holiday to the Egyptian Riviera and came from eliat in Israel to the Taba Border Crossing or the Taba International Airport, then the drive to Dahab from taba is 2 1/2 hours and 140 kilometers south of Taba. If you are on a Christian...



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An Egypt vacation typically focuses on ancient civilization at the Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx, near Cairo - often considered the cosmopolitan capital of the Arab world. The southern city of...