A place of ancient times and stereotypical mummy movie settings. This is a fascinating place with much to offer. Rich with history and mystery, Egypt is the perfect getaway for the adventuresome couple. Come explore the ancient pyramids where so many were slaved to work upon for the greatness of the Pharaohs and the Gods.
1. Explore Temple of Karnak
Immerse yourself in the vast maze of columns that have been standing for so many thousands of years. Ancient Egypt is calling your name and this is definitely one of those places that need to be seen for full appreciation. It can get pretty hot during the harsher months, but honestly we think it only added to the atmosphere.
2. Snorkel Ras Mohamed National Park
First of all did you know that the red sea is listed as one of the best diving destinations in the world? Oh yeah it’s true! The Ras Mohamed National Park is fabulous and simply the hosts one of the most amazing dive sites in the red sea. Here you can see eagle rays and parrot fish, beautiful hard and soft corals some of the most stunning diving is just 10 meters below the surface.
3. Visit The Great Sphinx
It has to be on your bucket list to see the Sphinx and Giza Pyramids. The Great Sphinx is instantly recognizable and like the Pyramids is a World wonder. The sense of history, the glory of Pharaohs, the greatness of the Egyptian people are among the special feelings you will experience there.
4. See The Pyramids of Giza
This is your meeting with history! There are 3 pyramids – The Great Pyramid of Giza being the oldest and largest, followed by Khafre (the second tallest and second largest), and lastly Menkaure. There are various tours that will allow you to enter the Great Pyramid of Giza, but they can be rather costly. If you do decide to go inside be prepared for steep climbs and steps. the most attractive pyramid is the Pyramid of Khafre as it still has some of its original casing on the outside. This is also the pyramid directly behind the Sphinx.
5. Visit The Temple of Hathor at Dendera
Dedicated to the goddess Hathor – the colors inside the hall are breathtaking and the capitals at the top of the pillars depict the goddess in her human form. Much of the roof is still intact and you can access areas of this easily. The sacred pool is empty but so much of the structure remains that it gives a good impression of what it must have looked like once. There are still remains of the hospital (founded by Cleopatra) and minor temples surrounding the main complex. A must see!
6. The Blue Hole
Great site to do snorkeling and diving – you will see wonderful corals and colorful fish! The Blue Hole also offers camel rides on the shore. It truly is an amazing experience, the depth of the hole is mind- blowing and the reefs there are just as utterly unique.
7. Discover The Lost City Of Petra
Deep within the deserts of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra. Through a narrow gorge it emerges into view, revealing awe-inspiring monuments cut into the surrounding cliffs. Who built this and why? Find out for yourself.
8. Experience The Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert is both beautiful and deadly at the same time as It has one of the harshest climates in the world. That’s the deadly part, but the beautiful part is that it has so much mystery! There is much to see in the Sahara including desert oases, including the Bahariya Oasis, which is the home of the Cleopatra II Bath.
9. Swim The Red Sea
As stated earlier the Red Sea is fantastic for diving! There is also much history here. In the years of B.C it was said that Moses parted the Red Sea (with the help of God of course) and was able to cross safely with his people. There are many treasures to be sought out here – and hey, who doesn’t like the beach?
10. Explore The Abu Simbel Temple
In 1257 BCE Pharaoh Ramses II had two temples carved out of solid rock – dedicated to the Sun Gods. This is a great place to explore as it was only rediscovered about 200 years ago.