Category: Things To Do

Nile River Cruises Between Aswan and Luxor

October 24, 2014

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Karnak Temple in Luxor. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis via Flickr.

Looking to take a Nile River cruise? Wondering why the limited options out of Cairo are so expensive? It might surprise you to learn that most Nile cruises depart from locations other than Cairo itself. Nile River cruises out of Cairo are longer and tend to be on the luxury high-end, out of budget for […]

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What to Do in Giza

October 3, 2014

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Pyramids at Giza. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis via Flickr.

Although Giza is a city in its own right, it’s generally recognized as being a part of Cairo. Most people are familiar with the name, as Giza is the section of Cairo located closest to the Pyramids of Giza. Giza is continuing to gain popularity and is becoming a hot spot for hotels, restaurants, and entertainment outside of the central area of Cairo. If your Cairo itinerary includes a tour of the Giza Pyramids, here are suggestions on what else to see and do in Giza.

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Safety in Cairo: What Travelers Need to Know

August 19, 2014

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Touring Egypt from Cairo

After a few years of highly publicised political uprisings and violent protests, it’s little surprise that tourists have boycotted Egypt, but with both the UK and US governments lifting their travel warnings, Cairo is once again open for business. The lack of tourism has hit Egypt hard and with such a desperate need for tourist income, it’s the ideal time to bag a bargain on flights and accommodation, as well as offering a rare chance to see the top attractions unmarred by the once-overwhelming crowds.

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Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh

June 6, 2014

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Dancing in Sharm el Sheikh. Photo courtesy of ollie harridge via Flickr.

Let’s be honest … you don’t come to a place like Sharm el Sheikh for the nightlife, but if you’re looking for a place to unwind after a long day of exploration, you do have a view options for nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh.

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Nubian Culture in Aswan

May 9, 2014

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Nubian village near Aswan. Photo courtesy of Chris Brown via Flickr.

In ancient times at the height of power in the Nubian kingdom, the city of Aswan served as a military garrison town for campaigns against the Nubians. Today, it’s location makes the ideal base for exploring Nubian culture in Aswan and in Egypt as a whole. Here are some of the places and ways to do so.

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Best Day Trips from Sharm el Sheikh

April 11, 2014

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St Catherine's Monastery. Photo courtesy of William Allen, Image Historian via Flickr.

If you find yourself weary of the crowds and the tourist façade, consider one of these day trips from Sharm el Sheikh to get out and see a different side of Egypt.

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