1. The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Pricing: General admission - 160 EGP, Entry to Khufu Pyramid - 400 EGP, Entry to Khafre or Menkaure Pyramid - 100 EGP
Starting our list with one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are synonymous with Egypt. These extraordinary structures are marvels of human engineering and ingenuity.
2. Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Pricing: Regular admission - 200 EGP, Student admission - 100 EGP
Located in the heart of Cairo, the Egyptian Museum hosts an extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities including the magnificent treasures of Tutankhamun.
3. Luxor Temple
Pricing: Regular admission - 140 EGP, Student admission - 70 EGP
The Luxor Temple, dating back to 1400 BC, is a beautiful spectacle especially when lit up at night. It’s a must-see for history buffs.
4. Valley of the Kings, Luxor
Pricing: General admission - 240 EGP, Extra ticket for Tutankhamun’s tomb - 300 EGP
The Valley of the Kings is an ancient burial site of Pharaohs and noblemen. The intricate hieroglyphics and tomb paintings are worth the visit.
5. Karnak Temple
Pricing: General admission - 200 EGP, Student admission - 100 EGP
An impressive ancient complex, the Karnak Temple in Luxor was constructed over 2000 years. Its Great Hypostyle Hall is a sight to behold.
6. Abu Simbel
Pricing: General admission - 240 EGP, Student admission - 120 EGP
The twin temples of Abu Simbel, dedicated to Ramses II and his queen Nefertari, are a demonstration of the grandeur of the New Kingdom Pharaohs.
7. Aswan Dam
Pricing: Free admission
Aswan High Dam, one of the largest dams in the world, offers stunning views of Lake Nasser and is a testament to modern engineering.
8. Philae Temple, Aswan
Pricing: General admission - 140 EGP, Student admission - 70 EGP
Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, showcases captivating ancient Egyptian architecture surrounded by the serene waters of the Nile.
9. The White Desert
Pricing: Day tours start from 850 EGP
The White Desert is an ethereal landscape of bizarrely shaped chalk formations. Camp overnight for an unforgettable experience under the stars.
10. The Red Sea Riviera
Pricing: Varies by resort
Known for its pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs and luxury resorts, the Red Sea Riviera offers a break from historical sites.
11. Alexandria Library
Pricing: Regular admission - 70 EGP, Student admission - 35 EGP
The modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a nod to the ancient Library of Alexandria, once the largest library in the world.
12. Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria
Pricing: General admission - 60 EGP, Student admission - 30 EGP
Built on the site of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Citadel offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
13. Siwa Oasis
Pricing: Varies based on activities
Tucked away in the Western Desert, Siwa Oasis is known for its natural springs, salt lakes, and Berber culture.
14. The Hanging Church, Cairo
Pricing: Free admission
The Hanging Church, also known as Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian churches in Egypt.
15. Al-Azhar Park, Cairo
Pricing: General admission - 20 EGP
A green haven in the heart of Cairo, Al-Azhar Park offers beautiful gardens and a spectacular view of Cairo's skyline.
16. Khan El Khalili, Cairo
Pricing: Free admission, but remember to haggle when shopping!
This bustling bazaar in Cairo is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, sample traditional food, and experience the vibrant Egyptian culture.
Egypt is a land steeped in history, offering a blend of ancient marvels, scenic landscapes, and vibrant culture. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an adventurer, or a food lover, Egypt has something to offer everyone.