Top Reasons To Visit Egypt
Egypt is one of those fascinating countries that are well-known for a few of the most ancient monuments around the globe.
A decade later, this is now one of the North African nations that suffer from a false reputation since many travellers now regard Egypt to either be “unsafe” or “dangerous”. However, no traveller should be feeling nervous or scared about paying a visit to this amazing country, especially if the visit involves a tour. Here are some of the top reasons to plan a visit to Egypt as soon as possible!
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1. Truly Unique Experiences
Egypt offers unique experiences that are truly amazing. Planning a holiday to this spectacular land could involve a cruise down the world-renowned river Nile, riding on a camel on the golden sands of the famous Sahara desert, or a hot-air balloon ride over the historical city of Luxor.
It will become easy to tick off many of the items on that bucket list when you have an Egyptologist guide accompanying you to an awe-inspiring site such as the Great Pyramids or any other ancient Egyptian wonder such as the Abu Simbel and Luxor temple, to the Egyptian wonders such as the Royal Tombs and Sphinx. You could even enjoy an experience with the Nubian lifestyle and culture, by connecting with the locals by listening to some of their stories before you start your next adventure by hunting for a historical treasure at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar or taking a sailing trip on a Felucca to the Kitchener Islands of the Nile. There are so many possibilities when planning a trip to this land.
2. Welcoming Hospitality
People that live in Egypt are hospitable and warm, with most travellers mentioning how welcomed they felt when they visited this amazing country. Many people returning from their trips will share stories that highlight how generous Egyptians are. It is common to receive genuine invitations to enjoy a meal in a local home or be offered a free gift when shopping at a bazaar trader or local market stall. It is this type of hospitality that is unmatched in countries that are regarded as a more sensible, and easier option for travel.
Viking Nile Cruise offers deluxe outside cabins with glorious Nile Views from your panoramic window with a balcony. The packages are available including flights and accommodation.
3. A Chance To Support The Locals
Egypt is one of those countries where you will find ample chances to show your support to the locals. Going on how this country has economically suffered due to the 2011 revolution, it is fantastic to find ways to support these people in any way. This could involve buying traditional gifts such as a handmade product from a market bazaar to buying food from local vendors. Taking a bit of time to talk to the locals and finding out about the different trades is a fantastic touch. Where every country is trying to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, a bit of gratitude and kindness is greatly appreciated.
4. Lack Of Crowds
One of the main attractions of Egypt is the “lack of crowds’ at most of the historical sites and tourist hotspots. Even though this country houses a few of the most world-renowned attractions around the globe, you won’t have to worry about fighting your way through crowds. The beauty of Egypt is easy to view and visitors can take as much time as they need to look at all the intricate details without having to come up close and personal with others. Even novice travellers know this is one of those rare luxuries which is something you can appreciate.
5. Value For Money
There are not many countries where you will be able to enjoy such a fantastic experience at such a low cost, but Egypt is one of those exceptions. A trip to Egypt is generally inexpensive, but you will probably also notice how your money stretches even when you explore famous historical monuments. Keep in mind that “haggling” is a part of Egypt’s culture, so you could save even more when you start negotiating prices (especially at the bazaars).