Nile cruise is the best way to discover Egypt as one can view the great monuments, ancient cities, forts and palaces, situated on the banks of the river. You can view the Valley of the Kings, Philae Island, Luxor Temple, Temple of Karnak, and Hatshepsut’s temple, Tomb of Tutankhamen, Ramses II and Colossi of Memnon. Visitors can also witness the traditional life of rural residents in Nile Valley.
The Giza Plateau lies on the edge of the modern city of Cairo. Giza Pyramid complex or Giza Necropolis is the major attraction of Giza plateau. This complex includes Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre and Pyramid of Menkaure. Another important spot of this place is the Great Sphinx. Giza Plateau is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the main reason behind the millions of tourists visiting Egypt every year.
The Egyptian museum in Cairo has artifacts, many of them put on display, while others kept in Safe-keeping rooms. It was established in the year 1835 and was opened to public in 1858. One can see the mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and King Tutankhamen’s treasures. In addition, Chariots, gloves, jewellery, famous mask-many antiquities from Tutankhamen’s tomb are displayed here. The Royal mummy room houses 11 royal mummies from ancient times. Furthermore, the museum comprises of a photography section and a large library.
Fresh water springs
The miracle of water in the middle of a desert creates one of the most unique landscapes – an oasis. Visiting Siwa is an experience straight out of a fairytale.
The oasis is located 300 south-west of the Meditternean town Marsa Matrouh and is below the sea level offering a variety of stunning nature landscapes. If you visit Siwa’s oasis make sure you pack your swimming suit with you. Yes, that is right! You are going to the desert and you will need a swimming suit. And it will not be any ordinary swimming. You will swim in natural springs known for their reviving qualities.
There are 226 fresh springs in the oasis though not all are active and accessible. The springs vary in size and qualities. Some are cold water springs and others are hot springs. Many hotels in Siwa have fresh water pools built into the architecture of their premises. Since Siwa is the land of sun, you will enjoy getting into the water. As the oasis is filled with highly oxygenated air, you can expect the experience of fresh water to be accentuated.