Travelling is not only a good stress reliever, it can also enhance the quality of your life as you get to discover new things and even meet people who can become your new friends. This is also the perfect time to bond with your loved ones. One of the best places that you might want to try visiting is Egypt. Egypt is a land where the old co-exist with the new. If this is your first time to visit the country or have already done it before, here are some things that you should do when you are in Egypt.
Trade Your Car for a Camel Ride
To experience Egypt is to leave the modern world behind and embrace the old and what better way to do it than to trade your car for a camel ride. You can usually join a tour group for a camel ride around the desert and authorized stable camp such as a Dohous Bedouin camp that offers short camel treks or safaris. On the other hand, you can negotiate with one of the locals in the complex for a camel ride. Remember that some locals might charge you more and it is wise to negotiate a flat fee before you take the ride. This is the best option if you want to go near the pyramids as some locals knows the way around and can bypass police.
From Pharaohs to Mummies to Sphinxes
Unlock the secret of the pyramids and the royals by visiting the Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramid is a UNESCO Heritage and the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramid is said to have been built by the Pharaoh Khufu over the span of twenty years and although the casing stones were already removed by wear and tear over the years, it still stood as one of the tallest man-made structure in the world. Tours are usually available and visitors would enter via the Robber’s Tunnel to enter the complex structure of the pyramid.
Visiting a Local Village and Nile Cruises
If you are interested to learn more and do an in-depth exploration of the city then visit a local village. You will see the daily activities of the local people as well as try out some delicacies such as a tahini or a daoud basha. You can also visit a traditional Aswan souk market and shop for spices, amulets, hibiscus tea and other locally made souvenir stuffs.
On the other hand, you can also take a cruise along the Nile River and enjoy the different scenery that Egypt has to offer. Some cruises will take you to visit the Abu Simbel temples, which are located in Nubia and showcases the temples of Ramses II carved out of solid rocks. You might also get to visit the town of Kom Ombo, which has a busy port trading and the Temple of Kom Ombo, which was a double temple and said to be dedicated to two gods.
These are just some of the things that you ought to do when you are in Egypt. If you are extending your stay and want more places to visit then check the internet. You can find vital information about the places you want to go, affordable accommodation, rental cars, cruises as well as must-try delicacies. If you want to do an in-depth exploration, then check out local forum sites or travel sites.