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EGYPT- High 7 day journeys in and from Cairo; a 9 day Egypt itinerary – Chris Journey Weblog


Egypt is a rustic with 1000’s of years of historical past and most well-known for its Pharaohs and pyramids at Giza. It’s a part of the Center East however lies on the African continent. It’s a kind of nations I wished to go to for a very long time however by no means had the possibility to go and everyone knows there was a yr or two of some turmoil which didn’t enable straightforward journey. Immediately, vacationers nonetheless keep away however when the Intercontinental Cairo Metropolis Stars was on the IHG Pointbreaks checklist I didn’t hesitate to ebook 10 nights in Cairo. It was a cut price (simply 5000 factors which I calculate at about 25 euro per evening) and there was no precise security risk anymore, so no motive to not go. To effectively see Cairo, I employed an Egyptian Sidekick for many of the days. They’re college students and attempt to change the way in which tourism works in Egypt: honest costs no hidden charges or extraordinary ideas. I had a good time with them and I’ll present you the Egypt itinerary I made along with them. All day journeys are primarily based out of Cairo and canopy all of the vital locations in northern Egypt. At some point I must return for southern Egypt.

Issues to bear in mind when planning an Egypt itinerary

Let me begin with a number of issues to bear in mind if you’re planning an Egypt itinerary plus a number of basic ideas when visiting Egypt.

  • Once I first visited Egypt, I needed to queue for a visa on arrival however for 45+ nations that’s not wanted anymore. Now you can get your Egypt visa on-line! I used E-Visums for my second and third go to to Egypt. They dealt with my request fast, skilled and with none errors. Excellent service and that’s why I take advantage of E-Visums now for extra e-visa world wide and I’m certain once more for Egypt too. As you would possibly know, it’s low-cost to begin enterprise class flights in Cairo and even with the price of an e-visa I’ll first fly to Cairo.
  • Egypt is completely secure however use widespread sense for some areas on the borders with neighboring nations. I walked via again alleys in Cairo at evening with out drawback.
  • Respect the Muslim guidelines, though Egypt is a fairly free nation take into accout guidelines are a bit totally different. Don’t {photograph}, particularly girls, with out permission. Costume average in mosques and different non secular buildings.
  • Visitors is chaotic which might make journey occasions longer as you’d count on. Depart some area for delays in an Egypt itinerary.
  • I used to be suggested to be rigorously with meals and water to keep away from the Pharaohs curse. That’s simply heavy abdomen issues and bathroom go to all through the day. It is dependent upon what you’re used to however I brushed tooth with faucet water, had dinner in again alleys and didn’t get sick. It may be luck however maintain it in thoughts and purchase medication regionally because the Western tablets don’t work.
  • See my high 6 hotspots to go for lunch and dinner to learn the way to keep away from the Pharaohs curse! All these locations are clear!

I feel that’s an important issues to bear in mind; for the remainder simply benefit from the nation! I’ll share with you the 7 day journeys I did in and round Cairo which cowl mainly all locations of curiosity. The opposite 2-3 days I stayed on the resort to benefit from the pool and the others had been mainly journey days.

Egypt Itinerary day journey #1: Coptic Cairo

In Cairo the largest half is Muslim however there’s a lovely Coptic space too. All locations of curiosity are concentrated round one avenue and it takes virtually a full day to see every little thing. I recommend to begin on the Coptic Museum to be taught in regards to the historical past of the realm. From there you may stroll up and down the road to see the totally different church buildings and a cemetery. There are additionally numerous stays of a lot older buildings partly built-in into the newer buildings. On the street there are eating places the place you may take a snack for lunch. For dinner see the 6 hotspots to go for dinner and lunch in Cairo which I wrote earlier.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – A day in Coptic Cairo, the Cairo Tower and Tahrir Sq. with the Egyptian Museum


Egypt Itinerary day journey #2: Wadi Al-Hitan

Wadi Al-Hitan is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Website about 3 hours south of Cairo. It’s mainly a dry ocean flooring the place numerous prehistoric fossils and skeletons are completely preserved. It’s an extended drive however effectively value it as you may see right here thousands and thousands of years of historical past. There’s a well-marked monitor which guides you thru the desert and at a number of factors skeletons and different fossils are on show on the spot the place they had been discovered. Go early in order that on the way in which again you could have time to cease at some close by waterfalls and drive via some rural areas to see the native life in Egypt. Relying on the day you go, you would possibly be capable to go to an area farmers market which is one thing you have to have seen as soon as in your life. It’s an extended day journey and there aren’t many choices for lunch so take some snacks and drinks with you.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – A stroll via million years of historical past at Wadi Al-Hitan Whale Valley


Egypt Itinerary day journey #3: Rubbish Metropolis, Cave Church & Dahab’s Nile Island

I wished to see additionally the opposite facet of Cairo: Rubbish Metropolis and Dahab’s Island within the Nile. At the present time journey might be not on everybody’s precedence checklist however if you wish to see native life I do recommend to do that journey. It’s solely half a day so the remainder of the day I recommend to go see the Cairo Museum, Tahir Sq. and the Cairo Tower. I truly went there on the day of arrival as I arrived early morning however it may be completely mixed on today. Rubbish Metropolis is a neighborhood in Cairo the place, because the identify says, many of the rubbish goes for recycling. You will note numerous folks sorting rubbish by hand, taking electronics aside and bundling all for transport. It’s fascinating to see how the folks stay there because it’s an enormous distinction to Western European nations. Numerous poverty there. Close by is a cave church which can be effectively value a go to. The Dahab’s Nile Island is a big island in the course of the Nile which isn’t developed. You’ll be able to witness right here farmers working the land and youngsters play. I all the time wish to see how the native’s stay once I journey and the realm’s I visited today match completely this purpose.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – The opposite facet: Cairo Rubbish Metropolis, Cave Church, Dahab’s Nile Island


Egypt Itinerary day journey #4: Islamic Cairo half 1

Islamic Cairo has too many locations of to see in someday so I did it in two. At some point I recommend to go to the outdated citadel to see the mosques, museums and historical fortifications. It doesn’t take a full day to discover the Cairo Citadel so after lunch there’s time to go to the Al-Azhar Park to calm down within the sunshine. In case the climate isn’t in your favor for the park then you possibly can additionally go to Rubbish Metropolis this afternoon. Within the afternoon make a cease on the Bab Zuweila Gate which is on the far finish of Muizz Avenue however to far to stroll all the way in which the opposite day.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – Islamic Cairo: the Citadel, Al-Azhar Park and Bab Zuweila Gate


Egypt Itinerary day journey #5: Islamic Cairo half 2

The second a part of Islamic Cairo include the Al-Rifai and Sultan Hassan mosques and every kind of buildings round Muizz Avenue. Go to the 2 mosques first, then go to the Muizz Avenue. Stroll via the Muizz Avenue and discover all of the protected buildings that are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Website of outdated Cairo. There are fairly some buildings which give a very good understanding how folks lived in previous time; it’s not simply mosques. When you end, stroll again to have a tea on the Om Kalthoum Cafe. It’s a well-known place so be sure you don’t pay the vacationer costs however the native costs. There are a number of souks within the space to purchase souvenirs. Be sure to cut price! It’s best to be capable to get the worth down by 50-65% simply. Throughout today you’ll go to a number of mosques so costume average though clothes can be offered for vacationer at most of them.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – Islamic Cairo: The historic Muizz Avenue and Al-Rifai & Sultan Hassan Mosque


Egypt Itinerary day journey #6: Abu Mena & Alexandria

Abu Mena is a UNESCO World Heritage Website a number of kilometers outdoors of Alexandria. As I wish to see all the UNESCO Websites I merely needed to drive up there. There’s a new Abu Mena and an outdated archeological web site which is the UNESCO Website. I visited each as the brand new church is a bit of artwork. Abu Mena has been for hundreds of years a Christian pilgrims place. Annually 1000’s come to Abu Mena the place Menas of Alexandria was burried centuries in the past. The archeological web site is a number of tons of meters away and a bit tough to search out. Simply put the location into Google Maps and you’ll get there in some way as a number of roads go there. It’s not a vacationer web site and there was no entrance charge and never that a lot data. A guard watched me whereas I explored the location. It is dependent upon your curiosity in case you ought to go there to be sincere. Alexandria was my second cease today the place I explored the fort and the palace. In case Abu Mena will not be your attraction I recommend to spend a full day in Alexandria. It’s simply crammed with actions.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – An Alexandria day journey from Cairo with a go to to Abu Mena


Egypt Itinerary day journey #7: Pyramids & Pharaohs

One constructive factor of getting much less vacationers in Egypt is you can make footage of the Giza Pyramids with out folks. A novel alternative. At the present time journey will take you first to the southern pyramids: the Dahshur Pyramid subject, the step pyramid at Saqqara, outdated royal metropolis of Memphis and finish on the three pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx. Every of the pyramids is totally different so I extremely suggest to not simply go to these at Giza but in addition the opposite ones. You’ll be able to enter the pyramids at Giza however I like to recommend to try this on the ones at Dahshur because it’s much less crowded and cheaper. Particularly at Giza there will likely be touts providing excursions and extra. If this annoys you then give them a agency no and usually they need to cease bothering you. At the present time journey is essentially the most well-known day journey in Cairo and one to not skip. All the things you will notice immediately is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. I used to be actually impressed by the scale of the pyramids and the very fact these had been constructed 1000’s of years in the past.

For an in depth day journey report please see:
EGYPT – The traditional pyramids day tour from Cairo

The above day journeys collectively go by all the foremost locations in northern Egypt and go away sufficient time to calm down. I hope these ideas allow you to to plan an Egypt itinerary and that you’ll benefit from the journey as a lot as I did. If you wish to know the place to eat native specialties, then be sure that to take a look at my high 6 restaurant hotspots for lunch and dinner in Cairo. I had for instance cow eyes, sheep balls and many different avenue meals and well-known Egyptian dishes. Quickly I hope to go to Egypt once more, however then the southern half as there’s a lot extra to see and to do there.

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