Egypt

Visiting the Valley of the Kings: A complete guide

If you like history, then visiting Egypt is probably already on your bucket list. There is SO much history to see and explore in this beautiful African country. From pyramids to pharaohs, ancient Egyptian history is full of stories and colour and monuments. And one of...

The ultimate three week Egypt itinerary: Do it yourself in Egypt

Egypt is a magnificent country! We had a three week Egypt itinerary and were able to see most of the top sights during this time, as well as enjoy some relaxation time. In this post I will give you the details of our three week Egypt itinerary as well as recommendations for things to do and places to stay. Why you should travel in Egypt right now Egypt has so much to offer! From ancient...

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Visiting Deir el Bahari: A complete guide

While your mind may automatically conjure images of pyramids and a long winding river, there is so much more to Egypt - especially when it comes to archaeology and history. There is so much to see and explore aside from the most famous sights, and Deir el Bahari is one of them. Here’s your complete guide to planning a visit! What is Deir el Bahari? Translated as ‘the Monastery of the Sea’, Deir...

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Visiting the Temple of Edfu: A complete guide

Egypt is a history lover’s dream. There is so much to see, so many stories to be told, and the Temple of Edfu is just one of them. This was the first stop of our Nile cruise and it got our Egypt trip off to a GREAT start! There is so much to see and learn at the Temple of Edfu so I've put together a complete guide to planning your visit… Where is the Temple of Edfu? The temple lies on the west...

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Visiting Karnak temple: Everything you need to know

One of the most iconic sights to see in Egypt is Karnak Temple. In fact, Karnak temple was one of my favourite historical sites in all of Egypt! Here’s everything you need to know to make planning your visit a little bit easier… What is Karnak Temple? Often simply referred to as Karnak, it is a temple complex that is actually made up of several temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings....

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Visiting the Pyramids of Giza: A complete guide

When you think of Egypt, you very likely think of the Pyramids of Giza. They are almost synonymous with the country, and they are absolutely breathtaking. If you're considering a trip to Egypt, here’s a complete guide to help you tick the pyramids off your list! Where are the Pyramids of Giza? The pyramids of Giza are located in Egypt, on the outskirts of Cairo. Visiting the pyramids can easily...

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A guide for visiting Lake Nasser, Egypt

The most iconic waterway in Egypt is the River Nile - however, there is other water to explore in the country. Here’s a guide for visiting Lake Nasser! What is Lake Nasser? Lake Nasser, a vast reservoir, is one of the biggest man-made lakes anywhere on Earth. It is in the south of Egypt, as well as in northern Sudan. However, the Sudanese call their portion of water ‘Lake Nubia’.  The main...

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Visiting Luxor Museum: Everything you need to know

Luxor as a city may be referred to as an open-air museum, due to the sheer number of ancient sites, but no trip is complete without a visit to the Luxor Museum itself. Here’s everything you need to know… Where is the Luxor Museum? The museum is located on Center Corniche Avenue, and it overlooks the west bank of the River Nile. It is a two-story building that was established in 1975. Luxor...

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Visiting the Tutankhamun tomb: What you need to know

When heading to Egypt, high on everyone’s list of historical sites to see is the Tutankhamun tomb. We stopped here during our travels through Egypt and recommend that you do too! Here’s everything you need to know when planning your visit. What is the Tutankhamun tomb? Known as King Tut or the boy king, Tutankhamun was an 18th Dynasty pharaoh. He was only 8 or 9 years old when he became king,...

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Visiting Hatshepsut Temple: A complete guide

If you’re travelling to Egypt, you likely have a list as long as your arm of the sites you want to see. Whether Hatshepsut Temple is already on that list or not, here’s a complete guide to visiting. What is Hatshepsut Temple Located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile - close to modern day Luxor - the temple serves as just one of many incredible sites to see in the...

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A guide to visiting Memphis, Egypt

Memphis - your mind may immediately jump to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, but there is another Memphis. Located in Egypt, this Memphis is an ancient city. It may not be the most well known area to visit, but it is well worth the trip if you are staying in or near Cairo. Here’s why! Where is Memphis? You’ll find Memphis around 12 miles (20 km) south of Giza itself, and 15 miles (24 km) south of...

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