Egypt Holidays beyond the Pyramids: Top Tourist Activities to Enjoy

The Pyramids are definitely the biggest draw for tourists planning holidays in Egypt. In addition to the pyramids, there are numerous other attractions that do their bit to entice tourists to this African nation in hordes. Check out some of the notable ones here.

Hot Air Ballooning

Dotted with several temples and tombs, Luxor is often called the ‘biggest open air museum in the world’. Try hot air ballooning in Luxor to enjoy amazing views of this Egyptian city. The early morning hot air balloon ride is often billed as the best way to admire the soothing sunrise. The route of the ride depends on the wind, which means different rides offer you an opportunity to view the city in different ways.

Felucca Cruise

Felucca-CruiseThe capital city of Egypt, Cairo, sports an impressive blend of rich past and modern lifestyle. If you are looking for a relaxed time without delving into the past or dealing with the metropolitan chaos, book a felucca ride to sail through the waters of the River Nile. The waterfront is perhaps the most tranquil area in Cairo and the best place to connect with the serenity of nature. Add an extra zing to your felucca experience with night tours, when skyscrapers are illuminated with sparkling lights, creating a dazzling scene.

Camel Safari

Camel-SafariIf you choose to visit Sharm El Sheikh, this is one activity you cannot ignore. Enjoy a camel ride to explore the calm settings of the desert and take delight in the various interesting legends narrated by your tour guide. The tours are available throughout the year and most of the tours last for about five hours. Tour itineraries usually include pick-up and drop off at the hotel, Bedouin dinner, traditional dance performances, and of course, camel rides. Don’t forget to carry a light jacket as the temperature in the desert can fluctuate dramatically.

Snorkelling Cruise

CruiseGiftun Island National Park in Hurghada is among the best places to enjoy snorkelling in the waters of the Red Sea. Be a part of a snorkelling cruise to explore the colourful underwater life. If you don’t have snorkelling gear, rent it from the kiosks on the island. Many cruise operators are available in the city. Almost every operator offers hotel pickup and drop as well as lunch.