Famous Ancient Egypt Tourist Attractions

Famous Ancient Egypt Tourist Attractions
Egypt is a land of dozens of sites with historical and religious significance. These famous ancient Egypt tourist attractions can be made into adventurous journeys for those who love the outdoors. The key is finding the right site for your interests in hiking, mountain climbing or kayaking.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Cheops Pyramid, Kephren Pyramid, Menkaure Pyramid, The Sphinx and the Solar Boats are all attractions included in what is called the Great Pyramids of Giza area. These well-known Egyptian structures are found in Cairo. There is a small fee to see the sites of Giza, depending on where you go. Most tours let you hike through the insides and around the large pyramids.


The White Desert

To experience wild Egypt, hiking enthusiasts can take hiking tours of the White Desert in western Egypt, about 45km north of Farafra. This site includes long expanses of stark, white sand that resembles snow and unusual, white, mushroom-shaped rocks. Some hiking tours of the White Desert include Crystal Mountain, which is a natural structure made of clear quartz crystal.

Mount Sinai

Mountain climbers may want to trek up Mount Sinai. This site may be of particular interest to those of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith. For example, the Prophet Mohammed made a pilgrimage to Jebel Musa, the monastery on the mountain's peak. According to the Bible's book of Exodus, this is where Moses saw the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments. It is also the location of many other events central to these faiths.

The Nile

The Nile is the longest river on Earth and provides an unusual view of Egypt when kayaked. Kayaking the Nile with a group tour is your best bet, because floating the river alone is restricted in some areas and other areas contain dangers such as crocodiles and class 5 rapids with 15- to 20-foot waves. Research The Nile well before planning a trip.


Article Written By Alina McKee

Since 1998 Alina McKee has written for dozens of traditional and online beauty, fashion, health and parenting publications including Pregnancy.org, Mama Health and Real Beauty. As a professional artist, her articles about these subjects have been used in magazines and websites around the globe. McKee has a diploma in fine art from Stratford Art School.

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