Egypt It is one of the most interesting places for those who enjoy their ancestral culture and everything related to Ancient Egypt. That is why it is a place that lives largely from tourism. The trip must be well organized, since it is not the same as going to a European city. That is why you have to take some details into account.
In addition to the organization, you have to know that if you are going to Egypt there are certain places that you have to see. So these should be in the first place when making the trip. In many of them you must also arrange the trip or seek transportation in advance, so it is very important to have everything planned.
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Details of the trip
To go to Egypt we first need to have the valid passport a minimum of six months, and also the visa, which can be done upon arrival at the airport. You should know that the official language is Arabic but that in the most touristy places we can defend ourselves well with English. The currency is the Egyptian pound, which is divided into piastres, which are like euro cents. Another detail is that you must take out travel insurance, since here the European health card is not valid.
There are two options when going to this country, and that is that you can go on your own if you know how to organize a trip well with all its details, or do it through an agency, which is highly recommended. They will manage the visa, the trips and all the details that can be a nuisance, and also being in groups they can get better prices on excursions than if we do it alone.
Temples in Egypt
On Egyptian soil it is essential to get lost in its stone temples, vestiges of ancient times where the pharaohs ruled everything. The Abu Simbel temple It is one of the most peculiar, since it is secluded. It can be reached by bus, on an excursion through the desert, usually at dawn. This temple was moved so that it would not be submerged when the Aswan dam was made and it is excavated in stone, being a tourist reference.
El Temple of Luxor in the middle of the city it is one of the largest and most spectacular, built around 1400 and 1000 BC for the god Amun. At night, illuminated and with a better temperature, you can enjoy it much better. In ancient times it was connected to the Temple of Karnak by the Avenue of the Sphinxes about three kilometers.
El Hatsepsut Temple also known as Deir el-Bahari because it is in the valley with the same name, it is very close to Luxor. It is carved out of the rock and is very different from the others, with its thin columns and it looks lower and more delicate, since it was created for the woman who ruled the longest in Egypt.
Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
This is the great attraction of trips to Egypt, and it is that its pyramids are the most incredible monuments, impressive if we see them in the foreground. They are 18 kilometers from the city of Cairo. We can see the three pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, and other minor pyramids. There are tours to enter them, although those who are afraid of closed spaces should abstain, since the passageway to enter is quite narrow. In the area we can also enjoy shopping from the many street vendors who offer souvenirs to tourists, or taking a camel ride.
Nor should you forget to see the famous Sphinx who estimate that it was built around the XXVI century BC. It has a height of 20 meters, and the chin is in the British Museum in London.
The Valley of the Kings
In this valley are the tombs of most of the New Kingdom pharaohs. With the basic entrance there is access to three of the tombs, and it must be said that the Tutankhamen it is paid separately. But the truth is that the guides do not recommend it because everything in it had been transferred to museums. A visit to the Valley of the Queens is also recommended, where we can see the tomb of Nefertari.
This museum has the largest collection of objects from Ancient Egypt. There are such interesting things as the Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun. We can enjoy sarcophagi, statues and small objects from the daily life of Ancient Egypt. Although normally the groups carry out guided tours in which they focus on the most important aspects of the museum, the truth is that it has so many interesting things that we recommend getting lost in the small chambers where there are not many people, because we can see equally interesting things.