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Egypt Travel Guide
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Great Pyramid of Giza

 

Photo by Elizabeth LoCicero

Turquoise waters. Splendid corals. Tropical sea creatures. Child-friendly seaside resorts. In recent years, Egypt has become Africa's answer to the Caribbean. Families - from budget conscious to luxury travelers - are flocking here. And while it may be tempting to spend a week or more building sandcastles and snorkeling, mummies, pharaohs and camel treks are equally exciting. Even for children! Cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan or sail upriver on a felucca. Explore the ancient settlement of Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus. Tour the Valley of the Kings. Take a day trip to Abu Simbel and marvel at the Great Temple of Ramses II. Travel to Cairo and experience ancient and modern Egypt. Explore the Pyramids of Giza inside and out. Ogle at King Tut's tomb. Stroll the narrow streets of Khan al-Khalili, an age-old bazaar. Head west over land and discover the eastern reaches of the Sahara. Take a camel trek in the White Desert and see, firsthand, the effects of weathering and erosion on the shape of the land. Follow the Great Caravan Route and tour living as well as abandoned desert oases. Make your way to Siwa and, in addition to learning the secrets of Shali, explore the Great Sand Sea. Yet as with any family vacation too much of a good thing can quickly become boring. Alternate history and culture with adventure and movement and get the kids involved in planning a family holiday to Egypt. What better place than Egypt, a cornerstone of most elementary curriculums, for kids to play travel guide and even teach mom and dad?
Tourist Attractions in Egypt
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Main Square

Siwa Oasis 11211

Matruh, Egypt

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The crumbling ruins of Shali Fortress dominate Siwa's main square and are one of the main reasons for a trek to this idyllic desert oasis. Built in the 12th century to protec ...
  • Ancient Ruins
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near Hussein Square

Cairo, Egypt

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Khan al-Khalili with its narrow streets and numerous stalls is a great place in Cairo to shop. Touts, tat and tour buses notwithstanding! Built by Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in ...
  • Market / Fair
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Pyramids Road

Giza Plateau

Giza, Egypt

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The Pyramids of Giza are a must see. Sound cliché? Hardly! The magnitude of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is hard to grasp without experiencing it fi ...
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Hamata

Red Sea, Egypt

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Qulan, also spelled Qulaan, is the Maldives of the Red Sea. Turquoise waters. White sand. Shallow lagoons. Colorful corals. Tropical fish. The one difference? They aren't ato ...
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Siwa Oasis 11211

Matruh, Egypt

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Gebel al-Mawta or Mountain of the Dead is neither ghoulish nor ghastly yet a tour of this ancient necropolis is likely to appeal to teen and tween's with a fascination for al ...
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