Pier 88 on Nile River
9 Pyramid Lounge
The Egyptian Museum
Walk along the Nile River
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Marriot Mena House
Fairmont Nile City Hotel
Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City
Egypt and Its Natural Wonders of the World
What's the first thing you think of when someone mentions Egypt? My guess is that you probably think of The Great Pyramids of Giza, or riding camels through the desert heat. Mine's not what you think; I think of the spices, eating along the Nile River, and the best lentil soup anywhere in the world. If you're seeking a desert trip with natural wonders, hot weather year-round, and rich food, then Cairo should be your next trip.
Voyage back in time as you set your eyes upon the monumental Pyramids, a true testament to human ingenuity. You will be surprised how big each limestone rock is once you stand next to them. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, these architectural marvels stand as a testament to Egypt's rich history. The Sphinx, an enigmatic guardian, stands by their side, inviting you to ponder the mysteries of the past. Your encounter with these ancient giants will be a moment frozen in time, an awe-inspiring connection with civilizations that have shaped our world.
Cairo's renowned culture is a tapestry woven with stories of pharaohs, kings, and dynasties. Immerse yourself in the past as you wander through the Egyptian Museum, home to countless artifacts that whisper tales of ancient lives. Even if you aren't a big museum fan, there are so many unique rooms that will keep you intrigued. Right outside the Pyramids and the Museum, there are cool cafes and restaurants to hang out in to stay hydrated.
Post Pyramid Activities...
Waking up on the Nile River is where I would recommend staying. It may not be the cleanest water but it offers a unique vantage point of Cairo's beauty, with stunning views of the city's skyline and the serene waters. The blend of modernity and history along the Nile creates an ambiance that's both soothing and exhilarating – a perfect complement to your Cairo experience.
Cairo's mosques stand as beacons of faith and architectural marvels that reflect the essence of Islamic culture. Make sure you respect the rules and dress appropriately if you are welcome inside. I recommend visiting mosques like the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Al-Rifa'i Mosque because they are stunning. Marvel at the intricate designs, calligraphy, and serene courtyards that offer a glimpse into a world of devotion and cultural heritage.
No journey is complete without savoring the flavors of a destination, and Cairo does not disappoint. I guarantee you will fall in love with Egyptian cuisine, from hearty koshari to delectable kebabs and mouthwatering pastries. Sip on traditional mint tea and embrace the warm hospitality that accompanies every meal, as you not only satisfy your appetite but also nurture your soul. I love Khufu's or 9 Pyramid Restaurant for tea time.
Cairo, with its tantalizing mix of ancient wonders and modern vibrancy, beckons travelers to embark on a journey of a lifetime. From the awe-inspiring Pyramids to the cultural riches that lie within its bustling streets, this city encapsulates the very essence of Egypt. Check Traveling To The Pyramids off your bucket list this upcoming year with my must-do recommendations.