Egypt

Student or Teacher?

Egypt is unusual in that most sites offer a hefty 50% discount for holders of the International Student Identification Card ISIC, or the teacher equivalent. This can be significant, especially say somewhere like the Pyramids of Giza - around USD70-equivalent to enter everything, or USD35 with the card. If you are a student or teacher, it may be worthwhile to apply for one before leaving your home nation.

Highlights of any visit to Egypt include famous archaeological sites from both Lower North and Upper South Egypt. The most famous are:

Cairo:

the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

the Egyptian Museum

the pyramids and temples of Saqqara and Dahshur

Citadel of Salah El Din

Mosque of Mohamed Ali

Alexandria:

Alexandria, with several historical sights and the stunning new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is the country's main summer attraction for Egyptians escaping the summer heat and looking for a place to spend the summer vacation. Tourist attractions include Roman and Greek monuments, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Qa'edbay's Castle, and Qasr El Montaza El Montaza Palace.

Ain Sokhna

A line of mountains and calm beautiful beaches for miles and a range of hotels to satisfy various budgets 90 min drive from Cairo for a relaxing experience with a group of friends or couples to stay there is a must.

Port Said:

Port Said, is one of the country's main summer resorts for Egyptians escaping the summer heat and looking for a place to spend the summer vacation and to have shopping benefiting its free trade zone, Tourist attractions include the unique buildings of the city which back to the 19th century an the old lighthouse of Port Said which was the first building built in the world using reinforced concrete.

Luxor:

the temples of Luxor and the West Bank across the Nile

the Valley of the Kings

the Temples of Abu Simbel

Aswan:

In Aswan, you can see even more temples and ancient monuments. You can also see Geziret El Nabatat The Island of Plants. This is an island in the Nile River of Aswan which was planted by rare species of plants, trees, and flowers.

Perhaps the most popular activity in Luxor and Aswan is to do the Nile Cruise on a ship from Aswan to Luxor. It enables you to stop at each location along the Nile where you can see all the famous ancient monuments as well as experience being in the Nile River inside a five-star hotel boat.

The Red Sea resorts at Sinai peninsula, including Dahab, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh. The Red Sea offers some of the best dive locations in the world.

Sharm El Sheikh:

In Sharm El Sheikh, you can make different types of excursions as diving, snorkelling and safari. You can also go from Sharm El Sheikh to visit Ras Mohammed, Cairo, Luxor and St. Catherine Monastery.

The sights of the Sinai peninsula, including Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai.

The western desert and the oases there, including Siwa,

Memphis, with some relics of ancient Egypt - including a huge statue of Ramesses II, evoking the image which inspired Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem Ozymandias