Places in Egypt
Try as we might, it’s impossible to place Egypt in a box. Her people are diverse, history complex, and kingdoms expanded. She is more than what centuries of popular fiction can do justice. Egypt is many things to many people.
We borrow that philosophy when serving our clients – be so much more.
You may choose the adventure yet it helps to have a lay of the land. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of major destinations.
Explaining Upper and Lower Egypt
First-time visitors are often baffled by Egyptian geography. Duality is an important theme reflected in Egyptian iconography. Nowhere is this more apparent than Upper and Lower Egypt. To the south lies the former, and to the north the latter.
Ancient Egyptians did not mark their respective borders. Lower Egypt describes the Nile Delta region while Upper Egypt the Nile Valley.
King Menes is credited with unifying Upper and Lower Egypt. Pharaohs wore a red and white crown symbolizing control over both territories.
Major Cities in Egypt
Our travel packages typically involve these four destinations.
Cairo - Egypt’s most famous city! Founded in 2000 B.C. and ruled by King Menes, Cairo is situated in Lower Egypt. Places to visit in Cairo include the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and the Hanging Church.
Visitors fly into the Cairo International Airport (CAI).
Aswan – Located in Upper Egypt. Aswan’s Dam was a critical development for all Egypt. It determines the Nile River’s direction and generates 10 billion kilowatts per hour of hydroelectricity. Modern destinations include Kitchener’s Island, Agha Khan’s Mausoleum, and the Nubian Museum.
Visitors fly into the Aswan Airport (ASW).
Luxor – One of the best places to visit in Egypt! Historically Thebes, 7th-century invaders renamed the city to reflect her splendor. Because Luxor features multiple temples, numbering them is difficult. Karnak Temple is the most famous of these. Luxor is divided into east and west.
Visitors fly into the Luxor Airport (LXR), Upper Egypt.
Alexandria – Named after Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Alexandria was a Mediterranean trade hotspot and Egypt’s capital until 641 A.D. Perhaps more famous for Greco-Roman contributions. Popular destinations include the Roman Amphitheater, Pompey’s Pillar, and the largest Roman Necropolis.
Visitors fly into the El Nohza Airport (ALY).
If you’re excited already, this article merely lists some places to visit in Egypt. We recommend browsing our Egyptian Cities section to learn about each city in depth. Then, pick up your phone and give us a call. We’ll answer your questions and arrange the perfect excursion.
Travel 2 Egypt presents useful information about the touristic cities in Egypt. Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Sharm, Luxor, Aswan, Saint Catherine and more.