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This list is about all that I saw in Egypt during my tour. We booked our tour at a travel agency called Nile Travel (a dutch site). They hired a local agency called Sakkara Tours to provide us with guids. The guides speak good english and also other languages. Both very good and experienced agencies.
As said, this list contains everything I saw. If needed I placed tips, do's or don'ts with the attraction. Would you like to know more about what I think about these attractions, check out my reviews.
If you are blond with blue/geen eyes, be prepared to be stared at. People think that is real beauty. They take pictures (don't always ask) or would like to shake your hand.
November is the month in which starts in high season in Egypt. I believe it is always high season in Egypt. Everyone is going at any time of the year. People told us because of the revolution people stayed home. So it wasn't very touristy at all. We decided to make a tour trough Egypt because the temperature is less hot.
Which makes it easier to walk around and see things. But the temperatures were still around 25-30 degrees day time. In the evening it's starting to get chilly so make sure you bring a jacket or a warm vest.
For those who think it is dangerous to visit Egypt after the revolution. We didn't felt in danger at all in Egypt. People are very friendly and helpful. Very chatty. Yes, lots of them wanna sell things, but smile and say no thanks. Just go to this beautiful country and enjoy its kind people and history.
Bring some extra cash along so you can buy a ticket for entering one of the pyramids. Price in nov 2011: 100 LE. Unable to pay with euro's.
Go into the desert where there is a place where you can take pictures of all three pyramids.
Visit the Sound and Light Show
Bring some extra cash along so you can buy a ticket for seeing the mummies. One ticket is for two rooms: One room with Kings and one with Queens. Price in nov 2011: 100 LP. Unable to pay with euro's.
If you are not into crowds or traders touching you, trying to pull you into their shops, avoid this Bazaar. And buy you souvenirs elswhere. They sell the same stuff everywhere.
Visit the fallen statue of Ramses II. Visit only if you are into the history of Egypt.
Visit the first ever build pyramid: step pyramid of Djoser. Visit only if you are into the history of Egypt. Unable to enter the pyramid.
Garden is on a island. We went there by felucca. I almost have no time in Aswan, skip the garden.
Make a cruise over the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Max. 3 day cruise is perfect. Enough time to see all the highlights along the river.
Visit this temple by night, if you got the chance
Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Go there by carriage.
See the floodgates of Isna (Esna) and its dam
Have a walk trough Luxor, or take a carriage. Even in the evening it is save. If you would like to do excursions here, make it local. Buying an excursion at your travel agency is 3 times more expensive then a local men with a carriage. You will see the same stuff.
Visit this temple in the evening, when it's dark
If you have time, visit the Luxor Museum
No pictures allowed. Make sure you visit the grave of Ramses IV. Only allowed to visit 3 graves
No pictures allowed. Make sure you visit the grave of Ramses II son
Make sure you won't only do a camel ride in the deset. Expencive and disappointing. Book a super safari (with quad riding)