If you fancy a memorable adventure, Egypt is an ideal destination that you’ll need to add to your bucket list. Not only does it feature remarkable cities, including Giza, Alexandria, and Cairo, but there’s also loads to explore, tons of stuff to do, and plenty of places to shop in this country situated in North Africa. There is an array of places to visit which will allow you to learn more about the Egyptian culture and it will give you the opportunity to engage in a plethora of educational and fun activities. Let’s take a look at the unique things you can do in Egypt.
Volunteer at Animal Care in Luxor
If you consider yourself an animal lover, this is one of the best things you can do in Egypt. Luxor is famous for its tombs and is also home to an organization called ACE which ensures the animals of Egypt will never be forgotten. The place is filled with visitors each year, allowing you to see trained vets take care of cats, stray dogs, donkeys and horses that are overworked. You can volunteer for a few weeks to help out which is considered the most satisfying thing in Egypt.
Scuba Dive in Hurghada
Egypt’s Red Sea coast is extremely popular in Hurghada, offering tons of entertaining things to do during the month of December. The spectacular landscape, complete with sandy shores, crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs is the perfect spot for snorkelling and diving. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Grand Aquarium in this famous town.
Purchase Papyrus in Giza
The greatest achievement for the Egyptian civilization was the invention of paper. Paper was made out of pulp which was made from the papyrus tree which still grows next to the Nile to this day. At the institute situated in Giza, you can enjoy a demo of how the Egyptians made paperback in the day and you’ll be able to purchase a wide variety of papyrus paper to ensure you remember your holiday in Egypt.
Seeing the ruins of ancient pyramids, tombs, and temples from the ancient Egyptian civilization is undoubtably one of the most important things you can do while in Cairo. The museums in the city feature some of the largest collections of artefacts which has been recovered from ruins, including cursed gold, mummies, and over 165,000 other items. You can further enhance your experience in the museums by getting an experienced guide to tell you more about each artefact as well.
Shop for Perfumes, Jewels, or Leather in Islamic Cairo
Although there are beautiful mosques that will certainly delight art lovers alike, there’s also the oldest shopping centre in the world when visiting Islamic Cairo. Here you’ll be able to purchase aromatic spices, Egyptian era, leather bags, oriental jewellery, and more. You can either walk through the streets by yourself or opt-in for a walking tour. You will also need some bargaining skills to get a decent price on everything you want.