Types of Tourism in Egypt
Types of Tourism in Egypt has always been throughout its history the best tourist
destination and the main reason behind this is the discovery of the charming
Pharaonic antiquities a long time ago and this definitely added charm
to Egypt and made tourists arrange tours from all parts of the world to
enjoy that amazing beauty in addition to of course tour around the fascinating
religious and cultural monuments that are spread all over the country.
Another reason that makes Egypt an amazing country
is it’s geographical/Types of Tourism in Egypt
location and its beautiful climate during the whole year especially along with its
vast coastal line. Such amazing things in Egypt really match the requests
of any traveler especially those who seek to visit the most impressive ancient
landmarks and also to have the most magical recreational tour.
The oldest type of tourism in Egypt is archeological or cultural tourism
as Egypt is mainly known for its impressive ancient civilizations that can
be witnessed through the incredible constructions and achievements since
the dawn of history. This type of tourism remains unrepeated and non-competitive with
any other country since Egypt includes more than one-third of the World’s
impressive monuments. In addition to cultural tourism,
there are many
other types of tourism that have come into existence just like recreational tourism,
religious tourism, sports tourism, desert tourism, eco-tourism, therapeutic tourism,
maritime tourism, festival tourism, Diving centers tourism,
and exhibitions tourism. Here are the 4 main types of tourism in Egypt:
1. Cultural Tourism/Types of Tourism in Egypt
This is the main type of tourism that has been found in Egypt since the
discovery of the incredible attractions of ancient Egypt. There are many
magnificent cultural archeological tourist sites in Egypt that attract tourists
come for ever and among the most irresistible ancient cities in Egypt is its
magnificent capital, Cairo as it has inside the most invaluable sightseeing including the remarkable:
Giza Pyramids Complex includes the superb three amazing Pyramids of Khufu,
Khafre and Menquare used to be the tombs of the Pharaohs.
The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is considered one of the Seven Wonders
of the ancient world and to be more specific the last remaining wonder and
this with no doubt adds a lot to its great importance of a visit to such terrific
sightseeing and tourists really love getting inside such a wonderful site.
While being inside the complex, you will also find the hypnotic Sphinx that
used to be the guard of the complex since its construction by the son of Khufu
. It is going to be such a good chance to explore the Valley Temple that narrates
the whole amazing story of the mummification processes
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that was operated by
the ancients to let their dead be prepared for the afterlife journey.
To check extra pyramids, you can visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid which has been the
the first pyramid to be built in Egypt and while being there, you will be close to
Memphis City which has been the capital of ancient Egypt, and also enjoy
a breathtaking cultural tour to Dahshur Pyramids where you will find
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Cairo is not the only city that contains tens of magnificent historical sightseeing
as you should definitely visit Luxor City that contains the greatest and the most
impressive temples that were ever built by a man. Among the best sightseeing,
you should visit while being in Luxor is the charming Mortuary Temple of
Hatshepsut, the fascinating temples of Karnak and Luxor temple,
Colossi of Memnon, The great Valley of the Kings that includes the tombs of
the great ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, and lots of other spacious cultural sites
Types of Tourism in Egypt/that must be visited while being in Egypt.
That is not all as there are also
a couple of Egyptian cities that represent a great part of the Egyptian
culture through the landmarks located within
One of them is the beautiful Aswan city that follows the glory of Egypt’s cities
and has also some of the most notable places that tourists really love to visit
including the incredible High Dam,/Types of Tourism in Egypt
Philae Temple of the ancient goddess Isis,
Abu Simbel Temples, and the gorgeous Nubian Village where you will be able
to meet the lovely Nubians and learn some of the best Egyptian traditions and customs.
The other incredible historic tourist city in Egypt is the famous Alexandria city
that really contains some of the best attractions to visit and explore including
Qaitbay Citadel, Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, and last
but not least the magical Alexandria Library where you can find a copy of each book ever published in the world.
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2. Leisure Tourism
Egypt is rich with the most incredible fun tourist destinations where tourists
can enjoy the greatest recreational tour since there is a shoreline in Egypt through
which you can see Bahrain White & Red, start an adventure in the Red Sea
with its pure incredible water, get the best facilities while being in the Gulf
of Aqaba, enjoy the mesmerizing gorgeous tourist resorts in different sites
like the Mediterranean coast,
the Gulf of Suez, and the incredible Gulf of Aqaba.
Tourists really love to come to Egypt to enjoy a recreational tour while being in the
tourist beaches in the incredible coastal beaches of Hurghada, Marsa Alam,
Dahab, El-Gouna, Sharm El-Sheikh, Safaga, Al-Ein El-Sukhna, Ras Sudr,
and lots of other exquisite sites with amazing beaches and breathtaking
services to be offered to tourists.
Travelers of all ages love heading to such
cities and spots since they can enjoy different water activities like snorkeling,
scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, enjoying the interesting types of fish
and coral reefs while being there and you will also find the best activities for
your children to practice and enjoy.
3. Religious Tourism
Many tourists love Egypt in the first place as they find there some of the greatest
religious attractions from the three Abraham religions on earth
and we can divide those attractions according to the following points:
◆ Islamic Landmarks
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Egypt is in the first place a Muslim country and during the whole ages over
such a country, its great rulers made sure that they establish mesmerizing
mosques with fascinating construction skills and a great story to be narrated
about each site. Here are some of the most well-known incredible Islamic
attractions that travelers from all parts of the world from different religions love to visit:
Mosque of Amr ibn al-Aas – Al-Hussein Mosque.
Sayyida Zainab Mosque – Azhar mosque.
Sultan Hassan Mosque – Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque.
Al-Hakim Mosque – Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo Citadel.
El- Refai Mosque.
Here are also some of the most notable castles that were built all over Egypt:
Salah El-Din Citadel. – Mohamed Ali Citadel.
Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria – Aqaba Castle.
Castle Soldier – Castle Stage.
Castle Nakhl – Al-Arish Castle.
◆ Coptic Attractions
There are some charming Coptic Churches in Egypt that are characterized
with the best Coptic features and both Muslims and Christians love to visit
and explore their history. Here are some of the most well-known Coptic Sightseeing in Old Cairo:
Saint Mary Church. – Saint Mercurium Church
Saints Sergius & Bacchus Church “Abu Serga Church” – Church of the Holy Virgin
Saint Barbra Church. – The Church of Saint Menas.
Nunnery & Church of St. George. – Monastery and Church of St. George.
◆ Jewish Sites
Although there are a few numbers of Jewish sightseeing in Egypt represent
all of what you may need to know about the history of Jewish and a great part of their history:
Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Hart El-Yahood in Khan El-Khalili, Old Cairo.
Mount Sina where Moses has received God’s Ten Commandments.
Eliahu Hanavi Synagogue.
4. Medical Tourism
The best and the most notable thing about Egypt is its mineral water that is free
from moisture and it is the best to treat many diseases including bone
& skin diseases, gastrointestinal tract, and lots of other diseases that can
simply be cured just by staying in the sand. There are many types of research
that proves that the Red Sea/Types of Tourism in Egypt
water has the power to heal people of psoriasis.
Among the most notable medical tourist spots in Egypt is Hurghada,
Helwan, Ain El-Sira, Aswan, Sinai, Safaga, Al-Ain El-Sokna, the Oasis
, and Fayoum and all of those cities have the necessary elements to cure people of several diseases.
Here are the best medical spots in Egypt that you will be a very
the lucky person to enjoy part of your Egypt vacation
◆ Baharia Oasis Types of Tourism in Egypt
You will find there the incredible springs of Halfa and the best warm water
and lots of tourists come from all around the world to be treated in such a wonderful spot.
◆ Beaulac Wells/Types of Tourism in Egypt
The water there is rich with the best beneficial Minerals in addition to the
incredible sand dunes that are close to the wells and they have the power
to cure lots of diseases including rheumatism, joint pains, and rheumatoid.
◆ Nasser Wells Types of Tourism in Egypt
You will find there three incredible deep wells and they gathered in
a swimming pool. Warm water there mainly used to treat rheumatism,
skin inflammation, kidney stones, and other digestive complications.
◆ Farafra Oasis/Types of Tourism in Egypt
The new Valley Oasis includes lots of herbs & plants including Al-Ashaar Karkade,
Dammsesa and such plants used for the treatment of rheumatism
and also digestive system diseases. If you have stomach aches, then you
can simply use the catnip herb. The best treatment for diabetes there is the Egleeg herb.
◆ Sands of Safaga/Types of Tourism in Egypt
Because of the moderate climate in Safaga, its magical sands have the
power to treat psoriasis in addition to its incredible radioactive mineral
elements including Uranium, Potassium, and Thorium that can definitely
treat joint pains and skin inflammation. Travelers who have a history
of liver, heart, or kidney diseases will enjoy the most there as low gravity there helps high blood flow patients.
Conclusion Types of Tourism in Egypt
What mentioned in this article isn’t what we can say all types
of tourism, you can find in Egypt but it is only a small part of a huge unique
integrated tourism system in Egypt and to know all of what you can find & enjoy
while being in Egypt, You can now choose from the different King TUT Tours
and Nile River Cruises to enjoy the best of what Egypt has to offer and to
find the exact type of tourism you want to enjoy while being in the Land
of Pharaohs with your family, friends, or with your partner, as Egypt has it all.