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Where to Visit in Egypt With the Family

If you are planning ahead and trying to organise a great family holiday for you and the kids, then we think that you should be considering Egypt. Not only is Egypt a very safe destination for foreign visitors, it is also a highly educational destination that can teach both children and adults a lot of history and culture whilst entertaining them at the same time! With the rich history that the country has to offer, here are some of the best places to visit and things to do when you travel to Egypt as a family.

A Cruise Down The Nile

You can’t pass up the chance to take a journey down one of the most famous and longest rivers in the world. The Nile is rich in history and aesthetic beauty at every turn, and you can make lots of interesting stops along the way. In particular, the Aswan High Dam, one of the largest dams in the world, is a staggering sight to behold and is built right across the Nile to regulate the flow and increase hydroelectric capacity.

A Camel Ride Around The Pyramids Of Giza

When you think of Egypt, you automatically think of the Pyramids of Giza, and these marvels of ancient architecture are the perfect setting for a family camel ride! Camels are one of the symbolic animals of Egypt, and the experience of being able to explore the area of the Pyramids on the back of one of the most famous animals in the country is almost too good to be true.

Have A Traditional Dinner Along The West Bank

If you want to sample the very best of Egyptian cuisine, then the answer is to head to the West Bank where one of many restaurants will be able to satisfy your hunger and new food cravings! You and your family can enjoy traditional dishes such as kushari, mulukhiya, fatta, sayadeya, and ful medames.

Walk Around Cairo And Visit Alexandria

A lot of what Egypt has to offer can also be discovered on foot with simple walking tours. If your family are all old enough to be on their feet for a good portion of the day, there is nothing better than walking around Cairo and taking in the local atmosphere. The same can be said for Alexandria, another large city in the country that has its own distinct vibe and things to offer.

All of these locations in Egypt are wonderful for family holiday experiences, but to be on the safe side it is always advised that you check with all of the local and international travel advisories. The more you prepare and the more you abide by any guidelines set out, the safer you and your family will be.

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Noah Cooper

I'm the head of the Cooper heard. My wife and I moved abroad when our first son who came along in May, 2011. I am a typical Brit abroad with a family to raise and am sharing the journey of the expat life abroad.

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Written by Noah Cooper