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Five best ways to experience Egypt

13 May 2014 2 PM

Five best ways to experience Egypt
Travel to Egypt and you’re guaranteed to be awed by it – sweeping deserts, the longest river in the world and a legendary ancient civilisation. But if you want to make your trip extra special, follow our advice for the five best ways to experience Egypt – you won’t regret it!

Riding a camel through the desert


For anyone who travels to Egypt, riding through the desert on a camel is a must. One of the most popular places to do so is Giza – combining your camel ride with a visit to the pyramids.

Seeing the pyramids is an unforgettable Egyptian experience, but from the back of a camel it really is something else. You can either book your camel ride in advance or find a local offering camel rides near the pyramids.

If you’re feeling adventurous you could even embark on a camel safari through the desert that lasts several days!

Sailing down the Nile


The Nile is the longest river in the world and the backbone of Egypt. It’s a powerful force of nature that runs through ten African countries and nearly all of Egypt’s cultural and historical sites. Most of Egypt’s cities are built on its banks and the country has relied on its waters since ancient times.

One of the best ways to experience the Nile is to enjoy a few days cruising down the river. Start your journey in Cairo exploring the pyramids and end your trip with a few days at our luxury hotel in Luxor – if you choose the Hilton, you’ll have direct views of the Nile from your hotel so that you can enjoy the river even after your cruise is over.

Watching the sunset over the pyramids


The pyramids are an iconic Egyptian landmark and no trip to Egypt is complete without seeing them. But to make your visit extra special, arrive at the pyramids just before sunset.

It’s an incredible sight watching the sun set over the pyramids and their black silhouette in front of the glowing orange sky will be completely unforgettable.

Relaxing in a luxury hotel


When you’re surrounded by incredible scenery – be it the pyramids or the River Nile – you deserve accommodation that is as beautiful as your location.

One way to make your trip to Egypt particularly special is to stay at one of Hilton’s Egypt luxury hotels. Your hotel is not just a place to rest your head at night; it’s a place to eat, drink, relax and pamper yourself. So treat yourself to a more luxurious hotel and you’ll have private pools, spas and excellent restaurants right at your fingertips – not to mention glorious Egyptian surroundings.

Haggling in a souk


When you’re shopping at an old Egyptian souk, it’s traditional to haggle down the price before you buy. However, haggling is as much an art as an experience, so make sure you get a few tips before you head to Egypt so you can do it like a pro.

Before you start haggling, make sure you know the approximate value of the item you want to buy and decide what the limit is you are prepared to pay. Most haggling is done for expensive items as shoppers will usually pay the full price for small items to show their support for the small trader.

Do you have any more advice about the best ways to experience Egypt? Let us know!

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