The Pyramids of Giza

A wonder of the world and about as famous as it gets.  A must for anyone visiting Egypt and, whilst the setting on the outskirts of Cairo may not be a magical as you’d expect, this only partially takes the shine off seeing a true mountain of human achievement


I visited all the way back in 2009, so won’t go into much detail, but I’ve listed my main tips below for how to have the best experience

Luxor, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut

Not everyone will have heard of Luxor, and it is certainly less famous than those Wonders of the World up near Cairo, but I found them the highlight of an Egypt trip.  Wandering through the exotic stone columns of Karnak, exploring the resting spot of Tutankhamun, gawping from one of the mountains above at the seriously underrated Temple of Hatshepsut, and finishing one of the days watching the sunset from a boat on the Nile.  A wonderful few days