Abu Simbel

When you hear Egypt, you immediately think pyramids. I initially thought my time in Egypt would be focused around Cairo and the pyramids in Giza, but Egypt has so much more to offer. Many of the country’s best sites like Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings are further south away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo.

How to Spend One Day in Luxor

How to Spend One Day in Luxor

When researching Egypt, I initially thought we could do a quick layover tour to see the pyramids of Giza and call it a day. Boy was I wrong. While the pyramids are worth visiting, the bulk of Egypt’s sights are located along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. If your time in Egypt is limited,… ...
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Abu Simbel

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Abu Simbel

When planning our itinerary for Egypt, I kept stumbling upon Abu Simbel as a must-see attraction. Visiting Abu Simbel can be logistically challenging and I wasn’t sure if we would be able to make it work. Turns out visiting Abu Simbel is totally doable as a day trip from Aswan and even from Cairo. Here’s… ...
A Four Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Emo Tours

A Four Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Emo Tours

Taking a Nile cruise was by far the highlight of our trip to Egypt. The pyramids are great and all, but what we saw on our Nile cruise was much, much cooler. When planning a trip to Egypt, I highly recommend leaving time for a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor to see Ancient Egypt’s… ...
How to Spend Three Days in Cairo

How to Spend Three Days in Cairo

Cairo is the perfect place to begin your time in Egypt. While the pyramids of Giza are certainly a highlight, there’s plenty to see in the city of Cairo itself. With three days in Cairo, you’ll have enough time to do it all. Here’s how to spend three days in Cairo. Day 1: Pyramids of… ...
A Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

A Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

While there is a good amount to see in Cairo, the city can get pretty hectic. After a few days in Cairo, you might want to escape to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt. And yes, it’s the same Alexandria founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. While… ...
One Day in Cairo: Coptic Cairo, Khan El Khalili, Egyptian Museum

One Day in Cairo: Coptic Cairo, Khan El Khalili, Egyptian Museum

We spent three nights in Cairo at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis which left plenty of time for visiting the pyramids of Giza and exploring the city. During our one full day in Cairo, we booked a tour to Coptic Cairo, the Khan El Khalili Bazaars, and the Egyptian Museum. While you can visit all of… ...
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza from Cairo

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza from Cairo

Visiting the pyramids of Giza is a highlight of any trip to Egypt. On our first full day in Cairo, we booked a full day tour of the pyramids of Giza and a few other stops like Memphis, the step pyramid in Saqqara, and the pyramids of Dashur. Here’s what you need to know about… ...
Hotel Review: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

Hotel Review: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

Click here for more from our Egypt vacation series! Last January, we spent three days in Cairo exploring the Pyramids of Giza, Coptic Cairo, and a day trip to Alexandria before heading to Aswan for a Nile cruise. We decided to stay at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis due to its proximity to the Nile and… ...
A Trip to Egypt Using Points and Miles

A Trip to Egypt Using Points and Miles

Last January we took a 10-day trip to Egypt with portions of the trip booked with points and miles. We took a 3-night Nile cruise which was our largest out-of-pocket expense, but we were able to get other hotels and our flights to and from Cairo using points and miles. Here’s the breakdown of our… ...