What to See on a Day Trip in Egypt

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When you are looking for a day trip in Egypt, you can choose a variety of destinations. Here are some popular destinations: Pyramids of Giza, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo temple, Saqqara, and more. If you have more time and money to spend, a hotel tour can also be organised. If you want to travel on your own, however, a negotiated taxi ride will probably be the best option.

Pyramids of Giza

If you have never seen the Pyramids of Giza, it is a must-see on your next trip to Egypt. It is not possible to climb them without a permit. But you can watch the lights and sounds of a light and sound show from a viewing platform. The pyramids and the Sphinx are just a short walk away, and if you are lucky, you can catch a sunset while you’re there.

Edfu Temple

For the ultimate sightseeing experience, consider a day trip to Edfu Temple in Egypt. This temple is one of the largest and most complete of its kind. Its falcon-headed god, Horus, is depicted on granite statues on either side of the temple. The reliefs within the temple are a wonderful source of ancient Egyptian religious thought. The temple also features an annual reenactment of Horus’s revenge on Seth.

Kom Ombo temple

If you want to explore the beauty of ancient Egypt, you may want to plan a day trip to Kom Ombo temple. This ancient site sits high above the Nile and is home to an impressive temple complex. The ruins contain fifteen columns with pharaonic propaganda and lotus floral capitals. There are also ruins of the birth house of the god. The temple is located 47 kilometers north of Aswan and 168 kilometers south of Luxor.


There are several ways to visit the vast site of Saqqara. If you want to go off the beaten path, consider hiring a taxi from your hotel. Saqqara is so vast that you will need to be transported around in a private vehicle in order to visit all of the important sites. If you do plan on going alone, you can ask your hotel concierge to arrange for a taxi to take you to the sites you want to see.

Beachfront Sokhna

The Red Sea is a popular destination for weekend escapes. It’s also popular among well-heeled Egyptians, who name-drop the town wherever possible. A day trip to Beachfront Sokhna is about 130km away and can be covered in an hour in light traffic. To get to Beachfront Sokhna, you can either hire a cab or get an Uber.