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Hidden Egypt: The 10 Best Places to Escape the Crowds

Egypt beyond the tourist hotspots.

When most people think of Egypt, they picture the towering ancient pyramids and long stretches of barren desert. While these are certainly some of the country’s most iconic attractions, there is much more to see in Egypt beyond the tourist hotspots. If you’re looking for a quieter side to this popular destination, here are ten hidden gems that will let you escape the crowds. And with our Egypt tours, you can explore this fascinating country in comfort and style.

1. Siwa Oasis

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Egypt’s major cities, Siwa Oasis is the perfect place for you. This small oasis town is located in the Western Desert, about 500 kilometers from Cairo. Despite its remote location, Siwa Oasis is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its natural beauty, unique culture, and friendly people.

There are a number of ways to get to Siwa Oasis from Cairo. You can take a direct flight from Cairo International Airport, which takes about two hours. The journey from Cairo to Siwa Oasis takes about 10 hours by bus or train, and then another four hours by car.

2. Bahariya Oasis

The Bahariya Oasis is a perfect place to get away from Cairo’s busy streets. This oasis is located in Western Desert of Egypt, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) away from the capital. The area is known for its hot springs, Roman ruins, and black sand dunes. There are also a number of Bedouin villages that are worth visiting.

When it comes to accommodation, there are a few options available. You can either stay in one of the Bedouin villages or opt for a more luxury option at one of the resorts. No matter what you decide, a trip to the Bahariya Oasis is sure to be a memorable one.

3. Ancient Egyptian pyramids – Saqqara and Dahshur

There are two main types of pyramids in Egypt the step pyramid and the smooth-sided pyramid. The most famous example of a step pyramid is the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, while the best-known smooth-sided pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza. However, there are many other pyramids dotted around Egypt, some of which are less well-known but no less impressive. Two of the best examples are the pyramids at Saqqara and Dahshur.

Both of these pyramids are worth a visit if you want to escape the crowds at Giza and see something a little different.

4. Dakhla Oasis

Dakhla Oasis is one of the best places to escape the crowds in Egypt. This secluded spot is located in the Western Desert, far from the hustle and bustle of Cairo and Luxor. The oasis is home to a number of fascinating archaeological sites, as well as stunning natural landscapes. There are a number of ways to explore the oasis. You can take a camel ride through the desert, go on a jeep safari, or even take a hot air balloon ride over the sand dunes. Whichever way you choose to explore, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

5. Farafra Oasis

The oasis of Farafra is one of the most remote and least visited oases in Egypt. It’s a great place to get away from the crowds and explore some of the more hidden corners of this amazing country. The oasis is home to a number of interesting attractions, including the White Desert, which is full of strange and beautiful rock formations. There are also several hot springs in the area, which are perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring. If you’re looking for an authentic Egyptian experience, Farafra is definitely the place to go.

6. The City of Alexandria

If you’re looking for a place to escape the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet, then the City of Alexandria is the perfect destination. This hidden gem is located in the heart of Egypt and is home to some of the most beautiful architecture and historical landmarks in the country. There are plenty of things to see and do in the City of Alexandria, from exploring its many ancient ruins to taking a leisurely stroll through its picturesque streets. If you’re interested in learning more about the history and culture of Egypt, then this is definitely the place to be.

7. Kharga Oasis

The Kharga Oasis is one of the best places to escape the crowds in Egypt. This remote corner of the country is home to a number of interesting archaeological sites, as well as some stunning natural scenery. The oasis is also a great place to enjoy traditional Egyptian hospitality, with a number of friendly guesthouses and restaurants catering to visitors. If you’re looking for a taste of the real Egypt, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, then Kharga is definitely worth a visit.

8. The Western Desert

The Western Desert is one of Egypt’s best kept secrets. This arid and largely uninhabited region is a great place to escape the crowds and explore some of the country’s most fascinating ancient sites. This is home to a number of important archaeological sites. There are also a number of natural attractions in the region, such as the White Desert, where visitors can see unique rock formations formed by wind and sand erosion.

9. The tombs of Seti I and Nefertari

The tombs of Seti I and Nefertari are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Egypt. But they are also two of the most crowded. If you’re looking to escape the crowds, consider visiting these hidden gems instead. The tomb of Seti I is located in the Valley of the Kings, just outside of Luxor. It’s one of the largest and most ornate tombs in the valley, and it’s well worth a visit. But because it’s so popular, it can be quite crowded. If you’re looking for a more experience, consider visiting the tomb of Nefertari instead.

10. The Historic Neighborhoods of Cairo

There’s more to Cairo than the well-trodden tourist sites much more. Take some time to explore the city’s historic neighborhoods and you’ll be rewarded with a glimpse into the real Cairo, away from the crowds. El-Hussein is one of Cairo’s oldest neighborhoods, dating back to the 7th century. It’s a great place to wander, taking in the architecture and atmosphere.

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