March of 2017, I trekked over seas, across the pond, and through the dessert to Africa. After a mere 18 hour flight, I had arrived in the Land of the Pharaohs — Egypt. Visiting the continent of Africa was always on my list of places to go. I never thought I’d be able to afford it or have the opportunity to travel there. When the opportunity came about, I knew I couldn’t pass it up!
Egypt was my very first trip abroad flying and using my brand new passport! Before this trip, I had only ever been on a cruise to another country. I was such a novice and I had no clue what to expect. Even though I did pretty well for my first time and managed to do an 8 day, 7 night trip with only carry-on luggage (I am a carry on PRO!), there are still some things I wish I knew before I went.
Tips for Traveling to Egypt
My time in Egypt was truly amazing. There is so much I could say about my overall experience that I figured the best way to share was to break it down into smaller segments.
I created a guide that is split up into specific topics about the country. I put this together with the intent to share what I wish I had known before going and what I believe people need to know.
I’ll take you through my adventures in Cairo, Aswan, & Luxor and sail with me as we cruise the River Nile. We will discuss topics of what to wear as a female tourist, items that are a must to bring, a detailed 8 day itinerary and complete with a review of the tour company that made this escapade possible.
Start at the first topic, or choose any one of the topics below that is of most interest to you.
My Experience in Egypt
Interested in seeing my trip to Egypt up close? Head over to my Instagram Highlights @thruherlenz and swipe through my Insta Story for even more photos, videos, an up close look at the pyramids, and more!