DJARRA CAVE – FARAFRA OASIS
One of the world’s most breathtaking caves with incredible geological formations. Very remote cave “discovered” by a German explorer in late 1800, then forgotten until rediscovered by a Swiss in the 1980s. The only entrance to the cave is through a very small hole in the ground far away from the beaten ground.
Djarra Cave is close to the Farafra Oasis.
From Cairo, you can get a bus to the Oasis. From there, rent a safari car. It’s about 4 hours long.
DENDERA TEMPLE COMPLEX – QENA
Now roughly dating 5,000 years! its original colors remain preserved! Dendera, originally called Tentyris, was one of the most important religious centers in ancient Egypt. It was mainly dedicated to Hathor. Hathor was the main goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion and she had many roles. She was the mother of Horus, the sky god, and Ra, the Sun God. She was mainly depicted as a cow to symbolize her maternal and celestial aspects and she had the form of a woman wearing a headdress of cow horns and a sun disk. Gods such as Mut and Isis exceed Hathor but she remained one of the most widely worshipped deities.
The train ride is 8 hours from Cairo. From the city itself, the temple is 15 minutes away.
DOLPHIN HOUSE – MARSA ALAM
The dolphin house was discovered by a group of fishermen in an area in the Red Sea just south of Marsa Alam. You can find dolphins there almost year-round in large quantities. If that isn’t enough for you dolphin enthusiasts, you will be happy to learn that many more spinners visit the reefs on a regular basis with occasional visits by other dolphin species such as the bottlenose.
The trip from Cairo is 9 hours.
CASTLE ZAMAN – NUWEIBA
Castle-like structure in Nuweiba. It’s overlooking a sea between Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
The trip takes about 9 hours from Cairo and 12 hours from Alexandria.
SALT CAVE – MARSA MATROUH
The cave, built by salt from the Mediterranean, absorbs negative energy as the body gets saturated with the cave’s iodine.
From Cairo or Alexandria, hop on a bus or a train to Marsa Matrouh then take a taxi to the cave itself.
GEBEL ELBA – ABU RAMAD, HALAYEB
A scene from East Asia – except that’s actually Egypt’s Gebel Elba in Halayeb. The mountain, which rises to a peak of 1,435 meters, and the surrounding National Park are situated in what is known as the Halaib Triangle. It’s an area of territory disputed by Sudan and Egypt, but currently under Egyptian government control.
Head there after the rainfall season between January and February.
The trip can take up to 17 hours by bus, but worth it.