Day Trips from Cairo
While Egypt's historic capital has more than enough dusty charms to fill a traveller's repertoire, the country's greatest natural wonders spread far out from Cairo in all directions, from western oases to world-class diving on the Red Sea and the variety of antiquities strewn across the Nile. Siwa, Luxor, and Aswan are longer trips, but there are a few must-see places that can be visited in a day from Cairo.
Best Day Trips from Cairo
Go fishing in Ain Al Sokhna
Ain Al Sokhna is one of Egypt's most soothing places, located around an hour and a half drive from Cairo. Its calm, clear sea, soft sand beach, massive mountains overlooking the water, and charming ambience provide peace and tranquilly. Add on a one-of-a-kind fishing trip in the midst of the Red Sea to round off the experience. When you arrive at the harbour, you can rent a boat and be taken out into the middle of the sea by a captain to enjoy some fishing. You'll have a great time whether you're with your family or pals.
Discover Memphis, Saqqara and Dahshur
Memphis, located 20 kilometres south of Giza, is considered the shortest day trip from Cairo. Memphis was Egypt's capital during the Old Kingdom period, and it is here that you may see the ruins of the old city as well as ancient Egyptian structures. The Saqqara necropolis, a massive burial ground from ancient Egypt, is close by. The famed Djoser's Step Pyramid, commonly known as the Saqqara Pyramid, is located in the Saqqara neighbourhood. Dahshur is another royal necropolis near Memphis and Saqqara. The Bent Pyramid of Dahshur, the Red Pyramid of Dahshur, the Black Pyramid of Dahshur, and the Pyramid of Sesostris III are all located in this location, which is known for hosting some of Egypt's oldest pyramids.
Enjoy sandboarding in Fayoum
Fayoum is one of Egypt's many oases, and the one closest to Cairo, at 90 kilometres from the capital city. Visitors go to Fayoum for a variety of reasons, including ancient structures, waterfalls in Wadi Al Rayan, Magic Lake, and Lake Qaroun. However, Fayoum is best known for its stunning and expansive sand dunes. Sandboarding is available on these sand dunes, and visitors can sandboard and land at the feet of Magic Lake while taking in the bizarre vista.
Take a Round in Wadi El Hitan, Fayoum
Valley of the Whales is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so get ready to spend a day with nature exploring and hearing fun valley stories. You can book a trip to the valley with your friends or family, or you can go alone if you prefer, and you will learn about the fossils that date back millions of years and stages of development. The valley was transformed into the valley of the whales, which we now visit. Safaris, sandboarding, and camel riding are just a few of the activities available in the valley.
On Ootlah, we recommend that you spend an entire day or spend the night in the Valley of the Whales to see the beauty of the stars in the sky, as well as to see how many terrible meteors there are at certain times of the year. You will be amazed at the beauty of the scene and confirm that Egypt truly has many different places. You can look through the Wadi El Hitan excursions offered by Ootlah, and we'd be delighted to join you and share this unique experience. In Fayoum, you can go on day trips.
Ride a jet ski in Fayed
Fayed is a small hamlet on the banks of Bitter Lake between Ismailia and Suez, about 106 kilometres from Cairo. It is mostly recognised as a beach and palm-tree-lined vacation location. Due to its proximity to Cairo, it also has a large number of holiday homes and hotels where residents and tourists may rest. Because there isn't much to do at the resort, water sports are popular. Rent a jet ski and cruise along the beach, taking in the spectacular views of palm trees rising high into the sky.
Take a tour around Alexandria
Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, is one of the most beautiful and frequented cities in the country, after Cairo. A day trip to Alexandria will not do it justice, but it is a must-see even if only for the day. As a result, while you're there, concentrate on the major attractions, such as Pompey's Pillar, Montazah Palace, the new Alexandria Library, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Pharaonic Anfushi. Finally, take a stroll down its famous Mediterranean Sea promenade, where you'll find a plethora of seafood restaurants to tempt your taste buds.