All of ours were booked via Sharm Excursions prior to flying out. This site offers a range of excursions at affordable prices which work out to be a lot cheaper than those prices offered in Egypt. Better yet, at checkout you’re only required to pay a 10% deposit as the remainder of the cost will be collected upon your arrival. This is a great benefit for those who are slightly weary about making a payment with a site they’re not familiar with.
Our first excursion took place in the desert on the outskirts of Sharm and consisted of camel riding, dinner with a Bedouin tribe and star gazing. Despite doing this excursion the last time I was in Egypt, I just had to do it again as it's such a fun experience.
After visiting the museum we then had a boat ride along the River Nile before stopping off for some lunch.
After filling up our bellies it was finally time to pay the magnificent pyramids a visit.
For our final excursion we went quad biking in the desert.
I put my haggling skills to good use as I bought a ton of souvenirs for a fraction of the original asking price. This was helped massively by the fact that I can speak some Arabic and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Trust me, haggling is my thang. One shop owner even called me ‘big mafia’ as I refused to back down. LOL! I rest my case.
Some funny-ish things to expect when in Egypt:
- Taxi drivers transporting you to your chosen destination at a speed of 80-100mph.
- The constant honking of car horns for no apparent reason.
- Camels parked up at the side of the road.
- Merchants mimicking English expressions (i.e. lovely jubbly, cheap as chips and etc.).
- Being offered herds of animals as a dowry for marriage (I was offered 50 cows LOL)
If you want to see some more of my photos from Egypt then make sure you follow me on Instagram. Also, do let me know if any of you guys went away this summer? If so, where to? :)
Ciao ♥ Xx