Top 5 Cairo Honeymoon Activities
By Claire Bryant
An Egyptian Experience
When deciding on a honeymoon destination, one of the most crucial points to consider is the uniqueness of the experience. You want it to be a holiday youíll never forget. Venturing away from the stereotype is always a good idea, and a honeymoon in Egypt will give you the excitement of mystical cities, beautiful surroundings and unforgettable nights.
1. Camel Riding Across the Deserts
An extremely fun and exciting activity for couples on honeymoon in Egypt, is to go camel riding across the vast desert. An early start will give you time to watch the sun rising above the stretching sands, and a romantic breakfast for two will be a great start to your day. And youíll need the energy too, because youíll be crossing the desert atop a camel!
There are many different tours to choose from, where you will be led by a knowledgeable guide across the sands. Once youíve mounted your camel, youíll set off into the desert in the direction of the Pyramids of Giza. A Cairo honeymoon can offer you this unique experience, which is ultimately romantic and exciting.
2. Romantic Dining in the Sky
Itís not every
day that you get to dine on the 42nd floor in a revolving restaurant with glass walls. This is an experience you simply canít miss when on a honeymoon in Cairo.
High above the other buildings, you have an exceptional view of the twinkling lights of this city which comes alive at night. It will certainly be an experience of luxury and fine-dining, in a particularly romantic setting. French cuisine accompanied by superb wine will certainly leave you feeling satisfied.
3. Cairoís Classical Touch
A night of classical music or dancing can be a romantic way to spend an evening on honeymoon in Egypt. The Cairo Opera House offers a grand evening out. It is a 7 storey house at the Gezira Exhibition Ground, built in 1988. It was designed by a team of Japanese and Egyptian architects, and together they created a glamorous building of Islamic design.
The main theatre can seat 1200 people, where operas, ballets and classical music performances are staged. This would certainly make for an enjoyable night out while on a Cairo honeymoon. Another of its theatres is open-air, and you can have a magical evening under the stars as you enjoy Arabic music and dance shows.
4. Some Serious Shopping
The market of Khan el-Khalili was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimad City. While you may not consider a shopping excursion to be the most romantic way to spend a day on honeymoon in Egypt, imagine the exquisite gold and silver jewellery that you could buy (or could be bought for you!).
Khan el-Khalili represents the market tradition which established Cairo as a major centre of trade, and visiting the market is more about its history and tradition than a simple shopping trip.
5. A Starlit Nile Cruise
As an end to your honeymoon in Egypt, you could go for a sunset cruise down the Nile, finishing off once the sky is filled with stars. Sail down the river as you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, and then sit back and relax while you are entertained by Folklore music and dancing.
Claire Bryant is a holiday expert for Key2holidays, an online tour operator offering honeymoons to Australia, Cuba, the Caribbean, Egypt, Europe, Mauritius, the Far East, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Dubai and the Arabian Gulf and South Africa. Key2holidays has a dedicated team of experienced travel consultants to share their knowledge and help you to plan and book your ideal holiday.