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Egypt is a fascinating country with some of the world’s most impressive history and monuments. But it’s also a great place to visit if you have children in tow. Here are five places you must visit while in Egypt with kids:


Sunset in Alexandria
Sunset in Alexandria

Alexandria is a great place to visit with kids and it is also a perfect destination for your next holiday. The city offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for some time on the beach, or want to explore stunning historic sites. If you’re hoping to spend more than just a day or two in Alexandria, we’ve pulled together our top recommendations for places where you can stay and play!


Aswan is a city in Egypt, on the banks of the Nile River. It’s a popular tourist destination for Egyptians and foreigners alike, and it offers plenty of things to do with kids and friends.

In ancient times, Aswan was known as Swenet or Syene. It was an important trading hub along major trade routes between Africa and Asia. The first temple built there was dedicated to Sobek, who became known as a god of fertility because he helped increase crop yields by protecting farmers from flooding during their harvest seasons.


Luxor is a beautiful city and has lots of sites to visit. The most important is the Egyptian Museum, Karnak Temple Complex, Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon.

There are also some other less known sites like:

  • the Temple of Amun (I highly recommend you visit this one)
  • the Temple of Karnak (also very famous)
  • the Temple of Luxor

Siwa Oasis

Lights in the Dark - Siwa Oasis 2017

Siwa Oasis is a long way from the hustle and bustle of Cairo. It’s a good place to escape the heat of the summer, but it’s also an excellent destination for history buffs. A trip to Siwa will give you an insight into how life in ancient Egypt before modernity affected it.

The main attraction is that you can enjoy some peace amid stunning natural beauty as well as experience how life used to be like in ancient times–before everything changed with industrialization and urbanization!


Dahshur is a city in the Giza Governorate, Egypt. It is known for the pyramids of the 12th dynasty. The area is about 15 km (9 mi) south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile at latitude 28° 58′ 22″ N, longitude 31° 03′ 48″ E.

The pharaohs Senusret II and Amenemhat III built their pyramids here because it was close to Memphis where they preferred to be buried, and also because it was a good source of stone quarried from nearby quarries like Tura. They were both buried in pyramid complexes at Dahshur: Senusret’s pyramid complex has been found under his mortuary temple at Hawara; while Amenemhat III built his tomb next door to his father Sneferu at Dahshur—and this site contains one of only two pyramids which still remain largely intact today (the other being that of Unas).

The site consists mostly of royal tombs from three different periods: Old Kingdom (2700-2200 BCE), Middle Kingdom (2055–1650 BCE), New Kingdom (1570–1070 BCE). Many tourists visit this area every year due to its historical significance as well as its beauty; especially during springtime when all trees are blooming with flowers.

If you’re planning a family trip to Egypt, here are some of our favourite places to visit that are perfect for kids.

If you’re planning a family trip to Egypt, here is our pick of some of the most incredible places:

  • Alexandria – the city on the Mediterranean that’s famous for its history, culture and architecture. You can enjoy amazing seafood at any number of restaurants; or go for a stroll along the harbour front with your kids. You’ll find lots of things to do and see here, including amazing museums and art galleries as well as beautiful beaches close by.
  • Aswan – this town is located near Lake Nasser so offers an abundance of water sports including banana boats! Aswan itself has great places for families with kids including boat trips along the Nile River plus awesome desert safari tours where you can spot pyramids from afar!
  • Luxor – Egypt’s greatest ancient site is home to several tombs belonging to royalty such as King Tutankhamen’s tomb which has been restored since its discovery in 1922 after being hidden from thieves by sandstorms that buried it over time…and then there are floating villages built upon reed boats known locally as “Nile Cruises” offering fascinating insights into ancient Egyptian lifestyle while enjoying views across vast expanses of desert landscapes during sunset cruises throughout summer doesn’t get much better than this!


In this article, we’ve shared some of our favourite places to visit in Egypt with kids. If you’re planning a family trip to Egypt and have little ones in tow, it can be tough deciding where to go on holiday. We hope that these recommendations will give you some inspiration for your next trip!