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Israel & Egypt

Discovering new cultures

lina cifuentes
by lina cifuentesAbout Me:Mom of two, our favorite hobby is traveling, discover new flavors and live experiences ! read more

AfricaIsrael, Egypt8 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Markets are a must in each country

Very hot climate

Itinerary Overview

My husband and I planned a trip to Israel and Egypt, it wasn’t our first time in Israel but it’s a country we love visiting, food and vibes are amazing there! Our trip started from Bogotá to Frankfurt around 13 hours and then Frankfurt- Tel aviv 4 hours long. When we arrived at Tel-Aviv our daughter was already waiting for us at the hotel, we stayed 3 nights at Tel-Aviv but we visited other cities such as Jerusalem and Caesarea. Next we traveled from Tel-Aviv to Sharm el Sheik it was around 6 hours long because we had to stop at Eilat, at Sharm we stayed 2 nights in a hotel near the center, there we visited the Mohammed national park and walked around the old market this was a great experience cause the market is full of colors, sounds and you can smell al the herbs and spices. It was our first time in Egypt and it was great seeing a completely different culture, we learned a lot from them. Our last stop was El Cairo we took an airplane which was about one hour long but you can rent a car or bus which is much cheaper and not so long it takes around 5 hours. There we didn’t stay near the center but it wasn’t far the town was called Giza about 9 minutes by car, at Cairo we stayed three nights. One of our favorite things at Cairo was the Market “Khan el Khalili” you can find the locals there and perceive the different cultures trough the colors, smells and happiness, in the middle of the market there is a café called “Naguib Mahfouz” where you can eat and drink local food with a local ambience. Finally, last night we took a Catamaran trough the Nilo river where we had dinner, a plan I recommend to everyone!

  • 3 Nights: Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Awesome food
  • 2 Nights: Sharm El-Sheikh
    Herbs, spices and colors
  • 3 Nights: Cairo
    Getting to know different cultures

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    More nights at El Cairo

  • How was the food?

    The café " Naguib Mahfouz" at El Cairo is a must

  • Packing tips?

    sunscreen and cap