1. The pyramids at Giza.
This may sound obvious but visiting them is not the only option. You can go inside them, ride camels around them and possibly most spectacular of them all, visit them and night and view the awesome Sound and Light Show at the pyramids. In the darkness of night, the Sphinx is lit up and narrates the history of the Pyramids. In addition a fantastic soundtrack plays and lasers dance all over the Pyramids. This show is a MUST.
2. Valley of the Kings.
I personally love Luxor and the Valley of the Kings is a true site to behold. Despite its close links to death, there is a truly peaceful feeling there. It should be mentioned however that not all the tombs are worth seeing. You entry tickets gets you into 3 of the tombs and you can pay extra for others and for King Tuts tomb too. The 3 we suggest visiting are Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI .
3. A Felucca sailing on the Nile.
Best taken in Luxor (opposite the entrance to Luxor Temple) this is a simple yet fantastic pleasure. We suggest heading out early in the afternoon, partly because the river provides a welcome rest from the days heat, but mainly because the return journey will see the sun setting over the Nile and this is something just not to be missed.
4. Karnak Temple.
This temple complex can be visited either by day or night. If you can do both, do both, but if you can only do it once, do it at night. Karnak Temple is a huge place and is lit beautifully and as you wander around and the story of its history unfolds, you are truly transported to another time and place. The final act takes place overlooking a lake where the temple is stunningly lit and reflected in the still waters in front of you.
5. Diving in the Red Sea.
Diving in places like Hurghada, Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh is some of the best in the world and if you are a beginner, where better to learn that at the Red Sea Riviera !