Going on a cruise across the mighty Nile and visiting some of the best sightseeing places in the world, a holiday to Egypt offers all this and a lot more.
Be it Cairo or Luxor, a trip to Egypt treats visitors to a world of sightseeing attractions such as the pyramids of Giza, the White Desert, the Valley of Kings, the Hanging Church, and the Egypt Museum. Being a major tourist hub, Egypt has plenty of cheap hotels to cater to the needs of budget travelers.
“Also not to be missed is the experience of going on a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, better known as the largest outdoor museum in the world.
Egypt is consistently the top destination for world travel each and every year – and not surprisingly so.
In addition to a most remarkable past, Egypt offers the eager traveler thriving international cities, lavish Red Sea resorts, fabled oases and literally hundreds of miles of ancient pharaoh monuments along the Nile River Valley.
When Muslim Arabs introduced Egyptians to Islam in the 7th century, much of the already weary monuments of the native dynasties became even less central to national heritage.
Luckily, a renewed interest in archaeological preservation over the past few centuries has kept these ancient wonders intact for the world to continue to enjoy.
The ideal place to begin is Cairo
Where the Egyptian Museum boasts hundreds of thousands of artifacts and will give you an opportunity to catch up your knowledge of ancient Egyptian history from the 4th grade.
Nearby are the breathtaking Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, cut from a single slab of stone over 4,000 years ago, which can be viewed more peacefully beyond the crowds from horseback.
South of Cairo, Upper Egypt offers a string of exciting temple towns between legendary Luxor and Aswan, including the Valley of the Kings.
Although King Tutankhamen’s Tomb rests here, it is not nearly as impressive as the surrounding royal tombs, particularly the general-kings of the Ramesses Dynasties.
EGYPT Travel Video by Jennifer Simms
Egypt is AMAZING!! Pyramids, temples, tombs, mummies, camels, crocs, sailing down the Nile, hot air ballooning, snorkelling, scuba diving, quad biking through the desert and hiking a mountain in pitch black just to watch the sunrise from the summit. EGYPT blew my mind! Places Visited: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Dahab, Nubian Village
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A Little Ocean with your Sand?
Aside from the Nile River Valley, Egypt is largely made up of the Saharan desert to the south and west; however, Egypt also happens to be a first class resort destination with nearly all (500 miles) of its eastern edge bordered by the tranquil azure waters of the Red Sea Coast.
Visit the lively town of Hurghada
Where traditional Egyptian life intermingles with international resort luxury.
This area is extremely popular for scuba diving and snorkeling with its numerous underwater shipwrecks, sea caves and exotic fish.
There are a multitude of islands to which you can escape by ferry or paddle boat and many small fishing towns for a little peace, quiet and local flavor added to your vacation.
The Mediterranean coastline also provides a nice break from the rolling sand dunes.
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Alexandria is Egypt’s busting port city
With more Greek and French flare than the rest of the country. The city’s history is extremely eclectic, making a stroll through the streets feel like a wander across cultures and time periods.
Alex the Great staged his resistance against the Romans from Alexandria, bringing a large population of Greeks with him, and for a short period Napoleon had managed to gain control of the ancient city.
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“Egypt is justifiably as monumental today as the Giza Pyramids that symbolize the nation’s heritage.
Sharm El Sheikh is heady mix of sun, sand and mountains located at the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
It is situated on a narrow coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai where the Reef meets the mountains and Desert compliments the Red Sea. Owing to the many peace conferences held there it is also called “The City of Peace”
Being located at a strategic location sharm as it is popularly known was used by the Egyptian navy, today it is a commercial hub and a stunning and magnificent landscaped beach resort. It is also home to a number of sulphur springs, which have therapeutic value.
The virgin fossilized coral reefs in the red sea put the small fishing village and naval base of Sharm El Sheikh on the world map.
Sharm El Sheikh scuba diving and snorkeling
There are a number of reliable diving and snorkeling operators in the area. The Tiran strait and the Red Sea have a diverse marine life, and its turquoise clear waters make it even more enchanting for diving.
If you are interested in taking a diving course while in sharm el sheikh, there are a number of private companies offering the course along with a PADI- Professional Diving Instructors Certificate at a very cheap price!
Remember that Egypt is both ancient and modern.
Travel to Egypt is not only about the archaeological wonders and bone-chilling tales but also about the experience of a nation that is geopolitically and economically central to its larger surrounding region, a nation that is just as crucial to the identity of North Africa as it is to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Visitor Attractions, Events & Fun Activities, in Sharm El Sheikh