Few of life’s great travel experiences surpass the sense of awe inspired by a first encounter with Egypt’s legendary ancient monuments, archeological sites and timeless River Nile. Here the traveller can explore some of the most historical treasures in the world, relics of an ancient civilization who influenced both the Greeks and the Romans, and our own modern world. There are famous monuments to discover: the temples, the Pyramids, the tombs of the Pharaohs, but also bustling Nile-side cities rich in museums, grandiose religious buildings and teeming bazaars, or the Red Sea coast, home to the among the most beautiful coral gardens in the world. Much of Egypt’s 4,000 year history can be discovered based on beautifully appointed a Nile cruisers or Felucca’s on itineraries that can last a few days or stretch over 600 miles form Cairo to Abu Simble
FROM A LONG WEEKEND IN CAIRO TO EXPLORE THE CULTURE AND THE NIGHTLIFE TO A WEEK TO FULLY EXPLORE CLASSICAL EGYPT. COMBINE A STAY IN CAIRO WITH A FOUR NIGHT NILE CRUISE BETWEEN LUXOR AND ASWAN FOR A PERFECT WEEK AWAY. LONGER NILE CRUISES ARE ALSO AN OPTION FOR MORE IN DEPTH EXPLORATION AND COMBINING ALEXANDRIA OR THE RED SEA WOULD LEAD YOU TO A 10 DAY TO TWO WEEK TRIP.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT EGYPT IS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND APRIL, WHEN THE TEMPERATURES ARE COOLER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HOWEVER AIRCONDITIONED VEHICLES, HOTELS AND NILE CRUISE VESSELS MEAN THAT EXPLORATION THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS, WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE HIGH BUT HUMIDITY IS LOW, IS POSSIBLE WITH THE ADVANTAGE OF LESS BUSY TOURIST SITES.
COMBINE A TOUR OF CLASSICAL EGYPT WITH A FEW DAYS AT ALEXANDRIA ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST, OR AT ONE OF THE LUXURY HOTELS IN HURGHADA OR SHARM EL SHEIKH ON THE RED SEA. OR HOP ON THE SHORT FLIGHT BETWEEN CAIRO AND AMMAN WHERE YOU CAN ALSO EASILY EXPLORE JORDAN AND THE FABLED ROSE ROSE RED CITY OF PETRA