More and more people are choosing Egypt vacation packages as their getaway destinations every year, and it’s no wonder why! With so many amazing sights and experiences to take in, you could spend a lifetime in this gorgeous country and still have incredible things to see and do every single day.
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10 Great Ideas For Egypt Vacation Packages
What can you do on Egypt vacation packages? Well, in addition to seeing the amazing pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, there are an incredible number of other ancient relics and artifacts to take in, but that’s not all. Along with all of these gorgeous buildings and ruins, there are also natural attractions, cultural experiences, and lots of adventures to go on, too. You have a world of choices when considering your Egypt vacation packages, where you want to go, what you want to do, and what you want to see.
Red Sea Egypt Vacations – A Diver’s Paradise
To begin, when most people think of scuba diving, they think of the Caribbean and other tropical locales. When they think of Egypt, they think of desert sands and the Nile River. However, along the northeast coast of Egypt is the Red Sea, where you will find some of the most amazing diving experiences in the world. From gorgeous coral reefs to exotic fish and plant-life, you won’t be disappointed with Egypt vacation packages that involve diving in the Red Sea.
Even if you are not an experienced diver, Egypt Tours Plus has Egypt vacation packages that let you get your PADI diving certification, which is recognized all over the world. Both novice and veteran divers all over the world will love the opportunities available for diving on their vacation in Egypt.
One of the best places to dive in Egypt is Hurghada on the Red Sea. Here, you’ll find over ten miles of gorgeous beach and some of the clearest, most beautiful water in the entire world. Divers can look forward to spotting lionfish, Spanish Dancer Nudibranch, stingrays, and Hurghada stars, as well as all kinds of other undersea wildlife.
And when you’re not diving, when you spend time on your Egypt vacation packages in Hurghada, you can enjoy vibrant nightlife, delicious restaurants, and even camel rides with Bedouins in the desert, too. Egypt vacation packages that include Hurghada are full of fun and adventure, as well as culture and amazing dining.
Spiritual Egypt Vacations – Walk Through Biblical History
Have you ever wondered what it was like in the days when the Bible was written? And have you read the story of Mary and Joseph fleeing with baby Jesus from King Herod? One of the Egypt vacation packages open to you through Egypt Tours Plus is the Holy Family Trip to Egypt. On this tour of Egypt, you’ll not only see some of the most beautiful desert lands, historical sites, and culture in the world, but you’ll also travel the same route that is described in the Bible.
At the end of your journey through biblical lands, this Egypt vacation end with a cruise down the Nile River. Plus, your entire trip will be taken in style and comfort as you see and experience all that Egypt has to offer along the way.
Historical Egypt Vacation Packages
Visit Valley Of The Kings
When you visit Biban El Moluk (the Valley of the Kings), you’ll see some of the most impressive tombs in all of the world. Wear a good pair of walking shoes for Egypt vacation packages that include the Valley of the Kings, though, because you’ll be given the opportunity not just to lay eyes on the outsides of these impressive tombs, but also to enter and explore them.
Perhaps the most famous tomb found here is Tutankhamen’s, which was a great find of the 20th century, as it was not discovered until the 1920s when it was unearthed fully intact. However, you’ll find it interesting as you walk through these ancient burial places, to discover that Tutankhamen was not the wealthiest of pharaohs. You may be surprised to find some of the lesser known of these kings were also some of the wealthiest with some of the largest tombs.
Of course, if you want to see the jewels and treasures that Tutankhamen and other pharaohs were buried with, you won’t find them in the Valley of the Kings. These relics are on display in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, another must-see attraction for anyone’s Egypt vacation package.
See the Temples of Karnak
According to BBC’s Michael Wood, “Karnak is like a theme park of ancient Egyptian religion – in which every god and goddess of that civilization was represented over a period of about 2,000 years.” The temples and other structures here are gathered on the site of the ancient city of Thebes in a space that covers more than a square mile of land. Here you’ll find an incredible diorama of ancient history, including all manners of temples, obelisks, kiosks, and sanctuaries dedicated exclusively to the worship of gods and goddesses.
At Karnak, you’ll see the Great Temple of Amun and its Hypostyle Hall, and there are multiple light and sound performances each day and night to bring these amazing pieces of history to life right before your eyes, giving Egypt vacation packages even more appeal.
Experience the Luxor Temple
Speaking of ancient Thebes, this site is now the home of the city of Luxor, where you can find even more breathtaking ancient attractions than just the temples at Karnak. In the very center of the city, for example, you’ll find the Temple of Luxor.
Built by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II in approximately 1400 BC, the Temple of Luxor was erected to house celebrations of the festival of Opet. As years passed, the rulers who followed these two continued building onto the impressive structure, and its function turned to a place of worship for Christians and then later for Muslims. You can still see the beautiful mosque that was built inside the temple today.
Daytime visits to the Temple of Luxor during Egypt vacation packages are impressive enough. However, to get the most out of the view, take a walk to this beautiful structure around sunset, as it is especially beautifully lit at night.
Located between Luxor and the Nile River delta is an artifact from one of Egyptian history’s greatest scandals. Many books and movies have been created about the famed Nefertiti and her husband Akhenaten, the “heretic” pharaoh. In potentially the very first attempt at monotheism in history, Akhenaten broke away from worshipping the traditional Egyptian gods and goddesses when he built the new capital and started a new form of worship.
To start anew and commune with their new god Aten (the sun, who replaced Amun), Akhenaten and Nefertiti moved to El-Amarna, their sanctuary of new religious dreams. In just a few years, though, both were dead, and worship turned back to the old gods.
The abandoned royal tombs of El-Amarna still stand in the eastern water channels, and the entire site is both beautiful and lonely. If you’ve ever been caught up with the story of the fabled beauty of Nefertiti and her heretic husband, El-Amarna is a beautiful place to visit to see where the tales you’ve heard and read actually occurred. Add it to the agenda for Egypt vacation packages as you traverse the Nile River.
Stroll Through the Egyptian Museum of Cairo
Of course, most Egypt vacation packages will have to include Cairo and its many sights and experiences. Before or after you visit the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Karnak, you can get an even greater appreciation for the culture and content of these ancient structures when you visit the Egyptian Museum of Cairo.
With over 120,000 artifacts, the Egyptian Museum of Cairo is not only home to Tutankhamen’s treasures, but it’s also home to pottery, sarcophagi, jewelry, mummies, and much, much more. When you take a look at all that Tutankhamen (“King Tut”) was buried with, including his solid gold death mask and all of his other treasures, imagine that this was a “minor” pharaoh and that others would have been buried with much more. It boggles the mind to think of!
Including a trip to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo is a great way to get a better feel for Egyptian history and culture before continuing with the rest of your plans for your Egyptian vacation. In fact, if you are at all interested in history, you should always plan to visit this museum along with historical sites on your Egypt vacation packages. With so much history and so many artifacts to peruse, it could take several vacations to Egypt to get a thorough look at everything in the museum.
Take a Felucca Ride on the River
Of course, not all of your time spent on Egypt vacation packages should be spent in the throes of history lessons. Feluccas (sailboats) have been used to traverse the Nile River for thousands of years, and they’re a great way to see the city and surrounding areas from the water today. Whether you’re staying in Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan you can choose to add a short felucca ride to your Egypt vacation.
From Cairo or Luxor, take a sunset cruise in a felucca and see the city light up as the sun goes down. From Aswan, take a longer felucca cruise up the Nile River, or you can choose to ride on a luxury cruise ship up or down the river, depending on what you want to do and experience on your Egypt vacation package.
Enjoy Hidden History in Deir el-Medina
Another of Michael Wood’s favorite places to see for Egypt vacation packages is the village where the people who built the temples and pyramids of Ancient Egypt lived, Deir el-Medina. Located on the west bank of the Nile River, “Tucked away in a little valley under the western cliffs,” you’ll find one of Egypt’s best-kept and most fascinating secrets.
If you’re drawn to Egypt vacation packages because you’ve always wondered how the pyramids were constructed and how the people who built them lived, then you owe it to yourself to explore Deir el-Medina. You’ll love finding out all about the lives of the ordinary Egyptian men and women who created some of history’s most pictured, filmed, and talked-about structures.
The preserved papyrus texts on the lives of the people who lived in Deir el-Medina are incredibly detailed. Not only will you learn about how they went about their daily tasks, but you can also learn about intriguing details like their love affairs and relationships. Wood recommends visiting the tomb of a man named Peshedu where you will see a mural depicting his afterlife with his wife, cultivating fields as they did in life.
While a lot of the surviving ruins and temples in Egypt are dedicated to the stories of pharaohs and religion, in Deir el-Medina, you can learn the stories of ordinary people. It’s a wonderful addition to Egypt vacation packages for history buffs and people interested in not only the pyramids but also the lives of the people who built them.
Your Egypt Vacation Package Your Way
As you’ve read about all there is to see and do on Egypt vacation packages, you’ve probably started to wonder, “How can I fit all of this into one visit? Do I need to take several Egypt vacation packages just to see it all?” Well, with the help of a great tour company like Egypt Tours Plus, you can see as much of Egypt as you can possibly fit into eight, ten, or fifteen-day Egypt vacation packages.
That said, Egypt has so much to offer and so much variety of natural attractions, historical sites, and cultural experiences that you really would need a lifetime to get to everything. So, should you plan multiple Egypt vacations with Egypt Tours Plus? Why not? You could make Egypt your vacation destination every year for the rest of your life, and you would never grow tired of the amazing things it has to offer you. Book one of the amazing Egypt vacation packages from Egypt Tours Plus today and start your Egyptian experience!