The best vacation packages to Egypt should always include a series of tours that take visitors to the fascinating historical sites located up and down the Nile River Valley. While this is one of the reasons for a trip to the country, there are many other destinations in the country that help to bring the millions of visitors taking vacations in Egypt each year.
In the next few paragraphs, we’re going to take a look at some of the very best Egypt vacation packages currently available. While nearly all of them include some historic sightseeing, they also each have their own unique twist.
The Red Sea Riviera
There is also the “Red Sea Riviera” on the Sinai Peninsula and eastern Red Sea Coast of Egypt as well. Most of this region is a National Park, both on land and in the sparkling waters of the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. Areas such as Sharm-El-Sheikh, El-Gouna and Hurghada draw thousands of tourists whose vacations to Egypt will be all about scuba and snorkeling as well as basking in the sun along the region’s glorious white sandy beaches.
Some of these areas are also home to remaining Bedouin tribes, and many visitors take horse, camels or ATV rides into the surrounding deserts to visit them. Egypt Diving Holidays are the best Egypt vacation packages for anyone who enjoys SCUBA diving; snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach or around a pool in a very nice resort.
The interior of the Sinai Peninsula, with its long biblical and religious associations makes this area also popular for vacation packages to Egypt. Early Coptic monasteries still stand in the desert mountains, and many people interested in this period of Egyptian history will have many unique locations to visit.
Ancient Egypt Vacations
Of course, a majority of Egypt vacations are dedicated to the ancient Pharaonic eras, which have their remains all along the great Nile River in Egypt.
Most visitors hoping to see the greatest sites from this period will take in the Cairo Museum and the majestic Pyramids of Giza, the impressive Karnak temple complex and the Valley of the Kings. In short, these classic Egypt tours are the best Egypt vacation packages for anyone that is longing to experience antiquity.
Nile River Cruises
Based on the number of bookings made, Nile cruise holidays are the most popular vacation packages to Egypt. Many vacations in Egypt will also include a cruise along the Nile, with most heading up the river from Luxor to the southernmost city in the country, Aswan.
While in the Aswan area, many visitors enjoy tours of the temples at Abu Simbel, one of Egypt’s most recognizable attracions.
The Mediterranean Coast
Many people also want to see the historic city of Alexandria along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, and make a point of including the ancient city in their vacations in Egypt. The famous library has been rebuilt, and a never-ending cycle of archeological and historical exploration continues in the waters and neighborhoods throughout the area.
The Sahara Desert
Finally, there are many vacations to Egypt dedicated to an exploration of the western Sahara parts of the country, which is a land of deserts and oases, including El-Fayoum, the largest oasis in all of Egypt. We call these vacations Egypt Desert Tours.
The Best Vacation Packages to Egypt