Why travel to Egypt when there are so many other interesting countries one can visit? The short and simple answer is because no other country in the world can be compared to Egypt. This is why Egypt is one of the most frequently visited countries for travelers and tourists of all kinds, regardless of age, race or gender.
People travel to Egypt because of its rich and “intoxicating” culture, and for the numerous activities and historical sites that one can visit and explore. Visit ancient pyramids, enter into the tombs of the Great Pharaohs, explore the might Sahara Desert, or enjoy the turquoise waters of the Red Sea and discover why traveling Egypt makes perfect sense.
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Travel to Egypt to Explore the Giza Plateau
There is no denying that the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids of Giza are Egypt’s most powerful tourist magnet. This amazing site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and it is considered to be one of the best ancient sites that tell of Egypt’s history and grandeur. Virtually all Egypt tour packages include a visit to the Giza Pyramids, where you will be able to explore the pyramid of Khufu which is the oldest and the largest; the pyramid of Khafre, and the pyramid of Menkaure which is the smallest of the three.
Also at the Giza necropolis, is another one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Great Sphinx and the fascinating Valley Temple. The Great Sphinx is a giant structure created by the Egyptians during the 3rd century B.C, and it was carved out of a single block of sandstone. This is now considered as the largest monolith ever made in the entire world. Why travel to Egypt? Because it’s the only place on this earth where you can visit and explore pyramids that are thousands of years old.
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Cruise the Nile River in Style
The Nile River has given life to Egypt for many thousands of years. Not only is the Nile a giver of life, but it also allows visitors to explore the Nile Valley in an unforgettable way, with breathtaking Nile cruise holidays. Nile River cruises typically operate between Luxor and Aswan, and all apart from a few include Luxor tours and Aswan tours. Cruise ships also stop at a number of places along the route so that passengers can visit some astonishing ancient sites.
As many people have discovered, a Nile cruise is one of the best ways to experience the wonders of the Nile Valley. Explore the best of Luxor; the best of Aswan, and everything in between, including the temples of Karnak, Edfu, Philae, and Abu Simbel. Make this breathtaking journey on board a 5-Star luxury cruise ship; an authentic paddle steamer, or on a traditional Dahabiya.
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Experience a Sahara Desert Adventure
The Sahara Desert has a very unique and distinctive beauty of its own which has captivated the imagination of man for centuries. Why travel to Egypt just to spend time in a barren desert? Because when you visit Egypt, the mighty Sahara can be enjoyed and explored in a way you have never imagined. You can find many Egypt guided tours that include lots of fun activities and plenty of magical sightseeing.
Go camel trekking or conquer the Sahara in 4×4 air-conditioned comfort; visit welcoming oases and bathe in the wonderful natural springs, or camp under a star studded sky and mix and dine with the people of the desert.
Discover the Red Sea Riviera
When people think of Egypt they automatically think of ancient pyramids, temples and tomb; Nile River cruises, and Sahara adventures, but there is so much more to see and do. Egypt’s Red Sea coast is home to some of the world’s finest dive sites. The unspoiled coral reefs and crystal clear waters combine to make it a paradise for SCUBA divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. The coral reefs lining the coast of Egypt are said to be around 5 to 7 thousand years old.
The area is also home to abundant marine life, including many rare and exotic species. Even if you don’t dive or snorkel, the beaches are pristine and there are plenty of other fun activities on offer, all of which have helped to make the coastal areas popular world class holiday destinations.
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Explore the Ancient Temples
Egypt is home to many ancient temples. In fact, most visitors who travel to Egypt would find that it is almost impossible to visit all the temples during their Egypt vacation. So for those with limited time, it would be best to visit the temples in Karnak and Abu Simbel. Karnak is nowadays an open air museum that once consisted of several massive temples. It was the largest place of worship ever discovered, and a visit to the site is included in nearly all Nile cruise packages.
Although most of the structures are somewhat ruined and eroded, they still remain to be one of the most frequently visited sites in all of the country. Abu Simbel on the other hand, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site found at the southern end of the country. This site features two huge rock temples: the Temple of Rammesses the Great and the Temple of Nefertari, his wife.
Lose yourself in the Valley of the Kings
Why travel to Egypt? Because nowhere else in the world can you visit more than 60 royal tombs at one particular site, all of which are thousands of years old. The Valley of the Kings is also home to the tomb and burial chamber of the child-king Tutankhamen, the most famous of all the pharaohs. Not only can you see his tomb, but you can also enter it, and if you do, you will find the mummy of Tutankhamen once again resting in his royal tomb. The site is located near Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River.
Visit World-Renowned Museums
Most of the artifacts found in the pyramids, temples and tombs throughout Egypt were retrieved and put on display in various museums all throughout the country. There are plenty of great museums that you can visit during your stay. One of the most famous is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities built way back in 1891. This museum which is located in Cairo is home to the largest and the most extensive Egyptian antiquities collection in the world.
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With so much to see and do in Egypt, your trip to Egypt will almost certainly turn out to be one of the most unforgettable vacation experiences of your life. Browse through our high quality Egypt tour packages now, and begin turning your dream into a living reality.
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