Egypt – the Land of the Pharaohs – an ancient civilization that left a legacy still marveled at today. The modern Egypt treasures the past but lives in the present, enjoying all the discoveries of the modern world. Luxury hotels offer comfort and respite after a day exploring the ancient sites, and excellent restaurants serve a wide variety of foods from around the world.
Cairo and its immediate area is a great starting point to commence an Egyptian tour. It is here that you will find the inscrutable Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s pharaonic period – just two of many important sites. With a nod to the modern age there are even bowling allies and several golf courses.
The River Nile has always been an important means of transport, now visitors cruise its waters to view the many historic sites along its banks. From Aswan a cruise on Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel also offers visitors a chance to view some ancient monuments now only seen from the water.
Luxor – not to be missed – is a living museum with vast numbers of ancient Egyptian monuments.
There are many resort complexes in Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh and surrounding areas that offer every variety of water sports, several golf courses and casinos for your relaxing pleasure. The underwater wonders on the Red Sea can be explored at the excellent scuba sites.
The many oases in their desert settings offer another insight into a different way of life that exists in Egypt even today.