Why EGYPT

About Egypt

Egypt is the worlds oldest civilization with more than 4000 years of history. Egypt is also one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankinds earliest triumphs.

But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement.

The classical Egypt

The classic tour of Egypt is mostly Pharaonic and most of the time it will also include some religious and Islamic sight-seeing. The most common classic tour is usually 10 to 14 days, and it generally includes Cairo, Luxor and Aswan by land or on board of a Nile cruise ship. " Must see" monuments are the famous Pyramids of Giza, the statue of the Sphinx, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the west & east banks of Luxor. (Luxor alone has 1/3 of the worlds ancient monuments), the Philae temple in Aswan & the temples of Abu Simbel.

Religious Tours

These tours on the religious historical monuments all over Egypt, the holy Family Route, and the Exodus Route. many religious sites are to be found in Cairo like the Coptic quarters including the ancient Coptic churches & the Coptic Museum, as well one of the few Jewish Synagogues in Egypt. Very close by is a major Islamic site, which is the Amr Bin El Ass Mosque, the first Mosque being built in Egypt. Rest of the Islamic monuments are located in the area of the Fatimid Cairo or Old Cairo. Several famous Mosques like Al Azhar Mosque (one of the oldest universities of the world), the Ibn Tulun Mosque (unique in its structure) and the Mosque at the Citadel of Salah El Din are not to be missed. Exodus will often include the Sinai, where also a short beach stay might be included.

Adventure and Specialty Tours

The Sinai peninsula and the western desert Oasis are the core of the adventure toursin Egypt. Travelling in 4x4, getting in touch with the native inhabitants of these areas, the Bedouins, and watching the magnificent landscapes, valleys & mountains, desert & rock formations is an unforgettable experience. In addition to all the above, Egypt also offers .

 

Escape to the Sea
In addition to the classical programs including the Nile cruise trips, egyptguided tours recommends the Red Sea as your relaxation Oasis after your cultural program.
This divers paradise & its beaches are an exquisite gift of nature. The sea, with its clear bluewaters, offers colourful corals and rare marine life. The long chain of mountains, with their different colours, run parallel to the coastline, separated from the sea only by a plain, most of which is suitable for camping. All these elements, the work of the Creator, blend into a rare painting of magnificent winter and summer climate and enchanting natural beauty that charms the visitor into believing he is on a legendary tour of a paradise on earth.

The Red Sea
1930,00 km long and 270,000 km2 - is boarded by Egypt, Jordon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen and Djibouti. Mount Sinai, 2285m, is the highest peak. The Red Sea Governorate has recently launched a new project to boost its efforts to protect the environment and the rare reef off the Red Sea coast. 250 buoys have been installed in the diving locations in Hurghada, Safaga and El Quseir resorts to prevent the damage caused by divers yachts and boats on the coral reef. Luxurious Hotels, Resorts, villages and camps provide comfortable accommodation to visitors to the main touristic of the Red Sea like Hurghada, Safaga, Marsa Allam, Ain Sukhna, El Quseir, Sahl Hasheesh ; El Gouna.

Sharm El Sheikh
Overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba. It is both a summer and winter resort due to its moderate climate all year round. It is the Mecca of all those who seek tranquility and love the sun.

Dahab
About 81 km north of Sharm Al Sheikh, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in south Sinai because of its gleaming sand, clear waters and colourful marine life. It has a tourist village, diving centres, camping sites and boats and water-skiing facilities.

Nuweiba
About 87 km from Dahab on the Aqaba Gulf, it is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, A regular daily ferry connects Nuweiba with Aqaba in Jordon.

Taba
Located on Egypts international borders on the Aqaba Gulf about 75 km from Nuweiba, it boasts a most exquisite panorama of sea and mountains. The region is distinguished by its numerous bays, coves and lagoons.

Ras Mohamed
At the peak of the Peninsuala at narrowest part between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, lies Ras Mohamed. It is renowned for having the most exquisite coral reefs in the world and for being a refuge to rare marine life. It has recently been declared a nature preserve and most fit for diving.

Escape to the City
Egypt Guided Tours organizes tours & trips to the main touristic cities of Egypt. A short visit to the city of Alexandria, with its golden sandy beaches, or to the city of Cairo with its thousand minarets, or to Luxor & Aswan, housing more than 1/3 of the ancient treasures of the world, will leave you with a loving memory of Egypt: “The other of the world”.

Cairo
As ancient as history itself, Cairo occupies a singular place among world cities, with a geographical position so unique that an interchange of influence with the civilizations to which it stood witness, was made possible. In fact Cairo could be the worlds only city with monuments dating back to four different historical periods: the Pharaonic, the Roman, the Christian and the Islamic. Some of the most attractive pharaonic monuments to be visited in Cairo are the famous Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining monuments of the ancient seven world wonders, the Sphinx, the Pyramid of Sakkara, Memphis & the Egyptian Museum housing priceless items of the old Egyptian civilization like the golden treasure of King Tut Ankh Amoun. The Christian monuments are mostly to be visited in the old Coptic quarters, south of the center of Cairo like the Moallaqah church, the Abu Sirga church & the Coptic Museum.
The Citadel of Salah El Din, the Fustat Mosque, Al Azhar Mosque and the Islamic houses of prominent merchants are great signs of the Islamic architecture.
Cairo, the city of the twelve million inhabitants, is the city that never sleeps. The nights of Cairo - when the magic of the East blends with the arts of the west-offers visitors a world of excitement, thrills and diverse entertainment.
Alongside the ancient city, reveling in the old glories stands modern Cairo with its modern & luxurious Hotels, international pubs & bars, modern cinema houses, theatres, the Opera House, fashion houses and shops as a witness of the enormous progress achieved by the Egyptians.

Alexandria
Alexandria, the emerald of the Mediterranean sea, is not only an Egyptian city on the sea shore, a trade port or a beautiful tourist coastal city, but above all, it has significant historical & cultural symbols. Alexandria was established by Alexander the Great and designed by the architect "Denokrates" in 332 B.C. It is gate throughout history for openness and communication with Europe and countries of the Mediterranean Sea.
Alexandria was, and still is, a prominent cultural beacon for knowledge seekers and the history of its famous-which was rebuilt & opened in 2002-tells the story of the dawn of culture, enlightenment and creation. Manysandy beaches stretch from east to west along the sea front boulevard, the Corniche.
The Montazah Palace, the Catacombs, the Pompeus Pillar, the Citadel of Salah El Din & the Jewerly Museum are among the tourist attractions of Alexandria.

Luxor
The name "Luxor" comes from the Arabic word el-Uqsur, the plural of el-Qasr, meaning encampment or fortification, with reference to the two military camps built there in Roman times. Modern Luxor is located along the River Nile, where ancient Luxor or "Thebes", the city described by Homer as the city of the hundred gates, once stood.
This city, housing two-thirds of the world monuments, dazzles visitors from all over the world. With its huge temples, colorful tombs, valleys & mountains, it certainly has a lot to offer to its visitors. Among the most important sights of Luxor are the Karnak & Luxor temples, the valley of the kings, the valley of the Queens, the hatshepsut temple & many other Nobles tombs. The precious tombs of king Tut Ankh Amoun in the valley of the kings and the magnificent tomb of Queen Nefertari in the valley of the Queens, are two sights that are not to be missed on your next trip to the city of the treasures.

Aswan
Aswan, Egypts sunniest city and ancient frontier town, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Here the Nile is at its most beautiful flowing through amber desert and granite rocks, round emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. Aswan has been a favorite winter resort since the beginning of the nineteenth century and its still a perfect place to get away from it all. The original inhabitants of the southern of Egypt, the Nubians, still have distinct traditions, architecture and languages, even though many migrated either to Kom Ombo or south to Sudan after Lake Nasser swamped much of their traditional homeland.
Some of the monuments that were threatened by the waters of the Lake Nasser & the Nile have been moved to safer places, most notably the Philae, the Kalabsha & the Abu Simbel temples. The Nubian Museum has been recently built to house rescued art crafts.

The temple of Abu Simbel
A witness turned to stone as evidence to posterity of the power of the divine pharaoh." Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world-wide appeal. During the salvage operation, which began in 1964 and continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 m up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,00 years before. Here they were reassembled, in the same relationship to each other, and covered with an artificial mountain.

 

 

Why Egypt Vacation, Egypt Holiday and Why spending a holiday in Egypt?

EGYPT has a prime location in Africa, that makes it accessible from all parts of the world. It only takes a few hours flights to land in the Land of the Pharaohs, culture, heritage, the land of the River Nile and Nile cruises.

EGYPT does not only offer antiquities and ancient temples, but it offers you opportunities for different kinds of vacations and trips:

Nature & desert treks,

Great red sea scuba diving and wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts , Golf, Fishing & birding expeditions.

Egypt vacation is also:

Hot night spots, Luxury hotels & five star restaurants,

A romantic Egypt nile river cruises down the Nile on festive and luxurious river boats andA night at the grand opera and a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced.
This is in addition to the vast possibilities for international conferences, conventions, meetings and Egypt is an unforgettable destination for incentive trips.

 

 

 

 

         
 
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