Egypt Destination Guide
Awe-inspiring ancient wonders, boundless sandy deserts, the Nile and the chaotic charm of Cairo all make Egypt one of the most unique places to travel in the world. From the mystery of the Pyramids to the imposing Great Sphinx of Giza, discover the captivating charms of an ancient land and one of the cradles of civilisation.
Egypt has such an amazing range of experiences that any Egypt Travel Guide can only offer select highlights of this vast and varied nation. Step into the land of the Pharaohs on one of the many available Egypt tours on offer and prepare to be amazed. From the endless sands of the Sahara in the west, to the crystal turquoise waters of the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt boasts a breathtaking landscape of endless colour and charm. Book your flights to Egypt and start dreaming of the adventures that await.
Seeing the famous pyramids of Egypt for the first time is a life-affirming experience. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was constructed from more than 2 million blocks in around 2,560BC. Take the plunge and venture inside the chamber in the heart of the Great Pyramid – this small, dark tunnel is almost suffocating but perservere to be rewarded with an unforgettable experience.
Admire the view from the plateau, before taking a camel ride down towards the pyramids. Marvel at the size of the enigmatic Sphinx and stop to explore the bustling city of Cairo on foot. With its chaotic traffic, including donkeys and horses and the constant blaring of car horns, colourful Cairo is lively and hectic – an experience not to be missed!
Take an overnight train south to Aswan and explore Lake Nasser – one of the world's largest artificial lakes. Visit the intriguing Philae Temple on Agilika Island and dance and eat at a traditional Nubian restaurant. Take time to visit the spectacular Abu Simbel – the massive rock cut temples of King Ramses II and his queen Nefertari and embark on a 2-day felucca trip down the Nile towards to stunning city of Luxor. Relax and enjoy the simple life under the stars as you sail along the banks of the Nile.
See the spectacular Luxor Temple illuminated at night, visit the famous Valley of the Kings and explore some of the remarkable tombs – marvel at the colourful pictures and hieroglyphics inside and discover the amazing stories they tell. Relax, snorkel or learn to scuba dive in the coastal town of Dahab on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula. For something more glitzy, head to the resort city Sharm el-Sheikh on the famous Red Sea and relax in its opulent surrounds.
With its amazing people, fascinating history and stunning ancient wonders, why not start preparing to experience the magic of Egypt today?