Escape to Egypt

 

Egypt is the world’s 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 mankind’s 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 tour: 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 world’s ancient monuments), the Philae temple in Aswan & the temples of Abu Simbel.

 

Religious Tours: These tours focus 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 tours 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 tours in Egypt.  Travelling in 4Í4 vehicles, 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 other type of tours like Golfing tours (more than 15 golf courses are available all over Egypt), Bird watching tours, fishing expeditions, scuba diving vacations & beach vacations.

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