Egypt is one of the world’s most beguiling destinations. Its magnificent monuments and the winding waters of the Nile welcome visitors, while the mysteries of the desert pull people in with stories of treasure hunters, grand empires and the country’s numerous wonders such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the priceless finds in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Whether you simply want to cruise the nile, explore the Pyramids of Giza, or trace the final steps of kings and pharaohs through the magnificent Valley of the Kings, a holiday to Egypt is sure to leave you breathless.
Time difference: GMT +2 Hours
Flight time: Approx 6 hours
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Egyptian pound (E£) (EGP)
Tel Code: +20
Population: 95.69 million (approx)
Official Language: Arabic
Recommended Airlines: British Airways, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines
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Egypt brings out the explorer in every traveller. Start with a visit to the Valley of the Kings to see Tutankhamun’s tomb and mummy, and then wander through some of the valley’s other 68 tombs, such as those of Seti I, Ramses VI, and Pharaoh Ay of the 18th Dynasty, many of which are still decorated with stunning murals that have survived 1000’s of years and millions of tourists from the Greek and Roman periods through to now. Next head to Cairo, Egypt’s cavernous capital, that’s filled with labyrinthine bazaars, ornate churches and mosques, remote desert monasteries and world class museums – from the fascinating ancient Egyptian finds in the Egyptian Museum to the Coptic Museum, which traces the earliest days of Islam and Christianity through galleries full of Coptic Art.
Take a Nile cruise and stop off at the Pyramids of Giza and the staggering Sphinx, see the Temple of Osiris in Philae and cruise along the banks of miles of undulating desserts filled with ancient ruins and and millions of stories waiting to be uncovered. Then visit Edfu, Dendara, or another of Egypt’s other waterside temples. Afterwards, trek into the White Desert to find traces of Roman outposts, strange rock formations, vast sand dunes and bewitching vistas of sun and sand that shimmer along the horizon. For something a little different take a visit to ruins of the ancient Egyptian capital of Tanis or the breathtaking Desert Breath – a beautiful piece of modern art that resembles a huge crop circle in the middle of the desert and is slowly eroding back into the sands – soon to be forgotten.
Points to ponder
To get the most from a trip to Egypt, it is vital not to assume that anyone who approaches you is on the make. Too many tourists do, and end up making little contact with an extraordinarily friendly people. Even in response to insistent offers or demands, try to avoid being rude or aggressive in refusing.
Egypt is a middle eastern country with population of over 80 million, From Cairo to Alexandria, The Country is full of history, Especially in the Giza with the famous Great Pyramids. With So much of history and culture.
Egyptian cuisine is characterized by dishes such as Ful Medames, Mashed fava beans; Kushari, mixture of lentis, rice, pasta and other ingredients. Molokhiya, Chopped and cooked bush okra with garlic and coriander sause; and feteer meshaltet.
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