Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country on earth, offering a wealth of ancient landmarks to explore. Most people travel here for the sole purpose of touring the treasure trove of historic remains. However, the appeal of this country goes beyond its ancient ruins. A vibrant population of friendly locals, eclectic cities, coastal getaways and mysterious deserts feature throughout this country, offering a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can be enjoyed on a guided tour.
Don't miss these Egypt attractions
- The Pyramids of Giza
- Ballooning over the Valley of the Kings
- Egyptian Museum
- A camel safari to Mount Sinai
- Nile River cruises
The captivating city of Cairo
The capital city is a dynamic metropolis that offers travellers the chance to delve into the local lifestyle. Food and market tours are a perfect option for discovering the lively shopping and food scene in the city. The Kan el Khalili provides the chance to purchase souvenirs, spices and fabrics, while street vendors serve up local fare and fresh juice at reasonable prices.
Cairo is a great point from which to explore the sites of the local area. Private tours are available to whisk travellers to multiple destinations, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. Private tours through the Egyptian Museum offer a chance to view ancient treasures, or rent a felucca for river tours along the Nile.
From Luxor to Sinai
Often described as the 'world's greatest open air museum', the city of Luxor provides passage to such historic ruins as the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Public and private day trips are readily available to explore these ruins, or see them from above on a hot air balloon ride over the West Bank.
To the east, Sinai offers a mixture of historic, spiritual and recreational activities. All-encompassing tours take you from the coast to the rugged mountain ranges to explore every site of this vast peninsula. Red Sea cruises offer a chance to discover incredible seascapes, while a camel safari inland will take you to the base of Mount Sinai.