Our fascination with ancient Egypt and the fact that much of it has
been preserved for thousands of years ensures its on most people's
The architectural wonders of the pyramids and the mystery of the
pharoahs brings history surging to life and makes Egypt possibly the
most exciting place to visit. However, many of the sites cater for mass
tourism and you may be surprised to find roads and buildings close to
It is one destination that can truly boast something way above the
traditional sunbathing and sightseeing holidays of Spain and even
Temples, tombs, mummies, statues, desert and the awesome River Nile.
There is nowhere as vibrant and exhilarating like it on earth.
There are souks and bazaars to explore, belly dancers and some of the
best diving and snorkelling in the world.
The list goes on: Camel rides, hot air ballooning and glorious
- The threat of terrorist attacks in Egypt remains and it is
advisable to check with the UK/US Foreign Office before booking and
- When visiting mosques, women must wear a head scarf and be dressed
"decently". Shorts and miniskirts will offend Islamic
- A visa is required for UK travellers which can be obtained on
arrival, in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars and costs approximately
�10 per person.
Health Note: It is worth bearing in mind that the
temperatures soar above 100 degrees in July and August, thus making the
trips to see the incredible monuments extremely exhausting, especially
Difference: GMT + 2.
Flight Time: Approx 5 hours
from the UK.
Currency: Egyptian Pound.
||Enjoy Egypt with a good guide book
- Luxor Temple lies in the heart of Luxor facing the Nile and nearby
is the spectacular Valley of the Kings, burial place of King Tut.
- Cairo is where you'll find the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.
- Denderah is a temple dedicated to Hathor, the cow-headed mother of
the gods and wife of Horus.
- St Catherine's monastery where Moses is said to have recieved the
- The Egyptian Museum houses thousands of years of art and history.
- Karnak dates back to the 20th-century BC and is an impressive
avenue of ram-headed sphinxs and the huge statue of the Scarab
- The Nile cruise is a relaxing way to see ancient and modern
architecture along the historic banks of the worlds most famous
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