Egypt is one of the oldest civilisations in the world and it’s a country steeped in a very unique history. Millions of tourists flock to this Northeast African nation every year to cast their eyes on the ancient pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and other attractions. While Egypt certainly has its fair share of man-made wonders, the country also boasts many natural wonders for visitors to enjoy.
If you’re planning luxury holidays, Egypt should be one of the top destinations on your travel list for sightseeing and adventure. To have a chance to truly immerse yourself in the culture and experience everything Egypt has to offer, a stay of 10 to 14 days is ideal.
Let’s now take a look at some of the reasons why you should book a luxury vacation in Egypt and some of its natural wonders.
When most people think of Egypt, visions of majestic pyramids and human history come to mind, but what many don’t realise is that the country offers numerous opportunities to enjoy a beach holiday. There are many picturesque locations along the banks of the Red Sea and then there is the Mediterranean Sea to the north to enjoy. In fact, an Egypt beach holiday is one of the best experiences you can have in this incredible part of the world. Along with the two major seas that border the country, there is also the Nile River cutting a path through the nation.
The Red Sea is a premier destination for a beach vacation you will never forget. With its spectacular underwater world to explore, there is a lot more to the Red Sea than just luxury accommodation and sandy beaches.
Along with paddleboarding and other water activities, the Red Sea provides loads of opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. The beachside town of Sahl Hasheesh is a popular destination on the Red Sea coast.
No visit to Egypt would truly be complete without taking in the wonder of the world’s longest river. Along with gaining access to numerous ancient structures and learning more about the nation’s colourful history by visiting the Egyptian Museum, the Nile itself is a majestic wonder of nature to behold.
To truly experience the wonders and beauty of the Nile River, one of the best ways to appreciate it is to take a 7 day luxury cruise from Aswan to Luxor, aboard the Amirat Dahabiya. Drink in the serenity of nature, while also going on excursions to visit some of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, such as the Valley of the Kings and the infamous tomb of Tutankhamen.
The river is home to the Nile crocodile, Nile perch, the Nile monitor lizard and is teeming with a variety of bird life. The river is the lifeblood of the region and provides water for agriculture, as well as being a popular waterway for travel.
Both sunrise and sunset are spectacular times of the day to be out on the Nile or relaxing along its banks.
In a part of the world that is covered in so much sand and desert, one of the best forms of transport is travelling by camel. You could simply enjoy a short camel ride for a unique experience, or take things up a notch and embark on a desert adventure tour.
Many tour operators in Egypt provide organised desert tours with a Bedouin guide. Along your journey, your guide will tell you stories about the region and its history that only a few people know.
Some popular locations for desert tours include the Eastern Desert of Egypt, which is bordered by the Nile River and the Red Sea. Another is the Hurghada Desert, which provides incredible views of the Hurghada Mountains, as well as the Hurghada Sea.
While it’s fun to explore bustling cities like Cairo and to visit all of the popular tourist spots, venturing out into the desert on a luxury tour provides peace and quiet and the sky at night will bedazzle you with its carpet of stars.
Located in the Northwest region of Egypt is Cleopatra’s Pool. Although it’s surrounded by man-made structures, the pool itself is fed by a natural hot spring and it’s said that Cleopatra herself used to swim in the pool whenever she visited the area.
These days, it remains a very popular tourist attraction and is a fantastic way to chill out after a day of exploring Egypt’s wonders. Located in Siwa, a visit to Cleopatra’s Pool is definitely something you should consider including on your Egypt itinerary.
Seven Travel can help you plan a unique itinerary for your tour of Egypt and all its natural and man-made wonders. See this ancient part of the world in absolute style when you book a luxury Egyptian holiday.
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