Egypt Holiday Vacations
Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation destinations in the world today. It is recorded that early Romans and Greeks traveled to Egypt to have fun and see the amazing pyramids. But Egypt is much more than pyramids and the Sphinx. The Red Sea Riviera has some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling spots. Sailing on the Nile is both a romantic and natural experience.
Way back in 430 BC, when Herodotus exclaimed in awe over the magnificent monuments in Egypt, many of the monuments were already 2500 years old! Most of them, from the pyramids of Giza to the astonishingly beautiful temples of Karnak, to the painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings, can still be visited today.
The beachside resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea coast, offer the gateway to a magical under-water world of fish and coral. These spots are ideal for, and are often favored by divers. The more adventurous travelers venture inland where you will discover historical monasteries amid the arid mountains of Sinai or the distant desert oases, homes of the hardy normads whose camel trains still wonder the Sahara sands.
Many tours operators offer tour packages that include visits to the pyramids, the museum and the Nile cruises, usually between Luxor and Aswan. The Nile cruises generally last between 4 and 5 days. Egypt’s convenient geographical location – with easy access from most parts of the world – and all its precious ancient antiquities, the lovely weather all year round and the pleasant people remains an excellent holiday vacation.