Rich Nile River floods provided for the development of one of the greatest civilizations the planet has known. Ancient sites with architectural jewels – of which the pyramids (at Giza) are only a handful, albeit a significant one – are dotted along Egypt's timeless waterway. Giza is also home to the Sphinx; tombs in the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings are just outside Luxor; and the temples at Aswan in the south are worth a felucca ride down the Nile. The last local dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 BC and the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines have all forged a place here since. Read more...
Awe-inspiring ancient wonders
Cairo has a medieval warren of alleyways unchanged since the days of Islam. If you want to escape its old world and modern charms entirely, the translucent waters of the Red Sea, awash with coral, may beckon. Snorkelling is excellent at the resort town, Dahab. This aquatic world is in stark contrast to the oceans of desert in the west of the country and the Sinai interior.
Set to explore? With gorgeous weather year-round, it's always a good time to book an Egypt holiday package. Bring fresh eyes to an old land and enjoy a timeless country.