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The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia.

Magical Journeys to Egypt

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• Cairo

Cairo Tours, Travel & Activities

Cairo is an all-out assault on the senses. Known as the 'Mother of the World', this vibrant, chaotic city is home to more than 16 million Egyptians, Arabs, Africans and sundry others. Noisy, polluted and totally unpredictable, the sheer intensity of Cairo can seduce or overwhelm …

• Alexandria

Alexandria Tours, Travel & Activities

Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt, and its largest seaport. Alexandria extends about 20 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean sea in north-central Egypt. It is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria, and is an important industrial centre …

• Aswan

Aswan Tours, Travel & Activities

Egypt's southernmost city sits on the banks of the Nile, decorated with flotillas of white-sailed feluccas. Over the centuries, Aswan has been a garrison town and frontier city; the gateway to Africa and Nubia; a prosperous marketplace at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes …

• Hurghada

Hurghada Tours, Travel & Activities

Hurghada has become an international center for aquatic sports like windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and above all snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs …

• Luxor

Luxor Tours, Travel & Activities

The sheer size and number of its wonderfully preserved monuments have made Luxor Egypt's greatest attraction after the pyramids. Small wonder that the area is often described as the world's largest open-air museum. Feluccas, old barges and luxury hotel ships cruise to and from Cairo and Aswan …

• Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh Tours, Travel & Activities

If you're interested in exploring Egypt's underwater treasures, a visit to Sharm el Sheikh is a must. Sharm's charms are also appreciated by many Cairo dwellers - Egyptians and foreign residents alike - for its clean air, sea vistas and relaxed ambiance …

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» Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, these two enormous sandstone structures built in 1255 BC at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt are only half of UNESCO's Nubian Monuments site. Along with the other monument, the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, these ancient structures were saved from rising Nile floodwaters when the construction of the Aswan High Dam formed the artificial Lake Nasser. Over a four-year period, from 1964-68, a UNESCO team cut the buildings into blocks and moved them to higher, safer ground …

» Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt's second-largest city, Alexandria, occupies 20 miles of the coast along the Mediterranean Sea. It's an understandably enormous and thriving port, but it's more than just a working city - there are tourist attractions aplenty here, too. Although very few of the oldest parts of Alexandria are visible today, there are many ancient sights to see. You'll find ancient Roman ruins, including an amphitheater and baths, as well as catacombs beneath the city. There are also remains of a third-century B.C.E. temple that's believed to be Cleopatra's burial spot …

» Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya Oasis, Egypt

Beckoning like - well, an oasis - in the middle of a harsh, expansive desert, Bahariya is a respite from the dry sands of Egypt. Natural springs dot the oasis floor, shaded by date palms and fruit trees overhead. The black hills surrounding it are filled with quartz, and the lands contain several impressive ruins - including the Temple of Alexander the Great. Once an ancient center of agriculture and commerce (even wine was produced here and exported to the Nile Valley) known as the Northern Oasis, it remains part of an important route …

» Blue Hole, Dahab

Blue Hole, Egypt

One of the world's most famous snorkeling and diving spots, the evocatively named Blue Hole is renowned for its unique geological formation - a 426-foot- (130-meter-) deep sinkhole in the Red Sea, fringed with colorful coral reef and filled with startling blue waters. The Blue Hole has long been a magnet for adventurous scuba divers hoping to get a glimpse of the colorful underwater world, with the main attraction being an 85-foot (26-meter) underwater reef tunnel, located at about 183 feet (56 meters) deep, that leads out into the ocean …

» Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, Egypt

For many visitors to St. Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, the trek to the mountain's 2,285 meter (7,495 foot) summit is a highlight of their visit. There is a chapel at the top, reached by either following the camel trail or climbing the 3,750 Steps of Repentance. Whichever way you visit, the final stretch is a grueling 750 rocky steps to the top, where you'll be rewarded by spectacular views, plus the knowledge that you are standing on the spot where Moses received the Ten Commandments …

» Nile River

Nile River, Egypt

Measuring 4,150 miles (6,680 kilometers) from end to end, the Nile River is the world's longest and arguably the most important in the region. Egypt's some 83 million residents, living along the edge of the pitiless Sahara Desert, have always relied on the waters of the Nile for basic sustenance. More than 240 riverboats sail up and down the waters of the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, and cruising on one of them tops many an Egyptian travel itinerary. Along the way, you'll make stops at a few of the countless temples dotting the shore …

» Red Sea

Red Sea, Egypt

The Red Sea separates Egypt and Saudi Arabia, flowing from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden. In Egypt if surrounds the Sinai Peninsula and Gulf of Aqaba. Dotted with cruise and fishing boats, this historic stretch of sea is one of the world's most popular diving sites. The protected coral reefs, good visibility, dive wrecks and rich variety of marine life attract snorkelers and divers from around the globe. There are a number of popular dive sites in the Red Sea, including the Abu Talha huts, the islands south of Dahab …

» Solar Boat Museum, Giza

Solar Boat Museum, Egypt

Built in 1985, the Solar Boat Museum (or Khufu Solar Museum) is home to one of the world's most unique finds - an ancient Egyptian 'solar barge' that was buried by the pharaoh's tomb to help transport the ruler to the afterlife. The Khufu Solar Ship was buried at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza as early as 2500 BC, making it one of the world's oldest and most remarkably preserved ships from antiquity. After being exhumed in 1954 and painstakingly reconstructed from 1,224 pieces - a process taking over 13 years …

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Named by the Pharaohs, Egypt is the oldest civilization in the world. And did you know that one third of the world's treasures were located in Luxor? There is so much to do and see all over Egypt - this lovely warm land with its charming and hospitable people. Your one and only problem is likely to be that you may never want to leave …

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Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide. Egypt is best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and its pyramids …

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