Holidays In Egypt - brought to you by the Travel Wizard
Egypt is home to the monuments and artifacts of one of the oldest civilisations on Earth. But a holiday in Egypt can be about so much more than museums and visits to see ancient buildings in the desert. Whatever you're looking for from a holiday you're sure to find it in Egypt.
Sharm El Sheikh Holidays
Sharm El Sheikh Holidays are now one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Egypt. Not least because it is possibly the most extraordinary and diverse destination for diving in the whole of the Middle East. Situated on the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh has a fantastic reputation with scuba divers for the crystal clear waters, magnificent coral, exotic under water flora and rare tropical fish that can be found.
Sharm El Sheikh Holidays will find you winging your way on to the tip of the Sinai Peninsula and has a range of white sandy beaches and endless desert landscapes to tantalize your holiday experience and has long been heralded as the "city of peace".
There are quite a few different resorts to consider when looking for Sharm El Sheikh Holidays:
The long sandy bay where the first major international hotel was built in the 1980s full of shops, restaurants, bars and 'sheesha" cafes.
Ras Um Sid Cliff:
A cliff top area that links Na'ama Bay and Sharm El Maya. Amount 5 minutes drive from Sharm famous for coral reefs.
Sharm El Maya
The old town of Sharm El Sheikh, this bay is a natural harbour and has an abundance of palm trees.
Holidays In Egypt
Of course, holidays in Egypt can be so much more than Sharm El Sheikh Holidays, and if you're looking to travel back in time then there is no better destination.
The capital of Ancient Egypt used to be Luxor which is situated south of Cairo along the river Nile. Luxor is home to some of the oldest monuments in the world and it is here that most cruise ships set off down the nile on their way to Aswan.
Traveling south from Luxor towards Aswan you will see some magnificent sites going through Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo. On your way you will see the most magnificent statues, temples and buildings including the famous unfinished obelisk (a huge obelisk abandoned part way through carving because of a crack). But perhaps most importantly the Valley of the Kings located on the other side of the Nile around Thebes (ancient Luxor).
Passing Kom Ombo there is still more to be seen including the great Aswan Dam which helps provide all of the lower Nile with water throughout the year. And if you're really lucky, you might even manage a day trip to Abu Simbel, home to perhaps the most extra ordinary temple in the world.
A holiday in Egypt doesn't just have to be all about a cruise down the Nile and certainly there is so much to see in Luxor alone that you could spend a good few months looking at all the sites and Museums. However, nothing quite compares to the magnificence of the city of Cairo where there's so much to be seen. A visit into Coptic Cairo will also give you a rare glimpse into early Christian life in Egypt.
From Tutankhamun's death mask to the Pyramids at Giza and the Egyptian Museum located in the heart of Cairo, a holiday to Egypt is surely one you will never forget...
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