Egypt is a fascinating destination of dazzling temples, spectacular landscapes and rugged beaut. World renowned for its most impressive ancient civilization, a journey to Egypt offers more than just historic treasures though. With vast tracts of desert, many desert adventures await. famous Nile river presents many cruising opportunities. And of course, a trip must include visits to ancient treasures, wonders of the world, as well as the warm Egyptian hospitality. We definitely recommend adding a visit to Egypt on your next trip to the Holy Land.
Places to visit:
Giant Pyramids of Giza- The iconic Pyramids of Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, stand as ancient marvels and tombs of pharaohs. The Great Pyramid, the largest, is a testament to human ingenuity and architectural mastery.
Valley of the Kings- A renowned burial site of ancient pharaohs, featuring elaborately decorated tombs, intricate hieroglyphics, and a rich archaeological legacy, offering insights into Egyptian history.
Karnak Temple- The Karnak Temple, a majestic complex in Luxor, Egypt, is a symbol of ancient grandeur. Its colossal columns, sacred halls, and intricate hieroglyphs narrate stories of pharaohs and gods.
The Red Sea– the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm-El-Sheikh beckons tourists and divers from around the world with its spectacular coral reefs and wrecks, beautiful beaches and array of hotels.
Ancient Cairo- there is much to explore in this ancient city beginning with the Sultan Hassan Mosque an Al-Ashar mosque. The medieval gate of Bab Zuweila is also a special site, particularly from the roof. In the shuk of Khan el Khalil one can see coppersmiths and other artisans in their workshops as well as many other unique artisan stalls
St. Catherine’s Monastery stands at the foot of Mount Sinai, about an 8 hour drive from Cairo in the midst of the Sinai desert. The Monastery is one of the worlds oldest and visited by pilgrims around the world and is believed to stand the foot of Mt. Sinai, where Moses is believed to have received the ten commandments from God. Most visitors will make the pre-dawn climb up to the top of Mt. Sinai for sunrise.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo – One of the greatest museums in the world is a treasure trove of Pharaonic art.
Saqqara Pyramids – A day trip from Cairo, these are different from the Giza Pyramids which more visitors will see when in Cairo. Saqqara offers a huge network of tombs and pyramics and it is most well known for the Old Kingdom Step Pyramid.