- Explore temples and tombs of the ancient Pharaohs
- Take a leisurely cruise along the Nile River
- Haggle in the souks and bazaars
- Dive or snorkel in the Red Sea
Choose your itinerary
Travellers have always been fascinated by Egypt. Home to some of the most awe-inspiring ancient monuments, the rich history of Egypt has created a myriad of cultural and archaeological treasures unlike anywhere else. Beyond the temples and tombs of the pharaohs, this North African nation also offers world-class scuba diving, sun-soaked beaches and thrilling desert adventures.
- Located in the northeast corner of Africa, Egypt is the most populated country in the Arab world and the third most populous in Africa. Egypt has one of the longest known histories of any country and is considered a cradle of civilisation of great influence.
- Arabic is the official language, and many Egyptians speak English. In tourist areas, many locals speak German and French, with varying degrees of fluency.
- With year-round sun and almost no rain, temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to extremely hot in the summer. Cities such as Cairo and Alexandria in the north are generally a few degrees cooler than places in the south like Aswan and Abu Simbel. Nights in the desert can be cold.
From the traditional bazaars and coffee shops to the ancient pyramids, temples and 19th-century palaces, these monuments are something to behold. Travellers can also visit a host of beautiful mosques and churches that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Egypt. The contrasting expanses of desert scenery to the lush banks of the Nile River delight the senses. The coastal region of the Red Sea offers exceptional diving and snorkelling, as well as spectacular desert safaris either by 4x4s or on camelback. Whatever your tastes, Egypt is a land blessed with diversity and can offer it all.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Egypt has to offer, and here are a few of our favourites:
- Red Sea
- Western Desert
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. Be sure to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
Ancient Thebes, now Luxor, is the largest open-air museum in the world. Famous for the Valley of the Kings and the majestic temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor.
Aswan, formerly known as Nubia, has a unique heritage and outstanding World Heritage Sites, including the Temple of Philae and Abu Simbel in the south.
With over 1000 species of fish and 150 species of coral, the Red Sea is home to some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world.
Part of the North African Sahara belt, the Western Desert is barren and uninhabited dotted by the oases towns of Bahareya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga and Siwa.
Once ruled by Cleopatra, Alexandria is a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea with lovely beaches and relics of ancient Rome and Egypt.