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Egypt

Along the fertile banks of the River Nile, the ancient Egyptians established a magnificent and enduring civilisation whose achievements have captured the imagination of the world ever since.

Today, the River Nile remains the lifeblood of the country and welcomes you with magnificent monuments, mesmeric desert and lush delta. 

Within this northward flowing stretch of the Nile is the world’s most intense concentration of ancient temples, hidden tombs and luxurious palaces constructed over the span of 4,000 years.  

Springtime is a pleasant time to visit Egypt. Visit the Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb or the mighty Aswan High Dam, where twenty monuments from Egyptian Nubia and four from the Sudan were carefully dismantled then reassembled at safe distances from their original sites. 

The largest involved The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, or take a treck into the desert to find traces of Roman trading outposts. 

The Red Sea coast, although very hot in Summer, is where many Egyptians choose to go on their holidays. Here you can relax in beautiful clear water in which to keep yourself cool or enjoy the rugged desert beauty.

For the sports minded there are a wide range of events staged throughout the year from the interesting to the bizarre, from camel racing to long-distance swimming in the Nile at Cairo, or a refreshing afternoon’s snorkelling jaunt along a coral wall. 

Whether you choose to watch the sunrise over the enthralling shapes of the White Desert or take in the shimmering horizon from the comfort of a hot spring in Siwa Oasis, Egypt’s landscapes are endlessly fascinating.