The Arab republic of Egypt, nestled in North Africa is famous for its ancient civilization. The Pyramid at Giza, the Great Sphinx, the ruins of Thebes, Memphis and Karnak and the Valley of the Kings are attractions representing one of the world’s largest ancient civilizations and attract thousands of tourists every year. Egypt is a land steeped in a confluence of cultures and a great place for a vacation.
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Night Life: The night life of Egypt is quite unlike any other. An air of ancient wonder pervades Egypt’s nightlife. As the sun goes down, the streets carry a festive atmosphere with refreshment and conversation always accessible. The waterfronts of the Nile and seafronts at Alexandria and Sharm el Sheikh has people enjoying kebabs, tea and other fare in the outdoors. The sound and light show held in many archeological sites is quite a crowd gatherer. With music to enhance the aura created, some of the best shows are the ones held at the Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel. Commentary is done in different languages each night so be sure to check which night suits you the best. Sophisticated night-clubs and bars in Cairo and Alexandria are fun to visit. Drop into barbecues held along the Nile and dinner cruises in Luxor and Aswan.
Shopping: The Khan-el-Khalili, the medieval market in Cairo, is one of the best shopping centers in Egypt. Souvenirs, antiques, jewelry, spices, brassware, copperware and great cotton goods are on display. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is home to exclusive fashion boutiques and shopping centers which attract the fashionista and the pragmatic buyer alike. Strolling around these areas is a lot of fun and the bright colors and the exotic smells weave an enchanting spell on the senses. Make sure that you have mastered the art of a good bargain which is a traditional part of the shopping culture of Egypt.
Traveling in the Wilderness: Take a ride on a camel-back or on a horseback and experience the beauty of the shimmering desert, the golden hue of the sand-dunes, the sanguine sunrise, the sleepy sunset and the mystical darkness. Luxury travel packages include a night in the desert tent and a delicious traditional meal in the open desert warmed by a fire.
Balloon Ride: Don’t miss out on a balloon ride where soaring high above the city will offer you a spectacular view of the natural beauty and the ancient wonders of Egypt. Make sure to pre-book for an appetizing Egyptian meal together with a great bottle of French wine to make the trip a true delight.
The Egyptian Story: Enjoy an evening of classical dance accompanied by soothing Egyptian music where you can learn stories of a bygone era. These shows, often near a bonfire accompanied by food and drink, is a luxurious way to spend a cool evening.
The fun never stops in Egypt. A luxury holiday here can have you pampered and feeling relaxed and great about yourself. To experience a great country, head out to mystical Egypt for your next holiday break.
Hotels in Egypt
Swiss Inn Nile Hotel – Giza, Cairo
Average Price: €30
Average Rating: 7
Hotel Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor – Luxor
Average Price: €61
Average Rating: 9.7
Hotel Savoy Sharm – Sharm El Sheikh
Average Price: €58
Average Rating: 10