Onward to Enchanting Egypt
An Egyptian Adventure
By Team Vacations Exotica
Egypt is definitely a bucket list-worthy destination. One of the most coveted destinations for travel, Egypt – the land of the pharaohs, is often seen on many a social media feed. Instagram-worthy shots of air-kissing the Sphinx and posing against the mysterious pyramids is only the tip of the iceberg. After the pyramids, the main reason why you should board a flight to Egypt is to travel back in time.
Egypt is the land of hidden treasures and mummies. Let us state the obvious first - the history of Egypt is culturally rich, therefore the presence of monumental sculptures, ancient temples, interesting carvings, paintings and hieroglyphics is in abundance and fascinating to see.
Egypt is suitable for both, independent travelers and groups. The people are warm, welcoming and with so much to explore, you are bound to have a great time. Ensure that your itinerary includes a cruise from Luxor to Aswan. It is a unique experience cruising down one of the world’s most renowned streams—a waterway that has been essential to Egypt’s agricultural and monetary prosperity since ancient times. Further below, you will be able to discover and scratch the surface of the so many oh-so-amazing places in Egypt.
Cairo is a big, busy, bustling destination with vibrant culture & history. Gateway to the Pyramids, Sphinx of Giza, mosque of Mohamed Ali, Sultan Hassan & El Refaie, the grand Egyptian Museum and the spectacular Sound and Light show at the Great Pyramids are highlights of Cairo.
Shopping in Khan El Khalili bazaar, a souk, is interesting as countless varieties in clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, souveniers and perfumes catch your attention. A full day trip to nearby city Alexandria covers Qaite Bay citadel from outside, the Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs, Montazah Gardens.
Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes and the great city of the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom pharaohs is known for its museums, tombs and well-preserved temples. Sandwiched between the West Bank and The Nile, Luxor hosts world’s largest open-air museum set on the west bank of river Nile. The dazzling display of amulets, silver bowls, graves and tomb furnishings, and votive tablets running across the middle of the floor space speaks volumes of the history of Luxor. The Valley of the Kings is a rocky spectacle of escarpments. One can’t miss the tomb of the Tutankhamun. Get your camera ready for the Karnak Temple and its stories.
Nile Cruise – Luxor to Aswan
What better way to spend your vacation than on a cruise? The cruise offers a chance to enjoy beautiful scenery of the banks of the Nile. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the temples and tombs of the ancient world as you cruise by in a relaxed setting. Getting aboard a cruise is indeed one of the best ways to see Egypt and relics from ancient past. Savour a timeless experience while aboard; whether it is the food or entertainment or recreational activities, meticulously planned by the onboard staff. During the day, get ready to disembark and explore more exotic locations. When night falls, enjoy the entertainment activities on deck.