It is the legendary land of the Pharaohs, the Pyramids, and the gift of The Nile. Yes, Egypt is one of Africa's largest countries in terms of size and people, but it the largest in the continent—and probably in the World—in terms of culture and history. Egypt has been for centuries the primary destination of adventure seekers and lovers of ancient, bygone eras carefully kept in the thousands of monuments, some as colossal as the Pyramids at Giza, or some as legendary like the famed Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A visit to Egypt is stepping into a time machine that would take visitors to human civilization's cradle. But not all is rich history and mummies (though they are quite seldom seen!). Egypt is home to some of Africa's most fashionable resorts, like World-renowned Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, or bustling metropolises like Cairo, or its more refined, composed sister, Alexandria, with its many shopping malls, cafes, promenades, and public parks. Visiting Egypt is like taking the best of both worlds, old and new.
Alexander the Great's beloved city, this is a far cry from Cairo's busy, traffic-jammed avenues: lying on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, Alexandria is a rather great metropolis filled with elegant theatres, extensive gardens, an excellent museum rivaling that in Cairo, and endless promenades lined with shops and cafes, giving this ancient marvel of civilization a rather European air spoused with that unique Middle Eastern taste. No visit to Egypt is concluded without setting foot on this exquisite Mediterranean gem.
If you're looking for sand and sun against a backdrop of posh, welcoming resorts, this is the place. Submerge in the warm waters of the Red Sea and discover an endless delight beneath the waves. And in the evening, splurge at any of the resort's classy, world-renowned restaurants.
Known as the "world's greatest open-air museum," Luxor is a standing marvel from the ancient World. Replete with temples, palaces, and hundreds of colossal monuments, Ancient Egypt's capital attracts people all over the World to stand in awe at the splendor and arrogance of this once-majestic metropolis of the Pharaohs.
Crossing over 40 km of pristine coastline, Hurghada City has year-round sunshine, stunning coral reefs, and plenty of exciting attractions in a laid-back, relaxed ambiance. Even though it's recognized as a top-three diving destination on the planet, it yet has something for everyone, even the non-divers: beach recreation, fantastic water sports, clubbing, and golfing are only a few of the options this place has to offer. Hurghada is a luxury resort town divided by Sigala, El-Dahar, and El-Memsha. Sigala is where you find many seaside resorts, mid-range hotels, and lots of restaurants. South of Sigala, you see luxury resorts. El-Dahar is the older charming part of town with its grand bazaar. El Memsha, which means the village road, is the modern part of the city. There are numerous luxury locations nearby; visit Soma Bay, Makadi Bay, and Sahl el Hashish. Considered the Red Sea Riviera's capital, Hurghada is south of Suez and 550 km from Cairo. The temperature is pleasant all year round. With the Hurghada desert climate, you should expect large differences in the temperature between night and day. Days are hot, while nights can get moderately cold, especially during the winter months.
Setting aside the bustling and often cacophonous life of this African megacity, Cairo is one of the World's most visited metropolises. For the lover of history, this urban giant is home to the Egyptian Museum, one of the World's most famous. Housing thousands of ancient artifacts, the museum is home to an immense collection of well-preserved items that record Ancient Egypt in its entire splendor. You can also hop on a ride to visit Giza, where the towering pyramids have stood, attesting to Egyptian Pharaohs' greatness. And for the lovers of city dining and adventures, no one will be disappointed with the hundreds of shops, cafes, restaurants, and exotic bazaars, like Khan El Khalili. Cairo aside from traffic and crowds, is well worth the dime!