Six reasons to go to Egypt Now
With sweeping desert landscapes, the mighty River Nile, a rugged Red Sea coastline and spectacular remnants of ancient civilisation, Egypt is bewitching. Situated in the north-eastern corner of Africa, the country may have a troubled history but tourist numbers rose to 8.3 million in 2017. We give you six compelling reasons to go now:
1. To discover a lost world
Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting and oldest civilisations on Earth. With monuments, statues and tombs dotted throughout the country, it continues to captivate archaeologists, and remains are still being discovered today. Cairo is also home to some astonishing Islamic art and architecture, found in mosques that were built over a thousand years ago. What’s more, we will set you up with knowledgeable Egyptologists to enlighten you on this fascinating subject.
2. To see the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza is a highlight of any Egyptian journey. Their extraordinary size and structure are every bit as breathtaking as you might imagine. But even more amazing is their story: these gargantuan tombs, built 4,500 years ago to prepare the Pharaohs for their next life, were constructed by teams of thousands of workers over a 20-year period. We can arrange exclusive access, so you can enjoy this site in complete privacy.
3. To cruise the Nile
Cruising on one of our favourite boats or setting sail on a felucca (traditional sailboat) in Luxor or Aswan are a central element of most Egyptian journeys. This wonderful experience allows you to unwind and enjoy the slow pace of floating along the Nile, passing through ever-changing scenery along the way.
4. To enjoy some winter sun
Egypt is a year-round destination but the best months to go are from October to March when the weather is sunny and warm, making it the perfect place to escape the bitter cold.
5. To go snorkelling or scuba-diving
Sharm el Sheikh, a resort town on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is the best place to explore the Red Sea’s diverse marine life and beautiful coral reefs. It’s also a good spot to get your PADI qualification, while staying at the charming Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh.
6. To get good value for money
Since Egypt’s return to the map, as a result of its greater stability, prices have been slashed to reboost tourism. This – and the fact that the Egyptian pound lost more than half its value after its flotation in November 2016 – means that it is possible to travel in style with us while enjoying extraordinary private access at a much lower cost.