You might have traveled all around the world but unless you have visited Egypt, your journey as a ‘globe trotter’ would never be complete. Egypt- The land of the Pharaohs and Great Pyramids, boasts of a 5000 year old civilization that mesmerizes every traveler who sets foot in the country.
The best time to visit Egypt is from mid October to May. However, in case you want to visit during summer time (May until October), better brace yourself for higher temperatures, especially in Luxor and the southern parts of the country.
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel and the sights and sounds of Luxor are a must for any tourist coming to Egypt. Add to that the rich cultural and archaeological heritage of Alexandria, and the fine sandy beaches and coral reefs in Egypt’s Red Sea coast that present a true visual treat for tourists.
The Pyramid of Giza is one of the ancient world’s Seven Wonders that has managed to survive largely undamaged. It is believed that it was around 2560 BC that this pyramid was constructed as a tomb. It took almost 20 years to be completed.
Luxor (meaning palaces in Arabic) is a city located in Upper Egypt, in the province of Qena. It was the ancient city of Thebes – the capital of Ancient Egypt. Luxor has frequently been hailed as the supreme open-air museum of the world.
Alexandria, on the other hand, is regarded as the “Pearl of the Eastern Mediterranean”. Alexander the Great founded it in 334 BC. Alexandria served as the capital of Egypt for almost a thousand years. Famous landmarks that you can visit include the Enclosure Walls and the Gates of the City, the Lighthouse, the Great Library, and the Royal Necropolis including the Tomb of Alexander.
Egypt may be regarded as the land of pyramids but its coasts also offer an exciting variety of water sports such as snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing. Locations like Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh (at the southern point of Sinai), Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba, with its beautiful beaches, offer ideal conditions for all kinds of water sports.
So, what are you waiting for? Come to Egypt and be mesmerized!