Egypt is a popular tourist destination, that much is true, and, to many, it is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Egypt holidays are perfect for holidaymakers who want to experience unique beach vacations because the said country features some of the world’s best diving sites.
Take a trip to the pyramids, bask in the historical glory of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations or hit the tourist resorts and catch some rays.
Sharm is the big tourist resort in Egypt and, affectionately known as Sharm, offers everything, from hotel package deals to scuba-diving classes and other opportunities.
Divers will know the reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohammed well as both are considered the best diving spots in the world. The reefs are bright, teeming with marine wildlife and there are a few wreck-dives in the area as well.
Back on land, there are a number of unique desert safari rides to enjoy, most of them taking visitors around the Sinai Desert area, a varied, yet beautiful, area of Egypt. The long stretches also enable visitors to take a ride on the quad bikes offered, taking advantage of the paths available.
Luxor is the start of the journey to Egypt’s ancient civilisation, one of the most renowned and important in history. The Valley of the Kings is an area of momentous significance, home to a number of pharaohs including Tutankhamen and Rameses VI.
There are different phases here and it’s recommended that guests visit a tomb in each phase to get the most out of the experience. The big names (King Tut) aren’t so easy to access and require separate ticket stubs.
Abu Simbel is another significant site that remains synonymous with Egypt. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features the Great Temple of Rameses II, the exterior of the temple decorated with mammoth carvings of the great Egyptian ruler.
Pictures and words do absolutely nothing here; they are sites that absolutely need to be witnessed first-hand.
It’s impossible to get bored of this country with its many sights and sounds and things to do. Sharm el-Sheikh fits a more conventional holiday blended with the delights of the Egyptian culture and those seeking something a little bit ‘more’ will be able to explore the sunken wrecks and the beautiful marine life down below the surface of the water.
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