The home of pharaohs, pyramids and hieroglyphs, Egypt is not a country you should miss! Like flipping through the pages of your history books, see the hustle and bustle of Cairo, gaze in awe of the temples and be bamboozled by the mystic of the Pyramids.
If you’re visiting Egypt this year, see our top 15 things you shouldn’t miss!
One of the oldest civilisations in the world, it’s ancient treasures and interesting history makes Egypt a definite bucket list topper. Visit the majestic pyramids, take the iconic kiss pic with the Sphinx or take a cruise down the longest river in the world. See the pages of your history books come to life when you take on an Egyptian adventure.
Here are our top 5 reason’s why you should make Egypt your next destination.
When we think of Egypt we think of: The Pyramids, sphinx, pharaohs, hieroglyphics, mummies and ancient temples, to name a few. But when we think of Egyptian food, it’s not so well known. However, we’re here to enlightened you about the delicious foods that are readily available in Egypt and are extremely tasty to say the least! Like other countries, food is a large part of Egyptian culture, where you can find different varieties of the same food all over Egypt, north to south, with each region adding its own unique flavour or twist to recipe. Sounds tantalisingly tasty right?
The images we think of when we hear the word Egypt are always the dreamy and exhilarating fantasies of Cleopatra, pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, mummies and treasure. The Ancient Wonders of the World are still creations to be admired at. There are the Great Pyramids of Giza, which are observed among the hugest formations ever to be constructed and there’s also the Valley of the Kings, which has underground tombs holding the treasure of the pharaohs. Along with these scenes and its remarkable history and culture, this country offers much more. From the invigorating Nile, to hot air ballooning over Luxor, to the energetic adventure playground of the Red Sea coral reef and the superb rock formations of Mt. Sinai; you will be enchanted with every step and in every direction.
Browsing the internet, you see epic images that look like they’re out of the movies, story books or have been photoshopped but wait, these places are actually real! We’re not taking the micky here – these travel destinations truly exist and are not a figment of your mind. Be prepared to have your mind blown, and to be so intrigued by these places that you’ll add them to your travel bucket list. These destinations are proper #travelgoals.
Here are 10 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination.
So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.
Cairo is set on the Nile river, is the capital and largest city in Egypt. The city’s municipal area is the biggest in the Middle East and in the Arab world. For many, Cairo can seem like an initially bewildering experience; an intoxicating, bustling city, with narrow sandy streets and bazaars filled to bursting point with antiques and spices. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to know where to go when you first arrive in Cairo.
The Christmas and New Year period offers unique experiences to ensure it will be one festive season you’ll never forget. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel to destinations that you’ve never been to, but have always desired to. For many of us, it is also a difficult time being away from friends and family, enduring an orphan’s Christmas and attempting to make an epic roast just like your mum, putting in that extra effort to feel like you’re not too far from home. But hey, life is short and the world is wide. Let’s make the most of it.
Christmas and New Year abroad means you have plenty of countries to explore which are different, unforgettable and exciting. Here are some Christmas and New Year options that may tickle your fancy.
Travel Talk run a wide range of tours to Egypt, visiting places such as Cairo, Luxor, the Nile River and much, much more.
We get a lot of great feedback from our travellers about the experiences they have had and incredible sights they have seen during our Egypt tours, so we wanted to find out from you what you think the is best thing to do or see when touring Egypt.
So, if you could only visit one part of Egypt again, or return to one special place, what would it be? You can cast your vote in our poll below and feel free to leave us a comment with WHY you have chosen this particular place/event over everything else.
Get voting and tell us what you think is the best sight to see in Egypt and why!
Next stop, Luxor. I’ve always marvelled at the ability of Irish pubs to pop up in unlikely places. I can now add our dinner venue in Luxor to the list. While some got up for hot air ballooning they later described as their highlight (I regretted not going) the rest of us had slightly more sleep before heading to the Valley of the Kings.
Wow. The tombs of these ancient royals and the stories that went with them had me truly fascinated. When I walked down the stairs into the tomb, battling my conflicting needs to look where I was going so I didn’t eat it in front of my new friends and stare at the preserved hirogliphics and decorations on the walls and ceiling I came upon the huge stone sarcophagus and was uncharacteristically speechless.