All those who think that Egypt is only about civilizations and antiquities should again think over it. Egypt is much more than just being a breeding ground of ancient civilizations. A tour to Egypt is the best way to explore the hidden mysteries of 'the land of Pyramids'. A perfect blend of sea, sand and sun, Egypt in all its beauty and glory, is a sure shot place for vacationing.
Location: Bordering the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Sudan in the south, Red Sea and Israel in the east and Libya in the west, Egypt rests peacefully in northeastern Africa.
Currency: Egyptian Pond
Tourist Attractions: Cairo Museum, River Nile Cruises, Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Tomb of young King Tut.
Cairo Museum: Housing a rich collection of antique objects, Cairo Museum is worth visiting during Tour to Egypt. Some of the Tutankhamuns artifacts put on display at Cairo Museum are Golden Chariot, Anubis Statue, Ebony Leopard, Alabaster Carvings and Jewellery from Mummy.
River Nile Cruises: There is no better way to explore 'the land of Nile' other than sailing on a luxurious cruise. Feel free to choose from short duration to long duration River Nile cruises during your Tour to Egypt. Visit some of the most spectacular sites while riding on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Great Pyramids of Giza: Tour to Egypt is incomplete without a tour to Great Pyramids of Giza. Built for King Khufu, the Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as 'Cheop's Great Pyramid'. With a height of about 471 feet, Pyramid of Giza is rightly counted in the Seven Wonders of the World.
Sphinx: Having a lion's body and Pharaoh Chephren's face, the Sphinx at Giza won't fail to enchant you during your Tour to Egypt. Carved out of native bedrock, the Sphinx of Egypt is associated with the Sun God and is considered to be the Guardian of the Necropolis of Giza.
Tomb of young King Tut: Lying in an area that was normally used for royal burials, Tomb of young King Tut was forgotten until Howard Carter discovered it on 4th November 1922. When discovered, the tomb had around 5,000 artifacts that caused a stir in Egypt. The Tomb then attracted many visitors and till date continues to attract tourists from all over the world.
Airports in Egypt:
Cairo International Airport (Flights: Air France, British Airways, Austrian Airlines)
Hurghada International Airport (Flight: Egypt Air)
Luxor International Airport (Flights: Egypt Air, Kuwait Airlines)
Hotels in Egypt:
Cosmopolitan Cairo, Cairo (*** Star)
Nile Hilton, Cairo (***** Star)
Holiday Inn Resort, Sharm El Sheikh (***** Star)
Kahramana Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh (*** Star)
Mercure Romance Hotel, Alexandria (**** Star)
Sheraton Montazah Hotel, Alexandria (***** Star)