From deep within Africa the Nile brings water to the deserts of Egypt, giving life to the nations which have flourished here for over 5,000 years. On her banks the pharaohs have left their dazzling testament - immense pyramids, graceful temples and painted tombs. Egypt’s more recent history has left its testament too - Islamic mosques, citadels and palaces, and ancient Christian churches and monasteries. No traveller, standing in the quiet of Karnak’s hypostyle hall, or watching the graceful felucca glide past palm fringed shores, could remain untouched by the grandeur and mystery of this ancient land.
Highlights of Egypt include:
• Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
• Kah El Khalili bazaar
• Abu Simbel
• Boat or traditional Dahabiyyat cruise along the Nile
• Valley of the Kings
The Egyptian culture is as varied as it is colourful, and with over 8,000 years of history there is plenty to keep you occupied.
Cairo has a milder climate than the southern part of Egypt, however temperatures between May-Oct reach 30°-36°C. The rest of the year is warm to mild, and it can get quite cold at night over the winter nights. Luxor and Aswan experience hot weather from Mar-Nov (30°-42°C) and the rest of the year is hot. Nights are cool in winter and hot in summer (24°-26°C)