Reasons to Visit
The Ancient Egyptians have attracted more interest and attention than almost any other ancient civilisation. Their feats of engineering, and the details of their lives we can glean from tomb and temple walls make them seem very alive; similarly their obsession with death also fascinates us.
From the temples of Upper Egypt, to the numerous fantastic pyramids near Cairo, Egypt is probably best known for its ancient ruins. Even once away from the ever-popular Nile Valley, there are oasis tombs, and remnants of Roman Alexandria to uncover.
The shores of the Red Sea are rightly famous the world over. The water is a stunning clear blue and the coral reefs are simply amazing. Year-round, the sun shines, and there are excursions into the mountainous interior to tempt you away from the sand and lapping waves.
Gliding serenely past lush green fields, farmed by ox-drawn ploughshares, admiring the sleek form of a egret is one of the great pleasures of a visit to Egypt. The fact that this glimpse of unchanged rural life also links together some of the greatest historical monuments in Egypt makes a Nile cruise a must!
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is one of the world's great treasure troves, crammed with artefacts from the country's illustrious past. Other, much smaller museums are more than worthy of your time: Luxor museum is especially noteworthy.
As you twist and turn deeper into the Khan El Khalili, passing under Mamluke arches and admiring Ottoman 'mashrabiya' window screens, you're drawn into a traditional world where charismatic vendors try to persuade you to purchase handicrafts and goods manufactured in a tiny workshop behind the shop front.
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The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada is a luxurious resort. It's based around a private beach with beautiful white sand and offers panoramic views of the Red Sea.
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The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh was the first luxury, all-suite resort to open on the Red Sea coast and is still the most celebrated beach hotel in Egypt. It is an exclusive haven of sophisticated luxury and relaxation, based around a long stretch of private beach with beautiful white sand and panoramic views of the sea. The 102 Arabesque inspired suites are set in forty-eight acres of perfectly maintained grounds, forming a stunning array of arches, domes and columns. Each suite's private walled courtyard guarantees privacy and peace, and upgraded suites have a private pool and dining veranda. The recreational facilities are all that one would expect from a first class resort, while the food in the two main restaurants is superb and the service throughout is impeccable.
Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has been transformed over the years to a bustling tourist destination. Its proximity to Luxor also makes it easily accessible and a wonderful place to snorkel or dive on the legendary reefs.
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