Touring Egypt In Luxury
Collected by Matt Long , AFAR Local Expert
Egypt has long captivated the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Unlike many other destinations around the world, that same spirit of adventure exists for the modern traveler, only heightened when joining a luxury tour exploring this ancient country.
Kom Ghorab, Misr Al Qadimah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Cairo exists in a constant state of organized chaos, but one place where I found some much needed tranquility was at Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, otherwise known as the Hanging Church. One of the oldest churches in Africa, it’s...
Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
One of the most famous landmarks, the pyramids that grace the Giza Plateau certainly don’t disappoint. Nearly 4,000 years old, these mystical tombs have captivated the attention of people around the world since they were first built. Tourism is...
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
For generations, the best way to see some of Egypt’s most impressive ancient temples and monuments has been by taking a Nile cruise, like the luxury ones offered on Uniworld Cruises and through Insight Vacations. A similar vacation inspired...
El-Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Once home to the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has been called the world’s greatest open-air museum and with good reason. Here you’ll find the incredible complexes at Karnak and Luxor and the Valley of the Kings is just a short drive...
Luxor, New Valley Governorate, Egypt
A short ride from Luxor is one of the most incredible places on the planet, the Valley of the Kings. Home to more than 60 tombs of royals and other important personages, it is here where you will find Ramses and Tut, their tombs still decorated so...
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Deraw, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
While some fine the constant presence of attention-seeking purveyors of trinkets in Egypt a little overwhelming at first, it’s best to go with the flow and fine-tune your haggling skills. First, never feel compelled to buy anything, but do know...
Assuan, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
It’s an ancient term for an ancient people, Nubians have called parts of southern Egypt home literally since the time of the pharaohs. They’re still a recognized minority group today, with their own language, customs and traditions. You will most...
Manteqet as Sad Al Aali, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Yearly Nile floods have been both a blessing and a course since the days of pharaohs, but it wasn’t until when the mighty river was finally controlled. A massive, multi-year effort the dam was seen as a way to help Egypt advance technologically...
Aswan Governorate, Egypt
While construction of the As an High Dam had many positives, there were also negatives including putting at risk some of the world’s most impressive monuments. UNESCO came to the rescue, assembling a group of nations around the world to help...
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