FOR most people with a ‘bucket list’, seeing the Great Pyramids of Egypt is a travel priority. A tribute to the greatness of one of the world’s oldest civilisations, the beauty, size and sheer magnificence of these monuments is breathtaking, and while the Pyramids are usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Egypt, there is so much more that the wonderful destination has to offer.
Despite a politically turbulent 2011, the situation in Egypt in 2012 has dramatically stabilised, allowing the country to confidently welcome back travellers and provide the level of safety, comfort and genuine hospitality that has previously been enjoyed in the past.
Families, couples and solo travellers alike are flocking back to experience not only the country’s magnificent monuments, but also the fun and adventure of the ancient land.
From the magic of sailing down the Nile on a traditional dahabiyya, to experiencing the vibrant culture of Cairo, a trek up Mt Sinai, a visit to the ancient Monastery of St Catherines, or snorkelling and diving on the Red Sea, Egypt offers something for every traveller.
Fishing, golf, and nature and desert treks are also some of the activities not usually associated with the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’, but are just a few of the more energetic activities on offer.
Egypt bustles with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. For thousands of years it has been the playground of emperors and kings and now, from tradition to modernity, Egypt is a country that has succeeded in creating a present that is as fascinating as its past. December and January are the perfect months to visit, offering beautiful and temperate weather.
The specialist team at Exotic Destinations has a wealth of first-hand knowledge and information to help create a tailor-made Egyptian experience.
The company’s philosophy of ‘unique, boutique, and luxury’ allows it to create travel itineraries specific to each traveller’s requirements and budgets.
Exotic Destination can organise charming hotels and professional English-speaking guides and drivers, allowing travellers to get away from the
crowds and immerse themselves in culture
and history and soak up the sights, sounds
and tastes of Egypt.