Bringing Egypt closer to you.
For centuries, travelers have made the pilgrimage to Egypt, a wondrous land of contrasts, quenching their desire for adventure, mystery, history and romance. Egypt is a land that captivates, enthralls and entices. Ancient monuments that have withstood the tests of time watch as the eternal waters of the Nile flow through pristine green valleys. Endless desert gives way to miraculous oases and flawless seaside retreats.
Abu Simbel is a set of two temples near the border of Egypt with Sudan. It was constructed for the pharaoh Ramesses II who reigned for 67 years during the 13th century BC (19th Dynasty).
The second largest city and the main port of Egypt, Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the sight of an old village, Rhakotis, at the orders of Alexander the Great. The city, immortalizing Alexander's name, quickly flourished into a prominent cutural, intellectual, political, and economic metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day.
Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing.
Cairo, a modern busy metropolis and one of the largest cities in Africa, is home to more than 16 million people. Overseen by the pyramids at Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, the area we now call Cairo has been a major city since the time of the pharaohs, with each segment retaining much of its history and culture.
The Temple of Edfu is very dramatic. It is dedicated to Horus and was built in Greco Roman times. Horus was the god of the sky whose eyes were the sun and the moon. He became equated with the king, and therefore the King was Horus manifest.
Hurghada has grown to become an international center for aquatic sports, and one of the leading tourist destinations on the Red Sea coast.
Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km(30 miles) north of Aswan. Located on the east bank, Kom Ombo is home to an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus the Elder).
Lake Nasser is more than 500 miles long and provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt!
The construction of the High Dam at Aswan led to the creation of the world's biggest man made lake; Lake Nasser, and with it the opportunity to cruise its picturesque, unpopulated and tranquil waters on board luxuriously furbished vessels, visiting a selection of quieter temples and ancient sights.
Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.
Sharm el Sheikh is the Red Sea resort for scuba diving, snorkeling and family fun. The jewel of the Sinai, with history going back thousands of years, cultural tours and year round sunshine. One of Egypt's top holiday destinations.
Road to Egypt works with you to plan your Egypt experience at a pace and taste that suits your wish list and your budget. Choose from our suggested private tours or let us customize a program just for you. Contact us and speak to one of our tour designers.
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