An Egypt holiday is something that will appeal to both young and old, and it’s easy to see why; few countries can boast so many intact examples of its ancient past as Egypt, while, equally, its modern attractions draw in families from all over the world. And with the variety of convenient packages available, companies like First Choice allow you and your family to make the most of your Egypt holidays and let you focus on the myriad of stunning sights and enchanting experiences:
Cruising Down The Nile
Cruising down the Nile would come near the top of the to-do list. This trip can involve spending three days on a cruise boat, where you will be able to see ancient temples and traditional Egyptian villages. You will have the opportunity to be wowed by many of the major historical locations in the country, including the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun artefacts. Younger members of the family will particularly enjoy seeing a genuine mummy and learning about the mysterious world of hieroglyphics. Other highlights include experiencing Cairo’s famous bazaars and going on a camel trek near Aswan. While, if you fancy enjoying some snorkelling among coral reefs and tropical fish near the Red Sea, you can do so at Makadi Bay.
The Egyptian Museum
If there’s one museum to visit in Egypt then it’s this one in Cairo. Tutankhamun’s gold burial mask is arguably the most famous treasure from the ancient world, and it can be seen here. The museum boasts that it has the biggest collection of pharaoh-related items in the world, and it would be hard to disagree. With the Royal Mummies Room dedicated to housing well-preserved remains of some of Ancient Egypt’s notable rulers. The Animal Mummy Room underlines the Ancient Egyptians respect for a wide range of animals, and this area of the museum has no admission charge.
Dream Park, Cairo
Southwest of Cairo is Dream Park, which is one of the leading amusement parks in the Middle East. The rides at the park range from gentle to exhilarating, and with its two theatres and areas for concerts, it is a place that is aimed at families and will please the kids if they want to take a break from sightseeing. There are several gift shops and no less than 15 restaurants, too.
Luxor is the centre of Egypt’s living past, and is home to the Valley of the Kings. Another eye-catching aspect of Luxor is the Karnak Temple Complex, and the magnificent avenue of ram sphinxes that appear here. Reaching the complex can be an experience in itself, and options include travelling to it by a motor launch down the Nile or taking a more tranquil journey by way of feluccas. Deir el Medina is another place well worth visiting in this area it is a site where many of the workers who constructed the pyramids are buried. Here, paintings remain that were created by the village’s inhabitants depicting life in Ancient Egypt several millennia ago.
Holidays to Egypt can cater for many tastes, from lovers of history to travellers looking to relax on the country’s celebrated beaches at Sharm El Sheikh. Step into history in this dynamic and ancient country, you may find that visiting Egypt once may prove not to be enough.