A trove of history and culture, Egypt is a firm favourite holiday destination. With an endless array of exciting activities, including sunset camel rides through the desert, taking in the tremendous sights, or lying back with your book on a beach, it's not hard to see why.
Stay central in the bustling capital of Cairo and immerse yourself in the relics of Egypt's fascinating ancient civilisation. The pyramids of Giza are less than 20 minutes from Cairo and never fail to amaze visitors. A boat trip down the famous River Nile can't be missed during your holiday to Egypt, too!
Egypt's coastal location means it boasts beautiful african beaches. Those looking to soak in the sun can do just that, while the more adventurous travellers can get their goggles on and go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters.
There's options for all budgets. Whether you are looking for a purse-friendly family getaway, or a luxury couples hotel break, Egypt's fantastic accommodation options mean you can organise your dream holiday.
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Things To Do
A holiday to Egypt is unforgettable. Visit the astounding Great Pyramids of Giza, where you can see the ancient art and treasures of the pharaohs. Take in the beauty of Giza's Great Sphinx and wander through the Valley of the Kings.
After your visit to the pyramids, take a stunning sunset boat trip down the River Nile. You can even swim it!
Egypt has a never ending amount of spectacular temples for you, or if you feel like spending the day relaxing, Egypt's sandy beaches are unbeatable.
Food & Drink
Egypt's cuisine is great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Carnivores can tuck into tender lamb koftas or a tasty beef shawarma while vegetarians can enjoy the amazing fruits and vegetables grown in soil enriched by the River Nile. Spiced vegetable dishes paired with lentils, rice and fresh bread are a staple in Egypt.
Egyptian desserts are a lot like the ones you'll find elsewhere in the Mediterranean. They are deliciously sweet and often made with pastry and nuts.
Don't miss out on the locally grown mangos, watermelons and prickly pears, too.