Egypt is a treasure in Northern Africa which has been welcoming travelers since July with a negative PCR test result, taken no earlier than 96 hours prior to flight departure.  This country is filled with so much  history and beauty. Prepare to be transported back in time with magnificent temples, pyramids, and museums. 

We recommend spending about 2 weeks in this historical wonderland. You could begin in Cairo and stay on an island in the Nile, perhaps in a former Sultan’s palace,  a wonderful oasis among beautiful gardens, away from the craziness of Cairo traffic. Once back in the city enjoy a visit to the fabulous Egyptian Museum or Al-Azhar Mosque-  one of the finest buildings in the country.  Take a day trip out of the city to the Pyramids of Giza. These fourth dynasty funerary temples have been wowing travelers for centuries because of their amazing enduring structure.

After Cairo, consider heading to the northern part of Egypt.  A 3- or 4-night cruise between Aswan and Luxor will show you gardens and the beautiful temple of Philae, devoted to the cult of Isis. Cruise the Nile by felucca to Elephantine Island, once occupied by the Nubians as a military camp and one of the earliest settlements before the banks of the Nile were populated.  Elephants were once seen near this area, hence the name. 

Journey down river to Kom Ombo to visit the temple dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, and on to Edfu with the best preserved large Egyptian temples. Luxor is next, positioned on the east bank of the Nile, and now a vibrant town with a small museum. In the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, you walk deep into the earth to find tombs of ancient Egyptian royalty. Attend a performance of Son et Lumiere at Karnak and Luxor Temples before heading to the West Bank sites at the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Visit some of the tombs with painted walls, Seti I, Ramesses VI and Tut-Anhkamun. 

Fly back to Cairo and spend a couple days at the Mena House in a room with a pyramid view! In addition to the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren, you will see the famous Sphinx and the Solar Boat of Cheops.  A shop and studio making papyrus art, carpets and wonderful crafts make this the perfect place to end your trip.  

Egypt is truly a magical place to discover the ancient world. If you are ready to be amazed by the Pyramids of Giza, the grand Nile River, and the various temples and tombs, we invite you to start planning your trip!  Please reach out to Jacky Keith.

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