People have been living in the area that is now modern Egypt for thousands of years and the famous ancient civilization that we think of as ancient Egypt has roots as far back as 7000 BC. Long before the Greeks and the Romans had even started daydreaming about having their own empires, the many pharaohs of Lower and Upper Egypt were firmly establishing the Egyptian civilization on the banks of the Nile. After the first pyramid was built at Saqqara in 2630 BC, the building program took off and the world famous pyramids of Egypt were commissioned and built over long stretches of time. The many artifacts and treasures that have been found from this extensive period of history have provided fodder for imaginations all over the world for centuries. To put it simply, Egypt is too important a tourist destination not to be included on your list!

We like to start itineraries with a few days in Cairo to see the major sites and of course the Egyptian Museum. Then, the only way to see the river life and important archaeological sites along the way is to cruise the Nile. The small cruise ships have huge picture windows, open decks, excellent accommodations and food – there is nothing more peaceful than an afternoon cruising the Nile! On your cruise, visit Luxor and Aswan and all the places in between before flying to Abu Simbel to see the reconstructed temples after the building of the High Dam. Finish your trip with a stay at the Pyramids and visit the Sphinx, the Solar Boat of Cheops and perhaps even ride a camel. There is something quite mystical about standing on your balcony and looking at these ancient tombs.


See the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza, cruise the Nile and visit the cities of Luxor and Aswan

Call us and book your trip

Call Esplanade Travel and you’ll talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members who can help you book your perfect trip.

Get in Touch

Dear Kit, The trip to Bay of Many Coves could not have been more perfect for us. Thank you for taking the time to listen to what I was trying to accomplish. I found being able to talk to you and to have you be knowledgeable about the area to be of great help. Thank you so very much for this experience. If we ever venture to this part of the world again, I will ask you to help us again. I hope our future travel experience are like this…I am afraid you and your group spoiled us! The phrase we learned in New Zealand is appropriate here: Good on you!

See all of our testimonials

Travel Insurance

We offer comprehensive travel insurance at affordable rates that will give you peace of mind during your travels.

Find out more