Egypt is famous for its ancient and impressive landmarks and accompanying cultural history. While that should form a part of your visit to this magical country, there’s a whole lot more to see and do that is rooted in the present day.
Let’s look beyond the pyramids for a trip full of nature, adventure and spirituality…
Sun and sea
With sun and warm temperatures all year round, Egypt is the perfect place to enjoy a beach holiday with plenty of sea swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. You can try some adrenaline-fuelled kitesurfing or windsurfing, or some more laidback diving through the coral reefs and dining Bedouin-style by the sea.
Ecotourism and nature
With a wide range of stunning landscapes to explore, a trip to Egypt can provide some memorable natural experiences. The protected areas and national parks are wonderful places to spot wildlife, and birdwatching is a popular tourist draw. You can go trekking on foot, or take a camel or 4×4 on a safari trail, or go sandboarding through desert dunes. As well as impressive sandscapes, there are plenty of mountains and palm and olive groves to take your breath away.
Egypt’s spiritual and religious foundations are very easily accessible for those who want to enjoy them. From a renewing spiritual retreat to a tour of ancient places of worship, the stillness and serenity of Egypt is yours. Mosques, Coptic churches, cathedrals and monasteries display some of the country’s most remarkable historic architecture as well as modern day welcoming spiritual communities.
Culture and history
No visit to Egypt would be complete without taking the time to consider its rich cultural history. Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs, as well as museums and galleries focus on the country’s past, while you can experience authentic traditions such as hookahs, cafe culture and bazaars out on the street during day-to-day life.