There are many locations in the world where you can enjoy a luxury holiday but Egypt should be high on everyone’s list. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or you plan to take the entire family along. Luxury holidays in Egypt are unlike anywhere else on Earth and the nation has something for everyone.
Things to do on Luxury Holidays in Egypt
To help you with planning your Egypt luxury holidays, this article highlights some things you can see and do while having luxury holidays in Egypt.
1. Cruise the Nile In Style
One of the best ways to see and experience the wonders of Egypt is by taking a luxury Nile River cruise, on board the Amirat Dahabiya, a luxurious and majestic vessel that departs from Aswan. As you cruise along the Nile, your ship will stop at various locations along the journey.
Marvel at the array of ancient treasures when you visit the Temple of Abydos. Wander through the massive hallways of the Temple of Horus, where the walls are covered in hieroglyphics. The Philae Temple is yet another ancient structure you’ll get to explore. This temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis and also features ancient hieroglyphics.
Along with visiting a variety of sites featuring ancient temples and other structures, one of the tour’s highlights is also one of the most famous – The Valley of the Kings. It was in this very valley that the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter.
When you embark on a luxury Nile River cruise, you get to see Egypt from an entirely new perspective and you’ll also experience wonders of the land that many other visitors either fail to see or don’t even know about.
2. Watch the Sunset Over the Pyramids of Giza
Just about everyone who visits Egypt will go to see the famous Pyramids of Giza. While these ancient structures look both amazing and imposing under the sun, they become even more impressive as the sun sets behind them in the evening.
Watch as the sky turns deep orange and then red as the sun drops towards the horizon, casting an eerie light over the pyramids and the entire area.
Although you can’t access these archaeological sites after dark, from a distance, you can view structures like the Sphinx illuminated in all its glory. After dark, you can also experience the Giza Light Show.
3. Hot Air Balloon Rides in Luxor
The ancient Egyptian city of Luxor is the place to see the area from a very unique perspective – high in the sky aboard a hot air balloon ride. Just imagine the amazing photos you’ll be able to capture with a bird’s eye view like this.
Float gently above the Nile River and the Valley of the Kings, to name just a few of the amazing sights you’ll see from the air.
With its stable weather conditions, Egypt is one of the world’s best countries to enjoy a hot air balloon ride and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
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4. Mount a Camel and Explore the Desert
Camel rides are one of the best and most unique ways to explore the desert regions of Egypt and there are many tour operators offering guided desert tours.
On your journey, your Bedouin guide will relate stories to the group that are known to only a few people.
Desert tours will take you to various locations, such as the Hurghada Desert, where you’ll have stunning views of the Hurghada Sea and the Hurghada Mountains. The Eastern Desert of Egypt is bordered by the Red Sea on the right and the Nile River on the left.
5. Journey Into the Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings features a series of tombs carved from the rock thousands of years ago. These tombs were excavated to preserve the bodies of the ancient pharaohs and powerful nobles of the era.
Located on the west bank of the Nile, across the river from Luxor, this historic valley is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting Egypt. In fact, tombs are still being discovered in the valley, with the most recent discovery occurring in 2008.
6. Guided Tours In Cairo
There are many different types of guided tours available in Cairo. Some tours see you visiting the Egyptian Museum, others are historical tours where you and your guide walk the city streets. You can even partake in a food-tasting tour, sampling the very best of Egyptian cuisine.
Guided tours are the easiest way to discover more about Cairo and learn your way around this incredible city.
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Egypt’s luxury family holidays provide an adventure that you’ll never forget. When you devise your itinerary, plan to spend a few weeks in Egypt so you have time to experience everything you want to see and do.
Rhodri Andrews is the Head of Content at SevenTravel, a luxury travel company based in Mayfair, London, that specialises in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Through his natural curiosity and passion for travel, he also brings SevenTravel’s one-of-a-kind experiences to life, from trekking through the Patagonian wilderness to exploring Morocco’s souks and medinas