This journey captures the rich historical legacy of Egypt, from the Pharaonic sites of the Nile Valley to the biblical wilderness of the Sinai Desert. From Cairo we visit the great pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, where our historical guide brings these icons to life.
We take the sleeper train to Aswan for a day trip to the impressive and remote Abu Simbel. From the mighty Aswan Dam a cruise up the Nile to Luxor is part of the Egypt experience with regular shore excursions to explore ancient temples on the riverside completing our appreciation for both ancient and modern Egypt. From the comfort of our cruise boat we are given a great insight into Luxor, Karnak and the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings culminating in a Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor. Journeying into the Sinai and the land of the Bedouins, we relax in Sharm el Sheik situated on the beautiful Red Sea before following in the footsteps of Moses to the summit of Mount Sinai. We traverse the Sinai, cross the Suez Canal back to Cairo.
April 3rd to 19th 2010