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Historical Egypt

The land that gave birth to the first great civilisation needs little introduction. The legendary pyramids are merely the tip of the archaeological iceberg. Cairo’s chaos, antiques and monuments of Luxor, temples of Aswan and the beautiful Nile– the scope of Egypt is magnificent. Out west, Egypt’s ocean of sand stretches infinitely to the Sahara, with a handful of oases feeding solitary islands of green. Hivelike, medieval fortresses cower out here, interspersed with bubbling springs and ghostly rock formations. Meanwhile, the deep, crystal waters of the Red Sea lie brilliantly awash in coral, surrounded by an aquatic frenzy of underwater life. In the deserts of Sinai’s interior, visitors can climb the mount where God had a word with Moses, and spend their remaining days in halcyon bliss at coastal Dahab.

Best Time: December- February