Since the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt as the world’s first tourist 2,500 years ago (the Pyramids of Giza were already 2,000 years old), the grand treasures of Ancient Egypt have captured the imagination of the world. A birthplace of civilization itself, Egypt is known throughout the world as the home of fantastic temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - above all - pyramids. But while you could easily spend years exploring the legacies of Ramses, Tut and Cleopatra, Egypt is so much more. Cairo, the Arab world’s largest city, is pulsating with life and culture, while offering an exquisite array of Islamic and ancient Coptic architecture.
Here you can shop in 500-year old bazaars, enjoy a sunset sail along the Nile, and sip on mint tea while puffing on a water pipe in one of the city’s legendary cafes. To get away from it all, experience the life of a Bedouin while camping amid the lush beauty of an oasis in the heart of the Western Desert; take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Red Sea; and walk in the footsteps Moses through the mountains of Sinai. Most of all, enjoy the hospitality of the Egyptian people whose warmth and good humor are second to none.