The country's ancient past is still alive in its majestic monuments and relics, while the complexity of modern Egypt entrances any visitor.
The ancient Egyptians were one of the most impressive civilisations the world has seen, but other ethnicities have shaped this country too, making Egypt a unique mix of the Arabian and Islamic with the Mediterranean. This rich history has created a tapestry of cultural and archaeological treasures unmatched anywhere - so much so that the country is home to one third of the world's antiquities. From the majestic Pyramids still standing proudly to the mighty Nile flowing through the heart of Egypt, the stark Sahara Desert and the pristine beaches of the Red Sea, this is a destination not to be missed.
The Nile was the lifeline of ancient Egyptian civilisation and today the banks of the river are dotted with ancient tombs and temples.
Lying 420 miles south of Cairo, Luxor is the most dramatic historical site in Egypt - and is often referred to as the world’s greatest open air museum. Luxor is the modern day name for Thebes, the ancient capital city of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. Today, Luxor is home to more than half of Egyptian antiquities and is a must-see destination for any visitor to Egypt.
Aswan is the “Jewel of the Nile”. Pink and grey granite thrusts upward through the Nubian sandstone, forming mountains, cliffs and jagged outcrops. The Nile runs clear and cold here, and endless waves of golden sand swirl against its banks.