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Astonishing Country of colossal monuments

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Egypt is an astonishing country to say the least. The colossal monuments of ancient Egypt are stunning. The experiences of desert are fascinating. The cruise through Nile is enthralling. Apart from these you can scuba dive in Red Sea, enjoy in lively night spots, relish grand operas and relax in five star comforts.

Egypt Tours will take you to the home of an ancient civilization. The temples, hieroglyphs, mummies and above all – pyramids stand testimony to that civilization. Lesser known but still remarkable is medieval heritage of Egypt formed by Coptic Christianity and Islam. Ancient churches, monasteries and mosques mark the Egyptian landscape testifying this golden era.

It is to be noted that Egyptian civilization was one of the major civilizations to codify design elements in art and architecture. The wall paintings once painted in the service of pharaohs follow a rigid code of visual rules and meanings. Egyptian music is also rich with a mixture of indigenous, Mediterranean, African and Western elements.

Egypt Holiday Packages include visits to famous archeological sites at Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan.

In Cairo one can have the glimpse of Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian museum, the pyramids and temples of Saqqara and Dahshur, Citadel of Salah El Din and Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Alexandria homes Roman and Greek monuments, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qa'edbay's Castle and Qasr El Montaza. Luxor has temples of Luxor, Valley of Kings and temples of Abu Simbel. Aswan also has numerous temples and monuments.

The most popular of activities in Egypt may be the cruise through Nile river. It is economical in the sense it offers a way to avoid the constant packing and unpacking and also hassles of finding accommodation at each place. Nile cruise also offers a wonderful opportunity to relish almost all the historical monuments of ancient Egypt, as most of them are situated in the Nile Banks. Above all, Nile cruises can be done on luxury boats with facilities of a five star hotel. Tourists also get a chance to savor the way people live in rural Egypt. They live much as the same as they did even thousand years ago, in mud houses, tending their field with wooden ploughs and moving produce through donkeys.

Considering the peculiarities of weather late September and October, as well as April and May are ideal for touring Egypt. November to February period offers pleasant balmy weather that may be perfect for cruising down the Nile. Other times may be exceptionally hot.

An interesting adventure one may try in Cairo, is hiring a Camel or Horse and ride out in the desert by the pyramids and Sphinx. The best time is night when stars are there for company and the site gives an eerie feeling. A guide will accompany you riding another Horse or Camel.

There are other adventures of higher order to be had in a Tour to Egypt. Safaris and quad biking in deserts, Mountain Hiking in Sinai, Camping in White desert, scuba diving in Red Sea and kite surfing in Safaga are some of them.

In Cairo, there are many saner places a family on holiday could visit. They can escape hustle and bustle of Cairo and relax in green landscaped gardens of Al-Azhar park. A visit to Al-Azhar complex is a must. It homes the oldest university of world and an exceptional mosque.

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