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Dendera Temple, Egypt

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Egypt is a long and lingering dream of culture, history, and heritage that can take you from ancient life to natural grandeur, with new ways to explore and possibilities abounding.

The ancient past unfolds like a storybook in Egypt, with each page revealing a new, inspiring wonder, from the grand tip of the pyramids cracking the sky to the serene banks of the Nile River.

From the Red Sea’s surprising opulence, the preserved architecture of medieval Islam, and continued Coptic Christian traditions, Egypt is full of endless marvels you can enjoy.

Overview

  1. Travel When the Time is Best For You
  2. Discover Unexpected Beauty and Luxury
  3. Experience Ancient Life and Wonder
  4. Connect With a Travel Specialist
  5. Explore Sample Itineraries to Egypt
  6. Get Your Trip Plans Started

Travel When the Time is Best For You

Felucca Ride in Aswan, Egypt

Aswan, Egypt

An Egypt trip can take you on an exploration through the vast desert dunes or along the rugged cliffs within reach of the Nile’s winding riverbanks, to the edges of an ancient port or the waters of a surprising coastal paradise. Egypt is an exceptional destination no matter the time of year.

While the summers may reach their peak temperatures, most of Egypt has a moderate climate that often surprises visitors, rather than the sweltering desert many expect. The different regions and seasons can give you a great diversity of crowds, weather, and the true beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The summer heat can open you up to a brand new perspective of Egypt’s grandeur by revealing the splendor of the Red Sea rather than the sole focus of the ancient heritage. Autumn, winter, and spring, the weather from the coastline to the winding edges of the Nile River, offer calm and consistent weather that makes it easy to travel, explore, and enjoy.

The comfortable weather will enhance your trip and accentuate your connection to the diverse cultures and mouth-watering cuisine. The impressive history often overshadows the richness of distinctive traditions and fashion, but each culture has left a remarkable impression on Egypt, from languages that demonstrate a long history of trade to flavorful dishes that highlight a long tradition of a connection to wider societies and nations. Whether interested in the fairytale architecture of the historic mosques or eager to bask in therapeutic waters, you can always find the right time to visit Egypt.

Learn more: Best Time to Visit Egypt

Discover Unexpected Beauty and Luxury

Beach resort in Hurghada on Egypt's Red Sea coast

Hurghada, Egypt

Egypt is a place of cultural beauty and allure but also impressive natural splendor. While the pyramids, tombs, and bustling aisles of the Grand Bazaar may get the majority of the attention, you can step away from the typical crowds to experience the unexpected side of Egypt. The heritage of Egypt stems from both the tangible and intangible, ancient ruins to specific cuisine, but the crystal-clear waters and vibrant coastline of the Red Sea add to the impression Egypt can make on your travel experiences overall.

The coastline along the Red Sea feels like a surrealist vision come true, where soft golden sands reflect the inland desert landscape while overlooking the shifting colors of the water. It can delve you into a paradise of palm trees that feel like a luxurious oasis accentuated by the sea breeze, the scent of dates, and the touch of hot sand beneath your feet. Whether looking for water sports or a luxurious beachside resort on which you can lounge, eager to dive along seabeds or wind through lively reefs erupting with rainbow hues, the Red Sea is an unexpected jewel during your visit.

Along with the delights of the Red Sea, you can follow in the footsteps of Moses by climbing to the peak of Mount Sinai or enjoy an adventure on a desert safari. With most of the country covered in sand and desert terrain, you can travel through the wilderness to reach white and black desert or discover a memorable oasis. Egypt is famous for its history and culture, but you can uncover the mesmerizing diversity for a well-rounded and enticing adventure by stepping away from the expected.

Learn more: The Best Way to Travel Around Egypt

Experience Ancient Life and Wonder

The Great Sphinx of Giza framed by one of the Great Pyramids

The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt

Egypt feels like a treasure chest that connects the wonders of the Ancient World to contemporary culture. As one of the world’s oldest civilizations, it has inspired visitors from across the globe for millennia eager to witness the impressive temples, learn through shared interactions, or continue to uncover a piece of the past to learn more about the shared heritage of the Mediterranean. From the discovery of the first Pharaoh Narmer, who united the two kingdoms, to the story of Moses floating down the Nile River, Egypt will capture your imagination and bring the legend to life.

With artifacts and tombs continuously uncovered, the ancient allure of Egypt feels immortal. The Land of the Pharaohs features grand construction and impressive inventions captured in the tombs that can leave you in complete awe. The Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are home to the impressive resting places of former rulers and important political figures embodied in the breathtaking size and detail of the tombs of Ramses IV.

From Cairo to Luxor, Alexandria to Aswan, Egypt can feel like an open-air museum with the culture, traditions, and history preserved from the cities to villages found around the country. The Grand Bazaar may be filled with the aromas of rich coffee to the passionate sounds of haggling. Luxor Temple may capture the grandeur of where Egypt’s pharaohs were crowned. Alexandria’s Qaitbey Fort and Pharos Lighthouse are visible from nearly any point along the coastline. Whether wandering a city with a guide or exploring museum galleries, the depth of Egypt’s heritage is unparalleled.

Learn more: Top 6 Must-See Places in Egypt

Connect With a Travel Specialist

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

With so much opulence, history, and heritage to explore, Egypt can feel overwhelming. Without being able to navigate the language, the local culture, or the layout of a city, visiting the bustling and historic areas of Egypt can feel like a whirlwind of confusion. When working with an Egypt travel specialist, you can make sure that your most important details are taken care of throughout the entirety of your trip.

By understanding the types of activities or sites you want to experience, you can enjoy an Egypt tour personalized to your specific needs, goals, and preferences, from luxury to privacy.

Exploring Egypt’s beauty and charm can take you into unexpected palaces, medieval mosques, Nubian villages, and the grandeur of ancient ruins, but a travel specialist understands the diversity and specific differences of the types of cultural experiences you may prefer. Whether you want a private tour or a visit in a small group, a unique cooking class focused on regional flavors or a private driver between cities, you can expect a trip tailored to how you want to travel guided by your specialist’s local expertise.

You can expect splendor. You can expect wonder. But most of all, you can expect that your trip will unfold Egypt before your eyes as you discover more than just the famous monuments. From museums to tombs, shopping lanes to elegant beaches, you can discover Egypt in a safe, comfortable, and unforgettable way that highlights the important beauty of the cultures that share the land and local heritage.

Learn more: Top 7 Best Things to Do in Egypt

Explore Sample Itineraries to Egypt

Sphinx alley in Karnak temple complex, Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

You have the opportunity to travel to the renowned pyramids and beyond, to explore uncovered tombs and more, to sample delicious cuisine and culture. Zicasso’s sample itineraries can help inspire your perfect trip.

Working with Zicasso means you work with an Egypt travel expert who understands important customs, has local experience, and is knowledgeable about the various ways you can travel through Egypt at your pace, within your preferences, to make your desired experiences a reality.

One-Week Capturing the Essence of Egypt in Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan is a brilliant introduction to the highlights of the ancient world and the Nile River’s timeless allure. Experience the beauty and essence of heritage that spans millennia while witnessing wonders that remain of the ancient world.

Highlights: Explore the mysterious and momentous Pyramids of Giza • Visit the ancient capital of Memphis • Tour the impressive odes to ancient Egyptian gods at the Karnak and Luxor Temples • Soar over the Nile River and the Egyptian desert in a hot air balloon

Travel through the wonders of the past in luxury as the ancient world meets contemporary opulence on this 12-day Exploring the History of Ancient Egypt With a Relaxing Resort Escape. From Cairo to Abu Simbel, treasured oases to the comforts of the Red Sea, you can indulge in the uncommon splendor of Egypt.

Highlights: Visit the massive rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel • Cruise in a romantic and calming traditional Egyptian sailboat • Admire the Greek-built architecture in honor of ruling pharaohs of the Edfu Temple • Discover Cairo’s timeless historic highlights • Tour Alexandria’s wealth of heritage • Revel in the clear waters of the Red Sea

Wonders of Egypt & the Great Pharaohs: 11-Days for History Buffs indulges in the sacred and mysterious, the awe-inspiring and the unique. From the astonishing pyramids to picture-perfect temples, the Valley of the Queens to a traditional felucca, you can discover the distinctive pleasures of Egypt like an amateur archeologist.

Highlights: Discover the Great Pyramids to the impressive Sphinx • Explore the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temples • Visit the staggering Philae Temple on the banks of the Nile • Journey to the Valley of the Queens • Enter the intricate network of ancient burial grounds in the Valley of the Kings • Explore Egypt’s history within bustling Cairo

Learn more: Egypt Tours & Vacations

Get Your Trip Plans Started

Quad bike ride through the desert near Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Egypt is the perfect destination to combine the likes of adventure and culture, relaxation, and discovery. With four-wheel excursions, luxury cruises along the Nile River, or uncovering artifacts in the famous Egyptian Museum, you can experience Egypt in all its grandeur and diversity at whichever pace you prefer. By speaking with a travel specialist, you can plan your trip for when you are ready.

You can visit our Egypt Travel Guide for more helpful hints on creating your custom trip before you Request a Quote from a travel specialist.

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