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Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information

Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Pyramids The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Souks, the Egyptian Museum… as you explore Cairo and its outskirts, you journey through history. From the banks of the Nile to the fringes of the desert, Cairo combines the glamour of ancient buildings and historic monuments with an ambience that is both modern and...

Red Sea Coast Tourism - Sinai Peninsula Travel Guide

Red Sea Coast Tourism The Red Sea is a body of water like no other, in that it is a semi-enclosed sea communicating only with the Mediterranean through the man-made Suez canal and with the Indian ocean through the shallow Bab El-Mandab strait. This unique physiography has created a marine environment that supports flourishing coral reefs and endemic wetland communities...

Visit Luxor

Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in luxor, Egypt What most people come to see are pyramids; museums; the Khan el-Khalili bazaar; a Nile cruise to Luxor for the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples; Aswan, including the Philae Temple; Esna; felucca sailing on the Nile; the Red Sea for diving; and Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada for snorkeling. The...

Cairo Tourism and Tourist Information

Cairo Tourism and Tourist Information Visitors have been marveling at Egypt’s incredible antiquities for thousands of years. Synonymous with pharaohs, pyramids and other treasures from its ancient civilization, it is no surprise that Egypt has emerged as one of the hottest holiday destinations for all the right reasons – sun, sea, sand and spectacular sights. Home to two of the Seven...

Aswan Tourism and Tourist Information

ElephantineIsland along nile, Aswan Aswan is beauty, simplicity and nature. The wonders of this stunning city; manmade and natural, will dazzle you. Rather than taking a bus with loads of tourists to the main attractions, the best way to start your day in Aswan is by walking along the Nile in the early morning to the northern public ferry. This will carry you across the Nile from...

The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum)

The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum), Cairo, Egypt The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum) is a prize gem of Central Cairo. The doors are kept closed and electricity turned off in-between visitors but once an entrance ticket is presented, the doors swing open like curtains onto a spectacular stage. Enter the world of communication. It was opened to the public in 1940 on the second floor...

Desert Excursions in Sinai

Desert Excursions in Sinai What strikes most of the people visiting the region is the unforgettable combination of yellow-red-white sand, blue sea and gray-brown-yellow-orange mountains. The point is that getting into these regions by bus or a car is quite impossible, therefore, your trip will consist mainly of getting to the chosen place by a car (usually a jeep, which can...

Castle Zaman, Taba - East of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba

The Treasure Room at Castle Zaman, Taba Driving along the serene stretch of Sinai, one can discover 3 spot of peace that is like no other gracefully perched alop a desert cliff, mid-way between the cities of Taba and Nuweiba. Zaman Castle is a truly unique vacation destination. Breathtaking and majestic, the simple yet elegant architecture and panoramic views are enough to capture, the...

Sinai Top Attractions - Sinai Places to see

Sinai Top Attractions - Sinai Places to see Though most people come here in search for good weather, warm sea and amazing diving spots, little they know that this place is an outstanding historical and cultural site, and every person who is interested in history or in the ancient civilizations as well as in the traditions and the customs of the people inhabiting this place, it is absolutely...

Oasis of Ain Umm Ahmed, Sinai Desert

Oasis of Ain Umm Ahmed, Sinai Desert Ain Umm Ahmed - the spring of Ahmed’s mother – stands mightily on a higher level in Wadi El Ain, safe above the floods’ height when they happen. Dubbed one of the most beautiful Oases in the area, Ain Umm Ahmed is not so popular, therefore quiet and secluded. Covered in lush palm trees and fruits gardens, the oasis’ life has a number of fresh...

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert Archaeologists have found that the very earliest known settlers in the Sinai--they arrived about 8,000 years ago--were miners. Drawn by the region's abundant copper and turquoise deposits, these groups slowly worked their way southward, hopping from one deposit to the next. By 3500 BC, the great turquoise veins of Serabit el-Khadem had been...

Sinai Desert Trekking

Sinai Desert Trekking Expeditions into the Sinai Desert, which range from an afternoon or late night meander up Mount Sinai to a multi-day or week trek, are increasingly popular in Egypt. All treks through this relentlessly dry desert must be done with a local guides who know the terrain and how to safely navigate it better than anyone. If you are having difficult...

Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses)

500 year old tree on Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) is one destination that should not be missed, especially if you’re visiting the Saint Catherine Monastery. It’s worthy of note that it is believed that Gebel Musa is Mount Horeb from the bible. The climb up to the top is about 2,286 meters (7,498 feet) and will take about 3 hours to complete. At 1,570 meters (5,...

Saint Catherine's Monastery

Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine/Katherine At 1,570 meters (5,150 feet) above sea level, situated in a valley at the bottom of Gebel Musa, The Monastery of Saint Catherine is one of the top destinations for Sinai visitors. Established between A.D. 527 and 547 by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, the monastery was expanded on different phases. The St. Katherine Monastery has 6 main...

Bedouin Herbal Medicine School, Sinai Desert

Makhad Trust to restore Bedouin herbal garden, sinai Hello St. Katherine's lovers, When you head to this divine place, make it a pint to check out the new Bedouin Herbal Medicine school run by Dr. Ahmed Mansour in Wadi El Raha. There you will be served some nice herbal tea, dates in olive oil and mint, and find yourself indulged in a nice (spiritual chat). Bedouin Herbal Medicine School is run by...