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The Highlights of a Classical Tour to Egypt

Tourists travel to Egypt since medieval times. Various factors attracted their attention to the land of the Nile. The nice and warm weather of Egypt all year long, the ancient monuments, and the beauty of nature; all these elements grabbed the attention of many tourists to spend their vacations in Egypt.

Can you imagine that these same reasons are still the same factors that encourage large number of vacationers to spend their holidays in Egypt. Tourists explore the land of the Pharaohs for various reasons. Classical tours to Egypt would commonly including many marvelous highlights.

While in Cairo, the first significant place to explore while on a classical travel package to Egypt is the Pyramids of Giza. This is the most famous landmark in Egypt and one of the most famous historical sites all over the world.

Built during the 25th century BC, the pyramids served as the tombs of great kings and pharaohs. These huge structure and their process of construction still amaze scientists until today.

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is another attraction the tourists who visit Egypt should always visit. The museum hosts the largest collections of Pharaonic displays. The exhibits of the museum extend to more than 200,000 displays. The most significant among them is the golden collection of King Tut Ankh Amun, the displays of the Middle Kingdom, the collection of Akhenaten, and the Royal Mummies Room.

Tourists who travel to Egypt usually visit Khan El Khalili touristic market. The Khan is one of the biggest and most impressive markets in the region. Selling gold, silver, statues’ replica, copper, marble, leather, mother of pearl, oriental musical instruments, herbs, perfumes, belly dancing and oriental outfits, and much more.

After finishing their visit to Cairo during their classical tour to Egypt, travelers usually go on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa. These Nile cruises’ ship offer luxurious services and facilities, comprehensive visits’ program to all the marvelous monuments of Upper Egypt, and wonderful entertainment activities in the evening.

Guests in Luxor would visit the Temple of Karnak, the largest Pharaonic complex in the entire globe. Established during the ruling period of the Middle Kingdom and constructed over a period of time that exceeds 700 years, each ancient Egyptian king wanted to add his contribution to the temple. Today it is one of the most impressive Pharaonic site in Egypt.

Other visits in Luxor include the Valley of the Kings. This was where Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of King Tut Ankh Amun in 1922. The valley also hosts more than 25 tombs that date back to the reign of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The tombs are famous for their colored walls and distinctive decorations.

The mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a magnificent monument located in the West Bank of Luxor. There are also the gigantic statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Travelers who book classical tours to Egypt would visit these impressive historical sites.

In Aswan, tourists would visit the amazing Temple of Philae. Dedicated to god Osiris and goddess Isis, the temple was relocated to its current place after the construction of the High Dam that we would also be exploring during our trip to Egypt.

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