Its name alone is captivating. Its story goes back to the earliest ages of humanity. The ancient Greeks were already marveling at the vestiges left by an ancient civilization more than 2,000 years old.
Egypt is so much more than a tourist destination; as a founding civilization it teaches us about our past and unleashes our imagination. Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Ramses II, Tutankhamun, the god Ra, Osiris and Isis, Bastet and Anubis ... You only have to hear these legendary names to feel entranced and captivated. Egypt's architectural wonders have also conquered the planet. From the colossal sculptures of Abu Simbel to the pyramids of Giza, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, Egypt has the power to enthrall every traveler who wanders across its land. An age-old splendor that gives the natural scenery of this huge country a look of paradise, both along the Nile River with its herons and crocodiles and in the Red Sea with its colorful fish, making it popular with scuba divers.
And Cairo? Alexandria? Luxor? Aswan? The hard part is choosing which one, because all these cities have such a wealth of historical, cultural and natural wonders. Why not hire a felucca to enjoy this stunning scenery, and fall in love on the Nile with a melancholic sunset as your backdrop? Be enchanted by the poetry of this mythical source of life. The more adventurous amongst you can rent a camel for an unforgettable trek. Then why not head back to the Bay of Aboukir, near Alexandria, and enjoy freshly caught fish as you watch the city light up. If you're lucky, you might even get to see a sacred dance of whirling dervishes. A mesmerizing and magnificently oriental spectacle.