Egypt:-Ancient-ruins-and-coral-seas

1-5,Cairo

Allow your senses to be assaulted in the throbbing Egyptian capital. Strung out along the banks of the River Nile, this is a metrolpolis that’s existed for millennia. Don’t miss the famous Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, in the city’s suburbs, but there’s plenty to see in the centre. Ascend the Cairo Tower to get your bearings before visiting sights like the City of the Dead, the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar and of course the Egyptian Museum.

1h25m to Aswan

6-10,Aswan

Explore one of Egypt’s most interesting towns in the far south of the country. This laid back place is a world away from bustling Cairo: hire a traditional felucca and sail along the world’s longest river, where only a narrow strip of palms separates you from the vast Sahara Desert. Just out of town, visit the Temple of Philae, almost lost to the construction of the Aswan Dam but painstakingly reconstructed brick by brick so it wasn’t lost for good under the water.

3h25m to Luxor

1h25m to Aswan

11-15,Luxor

Travel back in time in this sprawling Nile-side city in which modern buildings jostle for space alongside ancient monuments. Examine the past as you visit the area’s many historic temples, tombs and museums or explore the popular souks that offer jewellery, spices, and other local treasures.

4h02m to Gouna

3h20m to Gouna

16-20,Gouna

Head to the purpose-built resort of El Gouna, the result of one man’s quest to find the perfect spot to construct a home by the sea. Soon, his friends and others followed, and today, El Gouna boasts some of the best golf courses and water sports the Red Sea has to offer, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, parasailing and more.

4h45m to Cairo

1h05m to Cairo

21,Cairo

Allow your senses to be assaulted in the throbbing Egyptian capital. Strung out along the banks of the River Nile, this is a metrolpolis that’s existed for millennia. Don’t miss the famous Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, in the city’s suburbs, but there’s plenty to see in the centre. Ascend the Cairo Tower to get your bearings before visiting sights like the City of the Dead, the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar and of course the Egyptian Museum.