Bustling ancient cities, numerous monuments, fascinating Nile river cruises and beaches that are perfect for deep-sea diving, holidays to Egypt offer the finest in exploration, recreation and relaxation. Witness the majestic Pyramids of Giza; explore the river banks of Nile one of the world’s most famous rivers; wander through the Valleys of the Kings or simply kick back and relax in a Red Sea beach resort.
The most popular travel product we promote in Egypt is a scenic Nile Cruise. Dragon Travel Agents travel consultants offer an in depth knowledge of all you need to know during your Nile Cruise and can recommend to our customers a range of UK Tour Operator Nile Cruise holiday packages for them to choose. From Luxor and Cairo, a plethora of escorted Nile Cruises await, offering a unique and enthralling perspective of the East and West Banks of the Nile with expert guidance from an Egyptologist. Our customers can enjoy the comfort and luxury of a fully equipped cruise as they sail into popular destinations such as Luxor: home of the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. A cruise along this majestic river will take you on a journey through Egypt’s most treasured sights, each playing a pivotal role in the country’s rich development.
In addition to Nile Cruise holiday packages DRAGON TRAVEL AGENTS travel consultants can assist you in choosing the right holiday resort in Egypt for your winter sun or summer sun holiday. Our customers can fly to either Hurghada or to Sharm El Shaikh and select from a fantastic choice of top quality luxury beach front hotels and top class family resorts.
Renowned for its spectacular architecture including two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World [the Library of Alexandria and the Pyramids], Egypt offers so much more than its reputation precedes.
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El Sheikh – or Sharm as it is known locally – is situated near the bottom of the Sinai Peninsula. This very popular region of Egypt features everything from dune-filled deserts to towering mountain ranges perfect location for 4x4 safari tours. Sharm itself, boasts a coastal front with soft belts of sand and paddle-friendly waters at your fingertips. If shopping is what you are after, the lively city centre lines up heaps of top-brand-boutiques and bustling bazaars. There is a big, brash strip that is home to the likes of Pacha and the Hard Rock Café, and it pulls in a throng of lively partygoers. Expect everything from music concerts and themed discos to pool and foam parties to pack out the after-dark agenda. For those who like their nights a bit less neon-lit, there’s a good collection of chilled-out cocktail bars on the waterfront. And wherever you go, you are bound to find some belly dancing!
Sharm’s coastline, features apricot-coloured sand that slowly sinks into the bath-warm waters of the Red Sea. The water itself stays clear and shallow for the first few metres, making it ideal for splashing sessions with the little ones. The main attraction in this part of Egypt, though, is the scuba diving. You’ve got more than 200 coral reefs to explore, most of which are home to rainbow-coloured schools of fish, sea turtles and stingrays. If you’d prefer to leave the scuba gear behind, snorkeling is just as stellar.
Located on the western side of the Red Sea Riviera and hemmed by soft golden sands, the town of Hurghada has blossomed from a quaint fishing town to a bustling seaside resort. By day, the Marina Boulevard is where the local tradesmen vend a variety of local goods, as well as a selection of Pharaonic souvenirs. However, by night the town comes to life as restaurants and bars bustle with visitors wanting to savor a taste of authentic local cuisine and entertainment.
Known as the ‘City of a Thousand Minarets’, the bustling capital city of Cairo buzzes with thriving markets and souks such as the Khan el-Khalili Market, selling local handicrafts, colored fabrics and flavorsome local cuisine. Take the time to walk amongst the multitudinous stalls vending an array of colorful spices that fill the air with mesmerizing and intriguing aromas before heading to the Nile’s West Bank, where The Great Pyramid of Giza awaits, alongside the colossal Sphinx.
Popularly known as ‘the world’s greatest open air museum’, Luxor is the perfect hub to delve into the history of ancient Egypt. Luxor is divided by the Nile into the East Bank and West Bank. The East Bank is where you’ll find the temples of Luxor and Karnack, as well as the modern part of the city, with its numerous hotels. The West Bank is the location of Thebes, the old capital of Egypt. The Theban Necropolis is home to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
Aswan is relatively compact resort so it is easy to explore on foot, but taxis are available to take you to the Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam. A public ferry transports tourists between the two riverbanks, while feluccas sail around the river islands. Meander through the busy Sharia as-Souq and barter for handicrafts. Enter the Nubian Museum to view the vast collection of artefacts rescued before they were submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser.
Ten miles to the north of Hurghada lies the picturesque fishing village of El Gouna. The two main beaches of El Gouna are Zeeeytuna and Mangroovy, which offer a range of watersports including windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing and parasailing. Walk towards the centre of town and wander through the many winding alleys that lead to charming houses bedecked with traditional Egyptian characteristics.
Egypt is predominately a Muslim country, so please make sure you’re properly dressed when out and about. Revealing outfits are a no-no, especially for women. Pack lightweight cotton clothes in the summer and a jumper or jacket for cooler winter evenings. Cover up when Egypt sightseeing or walking the streets – women shouldn’t go out scantily dressed. Baksheesh (tipping) is a way of life in Egypt. It’s customary to leave a small tip for every little service, so do keep a pocketful of small change!