Destination: Egypt

by Angelique Platas

Oct 4, 2017

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Civilization as we know it exists because of the ancient Egyptians. Between the country’s millennia-old artifacts, illustrious landscape and remarkable culture, Egypt holds an otherworldly mystique, drawing in visitors from around the world.

Fly into Cairo and begin your trip in Egypt’s capital as this city provides a treasure trove of ancient relics. Located along the Nile River, Cairo boasts an impressive blend of old and new with sweeping views of the city and countless antiquities from the iconic pyramids, lavish royal tombs, temples, mosques and the Great Sphinx.

Head to Tahrir Square and visit the impressive Egyptian Museum, complete with art, mummified royals and artifacts from ancient Egypt. Head for higher ground and see the Citadel fortress, the famous site of the Muhammad Ali Mosque. Enjoy the view of the city below and make your way to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar — sure to be buzzing with activity and locals selling goods.

Once you’ve explored city life, journey across the Nile to Giza and revel in the iconic desert landscape. Giza Plateau is layered with ancient Egyptian artifacts and landmarks from the Pyramid of Menkaure, Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Great Pyramid, Egypt’s largest, is home to the remains of King Khufu.

Explore the Pharonic Village for a unique perspective on ancient Egyptian life and visit the animals in the Giza Zoo. Ride camels through the desert and take in the truly breathtaking sights provided by Egypt’s incredibly preserved cities and top destinations.

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