Egypt is not Singapore you can traverse and enjoy in a couple of days. It is a vast land. It is also chaotic at times and if you do not plan, you might become frustrated, give it all up and go elsewhere. That need not be the case if you make Egypt travel plans beforehand to have a truly enjoyable vacation and come away fulfilled.
Pick Popular Tour Packages from Reputed Tour Operators
An Egypt based tour operator is your best bet. With years of experience and with vast knowledge of the country they will offer popular tour packages to suit your convenience and your budget. They know what gives full value for money and will make all travel arrangements leaving you free to enjoy the sights and experiences. You may be offered a selection of tour packages covering these four areas:
– The Nile Valley: covers Cairo, Luxor, Aswan dam and Abu Simbel areas. Home to civilization since millenia, the Nile Valley should be on your itinerary.
– If your tastes are different you can plan a tour of what is known as the White Med area comprising the North Coast of Egypt, the historic city of Alexandria, El-Alamein and Marsa Matrouh.
– The Red Sea is equally fascinating, the Riviera of Egypt and you have popular places like Hurghada city, Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Taba and Taba Heights, Nuweiba, Ain Sukhna, Soma Bay, and Makadi Bay among others to keep you immersed in a blend of Egyptian cultures.
– A journey in the Western Desert with its miles of golden sand dunes can be an eye opener. The Black desert, the White Desert and the Dakhla Oasis, Farafra Oasis offer a unique experience like no other.
You may or may not have the time to take in everything Egypt has to offer. A fine way to start is to take the Nile tour. You can do this on a luxury sleeper train on a five day trip or take a leisurely nine days trip aboard a luxury boat and cover popular spots like the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the High Dam, the temple of Philae, stop by Kitchener’s Island on a trip that includes fascinating Cairo and Aswan.
Time and Budget
These are the two main constraints. Happily, Egypt trip packages are available in different categories and budgets. You can pick a 3 nights, 4 nights, 7 nights Nile cruise only, go in for a week long holiday or a ten day fascinating tour of popular places in Egypt. If you have the time and inclination, you can stop over for two weeks or even three and have an extended and leisurely holiday. For instance if you opt for the Grand Egypt Tour Package you have a delightful journey of 16 nights and 17 days covering Cairo, Luxor, the Nile cruise, Aswan, Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh. A trip like this covers the ancient civilization and sites where Pharaohs once ruled to Alexandria, replete with Roman and Coptic Christian influences, to Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin to view Muslim cultures. If you are visiting a number of countries in the region, a three day Nile cruise may be one way to whet your appetite for a possible extended visit in the future.
In any case it is more enjoyable, affordable and safer to opt for packaged tours that get you a taste of Egypt in delectable slices.