ANCIENT MONUMENTS AND EPIC STREET FOOD
Enthralling for those who visit and those who long to, Egypt’s place in the Earth’s anthropological narrative is well-documented. Truly nothing compares to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Remote as these wonders are, they remarkably lie but a short day trip from the bustling streets of Cairo on the northern shores of the fabled Nile River. From Aswan in the south, the current of this mighty river take you on a magical journey past the breathtaking ruins of Kom Ombo, the riveting Valley of the Kings and Queens and the extravagantly ornamented entrance to Luxor. Further afield in the north are the Painted, White and Black Deserts where photographic opportunities abound. As a bridge between Africa, Europe and Asia, Egypt is also in a primary location for migratory birds, including many herons, sandpipers and waterfowl.
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BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April.
GOOD TO KNOW
There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt.
Taste fresh Egyptian cuisine, including smoky baba ghanouj
Looking up at magnificent pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza
The black granite modernist Temple of Hatshepsut
BE SURE TO TRY
A History of the Arab People by Albert Hourani
How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Mark Collier & Bill Manley
Egypt: Ancient Culture, Modern Land by Jaromir Malek
Canadian and US citizens must obtain a visa to visit Egypt.