The Pyramids

The pyramids of Egypt are usually associated with the Great Pyramid of Giza – the oldest and best preserved wonder of the ancient world – but there are dozens of other sites scattered along the banks of the Nile and deep within the high desert that are equally as impressive (and don’t come with the cacophony of Cairo on their doorstep). The sheer size and scale of many of these constructions is astounding, and no visit to the golden sands of Egypt is complete without them.
 

Our top trips

 

Discover Egypt


15 days, 
From the pyramids of Cairo and the shores of the Red Sea to the Nubian gateway of Abu Simbel, this is our ultimate Egyptian odyssey.

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Egypt Adventure


8 days, 
A consolidated itinerary for those who want to get the most bang for their buck. Follow the Nile south from Cairo to the temples of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.

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Explore Egypt


15 days, 
Venture off the beaten track and into the high deserts of the west. Take a dip in Cleopatra’s bath at the oasis of Siwa and sail down the upper Nile on a traditional felucca.

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Egypt Family – Feluccas and Pharaohs 


9 days, 
From ancient mysteries to modern marvels, this journey takes the whole family from the pyramids of Giza to the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

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Best time to visit


Egypt’s climate can be summed up in two words: hot and dry. This shouldn’t come as much surprise to anyone that’s at least googled the country before. Generally winter (December to February) is the tourist high season, as the days are milder than the summer months. From June to August, temperatures can soar to over 40°C and it’s best to avoid travelling during this time, despite the smaller crowds. 

 

Forgotten fact


The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned ancient structure in existence, and faces true north with less than a degree of error. 

 

Other popular cultural holidays


Angkor Wat
Petra
Machu Picchu
Taj Mahal
Terracotta Warriors