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Egypt Holiday

Home to the largest city in the Middle East, the delta of the long Nile River and some of the world’s most prized artifacts, Egypt is a world wonder.

Egypt is best known for ancient historical sites in a barren desert landscape. Many travelers will be surprised to find that some of the best attractions are the opposite: modern cities within a fertile river valley. Visit the pyramids, sphinx and Sahara and enjoy world cities that have grown up on the Nile River banks and the Mediterranean shoreline.

While ancient ruins stand throughout Egypt, the most famous artifacts are near the cities of Cairo and Luxor. Head to Cairo’s southwestern outskirts to find the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Cairo’s extensive Egyptian Museum features many small artifacts from dig sites around the country, including Tutankhamen’s famous gold burial mask. Tutankhamen’s tomb is in the Valley of the Kings outside the southern city of Luxor, which you can reach by car or Nile River cruise.

Explore the Sahara in Egypt’s Western Desert. Sand dunes roll along the Great Sand Sea, while mushroom-shaped rocks clutter the otherworldly landscape of the White Desert. Visit the Siwa Oasis, where an ancient town thrives on a small green patch around a desert lake. A craggy hill filled with ancient tombs stands at the town center surrounded by the ruins of the medieval Shali Fortress.

After exploring the deserts, return to Egypt’s cities to experience its rich modern culture. Relax in a Mediterranean café on the waterfront of Alexandria, considered to be one of the most liberal cities of the Arab world. Study alongside thousands of visitors and locals under the glass roof of the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Given Egypt’s 21st-century political turmoil, travelers should be cautious about visiting certain regions of the country. Monitor the news before visiting and check to see if your government has any advisories against travel to particular areas.

Fly into Egypt via airports at Alexandria or Cairo. By the end of your trip, you will be overwhelmed by the number of world-famous sights you’ve seen.


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Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino AU$112
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Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Cairo Intl Airport Rd, 2741 El Horreya, Heliopolis, Cairo
     
    3.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location near airport and free shuttle service. Surprisingly good chinese restaurant.

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    Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    New Karnak, P.O. Box 13, Luxor
       
      4.8 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was superb. We enjoyed staying in the hotel.

      Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino AU$150
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      Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

      Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

      16 Saray El Gezira, Zamalek, Downtown, Cairo
         
        4.2 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It’s one of the large hotel in Cairo, very modern and we have a room with the balcony with nice view

        Le Méridien Cairo Airport AU$210
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        Le Méridien Cairo Airport

        Le Méridien Cairo Airport

        Cairo Airport , Terminal 3, Cairo
           
          4.4 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Convenience to the airport for a long layover was a huge plus. Even though I had points to get a much cheaper stay elsewhere, this was perfect. Very comfortable beds. Nice staff.

          Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa AU$131
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          Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

          Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

          El Remaya Square-Pyramids, PO Box 25, Giza
             
            3.9 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The property is at an amazing location. The hotel has excellent restaurants, excellent staff, and excellent facilities. If I were to ever go back to Egypt I would stay here. The only negative thing about the property is the convenience supermarket inside the hotel, which has artificial and rip-off ...

            Ramses Hilton AU$129
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            Ramses Hilton

            Ramses Hilton

            1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo
               
              3.6 of 5
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              It was absolutely beautiful everyone was very friendly we have a fantastic stay

              Marriott Mena House Cairo AU$181
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              Marriott Mena House Cairo

              Marriott Mena House Cairo

              6 Pyramids Road, Giza
                 
                4.5 of 5
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                Absolutely stunning! Had the most amazing time!

                Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo AU$204
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                Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

                Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

                12 Ahmed Ragheb Street, Cornish El-Nile, Garden City, Cairo
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Good location; attractive hotel interiors. Excellent breakfast. Nice service, although it was a bit erratic as to what was cleaned and what amenities were left at night.