History and Wonder Await You On All Inclusive Holidays In Egypt
Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilizations and is also one of the oldest holiday hotspots known to man. All inclusive holidays in Egypt will give you the best of an historic holiday and will offer something for everyone. When it comes to holidays in Egypt, you will not be disappointed. Just be sure to make time to see these iconic destinations on your trip.
Pyramids of Giza: Representing one of the greatest architectural feats by man and the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world's oldest tourist attractions and for some, the only reason they visit Egypt. Three pyramids make up the formation; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each is a tomb to a different King of Egypt and in front of them lies the Sphinx, an intense cat-like sculpture that has fascinated visitors for years.
Abu Simbel: Built over 3,000 years ago by Ramesis III, the two temples are among the most magnificent in the world. Called 'the Sun temple of Ramesis' and the 'Nefertari temple', Ramesis named them after his favorite wife and dedicated them to the goddess Hathor. Situated close to Aswan, the temples were carved on a mountainside and are a beautiful site you'll want to see.
Valley of the Kings: Visit an old friend at the Valley of the Kings. Situated on the ancient site of Thebes, this is where pharaoh's were buried and hoped to meet their Gods in the afterlife. This is where you'll find one of the most famous Egyptian's of all – Tutankhamen's tomb, which was discovered in the 1920's. You can go inside the tomb, but to see what the hidden treasures discovered inside it you'll have to visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You're bound to be impressed by the wealth of tombs here!
Temple of Karnak: all inclusive holidays in Egypt will not be complete without a visit to the Temple of Karnak. And do not be fooled – it's not just temples; it's an entrenched massive site which was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. A complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, all dedicated to the The gods gods, the site measures a whooping 1500 x 800 meters. If it's all a bit much for you, do not miss the Hypostile Hall in the Great Temple of Amun.
Luxor Temple: Do not miss this spectacle in the center of Luxor. Its main purpose was to celebrate the festival of Opet in 1400BC. Many rulers have since built onto the temple but it still remains a place of worship for Christians and Muslims – a mosque built inside the difficulties still exists and is a definite highlight.