Egypt Travel

Marhabâ! Welcome to Egypt! Egypt has captivated the world with its monuments to the past and the vibrant culture of one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. Travelers, scholars, diplomats, and conquerors have ventured to Egypt to wonder at this "Gift of the Nile". Be part of the magic as Silk Road Treasure Tours unfold a world of mystery and glory, of fantasy and desert beauty. Since 3000 BC a series of dynasties have controlled Egypt. The pharaohs Tutankhamen, Nefertiti, and Ramses presided over the grandest cities of their time, commissioning pyramids and temples that continue to inspire awe. Persians and Greeks sought control, and the Romans eventually introduced Christianity. Arab conquerors reached Egypt in the early seventh century, bringing their faith and language. After Ottoman expansion into North Africa and then Napoleon's brief stint of control, British forces occupied Egypt and remained through the middle of the twentieth century. Modern Egypt reflects these Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and African influences, making it a must-see cultural center; a diverse and exciting feast for the senses. Fly into Egypt's capital, Cairo, and enjoy the "City of a Thousand Minarets". Its extravagant Islamic architecture, with soaring towers that disappear into clear skies contrast with the European-style Abedeen Palace, an official residence of the Egyptian president. Venture through one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza, massive funerary edifices that have enticed travelers since their construction. Outside the Pyramid of Khafre, encounter the Sphinx, guardian of the city. Stroll along the Nile, the world's longest river. Especially remarkable is the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, which dominates the colossal Citadel complex. Unearth Egyptian history in the archaeological exhibits of Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Take a daytrip to the ancient city of Memphis, with its breathtaking pyramids and monuments. By nightfall, return to Cairo and feel the energy of this unfathomably gorgeous blend of ancient and modern that attracts so many travelers to Egypt. Modern Cairo was developed in the 1800's after the opening of the Suez Canal to impress visiting foreigners. Emulating Paris, it continues to impress visitors with its distinctly European air. On the site of the Ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes on the southern stretch of the Nile, Luxor is the "World's Greatest Open-Air Museum". A UNESCO World Heritage site it has been drawing visitors since the Greeks and Romans! The Temples of Karnak, with their… More