On your way to visit the West Bank of Luxor, you will come across the two gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. These two gigantic figures of Amenhotep III were originally situated in front of his Mortuary temple, which seems to have been destroyed for unknown reasons. Each colossus is about 21 metres tall […]

Gebel El-Mawta in Arabic means Mountain of the Dead; it is a cone shaped mount a little to the North of Shali Fortress, dotted with tombs from the 26th dynasty and the Ptolemaic period. Many of these tombs are still very well preserved. Moreover, from Gebel El-Mawta, you can catch amazing views of Siwa Oasis. The most important tomb to see […]

Surf the giant dunes of the Great Sand Sea near Siwa. Travel into the desert for what is thought to be the best dune surfing location in the world with seriously smooth and steep dunes reaching heights of  140 metres; and if that’s not enough there are breathtaking views of the desert landscape as you […]

After a long drive through the barren landscape of the Western Desert, you won’t believe your eyes when you reach Siwa for the first time. See an edenic island full of mineral springs, salt lakes and endless Olive and Palm groves. For a cultural tour in Shali, the oasis’ main town, check out the strange ruins of […]

The Dakhla Oasis, situated some 300km from the Nile Valley in Egypt’s Western Desert, can be regarded as the most southwesterly outpost of pharaonic civilisation. When an exceptionally strong sand storm revealed, in 1947, the first traces of the late Old Kingdom town at Ayn Aseel in the eastern part of the oasis, it came […]

Discover the haunting beauty of Sinai’s mountainous desert as you travel through the landscape on a Quad bike. Tear up the sand and enjoy the wind as you climb up mountains and speed through sandy plains. Quad bike expeditions are generally easy to organize and book, it can be done from your hotel, through the […]

After a short ferry ride from Taba’s coast, you’ll reach the Island of the Pharaoh, also known as the Coral Island, a small granite atoll surrounded by coral reefs and amazing dive sites. The island is also known for its citadel, originally built by crusaders and later conquered and reconstructed by Saladin. The citadel is listed […]

Displaying a great collection of art and artefacts that date back to the origins and legacy of ancient Alexandria, the Graeco-Roman Museum has a neo-classical façade and the inscription-MOYXEION, which simply means museum in Greek. With 27 exhibits that showcase Hellenic statues, busts of Roman emperors, sarcophagi , mummies, Tangara figurines and early Christian artefacts, the […]

After a 5-year renovation process that has finally paid off, the Royal Jewellery Museum of Alexandria is reopened to tourists since April 2010. Housed in an exquisitely decorated villa that formerly belonged to king Farouk’s first wife, the museum is a true gem, offering on display a great collection of glitzy artefacts that belonged to the excessive […]

Egypt has been a healing destination since ancient times thanks to its sunny and dry climate. The desert is ideal for treatments such as sand bathing and therapeutic dips in hot springs. Desert sands have proven qualities that heal arthritis and rheumatic pains. Egypt has rich therapeutic environments that attract people from around the world to […]

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