From history books to travel photos: Egypt

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Have you thought about getting to know Egypt? The North African country is an option that appeals to all tastes, with an incredible history and lush landscapes. The  Egypt tours are an attractive option and full of curiosities for adventure lovers.

Straight from history books to real life, the African country has a lot to offer. With its rich culture, Egyptian civilization is one of the oldest in the world. In the land of the pharaohs and pyramids there are many temples, tombs, museums, mosques and cities that were part of civilization. With its welcoming people, Egypt is a destination that conquers Brazilians throughout the year.

Cairo

The capital Cairo is where Cairo International Airport is located, the largest and main point of entry into the country. In the city there are several attractions to be visited such as Memphis – the capital of Ancient Egypt around 3000 BC, there you can visit its ruins, an open-air museum and the famous statue of Ramses II. Nearby is Sakkara, home to Egypt’s oldest pyramid, built by King Zoster, known as a stepped pyramid. Still in Sakkara, there is the Imhotep museum, which was a famous engineer at the time, this is the narrowest museum in the country.

The most famous tourist spot in history books cannot be left out on your visit to the country. In Giza it is possible to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Temple of the Valley.

Cairo still has a lot to offer as a city, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque, as well as the Khan el Khalili Market, Coptic Quarter, Ben Ezra Synagogue, St. George’s Church and Monastery, Church of Joseph and Mary.

Alexandria

Just 3 hours from Cairo is Alexandria, the city created by Alexander the Great. There is a good option for a day trip from Cairo. You can visit the Alexandria Library, Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs, the Pompey Column, the Qaitbay Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, and a walk on the Stanley Bridge.

Snorkel in Hurghada

For those who think that in Egypt there is only desert and sand is wrong, the country is bathed by the red and Mediterranean seas. Hurghada, on the shores of the Red Sea is famous for its blue water beaches and snorkeling, the Giftun Islands are the most famous in the region. It is worth it to relax during the trip and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Desert

With a quick hike from Hurghada it is possible to get to know the sands of the African East Desert and have the experience of visiting a Bedouin village and riding a camel.

Luxor

On the way to Luxor, it is possible to visit Abydos, which is the Temple of King Seti I dedicated to Osiris, in addition, it also has the temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, Horus father and Horus son, the temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. To end the tour in the city, enjoy the balloon flight.

Nile Cruise

The Nile river cruise is an experience in itself! With 5-day itineraries on average, the tour covers visits to Luxor and Aswan with their main attractions. The trip is made in luxury Nile cruise up the longest river in the world. A unique and special opportunity to relive history!

With so many peculiar characteristics, Egypt has a lot to be explored and admired. However, before embarking it is worth remembering that Egypt requires a visa for Brazilians, but it is easy to obtain. The whole process is carried out at the Egyptian airport when entering the country.

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