Egypt has engrossed both historians and travelers alike for centuries. Some historians even say that tourism began in Egypt when, long before the birth of Christ, Greek and Roman travelers would visit mystical Egypt to see the grandeur of the Sprinx and the pyramids, visit the ancient Luxor and ride a river boat down the longest river in the world. Today, travelers to this desert country with a rich and impressive history see and do many of the same things as those first tourists. From standing at the foot of the magnificent pyramids to floating down the majestic Nile River and exploring the busy streets of Cairo, modern day travelers can enjoy an exciting and enticing mixture of experiences in Egypt.
However, with growing global tension between the Middle East and the United States and higher rates of violence against American tourists in Muslim countries like Egypt, some travelers are finding themselves too nervous to go on an Egyptian adventure. A great way to see and experience Egypt for those travelers who may be a little nervous of venturing into the desert alone is to go on an adventure tour. So, ok, I know what you are thinking, and no, travel tours aren’t just for old ladies on big buses anymore. The truth is travel tours have come a long way since the days of giant air-conditioned buses and blue-haired tour goers named Edna. Today there are tours designed specifically for the independent, adventure traveler. That’s right—active, interesting and adventurous tours that allow travelers to explore and experience a foreign place. The groups are kept small, usually capping out at 16 people, so you won’t be traveling around with some awkwardly huge group of gawking tourists. Instead, you’ll be taking in the beautiful vistas of the Nile River valley, exploring one of man’s most mystifying and impressive creations at the Pyramids of Giza, be awed by the creations of ancient civilizations, riding camels and visiting the Valley of the Kings. These tours don’t just scratch the surface of the places you visit, you truly get a chance to explore, understand and experience some of the most treasured places in the entire world. In fact, by using a combination of local and experienced guides, you’ll often see and experience MORE than you would on your own. The local guides know the best places to take you and best foods for you to try. Oh, and don’t worry, you will be safe. Sticking with guides who know where to go, what to do and what to avoid will assure you of coming home with stories only about the magnificence of the pyramids and not of being harassed or kidnapped. After visiting the birthplace of one of the world’s most impressive ancient civilizations, you won’t be sorry you booked one of these great adventure tours and journeyed to Egypt.
Mimic the life of a Bedouin desert explorer on this tour, which goes from Petra to Abu Simbel. You’ll be awed by ancient wonders of civilizations which date back to 9000 BC, float in the Dead Sea, drift down the Nile, count the stars above Wadi Rum and ascend Mount Sinai. Jordan and Egypt have some of the oldest cultures on earth and this tour will bring alive the spectacular significance of this region. The fully escorted tour with a professional guide and driver will show you the most exciting sights all while making sure you stay safe (and hydrated).
This 16 day tour which starts and ends in Cairo will have you floating down the Nile in a felucca, riding a camel, bicycling in the desert oasis Siwa, going on a desert jeep safari and camping in the beneath the stars in the desert. You will also see the impressive Pyramids of Giza, visit King Tut’s tomb, going to Luxor, seeing the Sphynx and experiencing all of the best attractions Egypt has to offer, all while being guided by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who will make sure you not only stay safe, but that you don’t miss a thing.
If you have less time, but still want to see and experiencing all the best sights in Egypt, than this is the perfect tour for you. This 8-day tour, which starts and ends in Cairo, will have you traveling on a Felucca down the Nile and experiencing Nubian village life. Explore the ancient sites of Luxor and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Stroll the streets of Cairo, go on a camel ride and learn all about Egyptian history on your guided tours of the historical sights.