Nothing can quite prepare you for your first visit to Egypt, it is like a trip back in time.
How not to be impressed by the gigantic pyramids and vast sculpted sand dunes, the majesty of the rock temples of Abu Simbel and the enigmatic Sphinx.
The best way to experience the country is cruising down the Nile. Drift along this biblical river in a traditional dahabiya (houseboat) or an elegant felucca (sailing boat), admiring ancient temples.
Stay in legendary and timeless palaces in Luxor and Aswan. Guests such as Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and famous heads of state of the 20th century contributed to the aura of these places. Relive the historic charm of these hotels enjoying all the modern convenience.
Egypt is a haven for food lovers.
The local cuisine has both a Turkish and Mediterranean influence. Some of the best known dishes are tagjin lahma, which is a meat casserole, Sharkasia Chicken, chicken covered in a creamy walnut sauce and served on a bed of rice.
If you have a sweet tooth, Om Ali (bread and butter pudding with nuts and cream) and Konafa (shredded filo dough cooked in butter and syrup) are must try.
We also love Karkade, a rich, sweet infusion of the dark red hibiscus flower, which is usually enjoyed cold.
Learn about the various cultures and religions. Egypt is located on the crossroads of the Middle East and Africa. Islamic, Jewish and Coptic influences make the Egyptian society. You can explore and visit mosques, churches, and synagogues around Cairo.
If you like shopping, there are fascinating bazaars in Cairo, the most famous of which is the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. It used to be a 14-century watering stop for caravanserai. As you wander through the alleyways, you can buy local art crafts such as glassware, jewelry, and works of textiles, leather, and metals.
Ride on a felucca along the Nile in Aswan at sunset
Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since Pharaonic times.
Have dinner with the Nubians
The Nubians are an ethnic tribe which is indigenous to Sudan and Egypt. Learn about spices and taste a delicious meal!
Get pampered like Cleopatra
Soak in a decadent bath of milk, honey and fragrant rose petals in the soothing Spa Suite of the Four Seasons Cairo.
See Luxor Temples at Night
The architecture is lit up with lots of lights, making the entire place illuminated and magical.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Located in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine Island, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract offers elegant rooms and suites. It features outdoor and indoor pools.
This Victorian building with the pink granite facade has modern rooms with private bathrooms. Each of the air-conditioned rooms is decorated with wooden furniture.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract has 4 restaurants serving international and oriental dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Oriental Kebabgy Restaurant has a terrace with panoramic views over Nile.
The hotel’s 4 bars offer refreshing drinks. The Promenade has views over Elephantine Islands, while The Bar is an evening piano lounge in a classic oriental setting.
Guests can visit the hotel’s spa and relax in the sauna, the hammam, or the hot tub. They can also use the fitness centre or enjoy massage treatments.
Old Winter Palace
A stunning example of Victorian architecture, this prestigious hotel is a short walk from Luxor Temple and features high-standard facilities.
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor has a history of hosting royalty and celebrities throughout the years. The interior features grand staircases, high ceilings and lounge areas that are appointed with antique furniture and beautiful flower arrangements.
As can be expected, Winter Palace’s restaurants have a historical reputation to keep up to. Relax and socialize as you enjoy French cuisine with the latest fusion dishes from around the world.
The pool scene is stunning and has the vibe of a private oasis with surrounding palm trees. A variety of convenient services are also offered at Winter Palace to deliver a memorable and stress-free holiday.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Featuring panoramic views of the Nile, this 5-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen satellite TV and a marble bathroom. It has luxury spa facilities, and outdoor landscaped pool area.
The well-appointed rooms at Four Seasons overlook Cairo. A bathtub, separate glass-enclosed shower, and 2 sinks are in each bathroom. Some rooms have a sitting area with sofas and others have a private terrace where meals can be enjoyed.
The Nile Plaza’s spa includes a gym, salon, and an indoor pool. Guests can relax in the hot tub or unwind with rejuvenating massage.
Car rental can be arranged by the front desk. They also provide a laundry service, and 24-hour room service is available.
Cruise Nour El Nil
Propelled by the gentle winds, you will discover the many archaeological treasures, magnificent deserts and breathtaking vistas Egypt has to offer. You will walk in villages and through orchards, meeting Egyptians as they go about their daily lives.
An authentic way to experience this extraordinary country and mythical river in a way that others can only dream of.
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