by kevin dooley
Egypt Tours – Is A Week Long Enough For A Holiday In Egypt ?
In a perfect world everybody would get to have month long holidays, but in the real world, usually seven days is probably the most we can do. So is 7 days enough to make an impact on a destination like Egypt ? Stuart Cheese, UK Director of Operations for One World Tours says yes it’s and tells you how to greatest spend your time.
Day 1. Depending upon exactly where you’ve flown in from, it may be a good concept to just take the rest of the day to acclimatise you to the pace of things in Cairo
Day 2 Cairo – The Pyramids are absolutely essential. You have to stand next to the pyramids to truly enjoy the enormity of them. The sphinx is also an amazing masterpiece to behold. Books and Tv pictures cannot catch the pure magnitude of the stunning structure that has endured the elements and time.
That night we recommend getting an overnight train to Aswan. Waking early in the morning, if you can, and peering from the train, you will a lot more than likely be welcomed by a beautiful sunrise, mist swirling from the river and locals harvesting their simple crops.
Day 3. Aswan (and Elephantine Island) will also make a sustained impression on you. Even though the sound and light show on the Philae island in the night is in no way probably the most spectacular of the sound and light shows in Egypt, it’s still a breathtaking encounter.
Day 4 Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor. There would be the 2 temples at Abu Simbel and in my judgment they’re probably the most magnificent monuments you may have the great fortune to witness. Not everybody is aware prior to their visit, that they have been taken out and reconstructed, which when you stand before them, it’s hard to comprehend how something of such magnitude could have been moved, let alone built in the first place. For the record, the monument was endangered with being submerged under water when the high dam was built and this is why it had to be dismantled and removed.
Day 5 Luxor. It’s an amazingly beautiful spot to be and offers a gentler pace than cities like Cairo. In Luxor, the Valley of the Kings offers up all of its ancient secrets and opens you up to your own personal travel backwards in time. It is easy to become lost in the magical symbols that are the timeless communications from a time long passed. You cannot help but be inspired to conjure up images of how life must have been all of those years back.
Day 6. Luxor. The temple of Luxor with its court of Amenhotep III is in the middle of a double row of columns. Be certain to glance up at these columns during a sound and light show in the evening and if you are there in the right time of the dat, certainly you might just see the breathtaking night sky and Orions’ belt framed by the towering structures. The temple is located on the east bank of the Nile and is a magnificent view to behold day or night.
Tonight we suggest taking an overnight train back again to Cairo.
Day 7 Back in Cairo again. For those who have time, the Khan el Khalili Bazaar is really a beautiful experience, exactly where you can haggle with the locals to get a great bargain to take home with you; an excellent reminder for you of the magical stay in the mystical country of Egypt.