Hurghada is Founded only in the early 20th century, Hurghada has been seen since the 1980s an enormous boom in tourist development by American, European, Arab and Egyptian companies to make it the Red sea coast’s leading tourist resort.

Hurghada has Beaches front 20 km (12 miles) of holiday villages and first- rate hotels, which provide excellent water sports facilities for wind- surfing, sailing, deep- sea fishing, snorkeling and diving.

in Hurghada  The sports and leisure facilities here match the quality of the superb fine sandy beaches. The resort’s position makes it a dream location for snorkeling and scuba diving – with expert on – the- spot training for beginners. Glass- bottom boats let non- swimmers share in some of the fun.

in Hurghada Safaris into the desert hinterland are organized by jeep or camel. The Aquarium at Ad-Dahar gives you a first glimpse of the tropical fish to be seen before going out to join them in the sea.

Recommended Tours:-

Submarine Tour in Hurghada

Snorkeling Tour to Giftun Island

Snorkeling Day tour at Mahmya Island from Hurghada

Luxor Day Tour from Hurghada by Car

Hurghada Bedouin Desert Safari by Jeep 4×4

Cairo overnight tour from Hurghada by flight

Cairo day tour from Hurghada by flight

2 Days Cairo and Luxor tour from Hurghada

Alf Leila Wa Leila Show in Hurghada

Desert Safari by a Quad Bike

Determined by the course of the Nile. The southern part of the country is known as Upper Egypt – the northern region from Cairo to the Mediterranean comprising Lower Egypt. At its heart are Luxor and Karnak, which together formed Thebes, modern name Luxor, the national capital at the height of the empire, around 1500 BC.

Luxor the heart of Egypt. Luxor is located 500 Km south of Cairo about 7 hours’ drive.

Here are the great temples. A cross the Nile on the west bank, carved out of the rock in the valley of the kings, are the tombs of the pharaohs, where the treasure of king Tutankhamun was discovered.

Excursions north and south of Luxor take you to other major sanctuaries built by the pharaohs

Once you are in Luxor. First you see the great avenue of sphinxes linking the 2 Temples “Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple” 2 miles processional walking way with more than5000 sphinxes a body of lion and a head of man, you can take a quick photo, then proceed to the famous Karnak Temples; the largest place of worship ever built and the greatest example of worship in history. It has been built over than 2000 years. Great complex of Temples dedicated to the main God of Egypt (Imn – R’).

Have Lunch at local restaurant, then visit Luxor Temple one of the most beautiful and preserved temples in Egypt dated back 1500 B C. It was built by Amenhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and was completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty.

West Bank of Luxor you can visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III Known as (Colossi of Memnon), Then visit The Valley of the Kingswhere the magnificent tombs of the ancient Egyptian kings were discovered, those tombs were curved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. (Not included Tutankhamen tomb). Continue the tour to visit Hatshepsut Temple Known as El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut, the most powerful woman to rule Egypt.

Recommended Tours:-

Luxor Day tour from Cairo by Flight

Luxor overnight tour from Cairo by Flight

Luxor Layover Tour from Luxor Airport

Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples.

Luxor Day Tour from Aswan

Edfu templeThe temple of Horus in Edfu is the most preserved temple in Egypt. Edfu temple is Located on the west bank of the Nile.

Edfu templeThe temple of Horus dates back to the time of the Ptolemies – the followers of Alexander the Great. Edfu templeThe temple of Horus was built in 237 BCE by Ptolemy III to be finished about 180 BC. 

During excavations Scholars discover hundreds of stones from the time of Hatshepsut and Thutmoses III. So it ‘s clear to understand that there was a temple already here and the Ptolemies rebuild it again.

in Edfu templeThe temple of Horus you can see the whole story of the conflict between Horus – the headed falcon god – and Seth – the evil god represented in different shapes on the walls of the temple  – Hippo, Crocodile, donkey.

Edfu templeThe temple of Horus is one of few temples where you can go up to the roof and enjoy  a great view over the Nile and the surrounding fields.

Recommended Tours:-

Kom Ombo and Edfu temples Tour from Aswan

Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Tour from Luxor

Kom El-Shokafa

On the west of Alexandria, as for the ancient Egyptian religion, lies its City of the dead. while the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead, the Hellenistic believed in cremation.

The area of Kom El-Shokafa   used to contain a mound of shards of terra cotta which mostly consisted of jars and objects made of clay. These objects were left by those visiting the tombs, who would bring food and wine for their consumption during the visit. However, they did not wish to carry these containers home from that place of death.

1900, by mere chance, a donkey pulling a cart fell through a hole in the ground and into one of the catacombs. The discovery was made on that date by an Alexandrian, Monsieur Es-Sayed Aly.

Kom El-Shokafa, These catacombs date back to the late first century AD. Kom El-Shokafa lies on the site where the village and fishing port of Rhakotis” the oldest part of Alexandria”

The Necropolis is of the catacomb type that was widespread during the first three centuries in Italy (Rome). This type of catacomb was usually limited to the burial of deceased Christians. It was, to the believers of this new religion, an asylum where they could be safe from the injustice of the emperors.

In the tombs below the cathedral of Saint Sebastian in Rome we can find catacombs in the form of streets stretching for many miles.

But in the Necropolis of Kom el-Shuqafa there is no trace of Christian burials. The catacombs are unique both for their plan and for its decoration which represents a melding and mixing of the cultures and traditions of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

Scholars believe that the catacombs at first may had served only one wealthy family that still practiced the ancient Egyptian pagan religion. However, they were expanded into a mass burial site.

Where they dug out loculi and then closed the openings with marble and limestone. The name was written on the Stele Or “stela”.

At Kom El-Shokafa there is a mix between Roman and the Pharaonic arts, which is not only represented in the architecture of the tomb, but also its engraving and statues, perhaps it was the desire of the tomb’s owner that is clear in the religious scenes shown in the drawings.

At Kom El-Shokafa, there is a shaft about six meters in diameter to lower the bodies of the deceased down to the actual burial area.

There are ninety-nine steps that decrease in height as they approach the surface, so that at the top there is almost no step at all. This was designed for the tomb visitors so that after viewing the deceased in the lower levels, the climb back up to the surface would become easier as the visitor became tired from the climb out.

To the left (southeast) of the rotunda the tombs have a funeral banquet hall called a “Triclinium”.

a wide staircase from the Rotunda, which divides to accommodate the prompter’s box (a covered shaft to the third lower level), leads down to the second level that contains the Main Tomb.

There are two  statues cut in the rock. 1st statue represents a man standing with left leg step forward and wearing kilt, he has a curly hair and Greek features, the statue is cut in Greek style.

2nd statue represents a woman standing with left leg step forward, and she is dressed in long tight fitting transparent robe, however she has curly hair and Greek features and the statue was also cut in the Greek style.

the entrance of the burial chamber, there is a round shield at the middle of which there is the face of Medouza, “Medouza is represented as the face of an ugly woman and the locks of her hair are small circles.” ,  It is believed that if someone looked at Medouza , he would turn into stone.

Beneath the shield there is a serpent holding 2 symbols one of Hermes “wisdom” and the second one for Dionysus “death”.

In one of these loculi, the mummy of a priestess of goddess “Nemesis” – goddess of revenge and sport in ancient Greek mythology – was found”, this mummy and its jewelry are now in the Graeco-Roman museum at Alexandria.

The hall of Caraculla

It is a separate tomb; however it is now approached from a break in the hall of the Rotunda. At the time of discovery, large quantities of bones were found, at the beginning scholars believed that those bones were remains of the famous massacre carried out by the Roman emperor Caraculla among the youth of Alexandria, that’s why it was called “The hall of Caraculla”.

But later on when these bones were examined, they found out that the majority of bones belong to horses. So We believe that there was a temple in this area to goddess “Nemesis” – This tomb was perhaps dedicated to burial of some horses to honor them because they had won some races.

 

 

The balmy climate makes Aswan a delightful place in which to wind down from the hectic pace to any journey around Egypt.

Besides visiting the monuments, spare time just to hang around, stroll along the river or glide around its island in a Felucca. And rub shoulders with the Nubians community, perhaps the most handsome and attractive of all Egyptians.

In ancient Egyptian the name Aswan means “market”. Start at the Bazaar along Sharia El Suk (Market St.). Among the phials of perfumes and sacks of spices are the fragrancy and colors of the town itself. The tourist souvenir stalls are at the north end.

at the end of your sightseeing day, take a stroll along the Corniche riverfront promenade for an enchanting view of the islands and the feluccas.

True to Alexander the Great’s intentions when he founded the city in 332 BC, Alexandria is still Egypt’s main seaport. Two deep-water harbors serve commercial, fishing and cruise traffic. With a population of over 7 million, it is the distribution center for fisheries and cotton manufacture. More important for gourmets, the city boasts the best seafood restaurants in the country.

The broad curve of the Corniche promenade begins at the ancient eastern harbor. On the edge of the harbor promontory, the fortress of sultan Qaitbay, now housing a naval museum, stands on the site of the ancient pharos lighthouse. Built by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC, the beacon, 120m (393 ft.) high, rated with the Giza pyramids as one of the seven Wonders of the World until toppled by earthquakes. On the west side of the promontory is the flamboyant Ras El Tin palace, in which King Farouk signed his abdication.