Think holidays in Egypt and you'll probably imagine blazing sunshine, multicoloured coral reefs and sands softer and whiter than you could ever believe. Oh, and some fascinating days staring at some spectacular 4,000 year old treasures and royal tombs as well. If that's what you're thinking, then you're pretty much right. Holidays to Egypt are mainly about chilling on beautiful beaches, immersing yourself in the equivalent of an underwater theme park and thrilling at the world's most eye-popping collection of historic relics.
There are the magical, mystifying tombs of the pharaohs and mighty temples of the Nile Valley - a spellbinding ancient parade that reaches it peak in the sightseeing heaven that is Luxor. Then as if deliberately organised by nature for your convenience comes the perfect contrast – the beaches of the Red Sea. Most notably, the idyllic sands and amazing diving on offer at glitzy Sharm El Sheikh, the crystal-clear waters of lively Hurghada, the family-oriented charms of Makadi Bay or even the luxurious seclusion of Taba.
Then there's the Mediterranean Coast to think about. Head to up-and-coming Marsa Matruh, and you'll find footprint-free sands, untouched desert and some of the best weather in the country. It's like a little slice of yesteryear Egypt.
When it comes to choosing a base, they're all well worth chewing over, whether you're considering a last-minute bargain holiday to Egypt, an all inclusive holiday or just a classic sun-soaked summer holiday.
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