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Desert Riding

Viewing the Pyramids by Arabian horseback is a great experience and an unforgettable way to take in one of the world's most famous sights. There is, of course, the slightly smellier and more unusual option of camel riding, a real 'Egyptian experience' and a popular activity with tourists, especially children. Sunrise…

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Diving

The Egyptian Red Sea offers some of the world's best scuba diving with superb visibility, countless varieties of hard and soft coral, and incredibly diverse underwater topography. The coastline boasts some spectacular wall and shipwreck dive destinations. The Red Sea has an abundant and diverse fish life including various…

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Nile Cruise

There is no better way to discover Egypt than aboard a Nile cruise as nearly all the country's attractions are situated along the river. Cruises take visitors past ancient Egyptian sites such as the Temple of Karnak, the main place of worship in Theban times, and the West Bank's Valley of the Kings, home to the Tomb…

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Become our Egypt Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Egypt travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Egypt or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

Egypt Highlights

Egypt Highlights can organise Nile cruises, city breaks to Cairo and the pyramids, private guides and full 15-day tours of the country.

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iExplore

iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided adventure tours to Egypt and over 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!

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Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout Egypt.

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