Experience all of Egypt's attractions with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and
feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You'll discover great hotels, authentic restaurants, plus shopping tips and information on festivals and events. Further sections include: Trips & Tours, Sports & Activities, Travel with Kids, Travel Tips and Links, Blogs, Apps & more.
The country on the Nile isn't exactly short on superlatives. It is considered the cradle of civilization and as having established mankind's oldest system of administration. Archaeologists discovered the earliest recorded human history here, and the last remaining wonder of the ancient world still stands: the Pyramids of Giza. With MARCO POLO Egypt, you too can discover the Land of the Pharaohs, also now a land for divers, sun-worshippers, desert explorers and culture vultures. Would you prefer to go diving in the Red Sea or take an Agatha Christie style cruise on Nile to the temples and tombs of the Pharaohs? Enjoy a shisha in a trendy Alexandria café or watch the sun set across the vast desert? Join the bustle of Africa's most exciting city, Cairo, or simply gaze at the pyramids? Egypt awaits!
The Insider Tips reveal how to have an unforgettable trip with local Bedouin in the Sinai and where you can get an excellent vegetarian breakfast. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. By following the Trips & Tours you can enjoy some unique Egyptian experiences: cruising to the country's most beautiful temples, a night hike up Mount Sinai and visiting some desert oases.
Egypt's Red Sea Coast has some great places to enjoy your favorite active pursuits the most important contacts and details can be found in the Sport & Activities chapter. The Dos and Don'ts warn you against annoying the fish and getting taken in by fake guides.