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Egypt

Explore epic Egypt with your entire family

The land of Pharaohs

When one thinks of Egypt, one of the first images that come to mind is the magnificent tomb structures of the Egyptian pharaohs. Egypt's pyramids continue to fascinate visitors, and they are without a doubt one of the main reasons why thousands of people flock to this nation every year.

Already in antiquity, the pyramids have enchanted thousands of travellers and conquerors over the years and continue to do so. Archaeologists, tourists, mathematicians, and anybody else standing on the desert sands raising their eyes to the majestic ancient buildings that have stood for so many years, are still in awe of these magnificent structures.

The pyramids were successful, mainly because the populace saw their labour as a form of devotion to the pharaohs. There was a secret room rich in valuables in a pyramid where the embalmed body (mummy) of the monarch was kept. The famed Giza Pyramids, outside Cairo, are made up of ten different pyramids, three of which are the largest in Egypt.

In geometry, a pyramid is described as a spatial figure, consisting of a ground plane that is a regular or irregular polygon, and triangular planes that extend from each of the sides of the polygon to a common point. In archaeology, a pyramid is much more than that and for travellers, it is simply a wonderful phenomenon.

IMAGE: The famous but weathered Great Sphinx crouches on the Egyptian landscape of Giza, an impressive limestone "protector" of the pyramids, with the head of a human and the body of a lion.

Egypt is a vast desert country with the Nile River winding through it. The famed but weathered Great Sphinx crouches on the Egyptian landscape of Giza - a colossal limestone "protector" of the pyramids with the head of a human and the body of a lion, and is also a major tourist attraction in this country.

Many exciting family adventures await visitors to Egypt

Egypt's Red Sea coast is renowned as one of the world's top diving sites. It's an excellent area to learn to dive because of the clear warm water and the number of healthy coral reefs. Even experienced divers will be enthralled by Hurghada, the region's must-see marine fauna (think dolphins, manta rays and sharks), World War II wrecks and Sharm el-Sheikh, and Marsa Alam are among the best resorts in Egypt.

If you want to partake in some reef or wreck diving while in Egypt, Hurghada is the place to go. Highlights of this trip include colourful reefs, close encounters with wildlife such as dolphins, and historic wrecks. With a plethora of safe dive spots that are easily accessible from the shore, this is one of Egypt's top destinations for divers who don’t particularly like boat excursions. Marsa Alam is made up of a succession of sheltered bays that are isolated from the open ocean, and have their own distinct underwater habitat. Divers can explore vast swathes of seagrass, which are home to rare animals like dugongs, as well as bordering reefs and sand channels.

IMAGE: If you want to partake in some reef or wreck diving while in Egypt, Hurghada is the place to go.
 
IMAGE: If you're wondering if you can travel to Egypt with children, the answer is yes. Camel rides, for example, are an excellent family activity, and there are also several water sports activities available.

Travel to Egypt during Ramadan

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of fasting, and the dates change each year according to the Islamic calendar. This year (2022), Ramadan will be conducted from April 2 to May 2, but visiting tourists will not be expected to fast when visiting Egypt during this time. However, banks and businesses are often closed for most of the day, and many restaurants and cafes might also be closed during the day. There is a more festive atmosphere at night while dining out. By the end of Ramadan, there are several festivities to observe and enjoy.Egypt is one of the world's oldest and most significant civilizations, and it is a rich trove of history and culture that is well worth a family trip!

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