Egypt offers a rich cultural experience that spans thousands of years of history and the continuous practice of age old traditions. Walk into the vestibules of the ancients; explore Ancient Egyptian temples, tombs and other monuments. Get lost in time, visit museums that display thousands of ancient artifacts such as coins, ceramic art, busts of ancient emperors, mosaics, sarcophagi and mummies. Get enchanted by Ancient Egyptian myths during a sound and light show at the Temple of Philae or Abu-Simbel. Walk along bazaars to shop in a traditional atmosphere and haggle for deals. Smoke hookahs and drink tea in old cafes while watching living history pass by as it has for centuries in Egypt.
Today, in Cairo and most of the Egypt's major cities, travelers will find a contrast of historical layers...international hotels, historical mosques, skyscrapers, ancient monuments, restaurants, local clothing, western clothing, Coptic churches, and traditional souks; all blending together into the unique mosaic that is modern Egypt.
With experiences ranging from safaris to Western Desert oases, coral reef diving in the Red Sea Riviera and golfing with a view to the Great Pyramids of Giza, to exploring ancient temples and tombs, or relaxing on the pool deck of a luxury Nile River cruise, Egypt invites travelers to discover a world of wonder.
Capture the spirit of Egypt with this insider look at the extraordinary opportunities to "live like a local" from travel videographer Kelley Ferro, who traveled with USTOA Active Member Abercrombie & Kent to see, taste, smell and engage in local culture, cuisine, arts, handicrafts and more.
Delve even deeper into the day-to-day life of Egyptian locals on the USTOA blog , where Kelley Ferro and travel blogger Alison Cornford-Matheson detail their adventures engaging with locals while in Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent. And, visit AFAR.com for highlights of Alison's journey.
Inspired? #TravelTogether with USTOA. For a full list of members that offer tours to Egypt, visit www.ustoa.com/egypt .
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