Egypt is consistently the top destination for world travel each and every year - and not surprisingly so. The country uniquely bridges the African and Asian continents across the Suez Canal by possession of the Sinai Peninsula. This key positioning has guaranteed Egypt a major role in the strategic and historic relationships between the east, west, north and south of Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities should definitely be high on the list of anyone who is planning on visiting Cairo. It may take more than a day to explore the entire museum but it would be worth it for you. All tourists find the Egyptian antiquities fascinating and amazing. Remember that Egypt is both ancient and modern. Egypt is justifiably as monumental today as the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx that symbolizes the nation's heritage. For instance, such a tour might cover the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx. If you love shopping then you would be surprised, as well as happy, to know that you can get a lot of shopping done when you are in Egypt. Visit Khan Al-Khalili to have the ultimate shopping experience in Egypt!
The classic tour of Egypt consists of historical sites of Ancient Egypt, some religious and Islamic sightseeing, sightseeing in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, and a Nile cruise. The most successful package STI Travel offers is our 11 Day Jewels of Egypt & Jordan. This 11 day historical journey that will take you through different historical eras. It's a blend of two great Ancient Civilizations.
Consider a Nile cruise for both an educational and relaxing holiday. Usually a day is spent in Aswan in the south of Egypt. Visitors will be shown such sites as Elephantine Island, the unfinished Obelisk, the Nubian Museum, the High Dam, Philae Island, and the Temples at Abu Simbel. It is a great time saver to unpack just once and have your hotel travel with you. Nile cruises visit a wide variety of monuments located along the banks of the river, which was once the main thoroughfare through Egypt. In addition, they give tourists a perspective of rural Egypt. Enjoy sitting on the shaded deck of your floating hotel while watching five thousand years of history slowly pass before you.
A trip to Luxor is often arranged in the morning, the tour visits the West Bank to see the many tombs and monuments. Then, the afternoon or the subsequent day will be reserved for the Luxor and Karnak temples on the East bank, and also the excellent Luxor museum.
Then, after travelling to Luxor and Aswan, the tour will return to Cairo to be heading to the simpler time, a sense of place and a cherished way of life Jordan to see the country's historical and archaeological treasures, as well as its natural beauty. Jordan is a land steeped in history. The geography of the land makes Jordan an attractive and interesting tourist destination. Jordan has been host to many ancient civilizations and relics of their existence can be seen today.
The most famous attraction in the Kingdom of Jordan is the archaeological remains of the spectacular Rose City of Petra, some 160 miles south of Amman.
No trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to Petra. The amazing structures carved into the rocks are truly a site to behold. Petra is often talked about as the 8th wonder of the world. Within a fifteen-mile radius from Petra, the visitor can walk through an 8000-year Old Stone Age village at Beidha, and at Basta, visitors can wander among the remains of the settlements of Biblical Edomites, or explore the sprawling remains of the Roman legionary fortress at Udruh. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.