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    Uncover ancient Egypt in the land of the Pharaohs

    With the mighty Nile coursing through its veins, a verdurous river valley and delta, barren desert landscapes and some of the world’s most magnificent, timeworn monuments, Egypt is a remarkable destination.

    Most travel here to unveil the country’s fascinating history. Once home to one of the pre-eminent ancient civilisations, Egypt offers sand-carpeted tombs, pharaonic temples, Islamic mosques and, of course, the majestic Pyramids of Giza, the last standing Wonder of the Ancient World. We can create the most memorable journeys, providing you with incredible private access, brilliant Egyptologists and insider tips on how best to visit the abundant treasures here.

    But Egypt is about more than just its past. A few days in Cairo, the bustling capital, will give you a flavour of the modern-day city. An idyllic Nile cruise will allow you to unwind and get a glimpse of rural life today, as you drift through ever-changing scenery, stopping off at glorious ancient sites along the way. What’s more, the Red Sea coastline offers world-class snorkelling and scuba-diving, and there are some beautiful, remote regions to explore, such as the Siwa Oasis in the Western Desert.

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    With sweeping desert landscapes, the mighty River Nile, a rugged Red Sea coastline and spectacular remnants of ancient civilisation, Egypt is bewitching. We give you six compelling reasons to go now.
    From exploring the Pyramids of Giza or temples of Abu Simbel to drifting down the River Nile in a felucca, this 12-day itinerary designed by our experts ensures that our clients discover Egypt in the best way possible.
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    From luxury cruises to dahabiyas, there are many options for your journey along the Nile. Using our first-hand experience and intricate knowledge, we have selected a handful of boats that we think offer the finest way to explore this enchanting river.
    Our Egyptologists navigate the compound with precision, leading you to the quiet eastern face, where you have an opportunity to contemplate the mysteries and theories surrounding the pyramids’ construction.
    As most of the trips we design start here, we at cazenove+loyd, ensure every moment in Cairo is as exciting and memorable as possible. After all, it is home to some of the world’s most renowned archaeological treasures.
    Located at the southernmost point of the country, where the mighty River Nile merges into the manmade Lake Nasser, this imposing complex is far off the trodden path. As a result, you will share it with just a fraction of the visitors you might encounter elsewhere in Egypt.
    Situated in the Nile Valley in Upper Egypt, Luxor is an essential component of any Egyptian itinerary. Known as ‘the world’s largest open-air museum’, it harbours many of the country’s most astonishing monuments and is the starting point of the majority of river cruises.
    If you are dreaming of getting off the beaten track in Egypt, this extraordinary fertile basin, in the remote Western Desert, is the stuff of your imagination. The isolated Siwa Oasis is dotted with olive groves, palm trees and warm, clear springs, and bordered by the Great Sand Sea that rolls into the distance.

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    Egypt’s lifeblood, the Nile snakes across the country from south to north, ending in the Mediterranean Sea. Along its banks are some of the most astonishing ancient monuments in existence today. We have first-hand experience of the best boats for an extraordinary journey along the world’s longest river.


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