Family Adventure Travel to Egypt
Egypt has come a long way in regard to tourism. It is more than just pyramids and other ancient monuments (although those are incredible attractions). It’s becoming more popular as a family vacation area, because there is something for everyone there. Here are some ideas about what to do with your family in Egypt.
There is a thriving night life in Egypt. Dance clubs and other entertainments are available in the cities. Some hotels offer entertainment on site in the form of youth clubs. There are cafes, amusement parks, shows, dancers, and all sorts of entertainment for all ages.
Beautiful shopping malls grace the cityscape of Egypt. Because there are so many other attractions in Egypt, one adult can take the kids to do something kid-friendly while another adult enjoys him or herself shopping.
The history of Egypt is still one of its main attractions, and for good reason. The Egyptian culture goes back thousands of years and was amazingly advanced in some ways.
* Visit the Valley of the Kings, and your family can take donkey rides above the area.
* To see the pyramids, go to Giza, Saqqara, and Dashur. Tours abound and are fascinating for everyone in the family. The low ceilings of the passageways leading into the pyramids are just the right height for children!
* The museum at Cairo is full of ancient Egyptian history. Mummies, artifacts, the entire Tutankhamen collection and much more are there for the viewing. If your children did not have an interest in Egyptian history before, they will after visiting the Cairo museum.
Golf lovers can play a round of golf with the beautiful pyramids looming in the background. While Dad plays golf, Mom and the kids can enjoy water sports, swimming pools, or shopping.
The local cuisine is exciting and enriching, but American chains abound as well. This is a boon for parents of young children who are picky about trying new fare, or who rely on cheeseburgers to get their kids to eat out.
Water sports are thriving in Egypt. There is scuba diving, parasailing, and beautiful boat rides on the ancient Nile. There are seaside resorts that are child-friendly, too, taking the family beach vacation to another level.
There are so many exciting things to do in this culturally and historically rich country. You can take camel safaris, donkey rides, and watch belly dancers. You can explore fascinating history and modern entertainments. Egypt truly is the total package.
Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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When I hear the word “Egypt”, I think about pyramids, the Nile, markets with exotic spices and ancient history. I have never been there, but browsing through travel guides and looking at spectacular photographs makes you want to drop everything and go exploring.
If you are planning a trip to Egypt, have a look at the Egypt Eyewitness Travel Guide. The book gives an introduction to the historical and cultural background of various areas in Egypt with the help of detailed maps, including: Cairo and surrounding areas, the Nile valley or The Delta and North Coast. Wherever in Egypt you choose to go, “Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guide)” gives detailed information on each of the top sights you should not miss and other places you might choose to visit.
You can also read up on shopping and entertainment in Egypt, from restaurants to markets and nightlife. I like the Traveler’s Need and Survival Guide included in the book. Whether you are looking for places to stay or other practical tips, such as transportation, this section will help you to understand and answer some of the questions you may have. There is even a small section on Arabic phrases that might become handy on your travels.
Overall, if you are lucky enough to go to Egypt, “Egypt” by DK Publishing is a well-resourced travel guide to help you during your planning stage as well as during your stay in Egypt.