Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Egypt Tours - Best Places to Spend Your Time

By Aikednea Johansen

In a perfect world everyone would get to have month long holidays, but in the real world, usually 7 days is the most we can do. So is seven days enough to create an impact on a destination like Egypt ? Stuart Cheese, UK Director of Operations for One World Tours affirms yes it is and informs you how to greatest spend your time.

Day 1. Based upon where you've flown in from, it might be a great concept to just take the rest of the day to acclimatise you to the pace of things in Cairo

Day 2 Cairo - The Pyramids are absolutely essential. You need to stand next to the pyramids to truly appreciate the enormity of them. The sphinx can also be an amazing masterpiece to behold. Books and Tv images cannot catch the genuine magnitude of the stunning structure that has endured the elements and time.

That evening we suggest getting an overnight train to Aswan. Waking early in the morning, if you can, and peering from the train, you will a lot more than likely be welcomed by a wonderful sunrise, mist swirling from the river and locals harvesting their simple crops.

Day 3. Aswan (and Elephantine Island) will also make a lasting impact on you. Even though the sound and light show on the Philae island in the night is in no way the most spectacular of the sound and light shows in Egypt, it is nevertheless a breathtaking experience.

Day 4 Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor. There are the two temples at Abu Simbel and in my judgment they're probably the most wonderful monuments you may have the good fortune to witness. Not everybody is knowledgeable before their visit, that they have been taken out and reconstructed, which when you stand in front of them, it is difficult to comprehend how something of this kind of magnitude could happen to be moved, let alone built in the first place. For the record, the monument was endangered with being submerged under water when the high dam was constructed and this is why it needed to be dismantled and removed.

Day 5 Luxor. It is a stunningly beautiful place to be and offers a gentler pace than cities like Cairo. In Luxor, the Valley of the Kings offers up all of its ancient secrets and opens you up to your own personal travel backwards in time. It is easy to get lost in the magical symbols which are the timeless communications from a time long passed. You can't assist but be motivated to conjure up images of how life must have been all of those years ago.

Day 6. Luxor. The temple of Luxor with its court of Amenhotep III is surrounded by a double row of columns. Be certain to glance up at these columns during a sound and light show in the evening and if you are there in the perfect time of the dat, sure you might just see the breathtaking night sky and Orions' belt framed by the towering structures. The temple is located on the east bank of the Nile and is really a wonderful sight to behold day or evening.

Tonight we recommend getting an overnight train back to Cairo.

Day 7 Back in Cairo again. If you have time, the Khan el Khalili Bazaar is really a delightful encounter, exactly where you are able to haggle with the locals to get a good bargain to take home with you; an excellent reminder for you of a magical stay in the mystical country of Egypt.

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