Get Inspired / Middle East / Egypt Experience Egypt Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Middle East / Egypt Experience Egypt story by: Inspire Middle East & North Africa Split by the Nile River, Egypt is synonymous for its famous ancient riches and ruins. Egypt is second to none when it comes to revisiting its extensive past. A visit here is like stepping into another time and place where a sense of magic and mystery is waiting to be unearthed. The pure scale, age and volume of the ruins and tombs found along the entire course of the Nile are extraordinary. Needing no introduction, the legendary Pyramids of Giza are no doubt Egypt’s most prized possession. Found in the capital city of Cairo, the pyramids will never fail to astonish. Experience the timeless quality of life along the Nile’s fertile banks, Egypt’s river of life for centuries and the world’s longest river. Upstream, Luxor is home to the amazing lotuscolumned Luxor and Karnak Temples which lie beside the river, while in the arid hills nearby is the famed Valley of the Kings. Further upriver is Aswan, a beautiful little city with feluccas dotting the Nile. These traditional sailboats of Egypt’s Nile still grace the river as they have done since the time of the Pharaohs. Beyond the Nile, striking desert landscapes can be found in West Egypt, where the sand dunes and oases stretch to the Sahara. East Egypt is but the opposite – the Red Sea offers crystal waters and gleaming uncrowded coral reefs. Fast Facts: Country name: Egypt Population: 80 million Capital: Cairo Languages: Arabic, English and French Religion: Muslim and Christianity Ramadan: Dates change year to year Currency: Eyptian Pound Time zone: 10 hours behind New Zealand (11 hours with daylight savings) Electricity: Current is 220/230V, 50HZ Plug is a 2 point round pin adapter Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Know before you go: Holiday planning for parents Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 17 #TravelGoals for 2017 with Topdeck Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.