What is Egypt Really Like?

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Cultural Trip

Welcome to Egypt, a northeastern African country colored by culture and vibrancy. Here you can witness the beauty of many cultures across history. Every culture that passed through Egypt left an indelible mark on its history, architecture, and art. From the wealth of architectural treasure troves in Luxor to Aswan’s pharaonic vibe to the calming waters of the storied Nile, Egypt has a lot to offer. Marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the World in Giza while enjoying the inexplicably charming chaos of Cairo navigating through its Coptic and Islamic areas. At the end of this journey by the Mediterranean, in Alexandria, dive into Greco-Roman culture.

The Egyptians

You can always bet on Egypt to surprise you with its amicable people. Over the years, Egyptian daily life is based on making the most out of your time and working to make others’ lives equally memorable. Egyptians are always encouraged to live at peace with others, contributing to the broader happiness of society. Sports, games, festivals, reading, and time with friends and family are just some of the activities in Egyptian life.

The Food

For an authentic experience, we advise you to try some of the most iconic Egyptian dishes including rice-stuffed grape leaves and vegetables, falafel, ful medames (mashed fava beans), Kushari (combination of rice, pasta, lentils, and chickpeas, topped with onion and a tomato sauce), kebab and kofta, and molokhia (bush okra stew).  

You can also find some Moroccan dishes like tagine with an Egyptian flair. If you are a fan of cinnamon and many kinds of spices, you will fall in love with so many savory dishes. Also, did we mention that stuffed pigeon is actually a thing? Get it stuffed with either white rice or freekh.

Experience

The best thing about Egypt is its versatility and the wide range of experiences offered. You will find serenity and inspiration in a multi-day cruise sailing down the famed river Nile, the lifeline of Egyptian civilization. You can find tranquility in Aswan and Nubia while strolling through the vibrant streets. Excite your senses at the Red Sea with its captivating corals and colorful marine life, ranging from coral reef fish and nudibranchs to sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays, and even dugongs. Immerse yourself in a wealth of history in Cairo, sauntering down the narrow lanes of Islamic Cairo and its monuments that date back to the Fatimid era. Experience the mightiness in the coastal city of Alexandria, the birthplace of Cleopatra and a razzmatazz renegade city of the Mediterranean. It has an enticing days-gone-by atmosphere that can't be overlooked.

You can always come and see for yourself so you don’t miss out on immersing yourself in the beauty of Egypt.