To travel is to refresh your body and mind. Travel to Egypt to challenge yourself, to make true friends and experience the joy of life.
Travel to Egypt gives you the chance to experience different types of tours in Egypt. Egypt tours include; classical tours, religious tours, student tours, pyramids tours, safari tours, diving and beach activities as well as hotels accommodation and transportation.
Visiting Egypt is visiting the famous ancient Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museums, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Sinai, and the Red Sea.
Travel to Egypt with Egypt7000 Travel
Egypt 7000 Travel is one of the leading tour operators in Egypt with top management with very wide experience in the Tourism Industry Filed.
Our main office is located in Cairo – Egypt; in addition, we have highly motivated and experienced representatives in each city of Egypt Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.
We are offering you fabulous varieties of tour packages covering the most magnificent regions all over Egypt that combine the following:
Classified Tours: Which include Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise (Luxor, Aswan & Lake Nasser)
Recreational Tours: to our very famous resorts of Egypt (Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada and Safaga … etc.)
All Water Sports: at the above mentioned resorts.
Diving we organize the traditional Diving Safaris to Hurghada & Sharm El-Sheikh, The Safari boats will sale to unforgettable, exotic places to experience the underwater world “A Garden of Paradise”.
Desert Safari: in a new unique style as we provide Egypt in a different taste that no one can provide except our most professional staff of the highest experiences in this field. We will take you to places you always wanted to go, straight to the heart of adventure to do something you only dreamed of doing with Egypt 7000 Travel.
Egypt travel information
In order to encourage the tourism industry in Egypt, Egypt guests should be informed more about Egypt travel tips and available tours in the Egyptian cities specially the tourism cities of Egypt. Because if you know Egypt cities well, you can determine which cities you will visit when you travel to Egypt according to your aim of your travel.
If your travel to Egypt aims to see the ancient Egypt monuments, your trip to Egypt must include the tours the great ancient Egyptian pyramids and sphinx, Memphis and saqqara area which you must visit and also the Egyptian museum in Cairo, and your Egypt trip shall also include Luxor, Aswan, Comombo, and Edfu where you’ll find the magnificent ancient Egyptian temples.
but if you are looking for religious travel in Egypt, you must get the Coptic Cairo tours and the Islamic Cairo tours, if your Egypt travel aims to visit the Greek and Roman monuments, your trip must include Alexandria, you may also aim to have safari tours from your travel to Egypt and then you shall visit the Egyptian oasis, the red sea aria and Sinai in Egypt.
The previously mentioned was a brief description which can help you to determine which cities you should be included when you travel to Egypt according to your aim of travel, and now let us gives you a detailed description about each city of Egypt and the tours you can find in each city of the tourism Egyptian cities.
When you travel to Egypt your trip should include Cairo the heart of Egypt for more than 1000 years, the tours in Cairo includes the famous sight seeing in Egypt which can be summarized into:
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS: On the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo and on top of Giza plateau rise the three pyramids and it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World surrounded by small pyramids and hundred of Mastabas and tombs for links and nobles, The ancient Egyptians, it must be note, built the pyramids to be the tombs to preserves the bodies of their dead kings specially that believed in resurrection and immortality.
MEMPHIS AND SAQQARA AREA: It’s one of the oldest cities; Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt throughout the old Egyptian kingdom. It includes;
The temple for embalming the scared Apis Bull, which shows the various steps of embalming.
The Alabaster sphinx that dates back to the old Egyptian kingdom.
SAQQARA: is the oldest Ancient Egyptian cemetery, it lays a desert plateau, south west of Cairo
CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS: Christian Monuments in Egypt are of religious and historic significance, they are regarded as a transitional period between the Pharaonic and Islamic art, the Coptic museum in Egypt houses a rare collection of antiquities, and old Cairo is renowned for its antique churches:
Old Cairo (Qasr El Shama)
Almoallaqa (the suspended church)
Greek orthodox church of Mari Girgis
The churches of Abu Seifein monastery
ISLAMIC MONUMENTS IN CAIRO: Artistic beauty of Islamic monuments is not limited to mosques only. It also includes houses and places side by side with fortresses and architectural constructions:
Mosque of Ibn Tulun.
Mosque of Amr Ibn AL Aas.
Al-Nasser, Al-Mansour Qalawun.
Sultan Barquq complex.
The citadel of saladin (Salah El-Din).
The mosque and madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan.
THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN CAIRO: One of the world’s famous museums. It houses 250000 antique pieces including mummies, Sarcophagi and the fabulous treasures from Tut Ankh Amun’s tomb.
THE COPTIC MUSEUM IN CAIRO: The finest collection of Coptic art and antiquities in the world, including illuminated manuscripts, icons and textiles.
THE MUSEUM OF ISAMIC ART: It is the largest Islamic museum in the Middle East, housing 102000 antiquities ranging from large architectural pieces rescued from mosques to ceramics, manuscripts and tapestries dating from the dawn of Islam to the end of Ottoman period.
LANDMARKS OF MODERN CAIRO:
PHARAONIC VILLAGE: Historical spectacle reflecting the style of life of ancient Egyptians
THE CULTURAL CENTER (THE OPERA HOUSE): It was inaugurated in 1988. An artistic architectural masterpiece of Islamic style, equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities. It consists of three theatres and located at Gezira exhibition centre.
SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW: In the enchanting atmosphere, with sound, light, and music, the show captivates audiences and makes re-live ancient times, the history of ancient pyramids and the glory of the ancient pharaohs. The show is presented in six languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian
CAIRO SHOPPING CENTERS: Cairo offers a wide selection of shopping, leisure, culture and nightlife.
THE KHAN KHALILI BAZAAR AND SAGHA: Comprising an array of shops dating to the 14th century AD
CAIRO BY NIGHT: Nights of Cairo are uniquely romantic. It combines the charm of the East and the arts of the West to offer the tourist evenings full of all kinds of entertainments.
Built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is one of Egypt’s prime tourist destinations. People have been visiting the magnificent ancient monuments of Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsut and Ramses III for thousands of years.
Feluccas and old barges shuffle along the Nile between the luxury hotel ships of the Hilton and Sheraton cruising to and fro Cairo and Aswan. Luxor ancient Temple was built by ancient Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) on the site of an older temple built by Hatshepsut and added to by Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nectanebo, Alexander the Great and various Romans. Excavation work has been under way since 1885.
The Temples of Karnak is a spectacular series of ancient monuments that were the main place of worship in Theban times. They can be divided into the Amun Temple Enclosure, which is the largest; the Mut Temple Enclosure on the south side; and the Montu Temple Enclosure.
The lonely statues of the Colossi of Memnon are the first things most people see when they arrive on the West bank, though the Valley of the Kings, including the spectacular tombs of Nefertari and Tutankhamun, are the big attraction. Luxor is accessible from Cairo by buses or trains, which run every day.
Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city has long been the country’s gateway to Africa.
The prosperous market city straddles the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes, at the ‘other’ end of the Nile not far above the Tropic of Cancer. In ancient times it was a garrison town known as Swenet (meaning ‘Trade’), and it was also important to the early Coptic Christians.
The main town and temple area of Swenet were located on Elephantine Island in the middle of Nile (the island was known then as Yebu, and later renamed by the Greeks).
The temples and ruins here are not nearly as well preserved and impressive as that elsewhere in the country, but there are other good reasons to visit.
If you’re not ‘tombed out’, a visit to the Tombs of the ancient Nobles is worthwhile, and a highlight is the Nubian Museum, showcasing history, art and Nubian culture from the prehistoric to the present.
The Nile is glorious here as it makes its way down from massive High Dam and Lake Nasser – watching the feluccas glide by as the sun sets over the Nile is an experience you’re unlikely to forget.
The mighty Macedonian Alexander the Great came to ancient Egypt in 331 BC after conquering Greece and selected a small fishing village on the Mediterranean coast to establish his new capital, Alexandria.
The city is oriented around Midan Ramla and Midan Saad Zaghoul, the large square that runs down to the waterfront. Alexandria once had a great library that contained more than 500,000 volumes, and at its peak the city was a great repository of science, philosophy and intellectual thought and learning.
The Greco-Roman Museum contains relics that date back to the 3rd century BC. There’s a magnificent black granite sculpture of Apis, the sacred bull worshipped by ancient Egyptians, as well as an assortment of mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewelry and ancient tapestries.
Another highlight is one of the few historical depictions of the ancient Pharaohs of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The only Roman Amphitheatre in Egypt was rediscovered in 1964. Its 13 white marble terraces are in excellent condition and excavation work is still under way, although the dig has shifted a little to the north of the theatre.
Pompey’s Pillar is a massive 25m (82ft) pink granite monument measuring 9m (30ft) around its girth. The pillar should rightfully called Diocletian’s Pillar, as it was built for the emperor in AD 297, and was the only monument left standing following the violent arrival of the Crusaders around 1000 years later. The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa are the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, and consist of three tiers of burial tombs, chambers and hallways. The catacombs were begun in the 2nd century AD and were later expanded to hold more than 300 corpses. There’s a banquet hall where the grieving would pay their respects with a funeral feast. Experts are hoping to discover Cleopatra’s Palace under the seabed off Alexandria; columns were found in 1998, and recently archaeologists raised a beautiful statue of Isis from the depths. The Crusaders destroyed Cleopatra’s Library.
The route to Promised Land; where Isis sought Osiris and the pharaohs found gold. A meeting point for three great religions, at the crossroads of Africa and Asia: Where Moses witnessed the Burning Bush, the holy family passed along during its flight into Egypt and where Amr Ibn El Aas went across on his invasion of the country. After 8000 years at the heart of history, experience the continuing contrasts. Sinai: where rock meets coral reefs and desert stops at the sea Where the grandeur of granite meets the golden beaches of the “Red Sea Riviera” tropical fish and rare birds; spectacular sunsets and clear starry nights.
Sharm El-sheikh: It is the paradise for those who seek tranquility and love exploring underwater wonders. There are also several well-equipped diving centers, In Sharm El-sheikh you can enjoy the simplicity of sun, sea and sand; the luxury of five-star hotels and tourist villages; water sports, shopping and entertainment.
Ras Mohamed: situated at the peak of Sinai Peninsula, it is renowned for having the most exquisite coral reefs in the world and being a refuge to rare marine life, It has recently been declared a natural reserve and is most fit your diving
Monastery of St. Catherine: Built in the 6th century and dedicated to the daughter of ruler of Alexandria, who converted to Christianity and was subjected to great torture. It is a spectacular natural setting for priceless works of art.
Dahab: One of the most beautiful beaches in south Sinai because of its gleaming sand, clear waters and colorful marine life. It includes tourist villages, diving centers, camping sites, glass boats and windsurfs.
Nuweiba: Famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, it is an other exciting place for underwater fun. You will see both the imposing mountains of Sinai and green oases palm-fringed beaches
Situated on the northern entrance to the Suez Canal on the Mediterranean coast, Port Said is a very young city by Egyptian standards. Ruler Said Pasha founded it in 1859 when excavations began for the Suez Canal.
Port Said was bombed in 1956 during the Suez Crisis, and again in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel; the damage can still be seen here and there, although the city was extensively rebuilt.
The original settlement was established on land reclaimed from Lake Manzela, and the city sits on an isthmus connected by causeways to the mainland. Ferries cross Lake Manzela to Al-Matariyya and across the canal to Port Fouad. Unlike many of Egypt’s other Mediterranean towns, Port Said does not get overrun with local tourists seeking sun and sea. It’s an unusual destination by Egyptian standards, with 1900s colonial architecture and several good museums and gardens.