Egypt, a cultural destination with your feet in the water

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On the occasion of the exhibition Ramses & the gold of the Pharaohs (see our article, Egypt continues to inspire French people in search of cultural discoveries and beaches as far as the eye can see.

A popular destination both for its winter sun and for its pleasant temperatures in spring, Egypt allows you to dive into the waters of the Red Sea as well as to discover the thousand-year-old culture with the visit of the emblematic sites of the country. Fleeing the greyness has never been so easy to escape to the land of the Pharaohs. Recent archaeological discoveries remind us that Egypt deserves much more than a single trip.

Marsa Alam, the beautiful blue

Located on the Red Sea coast, about 250 kilometers south of Hurghada, Marsa Alam has always been a favorite spot for vacationers. This holiday resort is particularly appreciated by divers where it is possible to go diving and snorkeling in still virgin areas to observe exotic marine fauna and flora. The area off Marsa Murena beach is famous for its colony of sea turtles and dugongs.

Offshore, it is possible to observe schools of spinner dolphins along the reef called “Dolphin House”, Shaab Samadai. Marsa Alam is a true diver’s paradise not only for its marine wildlife but also for its hidden caves and wreckage to explore.

The Marsa Alam region has more than 50 kilometers of beaches, and very preserved natural sites to discover along the coast. The city is also the starting point for camel excursions in the vastness of the desert; the dunes can also be crossed by quad. South of Marsa Alam is the Wadi el Gemal National Park, a vast coastal and marine natural area that is poorly known and still preserved.

Luxor, there Mmajestic

Located along the Nile, Luxor is known for its magnificent temples and the “Valley of the Kings”. Archaeologists have found more than 60 tombs of pharaohs there, and continue to make discoveries as recently, more than 2000 mummified heads of cattle were discovered in the temple of Ramses II, where in January a 3500-year-old royal tomb would have belonged to a princess or royal consort of the Eighteenth Dynasty, one of the most prosperous periods of ancient Egypt. With the resumption of tourism, the management of flows is a priority for the authorities who regularly close the funeral chambers to manage the humidity and preserve this national heritage, priceless testimonies of the history of humanity.

In Luxor, the ancient “Way of God”, has been welcoming visitors since the end of 2021. The Sphinx Avenue, over three kilometers long and 75 meters wide, was opened to the public after decades of work and of research. It is now possible to stroll between the temple complex of Karnak and the temple of Luxor, flanked by hundreds of sphinxes with human or ram heads, and soak up the atmosphere of the “City of Palaces”. The hot air balloon flight allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view of the pharaonic city, the endless desert and the majestic Nile.

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