Egypt has long been a favourite of ours for both dive holidays
and everything on land too, and we recommend Cairo itself for a day
or two, despite the bedlam, because our excellent guides can show
you the edited highlights among the 120,000 relics in the vast
Egyptian Museum or arrange sedate sailing trips on elegant felucca
yachts along the Nile. And there's more to Egypt than just culture
- the Red Sea coast offers luxurious beach resorts and the best
diving in close proximity to the UK.
While it's easy to know what to see in Egypt, it's not so easy
to know what you might be missing. And it's these hidden wonders
that can transform a fabulous time into an experience that's truly
out of the ordinary. The secret, as mentioned earlier, is to have a
top guide. Fortunately we have access to some of the best. A
skilled guide is essential not just for the depth of knowledge they
can share with you, but for their ability to avoid crowds and
hassle. You'll feel like you're able to unlock invisible doors.
Without your guide, you might never touch the real Egypt, the
one beneath the skin of everyday life. You might never find the
silversmith in the souq who will engrave your name in hieroglyphics
on a key-ring. Or have the chance to get your personal travel diary
bound in the most beautiful decorative leather book-binding. Or
visit the belly-dance costume stall. All Original touches we can
arrange for you.
For divers, there is a huge amount on offer in Egypt and all
within easy reach of the UK for a one-week holiday or even shorter
El Sheikh is probably the best known destination on the Red Sea
and while crowds are now an issue, especially in the water, it
still offers some world-class diving and if you know where to stay,
some incredible hotels. Away from the Sinai
Peninsula there are lesser known and therefore lesser crowded
spots that also offer spectacular diving.