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Egypt is an incredible country, offering tourists and historians the chance to see some of the most amazing man-made buildings ever created. The great pyramids of Giza hardly need an introduction, but why not take a trip further south and explore the legendary temple of Abu Simbel; built in tribute to King Ramses II? Egypt also has its fair share of natural wonders. Sail gently down the mighty Nile River, take in the solitude of the Western Desert, enjoy world-class diving at the Red Sea or catch a sunset from the top of the famous biblical landmark of Mt. Sinai.

Where is the best spot to view the Suez Canal?

The 163km channel, first opened in 1869, connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and is one of the world’s most significant waterways. Approximately 50 ships pass through the canal each day taking between 11 and 16 hours to pass. … Continue reading

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Three festival highlights to come in 2011

After researching some of the world’s most popular cultural festivals, words like ‘different’ aren’t really adequate when comparing them to the festivals we’re used to in the west. I don’t think I’ve quite nailed how to describe how refreshingly they … Continue reading

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The Abu Simbel Sun Festival – ancient wonders in a modern world

Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple is a fascinating structure. Built as a gigantic tribute to King Ramses II, the temple of Abu Simbel was carved into the mountainside in the 13th century BC in a demonstration of the Pharaoh’s power and … Continue reading

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A young writer in Egypt with On the Go Tours – Part 2

Today’s guest post is the second from our young traveller Joe Firth, who recently did a family tour with us in Egypt. This is his account of his spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. Thanks Joe! … Continue reading

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Festival spotlight: The Abu Simbel Sun Festival, Egypt

For those of you who are used to hearing about festivals that leave attendants covered in mud, here’s something a little bit different: The Abu Simbel Sun Festival is a bi-annual cosmic event taking place at Abu Simbel temple on … Continue reading

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A young writer in Egypt with On the Go Tours

Today’s guest post comes from one of our younger travellers, 12 year-old Joseph Firth who has just returned from taking in all of Egypt‘s highlights on our Classic Family Adventure. The greatest part of this wonderful experience has got to … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: Tours to Egypt

Egypt is one of the world’s classic tourist destinations, featuring the only remaining specimens from Herodotus’ original Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Pyramids of Giza. The sheer size of these incredible monuments, the precision of their construction, … Continue reading

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Egypt with On the Go Tours – May 7th to 17th 2011

Here’s a report from one of our passengers – David Burton – who took the Egypt Unplugged tour with us last month. Thanks for writing in David! Travel Tip #1: Do not, under any circumstances buy a ham and cheese … Continue reading

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Is it safe to travel to Egypt now?

This is something we’ve been asked a few times now, so we thought we’d give you the low-down on what it’s like in Egypt at the moment based on the reports of a few different people. In a nutshell, there’s … Continue reading

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Egypt – minus the crowds

I just arrived back from 10 lovely days in Egypt on the Egypt Unplugged tour. To sum it up in one word, it was amazing. The first stop was Giza to check out the pyramids and the Sphinx, and then … Continue reading

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