Dunes and Tombs – and mummies too!

Roger Lord travelled with us to Egypt recently on our Dunes and Tombs tours, which takes in all the major sites and heads way out into the Western Desert. Over 18 days, he saw the pyramids, travelled the Western Desert, explored ancient temples, sailed the Nile and then made his way to Dahab and the Red Sea. Take a look at some of the great photos he sent – including a close encounter with an Egyptian mummy!

Thanks to Roger for the super photos. Click the link for more on our Dunes & Tombs tour.

1. Picture-perfect pyramids

This is a classic shot. Traditionally-dressed locals take a seat with the world's most famous tourist attraction as a backdrop. Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

2. The Giza plateau

Another classic Egypt shot. Camels for hire at the Great pyramids of Giza. Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

3. A Golden Mummy

A Golden Mummy on display in the Badr Museum of Farafra. Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

4. The Western Desert

Distinctive rock formations in the Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Western Desert has yielded many archaeological discoveries and dinosaur fossils. Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

5. Bahariya Oasis

Posing next to a distinctive rock formation in the Western Desert. Loving it! Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

6. The light of the morning

Just as night begins to give way to daylight, the desert takes on an soft blue hue - just beautiful. Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

7. Exploring Al Bagawat Necropolis, Egypt

The Al Bagawat Necropolis in the Kharga Oasis is one of the oldest of the Christian cemeteries in Egypt, and is made entirely of mud brick. Fascinating, but eerie! Photo courtesy of Roger Lord.

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  2. Just 90km from Sharm-el-Sheikh and around 7 hours drive from Cairo, Dahab has developed from a hippy village to a respected haven with a solid infrastructure for SCUBA divers, snorkellers and travellers seeking sun, sea and relaxation.

    Located alongside some of the best reef waters on the Red Sea coast, Dahab offers mostly shore-diving to around 30 diving sites for both beginners and the more experienced diver, some of which are located just a few miles north of Dahab. Divers are usually driven along the coast by jeep, to ‘gear-up’ at water’s edge and commence their sub-aquatic experience. One of the most popular dive sites is the Blue Hole – a dive site with the greatest attraction lying not in the blue hole itself, but on the rich sloping coral reef garden on the outer lip of the hole.

    Dahab is also a great preserve for windsurf enthusiasts, and where the water is always temperate – it is safe for swimming and snorkeling. On terra firma, popular activities and pursuits are available such as camel safaris to neighbouring Bedouin villages and 4WD excursions to the Coloured Canyon. The canyon gets its name from the vivid striations on the steep walls of the canyon. The area is a good spot for hiking.

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