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Top 6 Exciting Egyptian Experiences

Civilization first dawned in Egypt over five millennia ago when Narmer, first pharaoh of the First Dynasty, unified Upper and Lower Egypt. But Egypt’s history is even older, with human settlements dating back to 4,000 BC. In all that time, Egypt has grown and developed into one of the most exciting, richly cultured places in the world. Here’s just a taste of the exciting things awaiting you when you take a trip to this timeless destination!

River Nile ©Michael Gwyther-Jones/Flickr

1. Cruising the Nile

With over 4,000 miles of waterway coursing through 11 countries, the Nile River is considered to be the longest in the world, and Egypt its gift to Earth. Ancient Egyptians revered it as the source of all life, and with a riverfront view of the bustling ports and trading posts like Luxor, Esna and Edfu that blossomed all along its shores, you’ll see why. Stop off to visit the Valley of the Kings along the West Bank of the Nile and tour Edfu and the Temple of Horus! In addition to its ancient treasures, the Nile’s banks are home to a wide assortment of Egypt’s most iconic animals from its storied history, including hippopotamuses and the legendary Nile crocodiles. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse (from the safety of your boat!) and you’ll understand why ancient Egyptians believed them to be gods.

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Customer testimonial: Paying hommage to Pyramids and Petra

Friendly Planet Travel’s Pyramids and Petra tour takes vacationers on a voyFP_Egypt.jpgage of discovery through the Pyramids of Egypt — the oldest and only Ancient Wonder of the World still standing — and the remarkable lost city of Petra in Jordan — one of the Seven New Ancient Wonders of the World. Friendly Planeteers get it all, in a single, inspired trip.


These two great sites are testimony to the perfection of design, architecture, engineering, and artistry of two glorious and ingenious cultures. Travelers can also take advantage of our Dead Sea extension, where they’ll enjoy the luxury of Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, a five-star spa hotel at the shore of the world’s lowest body of water.
Two vacationers who just returned from our tour recently sent in a wonderful testimonial that I thought I’d share with you today. Here it is, verbatim as always.
"My husband & I just returned from the Pyramids & Petra tour. Words won’t do it justice, but I’ll give it a shot: The price–amazing! The guides–educated, accommodating, and excessively pleasant! The hotels–fantastic! The optional tours–A MUST! They were the best part of the whole trip, and a fantastic deal! The food–5 star! The touring coach–brand new, air-conditioned, & comfy! We were so thrilled with our experience with Friendly Planet, and all of their contractors, that we are already trying to decide which trip to take next! Thanks for providing such a top-notch experience with amazing people at such a fantastic price! We’ll be repeat clients!
— Amanda Poland, Front Royal, VA"

Frommer’s features Friendly Planet Travel

Frommer’s pointed to Friendly Planet Travel in their “Frommer’s 5 Deals” today. Thanks, Frommer’s!
Our Pyramids and Petra vacation got the nod as one of the best deals available for our eight-day tour of Egypt and Jordan for only $1799.
The tour takes Friendly Planeteers to the Pyramids of Egypt, the oldest and only Ancient Wonder of the World still standing, and the remarkable lost city of Petra in Jordan, one of the Seven New Ancient Wonders of the World. These two sites are testimony to the perfection of design, architecture, engineering, and artistry of two historic cultures.
Plus, the option of our Dead Sea extension gives travelers the opportunity to revel in the luxury of a 5-star spa hotel at the shore of the world’s lowest body of water.
For more information on the Pyramids and Petra tour, including the touring program, optional additional tours in Egypt and Jordan, and FAQs about the destination, take a look at the trip’s page on the Friendly Planet Travel Web site.