The land that gave birth to the first great civilization needs little introduction. The pyramids, the minarets, the Nile — the scope of Egypt is magnificent. Cairo’s core has remained unchanged since the founding days of Islam. Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes is lined with warrens of lavish burial chambers and boasts some of the most impressive monuments in all antiquity.
Further south at Aswan, even more geometrically imposing temples write a testament to the power of archaic gods and omnipotent pharaohs. It is here that the Nile is best explored by ancient sail, on a felucca, an Egyptian sailing boat, at the hands of the prevailing currents and winds. Don’t shy away from the chance to Travel On!