Think of Egypt and a mythical land steeped in history and plentiful with ancient treasures immediately springs to mind. However there is also so much more to this diverse and exciting country. Just five hours flying time from the UK, Egypt has everything; from its fantastic year round climate and abundance of ancient sites to explore, to the modern resorts on the Red Sea Riviera with their unbelievably clear blue waters which provide spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities.
from ancient sights...
The ancient Pyramids. The Sphinx. Tutankhamun's burial treasures. The museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Just some of the sights that should not be missed by visitors to Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. Further south, at the other end of Nile Valley, lies Luxor, gateway to the legendary Valley of the Kings, ancient temples and the dramatic Aswan High Dam.
...to diving sites
The resorts of the Red Sea provide the perfect blend of ingredients for anyone looking for a beach holiday, especially if watersports, snorkelling and scuba diving in particular are your favourite pastimes. Although each area featured in this brochure has its own unique character, every one offers crystal clear,waters, spectacular coral reefs teeming with marine life, a fantastic year-round climate and all the facilities you'd expect from modern holiday resorts. Thomas Cook offers holidays in all three of the main resort areas of the Red Sea. Sharm el Sheikh on the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsular is probably the most developed in this region of Egypt, whilst over on the western shoreline, the Red Sea Resorts around Hurghada boast some of the best dive sites in the world. Add to this the emerging area of Marsa Alam with its peaceful, picturesque setting and you have everything under the sun.