Improved safety situation means tourists can now take a trip to Egypt and visit the iconic pyramids, tombs and treasures.
Following a five-year pause due to safety concerns, adventure travel specialist World Expeditions will be reintroducing trips to one of the world’s most iconic destinations: Egypt.
Launched this month, the two new trips – the 11-day Egypt Adventure and 10-day Egypt Explorer – are in line with travel advice from such respected authorities as the UK Foreign Office.
The itineraries take in the ancient pyramids of Giza, the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, treasures of the Egyptian Museum, cruising on a felucca along the Nile and the ancient capital of Memphis.
The Grand Egyptian Museum – the world’s largest museum devoted to a single civilization – is expected to be partially open by the end of the year. History and archaeology aficionados have another reason to plan a trip to the country.
Natalie Tambolash, NZ Manager for World Expeditions, says: “We are thrilled to be reintroducing Egypt to our portfolio. For years the country had been one of the most iconic destinations in our programme until we had to withdraw our operations in the face of violence and civil unrest.
“Although it has been five years since last time we featured the destination, in recent months we have been receiving a regular stream of inquiries. Given the improving security situation, this is a very welcome comeback.”
Joining and concluding in the capital, Cairo, the trips are scheduled to offer flexible departures from September to June.