Best Life-Changing Trips
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Sailing Past the Pharaohs’ Greatest Sites
Egypt’s political structure may be evolving, but the allure of its ancient civilization remains constant. Start in Giza at the Great Pyramids, then catch a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan to hit the Valley of the Kings (site of King Tut’s tomb), the Temple of Edfu, and the twin temple at Kom Ombo. Oberoi’s seven-night Zahra luxury cruise features talks by Egyptologists and private temple tours, while Gap Adventures’ affordable eight-day trip includes the major sites, plus unforgettable cultural experiences such as dinner in a Nubian village and sails on a felucca.