Rest of Egypt
Things to do in Rest of Egypt
Where It Is: Where the parched landscapes of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula surrender to the Red Sea, Ras Mohammed National Park splays out as an arid preserve with cliffs, sand dunes, beaches, inlets, and—for divers—unique underwater topography.
Composed of many historic ruins under restoration, the museum creates facsimiles put in place to hold up the fragile structures.
The most breathtaking ruin on the Nile, Kom Ombo has thick round columns supporting the roof.
Search among thousands for scarves, capes, and djellbas.
Cruise along the Nile for four days from Aswan to Luxor in this 1885 steamship that was renovated in 2007. The 23 rooms and five suites are arranged on two tiers that overlook the wide generous deck equipped with tables and wicker chairs.
What Lies Beneath: Three levels of burial chambers dating back to the 2nd century A.D. An impressive architectural achievement, its three levels of tombs reach a depth of 100 feet.