The Unexpected Winter Joy of Egypt
Nov. 2, 2016
After years of uncertainty, one of our favorite winter destinations has been reborn. As life-long fans of Egyptian culture, we believe it’s a place that always overdelivers for our guests with wonderful surprises at every turn.
Beyond the pyramids and history, the people remain the greatest resource. Egyptians are known as the jokers in the region, complimenting their friends with humor and wit. These are proud people, who enjoy sharing their lives with visitors. Here, an open mind goes much further than an open wallet when discovering the great diversity in cultures. From proud Coptic Christians to thoughtful Muslim men and women, their mutual respect for one another is like nowhere else. These neighbors often support one another during holidays by covering the other’s jobs and trade. It’s a beautiful thing. There are also Nubians in Upper Egypt with colorful architecture and uniquely-rich traditions. The Siwans in the Western Desert delight with mystical muslim practices and ancient Berber Traditions. The Bedouins and their close families and great food. This is as diverse a place as one can imagine and we want to share it all with our guests.
While the temperatures drop and snow falls here in the States, Egypt is blooming. From November through March temperatures remain in the 70’s during the day and dry and brisk in the evenings. And with good weather brings activity. There’s snorkeling in the gentle, warm waters of Sharm El Sheikh, and dramatic sunsets from the balconies of historic Nile ships. We make it possible to sleep beneath the Saharan stars for a peace and joy perfectly in-line with the holiday season. Or take a water Taxi to the trendy Sequoia Restaurant for cocktails and dine with the beautifully-stylish, young local crowd. Walk along the Cornish along the Mediterranean at night and explore the late markets in Alexandria. This is Egypt after all, and for every Pyramid visit, there are dozens of experiences that prove just as memorable.
A beautiful culture deserves beautiful accommodations, so consider the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Kempinski, Fairmont or boutique experiences like the Fayoum Oasis, Lazib Inn. Share your passions with our travel designers and every wish can be met. These aren’t group tours, they’re individually-crafted vacations designed around you. Please contact us and learn how we can create an Egyptian trip that will transform you.
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