Senior Travel to Egypt

Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 BC.   Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind’s earliest triumphs. But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. More than anything else, Egypt is fun. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings, and you will find out why in this post.

I have paid special attention to those tours that cater to senior citizens.  Take a look at six of these and see if you like what they have to offer. There are many ways to explore Egypt, and there are many reasons that someone makes the journey. This means that there are special tours for seniors and opportunities for people from all walks of life. If someone has limited mobility, or is unable to withstand the heat of the desert they can still enjoy all that Egypt has to offer. If they have a specialized interest, such as historic or religious sites, they can still see all that they want as well.

Ladies, here is a tour of Egypt just for you and another with Odysseys Unlimited.  Memphis Tours caters to seniors.  They offer special holidays and tours for seniors in Egypt to take in sights like the Pyramids and the Sphinx, the tombs and temples at Luxor, and the monuments and Nile scenery at Aswan, as well as relaxing Nile cruises, visits to the mystical Sinai and Moses Mountain in addition to leisurely holidays at the sandy beaches of the Red Sea. Specially designed programs for seniors are available for all destinations and tours in Egypt. Generally, holiday programs are structured to cater for groups of guests aged 50 years and over.

Go Travel Egypt offers a variety of private, customized tour packages for seniors, with personal service from your arrival to your departure.  Tour Egypt finds that most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more. Certainly it is a prime location to see the great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples, but it is also part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular. Yet Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. Seniors may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat.

Egypt travel guide from Planetware and Egypt attractions by destination offers senior travelers even more options.  Egypt could be said to have six different tourist super-sites. Each has its own flavor, and mostly each serves a different purpose. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, most of these tourist areas do not depend on ancient monuments to sustain them. In fact, only Luxor is completely dependent on this trade.

Here is an overview of the cities and towns of ancient Egypt.  This site caters to the cities in ancient Egypt that grew out of the development of agriculture and the emergence of the state as the unifying and predominant form of political organization. However, even as early as 3500 BC, towns and cities (if they can be called such), consisted of regional capitals linked to the population centers of smaller administrative districts.

Finally some good travel tips and a “survival kit“on what to take with you. Egypt is a sophisticated and modern country, and most anything that you need may be purchased in Egypt. But providing that you do not wish to purchase such things as shoes in Egypt, and other items may be difficult to find, or very expensive, the site provides a checklist of some of the more important items you may wish to carry with you. The Egyptian Tourism Ministry is the official site with current information about the country.  
And a few “extras” for you to check out as well:


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