Egypt 2022 – Historic Tour – Cairo – Luxor – Qena – Soma Bay

We started our journey in Cairo two weeks ago, where we stayed at the Sofitel Nile El Gezirah for three nights. The hotel is located directly at the southern bank of the Gezirah island in the middle of the Nile river. It has a beautiful outdoor pool and a large terrace looking directly up the river. Our trip through and around the crowded metropolis led us to the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and the narrow alleys of the traditional but very busy Khan el-Khalili bazaar. A bit further away from the city, we visited the pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara, and the pyramids of Giza. On day four of our trip we took a flight to Luxor to visit the legendary Valley of the Kings where the tombs of pharaohs Tutanchamun, Ramses I and II, Seti I and II, and others can be seen. Here we stayed in the Steigenberger Resort Achti where we had a Junior Suite with a balcony towards the Nile river. More trips around Luxor led us to the Madinat Habu Temple and the famous Karnak Temple. One day we took a ride to the city of Qena where we visited the beautiful Dendera Temple. Four days later, we crossed the desert between Qena and Safaga and stayed our last week in the beautiful Kempinski Resort in Soma Bay. It appeared to us on most locations that the pandemic is still keeping most people from travelling, and therefore you can enjoy photos with unobstructed views of cultural highlights.

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