Adventure holidays to see the Pyramids
Built over 5000 years ago, the Pyramids are an incredible testament to the immense achievements of the Ancient Egyptians. Located just outside the ever-growing suburbs of Cairo they loom out of the desert, towering above the modern city buildings. All our adventure tours to Egypt include time at the Pyramids where guides explain the mysteries surrounding their creation. There is also the opportunity to climb inside the Great Pyramid to see the burial chamber inside - not for the claustrophobic!
Whether it is on our short week-long adventure holiday to Egypt or part of a longer multi-country itinerary including Jordan and Israel, you can experience one of the great wonders of the world on an adventure tour to Egypt with Imaginative Traveller.
The Pyramids Facts
The Great Pyramid took 20-30,000 workers 20 years to build
It is constructed of 2.3 million blocks weighing on average 2.5 tons each
The temperature inside is constant and equals the average temperature of the earth
It is the most accurately aligned structure on earth and faces true north
The four sides of the Great Pyramid are slightly concave
Originally it was encased in white limestone and topped by (possibly) a gold capstone
Hidden rooms, decoy chambers and granite blocks did not deter thieves plundering its treasures
Why visit the Middle East with Imaginative Traveller
The Middle East was where we began operations back in 1991 - we have been taking our travellers down the Nile for 20 years! Our itineraries to the Middle East reflect decades of experience and client and tour leader feedback. They include multi-country trips, overland expeditions, cultural tours, beach holidays, cruises, family holidays, honeymoon and tailor-made tours.
In Egypt all 3 day felucca trips now include the services of an amenities boat with bathroom and toilet facilities – more comfortable for you and better for the environment. On our Nile cruiseboats each cabin is air-conditioned and has private facilities. The boats have swimming pools and rooftop bars - plus fantastic food!
Affordable adventure holidays with plenty of inclusions and NO single supplements for solo travellers! Our adventure tours to the Middle East start at £280.
Stay with people you've only read about, visit places few have seen and use a variety of local transport to really experience the culture. In the Middle East we use donkeys, feluccas, local buses, overnight trains, cruise boats, jeeps, ferries, horse and cart and camels!
They're from the country we're visiting so speak the language, understand the culture and know the history. They are passionate about their homeland and will provide insights that you would never discover independently.
Flexibility and Fun
Our small group adventure tours offer convenience, security and companionship with the freedom and flexibility for you to make your own discoveries independently.
Dinner in a Nubian village, exploring the oldest building in the world – the Step Pyramid, overnighting in a Bedouin camp in the White Desert, time in Wadi el Rayan – site of the only waterfall in Egypt, taking a camel safari into the Western Desert, taking a 4WD excursion to an overnight camp in Wadi Rum in Jordan, spending two full days in Petra, a walking tour of the fascinating Jewish quarter of Jerusalem – just some examples!
Small numbers have less impact on the environment and offer more chance for cultural interaction.
At the heart of ALL our adventure and activity holidays to the Middle East. By ‘going local’ we ensure that the economic benefits derived from your holiday remain with the communities that you visit. We also have long-standing relationships with some of the best local Egyptologists and the family of Nubian sailors operating our feluccas providing long term employment (even during lulls in tourism) and fair wages. Plus by working directly with the 'donkey men' and carriage drivers our visits to Karnak and the Valley of the Kings involve no 'middle men' ensuring all revenue goes directly to the locals.
You may only travel to the MIddle East once so make the most of it on an authentic and affordable adventure holiday with Imaginative Traveller.
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