Egypt is a country found in northeastern Africa, and has a rich ancient history dating back thousands of years. It is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip, Sudan and Libya. In recent years in light of protests and riots, travel to Egypt has not been recommended, but it is not officially restricted. Egypt is the ultimate holiday destination for anyone with an interest in history, with the pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza and the historic Nile River.
The other popular type of trip is a beach or resort-based break in areas such as Sharm el-Sheikh. Being situated in a desert environment, the weather is always pleasant, though the summer can get uncomfortably hot. There are some fantastic diving opportunities in the Red Sea, and a cruise down the Nile is recommended whether the focus is on learning more about the history of Egypt or for recreation and a leisurely dinner as you witness all the fantastic sights of Egypt.