Introduction to Egypt

Introduction to Egypt

Dec, 2017
Egypt Travel Tips


As we prepare for this amazing journey together I thought I would try and answer any questions you may have about travelling to Egypt.
 
Egypt is a country of over 90 million people, with a land area of just on 1 million square kilometres.
The majority of the population lives in Cairo, along the Nile or the Mediterranean Coast.
With treasures as timeless as the Temples, Pyramids and of course the magical Nile River, Egypt captivates all who visit. Most of the country’s ancient treasures were built during the time of the pharaohs.
The Pyramids of Giza (the sole survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World); the lotus-columned temples of Luxor and Karnak; the Valley of the Kings; Aswan and the Temples of Abu Simbel: strung along the Nile, these monuments represent a lasting legacy of one of the most written and talked about periods of human history.
About 90% of the population are Muslim, with the majority of the remainder being Christian, including followers of the Coptic Christian faith.  There is also a small Jewish population.
Islam is part of all aspects of daily life with the call to prayer being heard regularly throughout the day.
Arabic is the official language. English and French are widely spoken.
 
Of course, the country is best understood through its people whether you are bartering for a bargain in Cairo’s ancient Khan al-Khalili bazaar or taking tea and falling into long conversation with a local. 
Our amazing guide is also an Egyptologist who is passionate about his country and is full of stories to share Egypt's long history in the most captivating way.
 
We will do our very best to provide you with the 'Journey of a Lifetime'
Leisa McInnes
Pink Lotus Egypt Tours