Cairo, in Arabic Al-Qahirah, means Mars (the planet Mars) because the planet Mars rose upwards into the sky the day the city was founded. Founded in the age of the Pharaohs under the name of Heliopolis, Cairo has been the centreground of different cultures and religions over the centuries and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Cultural heritage is truly remarkable in this city and its visitors may enjoy in monuments that are over 5.000 years old. Starting from fascinating pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian museum where visitors shall see the Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s treasures brought from his burial chamber, Mosque of Muhammad Ali made of alabaster stone, Coptic district and stunningly beautiful church of Saint Virgin Mary also called the “Hanging church”, the bazaar of Khan El Khalili.
Luxor is situated on the east bank of the Nile, rising on the grounds of ancient Thebes, the capital of the Pharaohs. Today, the city has 506,588 inhabitants and is considered a real open-air museum. In fact, Luxor “owns” some wonders of Egypt, including the Colossi of Memnon, the funerary complex of Pharaoh Amenhotep, majestic temples, statues, buildings, pyramids and the two valleys of kings and queens. Dozens of tombs were found here, including the one of Pharaoh Ramses, in which hieroglyphics have been magnificently preserved for millennia.
Hurghada was once an isolated and relatively small fishing village. Today, this is the city full of tourists and numerous attractions that visitors should not miss when visiting Egypt. Hurghada is located approximately 430 km south of Suez, in the area where the sea isthmus extends into the Red Sea; it is a destination with beautiful sandy beaches, warm sea and quality hotels, which were constructed in recent times. Visitors can visit the city center with a typical Arab bustle and enjoy endless bargains over souvenir prices or follow these events from a nearby coffee shop. Hurghada is an ideal place for families to rest, but also for anyone who is willing to dive and discover the beautiful underwater world full of colorful corals and exotic fish. There are 250 coral reefs and over 1000 different fish species.