London – UK (LGW) to Marsam Alam – Egypt (RMF) Return Ticket
Price: £ 140.00
Average Fare: £ 420.00
Savings: £ 280.00
Date: 31.01.2018 to 07.02.2018
- As of July 2011, the population of Egypt was 82,079,663, making it the 15th most populated country in the world. Approximately 99% of the population lives on about 5.5% of the land.
- On average, only an inch of rain falls in Egypt per year.
- The Sahara Desert at one time was lush grassland and savannah. Overgrazing and/or climate change in 8000 B.C. began to change the area from pastoral land to desert. Now it is the world’s largest hot desert at over 3,630,000 square miles—roughly the size of the United States. Antarctica is considered the largest desert (of any type) in the world.
- Frequently referred to as the world’s largest open-air museum, the city of Luxor is built upon the site of the ancient capital of Thebes. It is home to two of Egypt’s most impressive temple complexes – Karnak and Luxor. On the opposite bank of the Nile lies the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, where the ancient royals are buried. Most famously, the necropolis includes the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Chaotic, colorful Cairo is the capital of Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is full of cultural landmarks, from the Hanging Church (one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Egypt) to Al-Azhar Mosque (the second-oldest continuously run university in the world). The Egyptian Museum houses over 120,000 artifacts, including mummies, sarcophagi and the treasures of Tutankhamun.
Note: The Government of UK advice against the travel in some areas in Egypt (hotspots for terrorism). But the main resorts still relatively safe to visit.