The land of pharaohs is full of antiquities, yet it is anything but stuck in the past. We are excitedly awaiting the opening of the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
There’s more to Egypt than the grand temples of the ancient pharaohs along a legendary river. Head west of the Nile and south of Cairo and find two unique Egyptian oases and cultures.
Travel to Egypt to marvel at all of her antiquities and soak up some of her best-kept secrets. Ker & Downey President David Marek shares his thoughts on why you should travel to Egypt. Egypt is one of those places where history comes alive. Cruising down the Nile, seeing the ancient temples in person, and gazing upon the pyramids of Giza – the last remaining wonder of the ancient world – allows you to construct a more comprehensive narrative of the history of ancient civilization and how it relates to our modern world. Its antiquities remain unchanged, but Egypt is […]
Egypt prepares to welcome new visitors with the opening of the new Grand Egyptian Museum later this year. In 2013 I visited Egypt with my family. Tourists were slow to return after the Arab Spring (which proved to be a fantastic time for us to travel without the crowds). At 3:00pm on a Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves standing alone in the middle of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. It should have been packed with visitors, but it was empty. And without all the visitors, you could tell that the museum was cramped and overflowing with ancient artifacts.
Luxury Egypt getaways with Ker & Downey allow you to explore the ancient culture’s hub in Cairo and the surrounding area on a shorter timetable. Both of our Egypt getaways pack in history and luxury for a perfect quick trip before the holiday rush hits. Luxury Egypt Getaways in Cairo Egypt is a Ker & Downey favorite destination, and we have selected two luxury Egypt getaways that are enjoyable as a first visit, or even for someone who has been to the country before and wants to gain a richer understanding of the area. The first centers around Cairo, home of […]
For updated information on travel to Egypt, please visit this more recent post. Recently the US State Department downgraded their travel warning and considers it safe to travel to Egypt. With the Egyptian population yearning to welcome back visitors, there is no better year to see some of the most magnificent wonders of the ancient world than in 2014. Below Ker & Downey’s David Marek discusses new ways to see the classics and the peace of mind that traveling with Ker & Downey allows travelers. I know some of our readers will be apprehensive about traveling to Egypt. Having just […]
For updated information on travel to Egypt, please visit this more recent post. Egypt is a country rich in history and constantly evolving, with new discoveries unearthed regularly and monuments two thousand years older than the Roman Coliseum. In March, Ker & Downey’s Haley Beham traveled with her family to the ancient country and recounts her travels below. In March I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Egypt with my family. Being in the travel business, we’ve done our fair share of traveling, however, we hadn’t traveled as a family together since 2004, so this trip was long overdue. […]