Our services within Egypt include
(details of each service are after the list, or go to www.naturetravelegypt.com)
- Nile cruises
- Golf tours
- Religious Tours
- Incentive trips and conferences.
- Diving holidays
- Sinai Excursions, Safaris and Tours
- Hotel Reservation
- Destinations in Egypt
- Outgoing travel
A Nile cruise is the perfect way to experience the wonders and monuments of Upper Egypt.
Whilst on board, you will enjoy total comfort as you cruise the magical waters of Egypt’s fabled Nile River, between Luxor and Aswan.
The cruise ships have all the amenities you would expect from a floating hotel: swimming pools, fine cuisine, live evening entertainment, and total relaxation – a fitting setting from which to admire the cool, calm water, and the lush greenery of the banks of the Nile.
Nature Travel arranges 3, 4, 5 & 7 night Nile cruise programmes. There are numerous land excursions, accompanied by experienced guides.
To mention just a few examples: you can visit the Temples of Karnak and Abu Simbel, and see for yourself the awe-inspiring monuments of Pharaonic times, some of which have moved poets to write about them.
Another wonderful trip is to go by sailing boat to visit the plant garden in Aswan.
Egypt has seen thousands of years of civilizations. From the birth of history with the Pharaonic Kingdoms, to Graeco-Roman and Islamic times, this has always been a vibrant society.
And now, Egypt is a modern country that offers a home for golfers with world-class seaside, desert and oases golf courses.
With its wonderful climate and almost constant sunshine, every day is a good day for playing golf.
There are numerous championship golf courses throughout the country, from Cairo to the coastal regions of the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula.
At Nature Travel, we can arrange a visit to Egypt that takes in golf-playing. Let us know your requirements, and leave it to us.
Egypt has a vast treasure of religious and holy sites.
In Cairo, in the Old City, there are numerous Coptic Churches, including the ‘Hanging Church”.
Throughout the Sinai Peninsula, there are many well-known ancient monasteries, including the 6th century monastery of St. Catherine.
Nature Travel arranges religious tours, tailored to your specifications.
Incentive trips and conferences
If your company has upcoming meetings or conferences, you may well wish to consider Egypt as a location.
Many important international summits have been held in Egypt in recent years.
This is no surprise, with all the advantages the country has to offer – a warm welcome to all guests, dedicated service, and the latest advances in the world of media and communications.
The majority of hotels offer excellent facilities and equipment necessary for conferences, venues and meetings.
Here at Nature Travel, we can provide professional assistance in helping you to plan your company’s events. In addition, we can arrange incentive trips throughout Egypt.
Egypt undoubtedly has some of the finest diving spots in the world, mainly in the Red Sea.
People come from far and wide for the opportunity to view places like the famous Blue Hole, for example.
Blessed with year round sunshine, crystal clear waters and safe, sandy beaches, the conditions are excellent for diving and snorkeling.
Nature Travel can arrange a diving holiday which is tailored to meet your individual requirements. There is a wide range of hotels and resorts from which to choose.
And, remember – no previous experience of diving is necessary- there are guides and trainers in most of the hotels.
Safaris and tours
Nature Travel safaris and tours take you to beautiful and remote oases, the famous Coloured Canyon, virgin bays on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, and historical sites: Saint Catherine and Serabit el Khadem.
A trip like this allows you to see an Egypt you may have never imagined: pristine desert landscapes and white sands, unforgettable sunrises and coloured mountains. If you have ever wanted to go off the beaten track, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Under the guidance of our tour leaders, the mysteries of the desert will reveal themselves to you.
General notes for Safaris and Treks
- Riding expertise is not required. All camel and jeep tours are classified as simple. For the high mountain trek, you should be in good health.
- Clothing – Between October and April, warm clothes are required for night. In winter, temperatures can drop to below zero.
- Equipment to bring – Trekking boots, warm sleeping bag, daypack, water canteens to hold at least 2 litres, jacket, hat or head cover, suntan lotion, bathing suit, snorkel gear, mosquito repellent, mugs, bowl, plate, cutlery, first aid kit, flashlight.
- Food on trek – Simple one pot meals, Bedouin bread.
- Water supply – we carry fresh water with us.
Showers and toilets are not available and washing is in natural resources only
Excursions in South Sinai
The Sinai Peninsula is the geophysical divide between Asia and Africa, and the eastern gate to Egypt.
South Sinai attracts many kinds of travelers, as there are so many points of interest in the area, whether from a cultural, historical or sports point of view.
It is also a paradise for nature lovers, and a place where you can see undreamed-of beauty in the landscape.
Nature Travel offers various excursions in South Sinai, some examples of which are listed here:
9 am pickup from your hotel, after breakfast. Drive to the Coloured Canyon through Wadi Watir and then drive off-road for about 30 minutes until you reach the magnificent area of the lime and sandstone plateau.
The walk through the Couloured Canyon takes about 90 minutes, with plenty of time to take pictures.
There is lunch on the way back before returning to your hotel. (Total time; about 5 hours).
White Canyon and Ain Hudra
9 am pickup from your hotel, after breakfast. Drive in the direction of St. Catherine.
Before we drive offroad into the sandiest wadi of South Sinai, we will walk to the observation point with an ibcredible view over the whole wadi and the exciting sandstone erosions. Offroad drive to the beautiful lush oasis of Ain Hudra, the biblical Hazeroth.
Walk through a Bedouin-cultivated palm garden and meet the Bedouin women. Have lunch before you walk throught he thrilling White Canyon for the next 2 hours. Back to the hotel in the afternoon.
Ras Abu Galoum Nature Protectorate
9 am pickup from your hotel after breakfast, drive past Nuweiba up to Ras Saada.
On the way, visit the Bedouin settlement Bir Zrair, walk through the gardens and have tea. Continue via Ras Saada to Ras Abou Galoum.
Enjoy a swim in this beautiful bay with excellent coral reefs.
Eat a delicious lunch of fresh fish, from the catch of the day. Walk for 2 hours along the cliffs to the Blue Hole. Do some shopping in Dahab before you return to your hotel. Full day tour.
9 am pickup from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to St. Catherine, which is situated at an altitude of 1599m. above sea level.
Visit the 6th century monastery and have a walk around the settlement of St. Catherine. Optional: Climb of Mount Moses after visiting the monastery (5 hours)
Nature Travel safaris can be tailored to your individual needs and interests. Generally speaking, safaris are from just one day up to 5 days. Here are some examples of itineraries.
1 Day Jeep Tour
To the famous Coloured Canyon or one of the beautiful oases: Ain Hudar or Ain Um Ahmed.
4 Day Jeep Tour
- Day 1 Start from Taba to Gezirat Pharaon – also known as Coral Island, then continue to the magnificent Coloured Canyon near Nuweiba. Continue via Wadi Ghazale into the granite mountains of St. Catherine with an overnight stay there.
- Day 2 Early morning – ascend to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Moses, visit the Monastery of St. Catherine(6th century). Drive to the Rock of Inscription and visit the White Canyon at Ain Hudra with an overnight stay there.
- Day 3 Via Wadi Jibi we reach the tourist resort Dahab. It is possible to swim and snorkel in the beautiful reefs of the famous Blue Hole. A walk along the shore takes us to Ras AbuGalum, where we stay overnight.
- Day 4 Via Wadi Rassasa, we reach the oasis Bi Zreir and continue to Nuweiba, where we hope to enjoy a swim with the dolphins. Return to Taba.
6 Day Jeep Tour
- Days 1-4 As above,
- Day 5 Via Wadi Feiran we reach Wadi Mukattab (The Valley of Inscription), From Wadi Seakh to the Forest of Pillars and continue to Serabit el Khadem, where we stay overnight.
- Day 6 Early morning climb to visit the temple of Hathor and the copper and turquoise mines. Return to your hotel.
With a Nature Travel Camel Trek, you will enjoy a memorable experience of exploring the Sinai desert on camel back. When you are this close to nature, time loses its meaning, and small moments become precious eternities. For a short time, you can live the simple, yet rich, nomadic lifestyle. It is an ideal opportunity for those who would like to gain a deep insight into the traditional Bedouin way of life.
3 Day Camel Tour
- Day 1 Nuweiba, Wadi el Wedai and an overnight stay in Wadi Freiaa
- Day 2 Coloured Canyon, and an overnight stay in Wadi Abraq
- Day 3 Back to Nuweiba
5 Day Camel Tour
- Day 1 – 2As above
- Day 3 Visit the palm oasis of Bir el Biriya and continue to Bir Zayed
- Day 4 Wadi Disco with an overnight stay there
- Day 5 Ain Hudra and the White Canyon. The jeeps/bus will await you at a meeting point. Return back to your hotel
All over the Sinai and in the high mountain range of St. Catherine, we offer walking tours with a Bedoiun guide. Camels are there to carry the gear.
7 Days in the High Mountains
- Day 1 We drive along the beaches of the Gulf of Aqaba, where there is a posssiility to swim and snorkel. Continue to the area of St. Catherine, where we stay overnight
- Days 2-5 Load your luggage onto camels. Equipped with your daypack, you will trek up to the high mountains. Hike through wadis and canyons for breathtaking views of Sinai’s natural wilderness. Discover orchards of apples, pears and plums, swim in natural springs and enjoy Bedoiun culture
- Day 6 Visit the 5th century monastery of St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Moses. Travel to the oasis of Dahab for swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful reefs
- Day 7 Hike Wadi Tmile near Nuweiba and seize the opportunity for a final swim in the crystal-clear sea before this unforgettable trip ends
Egypt is a highly attractive holiday destination, with first-class amenities offered to visitors.
You will find a very good choice of hotels of 3, 4, and 5 stars in all of the major destinations countrywide.
There are also many luxurious hotels, some of which offer world-class spa facilities.
At Nature Travel, we can reserve your hotel stay for you. Just tell us your requirements, and we will select the best options for you from the following destinations in Egypt:
Taba , Nuweiba, Dahab, Ste Catherine, Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Sudr, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez, Cairo, Alexandria, Menia, Assiout, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Marsa Matrouh, North Coast. And in Jordan & Israel: Aqaba, Petra, Amman, Eilat, Tal Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Taiberias.
DESTINATIONS IN EGYPT
CAIRO is Egypt’s fascinating capital, with a population of over 16 millions. Its original Arabic name Al Qahirah means ‘ the victorious’. It is a city of great contrasts and a diverse history.
There are the Pharaonic pyramids and there is the medieval Islamic city with its Khan El Khalili bazaar and Sultan Hassan mosque.
Alongside its glorious past, Cairo is now home to a modern society, and has an exciting, cosmopolitan feel. Its fine hotels and restaurants offer delectable cuisine and entertainment. Cairo is truly a city which never sleeps.
Places of interest:
- The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only monuments which remain of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
- Saqqara is home to the Step Pyramid of King Zoser.
- The Egyptian Museum is situated in the centre of Cairo, and houses the world’s finest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. A visit to the Mummy Room is a must.
- The Coptic Museum and the Church of the Virgin Mary
LUXOR is the most important city in Upper Egypt, since it was the dynastic capital of the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt.
There is breathtaking desert scenery, and the beauty of the Nile. Luxor, with its vast temples and royal tombs, is estimated to contain one third of the world monuments of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.
Places of interest:
- The Temples of Luxor and Karnak are both awe-inspiring sights, and it is also a good idea to visit at night, when there are Sound and Light performances.
- The Valley of the Kings is situated behind the West Bank of Luxor. It is the burial place of countless pharaohs of Egypt, including the ‘boy king’ Tutankhamun.
ASWAN is just over 400 miles south of Cairo, and is considered to be the most famous winter resort in the world, with a unique beauty of nature.
There are small islands covered with tropical plants, some of which are of very rare species. The markets there are full of exotic spices, perfumes, rugs, and handmade baskets.
Places of interest
- The Tombs of the Nobles
- The Mausoleum of the Aga Khan
- The Unfinished Obelisks
- The Monastery of St. Simeon
- The High Dam and Lake Nasser
- The Kalabsha Temple built by the Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus and dedicated to the fertility god Mandulis
ALEXANDRIA is Egypt’s second largest city, and it is known as ‘ the bride of the sea’. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, it offers an opportunity for some cultural sightseeing in a delightful climate.
There are many Graeco-Roman and Ptolemy era monuments in this area. Further to the west, en route to Libya, are the white sands and turquoise waters of Mersa Matrouh, where Cleopatra is said to have bathed.
Places of interest:
- The Library of Alexandria is a vast library which houses many precious and ancient manuscripts. It was constructed in recent years on the site of the original Library , which was destroyed by a great fire in 400 A.D.
- The Fort of Quat Bey dates back to the 15th century, when it was first constructed by the Mameluke Sultan Quait Bey.
The Graeco-Roam Museum andThe The Roman Amphitheatre are also well worth a visit.
HURGHADA Situated on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, has a year-round moderate climate and excellent beach resorts and hotels.
It is one of the premier destinations for diving and snorkeling. Windsurfing is also extremely popular. Many hotels have their own ‘in-house’ coral reefs, just 10 metres from the beach. You can view hundreds of varieties of tropical fish.
The hotels offer diving instruction and guided expeditions. Hurghada is an excellent destination for a beach holiday, but there is also much more on offer in the surrounding desert area.
Nature Travel can arrange lots of extra special trips and activities.
Perhaps you are interested in Bedouin life – if so, you are sure to enjoy a visit to a Bedouin camp, where you will see families living at one with nature.
Stay and enjoy an authentic dinner with these charming and friendly people. Relax for a while, far from the pressures of your everyday life. We also offer safaris and camel rides.
SHARM EL SHEIKH In South Sinai, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt.
The scenery is incredible, deep-blue sea and majestic desert mountain ranges. Less than 20 years ago, it was just a small fishing village.
Now there is a wide range of fine resorts and hotels in this year-round holiday destination.
It has some of the finest diving spots in the world, and the reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohamed can be reached by boat within two hours.
There is a vast wealth of marine life in these fascinating underwater worlds. And above water, there is much to see and do, especially if you like the peace and beauty of the desert.
With Nature Travel, you can experience a desert safari, where your busy world will cease to exist.
Admire sunsets over the majestic mountain ranges, or have dinner with some Bedouins. Or simply try a camel ride!
The resort areas of Dahab, Taba and Nuweiba in South Sinai all combine the natural wonders of the Red Sea (swimming, snorkeling and diving) with a general easygoing atmosphere.
Dahab attracts many ‘backpackers’ with its moderately-priced accommodation.
Taba is situated at the border crossing between Egypt and Israel.
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Nature Travel arranges tours in countries surrounding Egypt. We will take you to Israel, where you can float and bathe in the healthgiving waters of the Dead Sea. This lovely region, with its warm Mediterranean climate, is home to thousands upon thousands of orange groves. And of course, the area is a must for religious and spiritual tourism, with the holy sites of Bethlehem and Nazareth.
Jordan is another favourite destination close to Egypt.This fascinating country has been home to many civilisations, including the Romans and, even earlier, the Nabateans.
One of the most spectacular cities in Jordan is that of Petra, described by the poet as ‘a rose-red city ‘. It is surrounded by huge sandstone hills, which long ago were a natural defence against enemies.Visitors reach Petra by a 5-metre wide passage called the Siq, which used to carry clay pipes built to convey fresh drinking water to the city.