It doesn’t get much older than Egypt.
And while they have had 5000 years experience of fleecing tourists, we actually found it really easy going. Especially after Jordan. The antiquities are reasonably well known. From Abu Simbel to Giza, the scale of what the Egyptians were able to achieve is mind-blowing.
Cairo also has a number of beautiful old mosques that should not be missed. Two areas of peaceful desert beauty can be found either side of the Nile. In Sinai, Mount Catherine is a holy mountain where it is said Moses got the word from God. West of the Nile are a string of tiny oasis towns, where walking in the calm of the dunes, you may find pottery as old as Nazareth’s most famous carpenter.
UPPER NILE: ABU SIMBEL, LUXOR & KARNAK.
LOWER NILE: ALEXANDRIA, CAIRO & GIZA.