We recently embarked on the Egyptian Family Adventure with our two children, aged 10 and 13. Our guide, Sayeed, truly stood out – he was not only friendly but also exceptionally knowledgeable and impressively organized. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, Sayeed efficiently managed hotel check-ins and all our excursions, making the entire trip stress-free. The itinerary unfolded seamlessly, taking us from the bustling streets of Cairo to the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx, perched on the desert’s edge, creating a captivating contrast between ancient and modern Egypt. These pyramids, with a history spanning thousands of years, are a testament to the remarkable ingenuity of their builders. Remarkably, the Great Pyramid, the largest among them, stands as the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World. In the afternoons, we had leisure time to unwind at our hotel, explore Cairo, or delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the astonishing golden riches from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Sayeed’s advice to rise early for visits to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple was spot on. We also explored the Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple, and were treated to an evening light show at Karnak Temple, which vividly retells the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. Our journey concluded in Hurghada, a lively coastal resort perfectly situated for sea-based and desert adventures. After a midday meal, we embarked on a semi-submersible vessel resembling a yellow submarine, offering us a glimpse into the captivating underwater world of the Red Sea’s coral area. Snorkeling was also on the agenda, allowing us to explore the underwater beauty before returning to solid ground. Overall, our trip was a remarkable experience, thanks to Sayeed’s expert guidance and the meticulously planned itinerary. The Highlights: Our exploration of Egypt was a remarkable opportunity to discover many of the country’s iconic attractions. With knowledgeable and responsible guides, the trip was impeccably organized, making it particularly family-friendly. Egypt’s rich history and culture left a profound impression on us, making our overall experience truly exceptional. Accommodations and Transportation: The quality of our accommodations was commendable. This charming destination, characterized by its captivating allure and privileged location, boasted impeccable service overseen by a capable management team. The highlight was undoubtedly the expansive swimming pool, perfect for relaxation. The culinary offerings were equally exceptional, providing a delightful dining experience. The hotels consistently maintained a high standard of quality and demonstrated a strong commitment to respect and courtesy. Optional Tours and Additional Costs: It’s important to note that most of the tours in the itinerary are optional, not mandatory. This means that to fully immerse yourself in the experience, you’ll need to budget extra funds. Regrettably, the cost of these optional trips can feel disproportionate to the face value of the entry tickets to the sites visited. While independent organization is possible, it may not always be straightforward. In conclusion, the Egyptian Family Adventure provides an incredible opportunity to explore Egypt’s treasures and immerse yourself in its history and culture. It’s well-organized and family-friendly. However, it’s crucial to set realistic expectations regarding budgeting for optional tours and additional costs. Despite these considerations, our overall experience in Egypt was unforgettable, and we are actively considering another Exodus family adventure holiday for 2024. We extend our gratitude to Exodus for facilitating this enriching journey through Egypt.
Family Holidays in Africa
Africa Family Holidays
Top 5 Adventures on Family Holidays in Africa
Game Safari at Etosha National Park: Centred around a large salt pan, Etosha National Park is one of the largest savannah conservation regions in Africa. The park is home to some of the world’s greatest wildlife, including lions, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes, rhinos and elephants, to name a few. On a game drive through the park, there are plenty of opportunities to spot the wide variety of animals, especially around the waterholes where they often gather to drink. There are also many species of birds that can be seen around the water.
Quad Biking or Sandboarding at Swakopmund: Boasting some of the tallest sand dunes in the world, Swakopmund lies inside the Namib Desert. A quad biking or sandboarding adventure will get your adrenaline pumping as you zip across the dunes with the warm desert breeze in your hair. The activities are designed for children as well as adults and full safety instructions will be given by experienced guides before you embark on a fabulous desert adventure.
Tour of Namib-Naukluft Park: Framed by the majestic Naukluft Mountains, Namib-Naukluft Park is one of the largest in the world and plays host to one of the oldest and driest deserts. The park is famous for its lunar-like landscape and unusual rock formations that have attracted artists, photographers and geologists for centuries. As you explore the park you’ll be in awe of its sheer vastness and stirring atmosphere. Along the way you might spot zebra, leopards or wildcats among other species of wildlife.
Sunrise at Sossusvlei: Set off early in the morning to watch the sun rise over Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Here the world’s tallest sand dunes undulate on the horizon and catch the morning light as it bathes the sand in hues of gold and red. As you walk to the top of the dunes, endless views that stretch on for miles open up before you. You might even see antelope and other wild animals prowling across the white salt pan in the distance.
Explore Brandberg: Brandberg has certainly earned its bragging rights as it’s home to the tallest mountain in Namibia, the famous White Lady rock painting and herds of wild elephants. Go on foot in search of the beautiful rock formations and head though the valley to find the fascinating White Lady rock painting and other rock art, believed to have been created by bushmen from 2,000 years ago. During your walk, there’s a chance you could see elephants roaming the land, making this experience even more special.
Samuel Ganta Egyptian Family Adventure
Robert King Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday
An amazing adventure holiday that the whole family loved. It was a perfect balance of wildlife adventure and opportunity for my 9 year old to play at the hotel pools and beaches. she enjoyed the wildlife adventure part just as much as the pools and beach. I thought we managed to get so many things into two weeks including a few of the options. We all thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and would recommend it to anyone interested in nature.
Helena Doucas Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday
Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. We saw such a lot- mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The experience of being in the rainforest is unique and totally different to anything we had experienced before.
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