On the way to or from the Red Sea, stop off in Cairo to visit
the nearby pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. To eyes young or old,
the Great Pyramid - the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the
Ancient World - is an awesome sight. It contains over two million
blocks of stone, took 20,000 workers 20 years to build and was the
tallest building in the world for more than 4,000 years.
Once you've stood and gawped at the Great Pyramid and its
extraordinary feat of engineering, take a relaxing boat trip down
the Nile in a private felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) or
relax at our recommended hotel in the shadow of the pyramids, where
facilities include a large pool, tennis courts, horse riding and an
18-hole golf course.
Once on the Red Sea, our recommended hotels have professional,
in-house dive centres that are the perfect environment for learning
to dive. Once qualified, the beautiful underwater world can be
explored at dozens of dive sites, including numerous shipwrecks and
the colourful reefs of the Ras Mohammed National Marine Park.
Here your urchins can come face-to-face with their marine
equivalents and other spectacular sea life such as parrotfish,
lionfish and turtles. For children too young to dive, there is
still great snorkelling and all kinds of other activities on land
and sea. There are excellent kids clubs, tennis courts and private
sandy beaches with a variety of watersports on offer. Original
Travel can also organise excursions such as boat trips or camel
rides in the desert. For parents, there are spa treatments and
excellent restaurants to enjoy.
This makes Egypt the perfect place to holiday with your children,
especially as they say that in the eyes of a child there are not
seven wonders of the world but seven million, and Egypt should
prove suitably wonderful for your youngsters.