There is a reason that the name Egypt has always conjured up romantic and mystical images in the minds of people from all around the globe. As one of the birthplaces of civilization, with a proud history and traditions spanning thousands of years into the past, Egypt is one of those rare locations around the world where you can transport yourself from the modern world to the ancient one with just a quick bus or cab ride.

While Cairo has all of the trappings of any modern global city, venturing out into the deserts and fertile plains of the Nile River valley can suddenly feel like you’ve stepped through a portal to the time of pharoahs, nomads, and early explorers.

Whether you want to experience history and natural beauty, enjoy some luxury and rest at a pristine Red Sea resort, or sip coffee in cafes in Alexandria just as others have done for thousands of years before you, there is no end to the amazing attractions in Egypt.

Amongst oceans of time and sand, the ancient treasures of Egypt still stand regal. Relics of bygone eras give off a sense of mysticism and majesty amongst the modern day, pillars of former prestige and sacred tombs that feel as old as the Earth itself sit side-by-side with modern metropolises. As critical as the current-day may be to the enchantment of a location, much of a trip’s magic lies in what’s already been written in the history books. Few locales can match the claim to your imagination as well as ancient Egypt. Pharaohs and mummies feel larger than life and ever-present around every corner.

For that reason, diving into Egypt’s storied history during a visit is an absolute must. But, with an overabundance of timeless cultural treasure, picking where to visit and what to see can be an adventure in itself. Whether you’re hoping to captivate your young ones with history brought to life, or feel like you yourself are an adventurous tomb-scouring archeologist, here are three quintessential treasures of Egypt you and your family simply can’t miss.

The pyramids of Egypt fascinated travellers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archeologists who visit, explore, measure, and describe them.

Tombs of early Egyptian kings were bench-shaped mounds called mastabas. Around 2780 B.C., King Djoser's architect, Imhotep, built the first pyramid by placing six mastabas, each smaller than the one beneath, in a stack to form a pyramid rising in steps. This Step Pyramid stands on the west bank of the Nile River at Sakkara near Memphis. Like later pyramids, it contains various rooms and passages, including the burial chamber of the king.

Egypt is one of the most fascinating places in the world. With a profoundly rich history, this is a bucket-list destination for so many. Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the legendary Pyramids of Giza are the only remnants of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World and are, today, among the most famous and oldest attractions in the world. A highly skilled group of mathematicians, masons, surveyors and stonecutters were behind the design and construction of the pyramids, which were built to protect the mummies of the pharaohs and the treasures they took with them to the afterlife. Tick off this ancient wonder from your bucket list with our range of day tours and excursions, ready to book online in an instant.