The lushness of the Nile flood plain allowed one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations to flourish in what is essentially a desert.  Egypt’s rich cultural heritage has captured the imagination of millions over the centuries — some of the world’s greatest monuments, the Sphinx, the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, continue to amaze and inspire today. 

Modern Cairo, which offers culture, dining, shopping and nightlife alongside the ancient ruins, is one of few places where the locals wear a mix of the latest designer wear and traditional long flowing robes. Combine this with the opportunity to cruise the Nile, head into the Sinai or White Desert and the excellent diving in the Red Sea, and Egypt gets top marks as a destination. A ferry crossing enables you to combine Egypt easily with Jordan.

Itineraries relating to North Africa

Trip Reports for North Africa


Travel Tips


Receive our E-News

Fill in your details to subscribe to our regular Dispatches E-newsletter

Our Brochure

View a PDF or order a copy of our Brochure


Our Polar Division

Arcturus Expeditions offers exciting sea voyages and expeditions to The Arctic and Antarctic, Arctic Russia, the North Pole, the Ross Sea region, Greenland, Norway, Iceland and Canadian Arctic