FIT FOR A PHAROAH
Though Egypt is synonymous with pyramids, Tutankhamun and its snaking Nile, there are plenty of other historic wonders waiting to be discovered. From Lazib Inn Resort and Spa, you can visit the spiralling minarets and grand mosques in bustling Cairo – without staying right in the thick of things. Then again, if it feels a little ‘been there, done that’, you’re also wonderfully close to the ancient town and Pharaonic temples of Medinet Madi. For a truly astounding sight, make time for the Whale Valley in Wadi Al-Hitan, where the fossilised remains of enormous whales lie in the desert.
If you’re thinking of a coastal escape, but still want to pencil in some historical sights, El Gouna on the Red Sea is ideal. From La Maison Bleue, you can take an exclusive tour into the Eastern Desert to see the remote Christian monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul – before taking tea with Bedouins under a star-studded sky.