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The cradle of civilization, Egypt and its Nile River Valley provide visitors with an exotic, empowering travel experience. On an Egypt tour, you can trace living history back 5,000 years, and witness some of the greatest natural wonders of the world.<br> <br> Egypt vacations typically include time in Cairo, with its magnificent Egyptian Museum filled with King Tutankhamun's treasures. In nearby Giza, admire the massive Great Sphinx and the amazing Great Pyramid. Still more ancient structures you might witness on an Egypt tour include the 40-foot statue of Ramses II, the Alabaster Sphinx and the "step pyramid" in Sakkara, which dates to an incredible 27th century B.C.<br> <br> Most Egypt tours are actually "cruise tours," with an included river cruise along the Nile. These usually begin in Luxor, where you see the Luxor Temple containing countless columns, statues and sphinxes. You will likely tour the massive Karnak Temple, with colossal statues and obelisks, as well as the Avenue of the Sphinxes. The Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, on the west bank of the Nile, are where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in splendid crypts cut into cliffs.<br> <br> All along the Nile River enjoy marvelous vistas, including white-clad farmers with their donkeys and water buffalos as they work the lush fields. In the distance, watch a fiery sunset in the desert dotted with palm trees. Don't forget your camera!