Luxury Bound loves making dreams a reality. Step back in time and experience the mystery and intrigue of an ancient civilization in Egypt.
Journey to this timeless destination and unveil the hidden treasures of Egypt that have beckoned travellers for thousands of years. In 2019, Egypt is set to make a resurgence, once again enticing history-lovers and travel buffs alike.
Trace the path of the powerful dynasties of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations at the Pyramids of Giza and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Valley of the Kings from above in a hot-air balloon flight, before venturing inside preserved tombs – a sanctuary for relics, hieroglyphics and art from a golden past.
Take a private tour of the highly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum, opening the doors of its first stage in early 2019. The $1 billion, sleek, marble temple will be home to the country’s finest antiquities and treasures, most crucially Tutankhamun’s entire burial collection – more than 5,000 pieces – displayed in an exact replica of the tomb itself. Discover bejewelled sandals, embroidered tunics and the Boy King’s death mask, just as archaeologists uncovered in 1922.
Soak up the rays in Egypt’s sunniest southern city as you sail the Aswan islands by felucca or cruise the legendary Nile in style aboard a luxury cruise liner in comfort worthy of a pharaoh. Sanctuary Retreats’ boutique wooden boats, complete with art deco fixtures and leather deck chairs are a perfect spot to sink into while gazing at Nubian sandstone cliffs and the teeming ancient tombs and temples of Luxor. The Oberoi Hotel’s ship, the Philae, has been given a top-to-bottom refurbishment, including a rooftop pool, more spacious rooms, and a spa with spectacular views out to Medinat Habu, the resting place of Rameses II.
In April, the much-talked about St Regis Cairo will open right on the river, injecting Cairo’s dusty hotel scene with a much-needed dosage of glamour. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto terraces, it offers the sharpest views of the pedestrian-friendly Corniche promenade anywhere in the city.
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The 4,300-year-old Tomb of Mehu near Giza opened to the public for the first time in 2018, revealing some of Egypt’s finest wall paintings.