Discovering the secret Egypt
The land of pharaohs and pyramids is by definition a place of wonders and hidden beauty, but today we are going to go deeper into the heart of the place, discovering the secret Egypt with its hidden attractions, which have somehow escaped the looking glass of the avid voyager.
If you want to get as close to… planet Mars as you can on Earth, go to Al-Gilf Al-Kabir National Park, Al- Wadi Al-Jadeed, a secret beautiful land scattered with ancient engravings and art on rock which show animals, people hunting or swimming, lions and cattle, giraffes and scenes of everyday life as it must have been back when time flew slower. At its edge, you will find Jebel Uweinat – the Mountain of Small Springs. It was discovered in 1923 by Ahmed Hassanein Bey, an Egyptian adventurer, and named by him.
If you may have not had them included on the tourist map, the Catacombs of Kom Al-Shoqafa in Alexandria were counted among the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages. This 3-story cemetery dates back to the 2nd century AD and is adorned with statues, pillars, religious symbols, it has stairs leading to the vaults and a Roman banquet room.
A natural hidden wonder is Cleopatra’s Bath in Marsa Matrouh. Legend has it, the great Greek queen of Egypt bathed in this Mediterranean pool hidden in a cave. The waves flow into the cave and flood it with warm, yet fresh clear water.
If you are really looking for something different and you are into paleontology, it’s worth visiting the Wadi Al-Hitan, the Valley of Whales, recognized in 2005 as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you are worried about transportation, you can count on Sharm-el-Sheikh airport transfers to know the way to all these secret places and many other attractions in Egypt.