An offbeat 10 days summer trip; very intriguing to your senses to take pleasure in the mysterious beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. A virgin area is waiting for you to be the first to explore it under a mythical bright sun. You will also be refreshed by a whole sea of divine blue with treasures of marine wanders underneath that will please your soul and your eye by the sight of it. The ideal welcoming warm weather is the perfect addition to a lifetime trip. After indulging yourself with the aquatic environment, you will have the chance to relax on the dry sand of Siwa Oasis and the GreatSandSea.
The NorthernCoast:Is the Egyptian North Western gate stretching 525 Km on the Mediterranean east to Sallum on the Libyan boarder. Miles of white sand beaches and azure sea from one side and indigenous people inhabitants from the other side of the main highway, mainly Bedouins tribe called The Awlad Ali who centralized along the area, from al-Sallum to Alexandria. They are related to a Libyan tribe, but were forced to migrate to Egypt in the nineteenth century, Bedouin speak dialects of Arabic. Among both countries there are very few true wanderers, while Semi-wonderers are quite numerous. The true wonderers herd only camels, and they wander freely. The semi-wonderers cultivate crops on the plateau, primarily barley, wheat, figs, palm trees and olives in addition vegetables such as include onions, radishes, peppers, and mint. They then graze their flocks of sheep, goats, and cattle to the south and return to the plateau to water their flocks in the dry season. (To Zoom Ctrl+ - To Enlarge, Click on Pictures)
Siwa oasis:One of the the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases is also the most fascinating. Its history has not only been shaped by all major civilizations, but also by the contrast of the surrounding desert with the lush soil of the oasis setting. The Siwan people have their own culture and customs and they can speak Arabic, but they do have their own dialogue which called Berber (Amazigh) dialogue. Women still wear traditional costumes and silver jewelers and Siwa remains one of the best places to buy traditional local handicrafts. The modern town of Siwa is set among thick palm groves, walled gardens and olive orchards, with numerous freshwater springs and salt lakes. Siwa also clusters beneath the impressive remains of the ancient fortress town of Shali.
City of Alexandria:The city extends about 32 km (20 miles) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in north-central Egypt. It is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the new Library of Alexandria. In ancient times, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world. It was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 334 BC by Alexander the Great. It remained Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years, Alexandria was known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the Library of Alexandria (the largest library in the ancient world) and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages). Ongoing maritime archaeology in the harbor of Alexandria, which began in 1994, is revealing details of Alexandria both before the arrival of Alexander, when a city named Rhakotis existed there, and during the Ptolemaic dynasty.(To Zoom Ctrl+ - To Enlarge, Click on Pictures)