As you already know, we’re bonkers about the Red Sea Holidays and always keen to find out as much about it as possible. One of the most interesting things about Egypt (besides the stunning Red Sea hotspots!), is the Nile River, which is widely believed to be the longest river in the world. Even though the Nile is synonymous with Egypt, its tributaries wind through nine countries, from Rwanda up to the tip of the continent.
The Nile played an important part in ancient Egypt, particularly as people depended on its flooding for their crops. They charted the floods by looking at the stars and interpreted the cycles of the river according to their catalogue of gods. One interpretation is the floods were the tears of a goddess after her husband was thrown into the Nile in a sarcophagus.
The Nile continues to play a big part in Egyptian agriculture. It’s possible for visitors to Red Sea resorts like Hurghada to book a Nile cruise and sail by Luxor, home of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, passing farmers tending their crops along the banks of the river.
Although the pyramids are a great reason to try Egypt Holidays, there are so many other things to see and do, from diving with whale sharks and wartime wrecks in Sharm el Sheik to bartering for carpets in downtown Hurghada.
Because the Red Sea is such a great all-round destination, we’re offering £250 off any holiday provided by Red Sea Holidays available on Holiday Hypermarket website in 2012. Booked by May 30th this year and taken before December 31st this year to one lucky winner!
How to enter the Competition?
This Competition is now closed.
Thanks for all the entries and good luck everyone!
(Please read the Term and Conditions to this competition before entering)
– Competition opens add the time Friday 09th March 2012 and closes at 12:00pm on 23rd March 2012. All entries must be received by the published closing date.
– The winner will be drawn at random from all entries containing the correct choice of answer received by the closing date.