As the year draws to a close the usual array of holiday survey results are starting to be published. All of the year's destinations will be analysed to work out just who were the big hitters and who slipped down the popularity scale. One resort that is already standing out from the rest is Egypt, a destination once only available to the rich and famous which has emerged as the number one choice for family breaks, whatever your budget. Egypt has topped almost all of the holiday destination charts in 2010 and with its popularity still increasing it is set to continue attracting thousands of holidaymakers well into 2011. Egypt offers the complete holiday package with ancient history, modern hotels, sun, sea and an abundance of golden sand. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break cruising down the Nile or a lively getaway in the purpose built Sharm el Sheikh, the country is diverse enough to satisfy all tastes.
Situated in North Africa, Egypt is one of few countries that boast two large coastlines. In the North is the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and to the east is the Red Sea, this is just one of the many contrasts that this magical land is famous for. Tourists can practically step back in time during a holiday in Egypt with excursions into the city of Cairo and sightseeing tours across the desert. Of course the most popular sightseeing spot is the Pyramids in Giza, these large monuments are simply breathtaking and tourists can get up close and even inside them to really experience the ancient history of Egypt. Many people opt for a camel ride whilst out in the desert or an exhilarating jeep safari, those hoping to enjoy a more sedate experience can take advantage of one of the many river cruises along the famous River Nile.
Egypt is definitely a unique destination, as nowhere else in the world could possibly offer the amount of history and culture in one place. Along with the many historical sites tourists can also take in the beautiful natural scenery with diving holidays proving to be extremely popular with visitors. The colourful coral reefs within the Red Sea are home to thousands of species of marine life and attract thousands of beginner and professional divers year after year. There are plenty of modern tourist resorts within the country which offer all of the usual holiday trimmings including bars, nightclubs, shopping malls and luxury hotels. With everything in one place, it is no surprise that Egypt sits firmly at the top of the charts.