Egypt is synonymous with Pharaohs, the pyramids, temples and antiquities from ancient civilisations. At the centre of these great civilisations lies the River Nile with its essential influence on the economics, social life, politics and religion of the Egyptian nation. It is the oldest travel destination on earth: Greek and Roman travellers came in 430 BC to wonder at some of the very sights that make it a modern travel destination today.
Morocco is just a step away from Europe, across the narrow straits of Gibraltar, but it is a world away in culture and experience, brimming over with contrasts, colour and mystery. This is due partly to its geographical position, sited at the crossroads where the East meets the West, Africa shakes hands with Europe, and the Mediterranean merges with the Atlantic.