March 29th, 2010
Last night’s episode saw Simon rejoin the Tropic of Cancer in Egypt and follow it through to Oman. (View it on the BBC iPlayer here).
In Southern Egypt, next to the ancient temple of Abu Simbel, Simon met Nubians struggling to maintain their culture following the damming of the Nile. He also spent time diving in the pristine reefs of the Red Sea before watching as rare baby green giant turtles started their own epic journeys as they headed into the Arabian Sea from the beaches of Oman.
If Simon’s adventure has inspired you to see the real Egypt, we have many tours to this beautifully diverse country. Experiencing the Nubian lifestyle depicted on the show is part of what makes our trips to Egypt so unique, a point made by one of tour leaders in a recent interview about our Nile cruises. Read what he had to say about what makes the tour so special.
We also have several options in Oman, including the option of getting out onto the Arabian Sea on our Arabian Seatrek tour.