The tours themselves vary greatly. In Canada, they are fairly small group events that occur throughout the year. In Egypt, they take place over 2-3 weeks and often include visits to some of Egypt's most important sites like temples and tombs. These tours also typically have an entirely different set of rules when compared with North America that would make them illegal in North America (e.g., no flash photography). Finally, many tours are found in Europe that travel to different historical sites.
Throughout Egyptian history, many sites have been excavated by archaeologists who want to learn more about the site's past and its inhabitants. During these excavations, archaeologists learn a wide variety of things about ancient Egypt, such as its social structure, cultural practices and beliefs, architecture and arts, and even language. These things are used to reconstruct the past and create a complete picture of ancient Egypt's past.
To learn as much as possible from these sites, archaeologists must see examples or remnants that can provide information about the site and its inhabitants. Many places worldwide have offered archaeologists valuable information about ancient Egypt. However, only a few exist in North America.