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EGYPT

Echoes of ancient pharaohs that leaves an echo on the journey of time travel.

 

About the Destination:

Egypt, a country rich in history and culture, is renowned for its timeless monuments and ever-evolving landscape. It's fascinating to witness how the ancient world blends with modern marvels, creating a unique tapestry of past and present. Egypt has earned a reputation not only as a historical treasure trove but also as a vibrant vacation destination for both domestic and international visitors.

What else do you want to call this country when it has so many titles to choose from? A historical paradise, an adventure destination, a leisure retreat, an entertainment hub, a nightlife haven; what else do you want to call it when it has so many names to choose from? Egypt, home to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Nile River, and tranquil deserts, welcomes travelers from all over the world to immerse themselves in its rich culture and unique experiences.

If you want to enjoy some beach time, head to the Red Sea resorts like Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to experience crystal-clear waters and luxury resorts. Why stay in a typical hotel when you can explore the wonders of the Valley of the Kings or the temples of Luxor with your entire family, including must-see attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, the Abu Simbel temples, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and more?

Once you've marveled at these sights, venture into the desert for an unforgettable safari, whether by 4x4 vehicle or on camelback. Allow the vehicles to whisk you away on the outskirts of town and enjoy an exhilarating time on the dunes while watching a traditional Bedouin performance, savoring barbecued delicacies, and sipping refreshing beverages. With sandboarding, quad biking, and dune buggies, the desert offers endless excitement, ensuring you never tire of the landscape but instead dive into the adventure.

Egypt is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene, with bustling nightclubs, bars, and late-night eateries, including Cairo Jazz Club, Le Pacha 1901, Little Buddha, Hard Rock Cafe Cairo, and many more that will keep you entertained into the early hours.

Even though Egypt is steeped in ancient history, it is a perfect blend of everything you might desire. The destinations to visit and activities to do in Egypt offer both thrilling adventures and a serene atmosphere. Plan your next vacation here and capture photos to take home with you, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Facts to Know Before you Go

Best Time to Visit

  • Winter (October to April):

    • This is the most pleasant time to visit Egypt, with cooler temperatures and less humidity. It’s perfect for sightseeing and desert adventures.

  • Spring (March to May):

    • Also a good time to visit, as the temperatures start to rise but are still comfortable for exploring the outdoors.

  • Avoid Summer (June to September):

    • Extremely hot and uncomfortable, especially in the southern regions and deserts.

Clothes and Gear to Consider

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing:

    • Cotton or linen fabrics are ideal for the hot climate.

  • Layers:

    • Evenings can be cooler, especially in the desert.

  • Comfortable walking shoes:

    • Essential for exploring archaeological sites and city streets.

  • Sun protection:

    • Hats, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen to protect from the intense sun.

  • Modest clothing:

    • Especially for visiting religious sites; women should bring a scarf for covering shoulders and head if needed.

  • Reusable water bottle:

    • Staying hydrated is crucial.

Best Known Famous Spots

  • Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx:

    • Iconic landmarks and wonders of the ancient world.

  • The Egyptian Museum:

    • Home to thousands of artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.

  • Luxor:

    • The Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple.

  • Aswan:

    • Philae Temple and the Aswan High Dam.

  • Abu Simbel:

    • Massive rock temples built by Ramses II.

Hidden Gems

  • Siwa Oasis:

    • A remote oasis known for its natural springs and salt lakes.

  • Dakhla Oasis:

    • Ancient ruins and lush landscapes off the beaten path.

  • Abydos:

    • One of the oldest cities in Egypt with the impressive Temple of Seti I.

  • Fayoum:

    • Lesser-known pyramids, waterfalls, and Lake Qarun.

Activities to Do

  • Nile River Cruise:

    • Travel between Luxor and Aswan while enjoying the scenic views and historical stops.

  • Desert Safari:

    • Experience the vast deserts on a 4x4 or camelback, including sandboarding and quad biking.

  • Snorkeling and Diving in the Red Sea:

    • Explore the vibrant marine life and coral reefs in Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride:

    • Over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor for a unique perspective.

  • Shopping in Khan El Khalili Bazaar:

    • Buy traditional crafts, spices, and souvenirs.

Eateries for Veg and Non-Veg

  • Koshary Abou Tarek (Cairo):

    • Famous for koshary, a hearty vegetarian Egyptian dish.

  • Zööba (Cairo):

    • Offers modern twists on traditional Egyptian street food with vegetarian options.

  • Felfela (Cairo):

    • Known for a variety of traditional Egyptian dishes including vegetarian options.

  • Kebdet El Prince (Cairo):

    • Popular for its meat dishes, especially liver.

  • El Fishawy (Cairo):

    • One of the oldest cafes in Khan El Khalili, serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Best Bars

  • Cairo Jazz Club:

    • Renowned for live music and a vibrant atmosphere.

  • Le Pacha 1901 (Cairo):

    • A floating restaurant complex with multiple bars and stunning Nile views.

  • Little Buddha (Hurghada):

    • A chic spot for nightlife with a great ambiance.

  • The Tap (Cairo):

    • Known for its lively atmosphere and a good selection of drinks.

Suggestions to Keep in Mind

  • Respect local customs:

    • Dress modestly, especially in religious and rural areas.

  • Stay hydrated:

    • The climate can be very dry and hot.

  • Bargain wisely:

    • Haggling is expected in markets, but always be polite and respectful.

  • Secure transportation:

    • Use reputable taxi services or ride-hailing apps like Uber for safety.

  • Beware of scams:

    • Be cautious of overly friendly strangers offering unsolicited help or services.

  • Travel insurance:

    • Consider purchasing travel insurance for medical emergencies and unexpected events.

  • Currency:

    • Carry small denominations of the Egyptian pound for tips and small purchases, and rest can be carried as an international credit/debit card.

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