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A travel bucket list is not complete without including Egypt. Step back in time when you travel to this ancient North African country, a place of rugged natural beauty, and discover one of the most preserved glimpses of an ancient civilisation. The mighty Nile River, from which the Egyptian Empire flourished, the unbelievable pyramids and vast desert will leave tourists in awe. The country’s fascinating history, culture and warm, welcoming people are the stuff that travel dreams are made of.

Travel to Egypt

A trip to Egypt will leave you with plenty of activities and things to do. Worried it will be all exploring and no relaxation? Think again. Egypt offers beach goers lazy sunshine days on sandy shores. The adventure doesn’t stop here, though, as the Egypt beaches are a popular windsurfing and water sports destination.  

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Things to do in Egypt

  • South Sinai: ‘Egypt’s paradise’ is what South Sinai is dubbed. Luxury resorts and great weather, South Sinai is a must for beach lovers.
  • Blue Hole: An incredible diving and snorkelling site in Egypt. It's a coral-lined sinkhole that reaches depths up to 130 meters.
  • Valley of the Kings: Live out your Indiana Jones dreams when you visit this archaeological wonder. This is where you will find the Pharaohs final resting place in their fascinating tombs.
  • Pyramids of Giza: Built almost 5000 years ago, these ancient wonders will have to be seen to be believed. The oldest of the three main pyramids, the Pyramid of Khufu, remains largely intact and is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Nile River Cruise: Sail past the ancient tombs and temples on a cruise ship or a dahabiya (small wooden ship), a wonderful way to see Egypt. Cruises usually sail between Aswan and Luxor.
  • The White Desert: Talk a walk on the moon in this strange desert landscape where uniquely shaped limestone rocks jut out in weird formations. Located in the Western Desert of Egypt.
  • The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, when the weather is cool and dry. The hottest months are May and June, and the coldest months are December and January. The rainy season runs from July to September. 
  • When packing for a trip to Egypt, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes. You'll also need a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. If you're planning on spending any time in the desert, be sure to pack a scarf or bandanna to protect your face from the sand. 
  • There are several ways that you can get around while travelling in Egypt. The most popular way is by taking taxis, as they are relatively inexpensive and readily available. Another option is taking the bus, which is a great way to see more of the country, but can be quite crowded during peak times. 
  • There are also boat cruises available which are a great way to see some major sights along the Nile River such as the Pyramids of Giza and Luxor Temple. 
  • When shopping in Egypt, be sure to bargain with the shopkeepers. This is expected, and it's how you'll get the best prices on souvenirs such as carpets, copperware, spices, and perfume. 
  • Egypt has a warm climate year-round, with temperatures typically ranging from 21 to 32 °C.  
  • The country experiences two main seasons: winter and summer. Winter lasts from November to April and is characterized by cooler temperatures and occasional rain. Summer lasts from May to October and is the hottest time of year, with temperatures often reaching over 40 °C. 
  • Egypt is accessible by air, land, and sea. The major international airport is Cairo International Airport, which is located just outside of the city of Cairo. Visitors can also enter Egypt by land via the Sinai Peninsula or by sea via the port of Alexandria. 
  • The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). The exchange rate is currently around 15 EGP to 1 USD. ATMs are widely available throughout the country, and most major hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. 
  • The official language of Egypt is Arabic, though English is also widely spoken. Many signs and menus will be in both Arabic and English, making it easy for visitors to get around. 
  • Egypt is generally a safe country to visit, though visitors should take precautions against pickpockets in crowded areas such as markets and tourist sites. 

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