Egypt is the great value for the money

Because of the economic situation of Egypt now most visitors look to Egypt as a great value for travelling how it could be?

The exchange price for the Egyptian pound is very low now 1 US$ = 17.75 EGP so Egypt is very cheap now but before you make a decision read this article

Is it safe to travel to Egypt nowadays

Generally speaking, traveling to Egypt is safe and Egyptians are very friendly and welcoming people. Locals here help in most cases as much as they can when any tourist needs assistance. Most trips into the deserts at Egypt have checkpoints where people inform you about your travel to the destination and ensure that you will safely reach your destination. Trips into any potentially insecure areas have an escort provided by local police. Also, officials here can conduct passport and document checks, to avoid any illegal person from trespassing and to ensure peace in the country.

Best time of year to visit Egypt

Nice weather and moderate crowds make February–April and October–November the best time to visit Egypt. These months are perfect for enjoying the Nile River cruise and hiking Sinai trail. March to May can bring sandstorms from the desert with the ‘khamasin’ wind. Summer in Egypt is sweltering with July and August being the hottest, so escape the heat at the Red Sea beaches, but book in advance. December and January are chilly everywhere except the south, and full of tourist flocks at major sights like Pyramids of Giza and Temples of Luxor. Keep in mind major holidays like Ramadan when lots of restaurants and banks close down during the day.

The weather

Egypt is located in Northern Africa so as you can imagine, it gets very hot! The heat can get quite overbearing for holiday makers so be careful. Generally, Egypt is dry as it has a dessert climate but the north coast receives a bit more rainfall. It is best to visit from either April to October and October to November. During these months it’s still hot but you’ll skip the really hot moments. Remember to take care in the sun.

Why you should visit Egypt?

Egypt remains an exciting destination, and one that should be on your bucket list.

You probably first encountered Egypt at school when you learnt all about the pyramids, gods with dogs for heads and gruesome mummification methods! There’s no doubt that Ancient Egypt has long been considered one of the most important and interesting civilizations in history. Today, Egypt remains just as interesting as so many of the old structures and monuments still exist. Not only that but Egypt is rather special for other reasons; it has some incredible beaches, wildlife, cuisine and weather. So if you needed any more reason why Egypt should be your next holiday destination, take a look:

The people

The Egyptian people are known for their welcoming attitude and sense of humor. They are generally cheerful, honest and helpful towards tourists.

The food

Egyptian food isn’t that well known over in the UK but their cuisine is delicious. Expect big flavours, similar to that in the Middle East, and make sure you try koshary, sambousak, molokheya and kebabs. Vegetarians will be fine.

Diversity

When you’re on holiday it’s good to have a mix of things to do. Egypt offers that. Some days you can sit and relax on the beach, others you can head into the busy markets and barter with local vendors, or take a boat trip, visit the museums – everything.

They’ve got the pyramids

Many flock to Egypt just for the pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most well-known and is the only remaining survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take a camel ride out to visit the pyramids close up and for those who don’t mind the dark, you can also go inside. Truly breath-taking, these old tombs will stay with you for the rest of your life.

The Sphinx of Giza

Sphinxes are old mythological creatures who have the body of a lion and human head. The most famous are the sphinx who featured in Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and this very special one in Egypt. The biggest monolith statue in the world, this reclining sphinx is thought to depict the Pharaoh Khafra and guard the pyramids (which were tombs.)

Mount Sinai

This is indeed Mount Sinai of Biblical fame. According to the Bible and Christian faith this is where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.

Glorious beaches

The Red Sea provides Egypt’s visitors with some amazing beaches. Not only are they postcard-perfect but they offer a whole host of water sport activities. Snorkelling is especially popular, as is diving, because of the incredible marine life.

Diving

Did you know there are over 100 wrecks lying in the Red Sea? Take a scuba diving course so you can experience a proper dive. It’s not just wrecks you’ll see but coral reefs, tropical marine life and even sting rays.

There’s the Nile…

The Nile River is the longest river in the world and Egypt is very proud of that fact! The Nile provides some great days out; take a guided tour for the day to see the various river wildlife. You might even spot a crocodile…

Luxor

The city of Luxor is regarded to be the world’s largest open-air museum. It’s definitely worth taking a trip to see old ruins and the remains of some of truly fascinating old Ancient Egyptian temples.

The Valley of the Kings

Probably the most famous venue for archaeologists and fans of ancient history, The Valley of the Kings is where the Egyptian pharaohs are buried. These tombs are simply stunning and depict moments of Egyptian mythology.

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