Egypt Travel Guide

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Since the earliest days of humanity, the Nile River valley has drawn in and captivated travelers from around the World. Modern-day Egypt, the inheritor of an unbroken civilization of more than 5000 years, located at the crossroads of the Asian, African and Mediterranean worlds, is a fascinating mixture of modern diversity and ancient splendor. Its cultural treasures are supplemented by over 2500 km of scenic coastline along the Red and Mediterranean Seas, making Egypt an enchanting year-round destination, able to put a smile on the face of even the most jaded of travelers.

Egypt's advantages are as seductive as they are diverse: the pleasant mild temperatures of air and sea, especially in winter; the hospitality and cheerfulness of its people; the year-round sunshine; the magnificent beaches; the diving and snorkeling resorts and second-to-none reefs and aquatic life; the biblical mountains; the romantic desert oases; and, in between, the fertile valley of the Nile, the second-longest river in the World, packed with life and history.

Egypt's diverse and profound spiritual heritage cannot fail to make an impression on its guests. Pharaonic, Coptic, and Muslim, including churches, convents, mosques, temples and elaborate funerary complexes, Egypt's spiritual treasures exhibit an artistic and devotional energy that makes Egypt an unforgettable and profound experience.

Egypt is famous for its numerous monuments, it has one third of the World's monuments, such as the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings and other ancient monuments.

Monuments do not represent the only attraction in Egypt. Egypt is also known by its modern tourist sites and ruins on the Mediterranean and Red Sea such as Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab, Nuweiba, Ras Mohamed and other wonderful beaches with white sand and clear blue water. Many recreational activities can be enjoyed such as scuba diving and desert tours to see the splendor and beauty of Egypt's oases.

Egypt's multifaceted treasures, including the Nile Valley with its Pharaonic treasures and its cultural metropolis of Cairo, the bathing and diving paradise of the Red Sea, and the oases and open expanse of the surrounding deserts, each guarantee the traveler an unforgettable experience on their own.

Best time to visit Egypt

The climate is moderate all year round. Midsummer can be hot, but is rarely humid. Winter is generally sunny and pleasant, but temperatures fall at night, especially in the desert. Heavier rainfall is usually confined to January and February. In summer, you only need light cotton clothing, a hat, sun cream and sunglasses. In winter a sweater is recommended.