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Explore Egypt
Land of the Pharaohs

For millennia, travellers the world over have been fascinated by Egypt. The country’s monuments were ancient even in the days of Herodotus the Greek who journeyed to Egypt to see the Pyramids and other great temples of the Pharaohs. Today, Egypt’s rich history has created a tapestry of cultural and archaeological treasures unmatched anywhere in the world.Filled with awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilisation as well as some of the best preserved, Luxor is considered the world’s largest open air museum and home to one third of the world’s antiquities making it one of the main tourist attractions in EgyptCairo, Egypt’s capital, is a destination in itself.

A bustling and crowded metropolis full of intriguing contrasts – old and new, western and oriental, modern hotels next to traditional bazaars and coffee shops, 5,000-year-old pyramids and 19th century palaces. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities houses the world’s greatest collection of Pharaonic treasure, including 12 rooms filled with the golden treasures of the boy king Tutankhamun. Travellers can also visit a host of beautiful mosques and churches that reflect Egypt’s rich cultural heritage.

Alexandria, sometimes known as the “Queen of the Mediterranean”, features some of Egypt’s most beautiful Greco-Roman ruins. The haunting wilderness of the Western Desert, with its vast expanses of sand dunes and spectacular desert scenery, is also host to an array of fascinating oasis towns and villages, each with their own culture and ancient monuments.The Red Sea coast and the Sinai offer superb opportunities for diving and snorkeling, as well as spectacular desert safaris either in 4x4s or on camelback.

Saint Catherine’s Monastery is the region’s main tourist attraction, while water sports, PGA-standard golf courses and world-class spas make a spell on Egypt’s coastline a treat for every visitor.Whatever your tastes - be it snorkeling in the Red Sea, camping in the White Desert or haggling with sellers in the Khan Khalili bazaar - Egypt is a land blessed with diversity and can offer it all.

Countries
Egypt
Things to do
  • Animal Care, Luxor
  • Hurghada
  • Giza
  • Egyptian Museums
  • Islamic Ciaro
  • Royal Jewelry Museums
  • Corniche,Alexandria
  • Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen
  • Mt.Sinai
  • Khan El-Khalili Bazar
  • Djoser Pyramid
  • Karnak Temples
  • The Nile
  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Heracleion
  • Malkata Palace
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Tamr Hena Museum
  • Al Ansalus Garden
Cuisine
  • Egyptian cuisine combines many of the best traditions of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking, and is both delicious and healthy. Vegetables, meats and aromatic herbs and spices are combined to create colorful and flavoursome dishes.
  • Typically, a meal starts with a soup made from pulses or beans, onions, tomatoes and leafy green vegetables. A large helping of garlic or spices give them a kick. A dish of meats slow roasted with herbs,or fish stew accompanied by couscous or rice may follow. Meals are almost served with salad, dips and flatbread.
  • Deserts, particullary pastries made using figs,nuts, dates and smothered in honey are common, as is yogurt
Costs
  • Meal prices in Egypt can vary, the average cost of food in Egypt is USD 20 - 25 per day
  • The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Egypt is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Egypt is significantly more than public transportation. On average, USD 20 - 30 per person, per day, on local transportation in Egypt.
Visa
  • Every traveler who wants to enter Egypt must have a visa, the only exception being visa-exempt nationalities who are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival. However, the requirements imposed by the Government of Egypt are pretty much the same for everyone. Whether you apply for an Egypt e-Visa or a consular visa, you are still required to meet some criteria.
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 05 - 07 days

Known For
  • Wildlife
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Deserts
  • Markets and Shopping
  • Adventure
  • Ancient Traces
  • Traditional Arts
  • Vintage Tourism
  • Cafe Culture
Areas to Visit
  • Cairo
  • Nile
  • Hurghada
  • Alexandria

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