Best Time To Visit Egypt

Best Time To Visit Egypt

For most people, who are not used to excessive heat, the best time to visit Egypt is between October and May, though this also coincides with Egypt’s main peak season: Christmas and New Year. The days are still sunny and hot, making it a lot better for people to deal with, and visiting the historic sites is a lot more pleasurable than during the summer months.

The Christmas and New Year season is a really good time to visit, though the evening temperatures drop low enough to make warmer clothes a must, especially on Nile cruises. Being classed as high season the rates for hotels and cruises do tend to be higher, but this is offset by the special events that are laid on for visitors during this period.

From May to October it is a lot hotter, especially in Upper Egypt (basically anywhere south of Cairo) and the afternoon temperatures can easily exceed 50°C. This is especially true in the more desert areas, which just happens to be where most of the tourist attractions are situated (Abu Simbel is a prime example). One huge advantage of visiting during these four months is that the sites do tend to be quieter, allowing for better photographic opportunities and more peace to explore.

Having said this, the “springtime” period from mid-March to mid-April is often busy, with many tourists braving the heat to spend a week or two during their Easter holidays: Egypt’s other main peak season! The one disadvantage, if it can really be called that, is that the annual sandstorms, known as the Khamsin, tends to arrive at this time, though it is not as bad as some people try to make out. In reality, it only lasts for a few days, and only for a few hours during those days. It is easy to cope with and many people do not even realize that it is happening.

Another fantastic time to visit Egypt is during Ramadan, though some people tend to feel it is a time to avoid for some strange reason. Because of the difference between the Islamic calendar (which is used for Ramadan) and the Gregorian calendar, which is what the “western” world uses, the holy month of Ramadan does move forward each year by about 2 or 3 weeks, but this is all that changes: it is still celebrated in the same way every year.

As a visitor to Egypt during Ramadan, you will not really notice much difference, although alcohol is not as freely available and most shops and sites do tend to close an hour or so earlier, but the Egyptians recognize that tourism is a major source of income and employment and so endeavor to ensure that there is not too much disruption to the usual daily routine. The vast majority of restaurants are still open during daylight hours and, with good foresight, the clocks have been moved forward, allowing for the evening’s activities to commence earlier. As soon as the sun has disappeared Muslims break their fast with a meal that is known as “iftar”, and if you are ever invited to one of these, grasp the opportunity with both hands: it is something not to be missed. Food is plentiful, especially sweet foods, and the whole experience is something you will never forget. Why some people insist on Ramadan being avoided is a total mystery!

 

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The entire country of Egypt deserves to be seen with its every divine detail but there are places that must be seen similar as the exciting Hurghada’s red ocean, The prodigies of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the sensations of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the marvels of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The phenomena of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey’s Pillar and Alexandria Library.

 
 

The entire country of Egypt deserves to be explored in its stunning detail, but there are places that must be seen above all else such as the breathtaking Red Sea of ​​Hurghada, the wonders of Cairo, the pyramids Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan El Khalili Market, the wonders of Luxor such as the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the wonders of Aswan such as the temple of Abu Simbel, the temple of Phileus, the Obelisk unfinished and wonders of Alexandria such as the Citadel of Qaitbat, the Pillar of Pompey, and the Library of Alexandria. Learn about the best places to visit in Egypt.

If you want to apply for a 30-day visa on arrival, you must be one of the eligible countries, hold a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining, and pay $25 USD in cash, for a 30-day visa you Must Have a passport valid for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the visa fee and then print the visa to present later to the border guard at the airport. You may also be one of the lucky ones to get a free 90-day visa. Learn more about Egypt’s travel visa.
 

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

Egypt is a big country with a rich civilization and always welcomes travelers from all over the globe at any time. Egypt is now one of the best tourist countries to have a great vacation, check Egypt’s last updates regarding the tourism sector and you will find great efforts in the last few years.

Our price cost for a vacation in Egypt starts from 350 USD  which is the lowest price you will find in the market.

 

 

 
 

Our Egypt packages vacation ideas include tours to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria. We offer 5 days Cairo and Luxor tour package, 6 days Cairo and Nile cruise tour, 6 days Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan package, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping in mind that Egypt is a conservative society, dress moderately as you wich, but of course, light cotton clothes are preferred during the summer, and a cover for your head like a hat or scarf to protect you from the sun, a jacket for the winter nights will come in handy, and something comfortable for your feet like sneakers or a flip flop.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tips to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. No less than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them a few Egyptian pounds is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you’re provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

There are many touristic areas in Egypt where special concerns are not necessary; however, in less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish, read more about The Best Traditional Egyptian Food

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas, new years eve, and Easter.

 

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