Valentine’s Day in Egypt

What’s Valentine’s Day Like in Egypt?

A Guide to Valentines Day Ideas in Egypt

Valentine’s Day as we know it is a largely western tradition, the date of which is thought to originate from Lupercalia, an early Pagan fertility festival of Ancient Rome. Fast forward two thousand years and Hallmark Cards produce the first Valentine’s day card in 1931, and it’s been hearts, flowers, and chocolates ever since.

Refreshingly, Valentine’s Day in Egypt is not the multibillion-dollar industry it is in the UK or United States. But that’s not to say it can’t make the perfect Romantic getaway. And whether your idea of romance is five-star luxury pampering or star gazing from an isolated Bedouin camp, Egypt has the potential variety to suit all.

A few ideas for an uber-romantic Valentine’s Day in Egypt:

Five Star Luxury Pampering

Egypt boasts a growing number of luxury five-star hotels in some of the world’s most romantic settings. For example, the InterContinental Semiramis in Cairo gazes upon the River Nile, Tahrir Square and the sprawling mass of life that is Cairo.

The Helnan Palestine set back in the tranquil gardens of a former palace in Alexandria boasts an exclusive Mediterranean bay, and Aswan’s Nubian inspired Movenpick to sit alone on its own private island in the River Nile.

And with Egypt being among the ten countries where five-star treatment costs the least (according to Hotels.com), romance needn’t break the bank.

Felucca around Aswan

Aswan and its surroundings comprise some of the most romantically picturesque scenery anywhere along the River Nile. And there’s no better way to enjoy it than on a private felucca cruise, gazing into each other’s eyes while floating adjacent to palm-fringed banks and ancient sunken temples.

Bedouin Style Out in the desert

Sinai is a Mecca for accessible desert safaris; seeming isolation being just a few hours drive from the resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

Travel to the interior by foot, jeep or camel, enjoy a Bedouin feast by firelight and then recline with your lover beneath a blanket of stars

Romance under Water (diving)

For a more unorthodox valentine’s day in Egypt why not hold hands beneath the waves of the red sea at one of its many superb diving sites.

Easily combined with luxury pampering or desert star gazing; when you’re exploring the coral reef you can stare into each other’s eyes across a candlelit, seafood feast.

Watching Sunrise from a Mountain Top

Each night hundreds of trekkers gather in St Catherine’s to make the pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Sinai. Setting off in darkness, the climb takes about three hours and by 5am its rocky peak is covered with pilgrims awaiting the sunrise.

Take a blanket and hot flask and treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day in Egypt that like no other.

Hot Air Balloon Luxor

A hot air balloon ride is pretty romantic by any standards, but throw in views of the Rammaseum, The Valley of the Kings and sunrise across the East bank of the Nile and you’re taking it to the next level.

Nile Cruise

Last but by no means least, the classic Nile Cruise presents a multitude of opportunities for genuine romance for consecutive days.

The three-day two-night itinerary typically see luxury cruise boats meander between Aswan and Luxor stopping on route at a number of ancient temples including Edfu and Kom Ombo.

Lounge on deck, explore the ancient monuments and generally do very little with the man or woman of your dreams.

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FAQ

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.

 

There are many reasons to book your trip through EZ TOUR EGYPT. We are unique in the fact that we will customize your holiday to meet your needs. Having vast experience of the various Nile cruises available, single, couples and groups catered for, all tailored to suit your needs in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, and the Red Sea Riviera. Each member of our team is experienced, qualified and knowledgeable in their field, providing you with accurate information on Egypt’s magnificent history and achievements that have captured the imagination of the world ever since.

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