Egypt is one of the world’s most majestic countries, a goldmine of archaeological adventure alongside a carnival of diversity, culture, luxury and adventures available. It is easy to see why so many holidaymakers make Egypt their destination of choice, especially with so many activities and when an out of season break can be as affordable as summer breaks in Europe. Egypt seamlessly mixes the ancient with the modern and its intoxicating mix of culture and fun goes a long way to explaining its continued popularity. 


Things to Do & Travel Ideas in Egypt

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Egypt.

Egypt Travel Guide

Egypt Travel Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Egypt.

  • Capital: Cairo
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound (E£)
  • Time Zone: GMT+2 / Calling Code: 20
  • Population: 82,500,000 approx
  • Visa: You can get a tourist visa on arrival in Egypt


Top Reasons to Visit Egypt

  • Experience a different culture
  • Ancient sights like the pyramids
  • See incredible historical locations like the Nile
  • Sample the local food
  • So many different options for all travellers - from adventure sports to sightseeing



How to Get to Egypt

There are international flights into Cairo and Sharm El Sheik - both tourist hotspots.



Best Places to Visit in Egypt

Egypt is an incredible country to visit, here are some places you should add to your itinerary:

  • Luxor
  • The Nile
  • Pyramids
  • Red Sea
  • Sahara Desert
  • Sinai Desert
  • Abu Simbal
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Karnak Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Oases towns of Dahkla and Siwa
  • Sharm El Sheik



Health & Safety

The political situation in Egypt is a lot more settled now and there is an air of optimism regarding tourism. Most of the destinations like Sharm El Sheik were unaffected during the height of the Revolution and Egypt really needs the return of the tourism industry which was badly affected by the turmoil. We really recommend to not be put off visiting Egypt but always check latest travel advice for up to date political information. Try to read about local customs before departing and also if you are a female cover your hair. All the historical sites in Egypt are currently open to visitors and the majority of Egyptian people you will encounter will be very friendly and welcoming despite recent political problems.



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