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Egypt Tourism

Throughout the ages, Egypt has been a destination for many tourists due to its great attractions, geographical location, and mild climate.Egypt has so much to offer travelers, it is the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. Tourism in Egypt offers many things to do as well as a lot of amazing tourist attractions to visit.The home of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a dazzling destination of temples, tombs, and many of the popular historical tourists' places. Egypt is not all historic treasures, but it also has vast tracts of desert, magnificent scuba diving, and the famed Nile River, there is something for everyone here.Types of tourism in EgyptDiscover tourism in Egypt and how much fun that you can enjoy through the beach and marine tourism, desert and safari tourism, sports tourism, golf tourism, environmental, and festival tourism.Each type of tourism has its own characteristics and advantages that will motivate you to return back.Cultural TourismCultural tourism is the first type that has been discovered since the discovery of ancient Egypt and the deciphering of hieroglyphs. In Egypt, there are many cultural monuments that make cultural tourism endure. Ancient civilizations appear in many locations in Egypt. Especially in Cairo.Religious TourismSome tourists strive to visit the sacred and religious places in Egypt because they have a spiritual feeling in these places. Besides, they have architectural designs different from Pharaonic styles. Religious tourism includes mosques, churches, and castles.Leisure TourismRecreational tourism or leisure tourism is one of the most sought after by tourists. Egypt is characterized by 2 seas, which has wonderful beaches full of wonderful scenery. They are the White Sea and the Red Sea. the Red Sea is famous for its pure water and amazing coral reefs, where you can do marine activities there. Besides, the Gulf of Aqaba is an ideal place for water sports and the Gulf of Suez is a place for tourist resorts.Medical TouristEgypt is known since ancient times for its therapeutic tourism because of its eyes, rivers, groundwater and mineral water, and because of its soil that contains many substances to treat many diseases, there are many sulfur eyes in Egypt that contain many chemical minerals, such as Cleopatra Spring and Bir Wahid in Siwa Oasis, which exceeds the proportion of all minerals in the eyes of sulfur in the world, and there is a therapeutic mud around the eyes of sulfur, which helps in the treatment of many bone diseases such as rheumatism, respiratory system, and skin diseases.Egypt’s GeographyEgypt occupies a strategic position on the African continent. It stretches from the Mediterranean in the north to Sudan in the south, and from the Red Sea in the east to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in the west. Although the total area is about one million square kilometers, less than 5% of the land is inhabited.Egypt is often divided into two parts: Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north. The divisions are named this way because the Nile flows from south to north. The river empties into the Mediterranean Sea.The landscape of southern Egypt contains low mountains and deserts. In northern Egypt, there are wide valleys near the Nile and the desert to the east and west. It is located north of Cairo, the capital, the sprawling Nile River Delta. This fertile land is completely covered by farms.Egypt is divided geographically into two regions, as well as divided into 27 administrative governorates.Weather in EgyptThe climate is almost hot and sunny throughout the year. Even in the wettest places such as Alexandria, it only rains on an average of 46 days per year. Winters are generally mild. However, it is important to remember that many of Egypt's ancient sights are located in the desert regions which means that it is hot despite the proximity of the Nile River.Who would enjoy it and why?Egypt is a great destination for all types of travelers, you can enjoy many things to do in Egypt with your family, friends, or even by yourself. You can share many amazing moments and memories with your companions.Best time to visit EgyptRegarding weather, the best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when the temperature is at its most pleasant. However, December and January are considered a peak tourist season and can get uncomfortably crowded.Tourist destination in EgyptEgypt houses some of the world’s most famous and astonishing cities, where you can find different types of activities and things to do. Cairo & GizaCairo is a city full of life and movement, it offers many sites to visit such as pyramids of Giza, Egyptian museum, ancient temples, tombs, churches, and monuments. Also, you can enjoy many art galleries and concert halls including the Cairo Opera House and Sawy Culture Wheel. It also hosts plenty of mosques like Sultan Hassan Mosque, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Amr Ibn Al-as Mosque.AlexandriaAlexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt. It is home to the medieval castle of Qaitbay, Bibliotheca library, and the Royal Montazah Palace. It also has many other precious sites to explore such as the Roman Theatre, Alexandria National Museum, Royal Jewelry Museum and Al-Mursi Abu Al-Abbas Mosque.Luxor & AswanLuxor is one of the most visited tourist cities in Egypt. It hosts many monuments such as the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens. Tourists like to experience another activity in Luxor which is taking a boat cruise from the Nile to Aswan to enjoy the luxurious Nile River excursion and discover some of Egypt's natural beauty.Aswan is uniquely decorated for its beautiful location on the Nile. You can start your day in Aswan by going on a relaxing tour of Felucca on the Nile. or you can visit one of the most beautiful islands there, Elephantine Island and Botanical Garden Island. Elephantine Island is the largest island there and dates back to the period before the ruling family. The place where the ancient Egyptians first resided when they first settled in the region. There are many attractions on this island like the Nile Scale, Elephantine Museum and Khanum Temple.Red SeaIf you go to the Red Sea, you will surely enjoy the pure water, the colorful coral reefs, and the varied colors of rare fish.You can enjoy the colorful coral reefs and picturesque sandy beaches in Hurghada. Also, you can visit the jewel of the red sea Sharm el-Sheikh and its beautiful beaches to catch a tan. But if you want to spend some time in a family-friendly city and try some world-class windsurfing, go scuba diving or trekking in the desert with the Bedouins, then Dahab is your place.For a unique adventure, you can go to the Sinai where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hills, mountains, and long beaches that extend on the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba.Q&A What is Egypt known for?Egypt is a country in Northeast Africa. It is famous for its ancient monuments, such as the pyramids and the Sphinx.Do I need a visa for Egypt?Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from an Egyptian diplomatic mission unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival.Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt.Who can enter Egypt without a visa?Citizens of the following 9 countries can visit Egypt without a visa for a period of 3 months:BahrainHong KongKuwaitLebanon – at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport, or Sharm el-sheik Airport if arriving on a charter flight.MacaoOmanSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesMalaysia (14 days)

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Egypt Tourism

Throughout the ages, Egypt has been a destination for many tourists due to its great attractions, geographical location, and mild climate.

Egypt has so much to offer travelers, it is the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. Tourism in Egypt offers many things to do as well as a lot of amazing tourist attractions to visit.

The home of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a dazzling destination of temples, tombs, and many of the popular historical tourists' places. Egypt is not all historic treasures, but it also has vast tracts of desert, magnificent scuba diving, and the famed Nile River, there is something for everyone here.

Types of tourism in Egypt

Discover tourism in Egypt and how much fun that you can enjoy through the beach and marine tourism, desert and safari tourism, sports tourism, golf tourism, environmental, and festival tourism.

Each type of tourism has its own characteristics and advantages that will motivate you to return back.

Cultural Tourism

Cultural tourism is the first type that has been discovered since the discovery of ancient Egypt and the deciphering of hieroglyphs. In Egypt, there are many cultural monuments that make cultural tourism endure. Ancient civilizations appear in many locations in Egypt. Especially in Cairo.

Religious Tourism

Some tourists strive to visit the sacred and religious places in Egypt because they have a spiritual feeling in these places. Besides, they have architectural designs different from Pharaonic styles. Religious tourism includes mosques, churches, and castles.

Leisure Tourism

Recreational tourism or leisure tourism is one of the most sought after by tourists. Egypt is characterized by 2 seas, which has wonderful beaches full of wonderful scenery. They are the White Sea and the Red Sea. the Red Sea is famous for its pure water and amazing coral reefs, where you can do marine activities there. Besides, the Gulf of Aqaba is an ideal place for water sports and the Gulf of Suez is a place for tourist resorts.

Medical Tourist

Egypt is known since ancient times for its therapeutic tourism because of its eyes, rivers, groundwater and mineral water, and because of its soil that contains many substances to treat many diseases, there are many sulfur eyes in Egypt that contain many chemical minerals, such as Cleopatra Spring and Bir Wahid in Siwa Oasis, which exceeds the proportion of all minerals in the eyes of sulfur in the world, and there is a therapeutic mud around the eyes of sulfur, which helps in the treatment of many bone diseases such as rheumatism, respiratory system, and skin diseases.

Egypt’s Geography

Egypt occupies a strategic position on the African continent. It stretches from the Mediterranean in the north to Sudan in the south, and from the Red Sea in the east to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in the west. Although the total area is about one million square kilometers, less than 5% of the land is inhabited.

Egypt is often divided into two parts: Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north. The divisions are named this way because the Nile flows from south to north. The river empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

The landscape of southern Egypt contains low mountains and deserts. In northern Egypt, there are wide valleys near the Nile and the desert to the east and west. It is located north of Cairo, the capital, the sprawling Nile River Delta. This fertile land is completely covered by farms.

Egypt is divided geographically into two regions, as well as divided into 27 administrative governorates.

Weather in Egypt

The climate is almost hot and sunny throughout the year. Even in the wettest places such as Alexandria, it only rains on an average of 46 days per year. Winters are generally mild. However, it is important to remember that many of Egypt's ancient sights are located in the desert regions which means that it is hot despite the proximity of the Nile River.

Who would enjoy it and why?

Egypt is a great destination for all types of travelers, you can enjoy many things to do in Egypt with your family, friends, or even by yourself. You can share many amazing moments and memories with your companions.

Best time to visit Egypt

Regarding weather, the best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when the temperature is at its most pleasant. However, December and January are considered a peak tourist season and can get uncomfortably crowded.

Tourist destination in Egypt

Egypt houses some of the world’s most famous and astonishing cities, where you can find different types of activities and things to do. 

Cairo & Giza

Cairo is a city full of life and movement, it offers many sites to visit such as pyramids of Giza, Egyptian museum, ancient temples, tombs, churches, and monuments. Also, you can enjoy many art galleries and concert halls including the Cairo Opera House and Sawy Culture Wheel. It also hosts plenty of mosques like Sultan Hassan Mosque, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Amr Ibn Al-as Mosque.

Alexandria

Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt. It is home to the medieval castle of Qaitbay, Bibliotheca library, and the Royal Montazah Palace. It also has many other precious sites to explore such as the Roman Theatre, Alexandria National Museum, Royal Jewelry Museum and Al-Mursi Abu Al-Abbas Mosque.

Luxor & Aswan

Luxor is one of the most visited tourist cities in Egypt. It hosts many monuments such as the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens. Tourists like to experience another activity in Luxor which is taking a boat cruise from the Nile to Aswan to enjoy the luxurious Nile River excursion and discover some of Egypt's natural beauty.

Aswan is uniquely decorated for its beautiful location on the Nile. You can start your day in Aswan by going on a relaxing tour of Felucca on the Nile. or you can visit one of the most beautiful islands there, Elephantine Island and Botanical Garden Island. Elephantine Island is the largest island there and dates back to the period before the ruling family. The place where the ancient Egyptians first resided when they first settled in the region. There are many attractions on this island like the Nile Scale, Elephantine Museum and Khanum Temple.

Red Sea

If you go to the Red Sea, you will surely enjoy the pure water, the colorful coral reefs, and the varied colors of rare fish.

You can enjoy the colorful coral reefs and picturesque sandy beaches in Hurghada. Also, you can visit the jewel of the red sea Sharm el-Sheikh and its beautiful beaches to catch a tan. 

But if you want to spend some time in a family-friendly city and try some world-class windsurfing, go scuba diving or trekking in the desert with the Bedouins, then Dahab is your place.

For a unique adventure, you can go to the Sinai where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hills, mountains, and long beaches that extend on the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba.

Q&A 

What is Egypt known for?

Egypt is a country in Northeast Africa. It is famous for its ancient monuments, such as the pyramids and the Sphinx.

Do I need a visa for Egypt?

Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from an Egyptian diplomatic mission unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival.

Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt.

Who can enter Egypt without a visa?

Citizens of the following 9 countries can visit Egypt without a visa for a period of 3 months:

  1. Bahrain
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Kuwait
  4. Lebanon – at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport, or Sharm el-sheik Airport if arriving on a charter flight.
  5. Macao
  6. Oman
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. United Arab Emirates
  9. Malaysia (14 days)
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