The "Journey to Egypt" has a mystical side to it. Since the 15th century, it has been an essential adventure to increase your knowledge but also to confront legend with reality. So it is always the case with the visitor who tramples on the arable land of the Delta, the silty banks of the Nile, the burning sand of the country's deserts. The Egyptian people have just experienced a revolution, having shed their blood to make democracy real. After a period of political turmoil, calm has returned. In the name of the fight against terrorism, hopes for democracy and freedom have failed. History, which has shaped the country for seven millennia, continues its march, inexorably, as the Nile follows its course and gives life to those who drink from it. Sure to be "the mother of the world", Egypt continues to welcome with open arms, all those who wish to discover the land of the Pharaohs, its cities and its wonders: Cairo, Alexandria, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the pyramid of Kheops... But an Egyptian tourist guide will also be able to advise amateurs to dive in the Red Sea in order to admire, in particular, its coral reef. So, no fear to have; the Egyptians are still as benevolent as ever, eager to make their country known to all those who come here, for its rich heritage, its turquoise waters and white sand, its rosary of oases and its biblical mountains. Come on, it's time to do your "Journey to Egypt"!

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When to go to Egypt?

It is not very complicated to know when to go to Egypt: all year round! Although the tourist seasons vary from region to region. In Upper Egypt and Cairo, the high tourist season runs from October to February. Then it starts to get cold. The low season runs from May to September. This is not true for the Mediterranean coast where the high season is from July to September. Apart from the initial choices based on the climate, Egypt can also be visited during Ramadan. Admittedly, the hours of museums and sites are shortened, but the nightlife is incomparable, with concerts organized in the streets, cafés, cultural centers, and Ramadan tents that welcome musicians until 4am. Eid celebrations, which are family celebrations and do not give rise to any particular event, should be avoided. The high season begins in October and ends in March. The low season begins in April and ends in September.

How to go to Egypt? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many organized trips are available to visit Egypt. Cruises on the Nile are of course the most popular trips. But auto-tours are also available. Finally, thematic stays, such as "diving" stays are also possible in the Red Sea.

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Flying is the best way to get to Egypt. While most airline tickets are sold for Cairo, there are seven airports in the country

Almost any means is good to get around on the spot. In airplanes, the domestic service works quite well. On the water (on the Nile, then), there are two ways: the sailboat and the cruise ship. On the road, bus journeys are often very efficient; just like train journeys. Driving by car, on the other hand, is... sporty and confusing, the daily rules of the Egyptians having nothing to do with ours!

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When to travel?

It is not very complicated to know when to go to Egypt: all year round! Although the tourist seasons vary from region...
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Weather forecast

Egyptian weather differs from region to region and season to season. As a general rule, it can be said that the clima...
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Budget

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Formalities

A tourist visa (maximum validity of 1 month, cost 25 US$) is required in addition to the passport to enter Egypt. It...
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Health

In Egypt, in addition to the sun, it is air pollution that is a risk for you if you suffer from allergies, asthma or...
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How to travel by yourself?

Flying is the best way to get to Egypt. While most airline tickets are sold for Cairo, there are seven airports in th...
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How to get organized?

Many organized trips are available to visit Egypt. Cruises on the Nile are of course the most popular trips. But auto...
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Getting around

Almost any means is good to get around on the spot. In airplanes, the domestic service works quite well. On the water...
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