Egypt is a popular vacation destination by Italian and more. According to data published by Egyptian Tourism, the tourist growth rate in 2019 was + 40% compared to the previous year. Egypt is a country rich in history, art and landscapes of incomparable beauty. So here is a guide to choose the destinations of Travel Egypt .
Lovers of ancient civilizations, Nile cruises and snorkeling will surely appreciate this country, to be explored in every corner, where the journey is a continuous discovery.
What to see in Egypt?
Those who look to Egypt as a tourist destination can generally choose between two types of classic tours. The first is that of the Red Sea and seaside resorts such as Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab and Marsa Alam with their luxury resorts for all-inclusive lovers, sunny beaches and snorkeling for a trip dedicated to of relaxation.
Sharm El Sheikh is the most recommended travel destination for foreigners who want to visit Egypt, it is a city based solely on tourism, with its luxurious 5-star hotels overlooking the sea and the natural beauty of Ras Muhammad National Park, point of meeting of the Gulf of Suez with that of Aqaba, a white sand desert that includes 2 islands, Tiran and Sanafir. Nature reserve with the aim of saving several species of rare animals from all over the world.
Dahab is becoming one of the most popular destinations on the Red Sea for diving and sailing sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. From a fishing village, it has developed into a popular tourist destination for camel rides, the Sinai desert and heavenly diving spots for divers, such as The Lighthouse and Eel Gardens.
Even Hurghada is a former fishing village and today is the most popular destination on the Red Sea after Sharm el-Sheikh, especially among young people, offering a holiday for those who sought a journey full of fun: from water parks to nightclubs. From here it is possible to organize boat trips to Giftun Island, an excursion destination thanks to its white beaches and crystal-clear water.
Together with Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, Marsa Alam is one of the best known and unspoiled seaside resorts in Egypt: located at the point where the Red Sea meets the desert, it offers several attractions such as, seeing turtles at Abu Dabab bay, swimming in the blue waters of the coral reef, among a great variety of fish of a thousand colors.
Egypt is not just the sea. The second type of tour is a journey through history, culture and art. You will hardly find a variety of landscapes and places to visit in one country, such as in Egypt. Starting from Cairo, with its bazaars that animate the medieval alleys, we arrive at the majestic temples of the pyramids and the Sphinx, up to the Nile cruises.
Cairo is a chaotic capital full of mysteries; it is still today the meeting point of Mediterranean cultures. It is the city that most of all embodies the Egyptian imagination: from night clubs to intoxicating perfumes, coming from traditional bazaars and markets, from Islamic architecture to that of the Christian world, from history to endless archaeological sites.
In fact, the main organized tours depart from Cairo to the archaeological site of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world (and the only one still visible), so much so that it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The majestic buildings of the Necropolis of Giza are 3: the pyramid of Cheops, that of Chefren (or Khepren) and of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), erected between 2690 and 2600 BC. The pyramid for the Egyptians meant the immortality of the pharaoh and their kingdom. Of course, one cannot fail to admire the splendid Sphinx, right in front of the pyramid of Cheops, considered the highest monumental statue in the world and defined as the guardian of Giza.
The Nile River, which travels 6,700 km before joining the Mediterranean Sea, is another of Egypt’s natural wonders: the best way to discover the secrets of this legendary country is definitely to take a tour on a felucca, the traditional boat. , or opt for a cruise on the Nile in maximum comfort. Most of the itineraries of a Nile cruise start in Luxor (with the Valley of the Kings) and visit the sites of Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo before arriving in Aswan, where the water basin created following the construction of the High Dam, with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Fila Temple and Lake Nasser. Tours for a Nile cruise can also be done in reverse, starting from Aswan to Luxor.
When to go to Egypt?
The climate is warm and beautiful all year round. The peak travel season is the months of December and January, when most of the archaeological sites are particularly busy and the prices in the Red Sea resorts are a bit higher than in the low season. You can also choose Egypt as a destination for summer holidays, especially for those looking for heat and the sea, even if the temperatures can be higher than in the other months.
To organize a trip to Egypt in the most popular periods such as Christmas and New Year, Easter or August 15th, it is advisable to book in advance, in this way you can find offers at special prices and with very flexible cancellation conditions.