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About Egypt Tourism
Egypt is famous for rich history, culture, and heritage. The place has seen famous civilizations and houses wonders of the world. The beautiful country lies in the Northeast part of Africa. Egypt has seen an increase in the number of tourists in the recent years. Egypt – the name itself invokes a sense of mysterious antiquity. Over the years, the country has had many regimes at the helm, most prominently the Ottoman and the British Empires. Blessed with magnificent monuments, lush delta, beguiling desert and mighty Nile, this place offers an unmatchable experience as one decides to book a package for Egypt tourism.
Pyramids, although they exist in many other civilizations around the world, are somehow inseparably associated with Egypt. The country has many of these grand tombs of the Pharaohs scattered around the desert area and seeing all of them is quite impossible. But Egypt travel is incomplete without visiting at least some of them. The Pyramid of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khufu are the most famous ones. But there are some lesser-known ones as well, which are worth the time and money for the Egypt pyramids tour – Pyramid of Khafre, the Red Pyramid, Step Pyramid of Djoser and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
History of Egypt
Egypt has always been known as a destination for tourists throughout the history. And, the discovery of Pharaohs have been adding a special charm to the place. As far as the ancient Egypt and its civilization is concerned, the country’s history actually predates every other human existence in the world, barring the Sumerian civilization. Together with Mesopotamia, Egypt forms the world’s oldest Cradle of Civilization in the valleys of Nile, Tigris and Euphrates. Unlike many other countries with such dynamic pasts, Egypt has not let go of its roots. The legacy of the great Egyptian Empire is an integral part of the country’s identity and Egypt tourism now.
Tourism in Egypt
Egypt tourism is one of the leading sources of income in Egypt and contributes to the economy. The place sees around 14.7 million visitors almost every year. The tourism industry is flourishing and around 12 percent of local population is dedicated and employed for Egypt tourism.
5 Interesting Facts About Egypt
The 365-days calendar was invented by the Egyptians.
Many people believe that the majestic Pyramids was built by the slaves, but in reality the Pyramids were built by paid labour.
The capital city of Cairo is the largest city in Africa.
Football is the most popular sport in Egypt
World’s largest dam is in Egypt named Aswan high dam.
Famous Food in Egypt
The famous food in Egypt are ful medames, falafel, koshari, mahshi, shawarma, macaroni bechamel, molokhia, fattah, feseekh, konafa, sahlab, roz bel laban, and umm ali.
Culture in Egypt
Egypt is known to have rich culture dating its origin thousands of years back. The place has seen many cultures starting from Pharaonic culture, then Christanity and followed by Islam. At present, you can see a perfect blend of all the cultures brought-in by many religions and ethinic groups.
What to Wear in Egypt?
One should wear clothes covering the shoulders and the clothes should cover the kees. Wear loose clothes and body hugging clothes. As a tourist one doesn’t need to cover their heads or wear hijab. One can wear trousers, capris, and jeans.
Major Festivals in Egypt
Blessed with a rich cultural history and home to two of the ancient wonders of the world, this place offers a grand Egyptian experience. Predominantly influenced by Christmas and Islam religions, most of the religious festivals have their influence. However, there are also some modern festivals and events which can be enjoyed by the locals and visitors alike. On an excursion to Egypt, one can enjoy some of the major festivals, like: 3alganoob, Oshtoora, Cloud 9, Cairo Jazz Festival, Ramadan, Eid al-adha, the International Samma Festival and many more.
Top Cities To Explore in Egypt
While most of the attractions of Egypt tours are located well inside the country, the coastlines along the Mediterranean and the Red Sea are quite as impressive. Mahmya Island, Soma Bay, Sharm-El-Luli and El Gouna are some of the best ones on the Red Sea, while Fjord Bay Beach and Agiba Mediterranean Beach are two other gems with dazzling blue waters.
Here are some of the best cities to visit on your trip to Egypt:
When you visit Egypt, the first city that should be on your itinerary is Cairo. It is not only the capital of the country but also one of the most iconic cities of Africa and the Middle East together. The modern city was established in around 969 BCE by the Fatimid Dynasty. The remnants of the old city are still there in parts in Old Cairo, so are the ancient city of Memphis and the Giza Pyramid Complex.
Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, is a beautiful port city along the Mediterranean in northern Egypt. Alexandria had a Hellenistic period lighthouse, known to be an important Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Dotted with Greco-Roman landmark, old-school cafes and a stretch of sandy beach along the sea, Alexandria is a must-visit on your Egypt tour.
Aswan is a lovely tourist city and port market, located very strategically on the Nile. Every river cruise on the Nile passes through Aswan and shows a glimpse of the legendary Aswan Dan and the Columned Temple of Isis. Aswan has always been the commercial gateway to Egypt from down south, and also home to many such ancient architectures and temples.
Cairo and Giza are often visited together, but they are different cities. Giza is the third-largest in Egypt, located on the west bank of Nile. Giza is home to the renowned Giza Pyramid of King Khufu and the Great Sphinx. After Cairo, it is probably the most visited and photographed city of Egypt.
Luxor lies on the eastern side of Nile down south and is located on the site of ancient Thebes. During the height of Pharaoh Regime in the 16th-11th century BCE, Thebes was the capital of their empire. Thus, there were a great many temples, tombs and other buildings on this site, but only two have survived – the Luxor and Karnak Temple.
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Citadel In Cairo
Situated in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, Citadel is known as an Islamic fortification. A preserved historical site, the Citadel is located on Mokattam Hill and was known to offer amazing scenic views to its visitors in the past.
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Pyramids of Giza In Cairo
It is commonly referred to as The Great Pyramids of Giza, Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops. There are three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, and the highest one is called the Pyramid of Giza. These pyramids are believed to be constructed in 2580 - 2560 BC which was the 4th Dynasty. The great pyramid of Giza i...
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Zamalek In Cairo
Zamalek is a district in the Cairo, home to parts of the Gezira Island in the Nile River. There are three bridges which connect the island to the river banks, these bridges on west and west sides of the island. There are 19th-century apartments and villas which makes this one of the attractive places to live in all of Egypt...
Saqqara In Cairo
It is a huge ancient burial ground which is in Egypt. It serves as the necropolis for the former capital of Ancient Egypt. The pyramids here includes the most amazing Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base. It is located in the lower region of Egypt and is a part of ...
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Tanis In Cairo
In the Nile delta of Egypt, there is a city named Tanis. iit has been on the Tanitic branch of the Nile, since the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. Tanis is the city which was the site for a number of archaeological digs and these dates back to 19th century. It also includes Flinders Petrie and Auguste Mariette.
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Walking Tour Islamic Cairo In Cairo
Islamic Cairo is the name given to the parts of medieval Cairo that exist within the city. It is that part of the capital city which is very different from the modern part. It has got the flavor of what Egypt was like in earlier time, back when the Egyptians were the most advanced race. This is the area of the city which ho...
Shopping at Khan el Khalili In Cairo
Khan el Khalili is a popular bazaar district in Cairo. It was formerly known as turnat az-za’farran which means Saffron Tomb. Today this pace is completely occupied by shops and merchants, it a great tourist attraction in Cairo. This place majorly has antiques, jewellery and souvenirs shops.
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Travel to Egypt
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Cairo and Luxor are the two main airports in Egypt, with Aswan, Alexandria and Sharm el-Sheikh as close runner-ups. Sharm el-Sheikh is mostly visited directly by those interested in a vacation in Red Sea. However, Cairo Airport boasts most of the airlines operating flights to and from India. All the major Indian cities with airports have frequent flights to Cairo. Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata to Egypt are very common. The fastest flight to Egypt is from Mumbai. This is the only nonstop flight to Cairo from Mumbai and it runs three days a week – Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The flight takes around 6 hours 40 minutes and is operated by Egyptair. The next best option to go to Egypt by air is the one-stop flight from Delhi by Kuwait Airways and Egypt Air via Kuwait City, which takes around 8 hours. From Chennai there are many one-stop flights as well.
There are no feasible ways to go from India to Egypt by train. But inside the country, Egyptian Railways are very easy to travel in from one city to another. Cairo to Alexandria is the most common line, but there are trains to Luxor, Suez, Port Said and Aswan as well. The scenery, dotted with palms and fields and sometimes the Nile, is beautiful, to say the least.
If you look at the Egypt map, you can see it is located right at the border of Asia, over-pouring a little bit onto the part called Middle-East. So it can be said that theoretically, Egypt can be driven to from India. But the distance of the Egypt route by road from India is nearly 4500 kilometres. The route goes from India through Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and parts of Jordan and Israel to reach Egypt. Given the geographical as well as a socio-political scenario, that is not the best option to go for. You will need way too many permission and documents to pass through that many borders, and the journey will not be quite as comfortable. However, if you are already travelling in Israel or Jordan, there are ways to go to Egypt by bus. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Amman have bus services to Cairo.
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Vaibhavi's 9 days trip to EgyptTrip destinations: Egypt, Dubai Holiday Aces was a good agency. Had a good trip in Egypt and Dubai. Esp in Egypt the guide (Mr. Tamer Akmal) was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great experience learning about Egyptian history with him. I personally recommend him for Egypt tour. The planning from the end of holiday aces was good, but there is a room for improvement there. The destinations and recommendations were quite standard. I would recommend getting the itinerary finalized with them in advance to the T, since modifications in the itinerary were difficult and additions in the excursions was charged extra. eg. We wanted to view miracle garden and Global village in Dubai, but it could not be accommodated despite the agent assuring us that itinerary can be flexible. Also there is scope of improvement wrt promptness of communication by the team eg. during Visa process, driver not coming to pick us up at Sharjah airport etc. But overall, a good experience.
Amit's 7 days trip to EgyptVery well organised egypt tour by lykke travel .Excellent services by travel agent.
Dhruv's 7 days trip to EgyptWe had a very bad experience this time with travel triangle and travel agency (Travel Alpha). We did not get on-time support from travel triangle agent Sumit as he was ill when the chaos happened with the travel agency and his replacement was unable to understand the problems as he was unaware of previous history and the chats we had with Sumit and the travel agency. Literally we had to call every hour to get an update on our VISA processing and the hotel bookings/vouchers. This was a very mismanaged trip from the travel agency (travel alpha). I think these guys are newbies in this business so they don't have much experience how to deal with customers and handle their queries on time and provide travel details on time. Atleast we wont recommend the agency to any other friend of ours. Moreover due to this travel triangle impression on our minds has gone down drastically. The rating for the hotels was good because those were our suggestion, we literally had to fight with the agency to get our bookings done in those hotels although it was very well communicated to them where we are going to stay at the very beginning of the trip planning. Anyways, we will plan our next international trip on our own or go with other online platform.
Somaiyapranav's 9 days trip to EgyptThe trip was very well planned the only thing didn't like was the high tips that were being charged every day by the managers and guides Cruise was the best part
Ranadip's 7 days trip to EgyptHighly Recommended. They work hard to synchronise all transfers ,sight seeing arrangements and Hotel stay. Never broken communication link between Shashank in India and the representative Mr. Ahmed at Egypt. Always enquired our wellbeing through whatsapp/voice call. I would recommend all inclusive tours including entrance fees to monuments and three meals a day.Overall tour was professionally managed and we enjoyed thoroughly without any hitches. Being a senior citizen of 73 years old they have taken all care to avoid discomfort while at travel. We wish all the best and hope to associate ourselves with them for all our future tours.
Sapna's 6 days trip to Egypt"I was so pleased with the trip. My travel guide Shashank Agarwal and Local tour leader(Mousa) were outstanding : knowledgeable, friendly, safety-conscious, and had great sense of humor. I will highly recommend TravelLyyk company to those who inquire as you exceeded all expectations. Communications: Very thorough. I stayed in constant communication. Information was all inclusive and helpful. Last minutes changes also accommodated in nice way. Guides: Quite enjoyable. Resourceful, knowledgeable, competent, funny and intuitive. Excellent service. Tour: I think I had an excellent sampling of the different habitats and the tour really was - delightfully - off the beaten path. I enjoyed each of the area I visited and was especially impressed by the visit to Red pyramids, White Desert and Hurgada. Excellent! The route and program gave me the right amount of free time as well as organized activities. Accomodations: Clean and comfortable. The meals were excellent everywhere I went. Accommodations far met my expectation. In all cases they were friendly staff, very good food, and well located. Transports: On time. The local tour leader was excellent, flexible, agreable, safe and pleasant. All internal transfers were pleasant and comfortable. The tour guide : Outstanding tour leader and guide! This is a combination of both his friendly, outgoing personality and his incredible knowledge of all aspects of Egypt: history, culture, food, places plus much skill with the scope, etc. Thank you for your service and I look forward to working with you again." I think I had an excellent sampling of the different habitats and the tour really was - delightfully - off the beaten path. I enjoyed each of the areas I visited and was especially impressed by the visit to Red pyramids, White Desert and Hurgada. Excellent! The route and program gave me the right amount of free time as well as organized activities.
Ananta's 7 days trip to EgyptEgypt was my dream destination since I was a kid. Pyramids, Sphinx and mummies always fascinated me. But a trip to Egypt was unlike my previous to any other destination because of so rich Egyptian history. So we picked Travel Triangle to arrange everything for us. The arrangement was good. All the transfers were very timely, drivers were nice. The guides for all the attractions were well informed and kept on guiding us on from where should we buy souvenirs. Also, all the days were well planned to not overexert except one day in Luxor (the last day of our trip). Everytime (pre-booking and during the trip) the agents involved were pro active in all the communication and were readily availabe. One feedback for improvement is that we have to remind the local guides about all the things promised in the itinerary instead it should be other way around. I am handing over the trip management to some agency because I intend to be careless and worryless during my vacation.
Soumyasurabhi's 7 days trip to EgyptTrip was decent with major destinations covered as per schedule. Local travel agents were very professional. Hotel stay at Cairo during return was below mark. missed valley of kings and edfu temple which we could not visit. minor glitches in airport transfers and trip from luxor to aswan. Pyramids visit, Nile Cruise
Prathima's 7 days trip to EgyptOne of the best tour we ever had , everything was very well organized and the tour agents were really exceptional ,always looking out for our comfort . Will definitely go again
Drbindujain's 12 days trip to Egypt,wonderful,food good, agent was very nice,we had no trouble with him never expected through this agency. we will recomend to my friends also
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FAQ's of Egypt
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Egyptian Pound is accepted in Egypt.
Egypt is a very safe country to visit, with police, army and tourist police present prominently across major cities.
Yes, you can get the tickets on-the-spot, but it is advisable to book them 24 hours in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
Yes, there are many car rental companies operating in Egypt, but opt for it only if you have prior experience of driving in and around Egypt.
The sale and consumption of alcohol is not permitted in public places in Egypt. However, the hotels and tourist facilities are an exception from these rules.
It is not safe to drink the tap water in Cairo as it is heavily chlorinated. It is best to drink bottled water in cairo.
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