Best Time to Visit Egypt
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Best Time To Visit Egypt
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Egypt is predominantly a desert country. It is situated quite near the Equator, as the line passes right through the middle of the continent of Africa. As a result, Egypt is very hot during the summer. Humidity is more or less low, and the heat can be very dry and splintering during the peak summer season, especially down south around Luxor and Aswan. The best time to visit this beautiful country is during the winter season. For those unfamiliar with the western system of weather marking, September to March is the best time to visit Egypt. After this period, visiting the pyramids, or going on different outdoor activities in the desert like camel ride or quad biking, or even desert safari becomes very hard to do.
March - May:
March marks the end of the peak season and the beginning of excessive heat. There is occasional rain during this time. Temperature is much cooler than what it becomes in the next three months. Cairo and Alexandria experience 25°C-35°C temperature, while Luxor, Aswan and Giza have it almost 40°C on some days in May. But do keep an eye out or rather shut, for the famous Khamsin Wind – a minor sandstorm that occurs across Egypt during April-May.
Get to enjoy a Copic festival of Pharaonic origin during the spring season.
June - August:
The month of June experiences the start of the scorching heat, but to see what summer means in a desert country, that too in the greatest desert of the world, one must wait till mid-July. The heat is too much, especially in Luxor and Aswan which are two very important tourist destinations. Those two cities experience 40°C-45°C; while Cairo, Alexandria and Giza stay at 10 degrees lesser than that. Even the lower rates of hotel and flight tickets are not worth it because of the extreme weather conditions.
Plan a trip during the month of June to celebrate the festival of Ramadan.
September - November:
Heat in the southern cities still remain near 38°C-40°C, but the cities in Northern Egypt gets a little bit cooler than May - June. This is the time when beach activities by the Red Sea and the Mediterranean are very popular.
From scuba diving, snorkelling to swimming with sharks and dolphins, visitors have many options to pursue. Nile River Cruises are also a great way to enjoy the autumn.
December - February:
Have you been wondering about what could be the best time to visit Egypt pyramids. It won’t be that cold, since the whole country has a very arid and dry desert like climate all through the year, but it does get pretty chilly at the nights. But temperatures do come down to around 20 degrees during December and January in more or less every part, even Luxor and Aswan.
Partake in the West Bank Marathon event held in late January or early February for an altogether different experience.
Climate in Egypt
Summer Season in Egypt
Egypt weather is sweltering during the summer. For this reason, the crowd is very thin. The hotels are more affordable and is the best time for budget travelling. Since the majority of Egypt celebrates Ramadan for one whole month typically in summer, some attractions can close earlier.
Monsoon Season in Egypt
Monsoons in Egypt are very erratic. Usually, no place receives much of rainfall. During early spring Cairo and some other northern parts do receive some scattered rainfall. But there can be a drought for a year and then a flash flood the next year. There is no specific monsoon season.
Winter Season in Egypt
Egypt only has summer, too much summer and a little less summer! So the time which should ideally be winter is actually characterised by the milder warmth in the air. However, this ensures that the holiday season sees a lot of crowd in Egypt.
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Trip to EgyptTravco was an exceptionally great travel agency. We were received at the airport even before we could collect our baggage. The company representatives, guides, drivers were extremely efficient and extremely forthcoming during our entire stay in Egypt. Would highly recommend your services. Everything was great Everybody was extremely efficient and professional.
Trip to EgyptI had a great experience on this trip planned by travel triangle barring the issue I faced while trying to reschedule my return flight. Nevertheless, I am greatful to Satyajit, Mayukh, etc. for the timely assistance provided by them. Thankyou!!
Trip to EgyptVery happy with the Travel Triangle and Passionate Discoveries for making our plan for the trip to Egypt happen so easily and smoothly... Not even a single moment during the whole trip had any feeling of discomfort or problem... Everything was well taken care by the agent and hence was by the guides... Looking forward to partner with TravelTriangle for the upcoming travels too
Trip to EgyptVery well arranged tour with a perfect itinerary. The guides were amazing & very knowledgeable. Although we missed the hot air balloon on day 2 bcoz of train delay, it was scheduled on a different day & that day happened to be Jan 1. It was indeed surreal to start 2019 by watching the first sunrise of the year from high up in the sky! Hot Air Balloon ride at Luxor & the Nile Cruise
Trip to EgyptDevaansh was super attentive and helpful. Trip was great, but I had a separate agency coordinator for pickup and dropoff, a historian tour guide, and a new driver each day in Egypt. Tipping was out of hand. Wish that were more consolidated as in other countries. Otherwise great time!
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FAQ's of Egypt
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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.
Yes, you can get the tickets on-the-spot, but it is advisable to book them 24 hours in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
Egypt is a very safe country to visit, with police, army and tourist police present prominently across major cities.
While in Egypt, tourists can visit Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria for their history and monuments.
Egyptian Pound is accepted in Egypt.
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