Best Time to Visit Cairo
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Best time to visit
Nov - Apr
- City Tour
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Weather in Cairo
Sun, Oct 20 2019
34.2ºC | 19.98ºC
Clear in morning and afternoon and clouds from evening to night
Mon, Oct 21 2019
32.6ºC | 20.33ºC
Clear in morning and night and clouds from afternoon to evening
Tue, Oct 22 2019
26.17ºC | 17.72ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night
Wed, Oct 23 2019
28.05ºC | 16.53ºC
Clear from morning to night
Thu, Oct 24 2019
27.51ºC | 15.39ºC
Clear in morning and afternoon , clouds in evening and rain in night
Fri, Oct 25 2019
17.07ºC | 17.07ºC
Clear from morning to night
Best Time To Visit Cairo
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The short shoulder seasons from March to April and then from October to November is ideally the best time to visit Cairo. If you are looking for the peak tourist season, then it is the winter. Egypt being a desert country located too near to the equator, summers here are unbelievably hot. It is comparatively cooler than its southern neighbors Luxor or Aswan, but it is still hot enough to have a comfortable tour in the sands.
Cairo in March-April (22°C to 34°C)
This is the best time of the year to visit Cairo. Just after the swarm of tourists from the winter season leaves and the rates plummets quickly, making way for a cheaper vacation. So if you want a tour of Cairo under blue skies and pleasant weather which is also light on your pockets, this time is perfect.
Cairo in May- September (30°C-35°C)
From May to September, Cairo experiences its long and hot summer. Chances are, you will be coming from a place which is comparatively cooler than Egypt in the summer. So it is not a very good idea to spend the already hot summer in a city known for desert. The temperature does not sound too high. But given that the prime attractions around Cairo, like the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx or activities like camel riding or quad biking, are located in the desert, it will feel a lot hotter than what the mercury says.
Cairo in October-November (17°C-20°C)
Just before the peak season starts, October-November acts as a good shoulder time for a visit, just like March-April. November is the best time to visit Cairo, Egypt if you are looking for the last of low rates and a lukewarm type of weather.
Cairo in December-February (15°C-18°C)
December to February is the prime-time for Cairo tourism. The cold weather paired with refreshing breezes makes it an experience worth cherishing. Sand cools as fast as it heats. So you can expect Cairo to be quite cold after nightfall.
Festivals Celebrated in Cairo
Ramadan: Ramadan is the most important festival celebrated by Muslims all over the country. Ramadan is an immensely popular Cairo festival wherein the cities are lit up and markets become lively. Muslims celebrate this festival with great zest and zeal and fast till sunset. The festival is celebrated during the holy month of Ramadan which usually falls in May and June.
Sphinx Festival: This is one of the most popular festivals in Egypt which is celebrated for 5 days. During this festival, people are educated and enriched with the ancient heritage and rich history of Egypt. Various activities like dance, educational workshops, and music shows take place during this festival.
Coptic Christmas: Coptic Christmas is not only celebrated by Christians but almost all the people in Egypt especially the ones residing in Cairo and Coptic regions of Egypt. This festival is celebrated every year on the 7th of January and the preparation start one week before. On this day, people meet each other and have feasting of meat soup, garlic, and rice.
Climate in Cairo
Summer Season in Cairo
The only two good things about visiting Cairo in summer are the shorter queues at attractions and low rates of airfare and hotel. Because of the high temperature, which feels even higher out in the open desert than the city, tourism is at its lowest during summer. But if you can handle the heat and are looking for budget vacation to the beautiful Egyptian capital, then summer could just be the best time to visit Cairo for you.
Monsoon Season in Cairo
Cairo does not get much of rain, which is self-explanatory given it is a desert country mostly. The summer months, unlike most places in northern hemisphere, get absolutely zero precipitation. There is some scattered rainfall from November to March, but it is not enough to call it a monsoon.
Winter Season in Cairo
Winters in Cairo are crowded as anything. The weather during winters is the most pleasant one, which draws tourists from around the world to the city. If you want to plan your trip during the winter season, the weather is certainly a pro, but the cons are the crowds and the high rates of fares, as well as their limited availability. It would be wise to book months ahead of the vacation.
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Trip to CairoExcept for the resort in Egypt, where check in process was super slow, with no help from the hotel staff, the entire tour was awesome. It was well planned and well arranged. Travel triangle did a good job.
Trip to CairoEgypt. Tour agents and services were excellent and very cooperative . Cruise was excellent but service provision inside the Train was of BAD quality. Hotel room provision at Pyramis park was satisfactory and need improvement in quality of cleanliness.. Room lights and telephones were defective and not properly maintained . Dubai hotel arrangement and tour was excelantent however services of tour guide was unsatisfactory and need improvement. All flight booking except Indigo flight for Dubai mum was not good . The hot and humid weather condition restricted enjoying the tour at Egypt.
Trip to CairoEverything was so well planned and organized that it always feel like home in different continent. We are thankful to team travel triangle and polar routes to give us such an amazing lifetime experience. Staying in cruise ship for 3 days that too in Nile river.
Trip to CairoPaisa vasool .you can suggest Indian restaurants and advise your guide to enquire if the guest wants that kind of food Museum
Trip to CairoLast week we went to Thailand and all booking was arranged by "Holiday Aces" Holiday Aces 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 Thailand. Would highly recommend your services. Everything was great Everybody was extremely efficient and professional. Kudos to Holiday Aces
Trip to CairoTravco 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 CairoI 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 CairoVery 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 CairoVery 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 CairoDevaansh 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 Cairo
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One should buy things like antique stones, hookah, wooden jewelry boxes, incense sticks, khayameya, handcrafted metal works, Papyrus paintings, and Kilim carpets.
Apart from the traditional Egyptian fare, one can find European and Asian cuisines readily available across restaurants and hotels in the city.
Though Arabic is the official language of Cairo, English is spoken and understood by a large number of people around the city.
Egyptian Pound is acceptable in Cairo.
Yes, one can find smoking rooms in Cairo hotels. However, you may have to place a request beforehand.
There are various public transportation options available in Cairo, such as trains, taxis, buses and metro rail.
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