Egypt Tourism and Travel Guide

Egypt is the oldest tourist destination in the world. The only country to have a standing ancient wonder of the world, Egypt is one place that inspire awe and wonder in every person who visits it. From thousands of year old history to stunning, unexplored coral reefs, Egypt is a destination that never ceases to surprise. A multi-layered culture that gives equal importance to ancient and modern, Egypt is the country where Bedouin tribes of the desert live in perfect harmony with the high-rise buildings of the cities. From Giza’s pyramids to Aswan’s Nubian villages, Egypt’s wonders are worth every moment spent there. Whether ti’s floating on a cruise in the Nile or visiting ancient monuments that have stood firm despite time, every place in Egypt is bound to blow your mind. Travel to the Sudanese border and witness the marvel that is Abu Simbel, or just relax and see the ever-changing topography on the banks of Nile or stuff yourself with the most delicious street food available at all corners of Cairo or tap into the history in Cairo's early churches and in remote desert monasteries. While in Egypt, it will be hard to pick one place that leaves you spell-bound, but you can try!
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Itineraries For Egypt

Best Time To Visit Egypt

Peak Season is from November to February. Although people visit Egypt year round, these months are the traditional tourist season as the temperatures down south in Luxor and Aswan are pleasent and Nile Valley is balmy. 

 

Shoulder Season is from September to Novemebr and the months of March and April. The temperature is not too hot yet and the northern parts like Cairo and Saqqara are still cooler. 

 

Off Season ranges from May to August, when the afternoon is is intolerable, the desert is viciously hot and the pollution in Cairo is at its worst. During these months the best place to visit is either Alexandaria or the coastal towns of Sharm El-Sheikh and Dahab. 

Budget For Egypt

For Budget Travellers: INR 500 to 1,000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 200 to INR 300
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 100 to INR 300
  • Public Transport by the tube and buses: INR 70 to INR 120
  • Sightseeing: INR 150 - INR 300

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1,400 to INR 2,100 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 700 to INR 1,200
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 300 to INR 800
  • Local transport in local taxis: INR 200 to INR 500

For Luxury Travellers: INR 7,000 and upwards a day

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3,000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 2,000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 700 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 2,000 and upwards

Visa Information For Egypt

Tourist visa for Egypt can be obtained from the Embassy of Egypt in New Delhi and the Consular office in Mumbai. Unlike many other countries, Egypt has not outsourced its visa work to a private agency like VFS or IFS. A single entry Tourist visa for Egypt cost Rupees 1,900. You can get the visa in 2 to 3 working days. It is valid for 90 days however, a tourist can stay only upto 30 days from the arrival date in Egypt. 

If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more people, and have a letter of invitation from a certified tourist guide in Egypt, then you can apply for a visa-on-arrival. However, such Visa are mostly obtained by travel companies and for group packages.