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Egypt

Of pyramids and Pharaohs, Omar Sharif and Cleopatra, camels and bazaars, the Nile and the Red Sea, there’s much about Egypt waiting to be un[travel]led. Fascinating culture and unique traditions make Egypt a much sought-after destination for its ancient civilization, mint tea, cuisine and interesting people. A bustling metropolis, with roots back to the ancient city of Memphis (24 kilometres away from Cairo, and not in Tennessee),there’s much more to Egypt than Cleopatra’s aquiline nose ever had you believe. Memories of a lifetime are made here in this wonderful land where ancient architecture and modern revolution rub shoulders ever so often, leaving behind a fascinating amalgamation of cultures and civilizations that all come together perfectly in the end.

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Things to do

Pyramids of Giza - Head out after breakfast with our local Egyptologist who will tell you more about every monument you visit today. for the day. Our first stop, The Great Pyramid of Giza is actually just one part of a big complex. The complex is dedicated to Khufu, his wives and his nobles built around 2580-2560 BC. The Great Pyramid is the oldest of the three main pyramids in the complex.

Kom Ombo Temple - Symmetrical along its axis, the Kom Ombo Temple is divided into two identical halves, dedicated to two different Gods. The southern part is dedicated to crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world while the northern part was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder.

Valley of the Kings - For ages, rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the Egyptian New Kingdom from here. It is one of the largest tomb sites or necropolis in Egypt. It consists of two valleys - the East Valley and the West Valley. You'll come across most of the tombs in the East Valley. This World Heritage Site has around 63 tombs.

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Best time to visit October to March

October to March make for the best months to visit Egypt. The temperatures are mild and pleasant as compared to the other months of the year and it's relatively dry. December and January are the peak tourist months and availability might be an issue. The shoulder months of September and April see a rise in temperature but is still bearable and everything that is outdoor can still be enjoyed. May to mid-September are the hottest months of the year and you would need a lot of sunscreen before stepping out into the sun.

September 26.5/39.60 C
October 23.1/34.70 C
November 18.2/30.80 C
December 13.0/25.30 C
January 11.2/23.40 C
February 13.2/26.10 C

How to reach

Air

  • All Egypt's main cities have airports, and EgyptAir flies to virtually every major domestic location.

Rail

  • The railways do reach major towns as well as frequent buses that travel these routes. Needless to say, these take more time.

  • Cairo does have a metro, so getting around to major landmarks around the city is fairly simple and saves you a lot of time.

Road

  • To get around in the city, however, both taxis and buses are an option. However, with traffic and more, a private taxi is a much more comfortable option.

Cruise

  • Cruises on the Nile are a fine way to experience ancient Egypt and its history.