Egypt is a state located in North Africa and partly on the Sinai Peninsula. A direct flight to Egypt from European countries takes about five hours, the time difference is minimum, so travelers won’t lose a day of their vacation for adaptation.

The largest airport in Egypt is located a few kilometers away from Cairo. There are separate terminals on its territory for servicing passengers traveling on international and domestic flights. Cafes, restaurants, shops and pharmacies are available for tourists at the Cairo airport, there are also special smoking rooms.

Other major international airports in Egypt are located in the popular resort regions of the country – Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. Moreover, there are international airports in the resort of Marsa Alam, which is so popular among travelers, as well as in Aswan, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Alexandria and Port Said. And this is not a full list: there are domestic flights within Egypt, in total, more than two dozen airports operate in this country.

Nature & Geography
Nature & Geography

Egypt is a country of three deserts: the Western Desert (from the Nile west to the Libyan border), the Eastern Desert (extends from the Nile Valley all the way to the Red Sea coast) and the Sinai Desert, located on the peninsula of the same name. People live mostly on the coasts of the Red and Mediterranean Seas, as well as on the shores of one of the largest rivers in the world, the Nile. After the construction of the Aswan Dam in 1970, the Egyptians took control over devastating floods that occurred due to the constant flooding of the Nile, and agriculture in the valley of the famous river received a strong impetus for development.

Various fruits and vegetables, cereal crops and legumes are grown in Egypt. Cotton farming industry and, as a result, the textile industry, which is concerned with processing of raw materials and production of cloth, are quite well-developed.

Tourism is one of the most important sectors of the country's economy. Egypt is a year–round destination, which is mostly visited in summer, as well as in spring and autumn, during the velvet season, when the heat is not so intense. In winter the air temperature drops, strong winds start blowing but the weather is still comfortable to go for a walk or on a guided tour to numerous local attractions, including natural ones, such as Nabq National Park, situated 35 km away from Sharm El Sheikh, which features mangroves and exotic birds who like nesting there.

Wadi El Rayan Protected Area and Wadi al Hitan, included in the UNESCO list of protected World Heritage sites, and such amazing natural formations as the Nuweiba Coloured Canyon, coral reefs of the Red Sea and the mysterious Blue Hole in Dahab, which is an underwater cave more than a hundred meters deep, are extremely popular with tourists.

Historical sites
Historical sites

There’s no doubt that the most popular tourist attractions in Egypt are pyramids and the tombs of the pharaohs of the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Tours to the Giza pyramid complex which includes the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops Pyramid), are especially popular. The Pyramid of Khufu is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence, despite its being the oldest wonder by about 2,000 years.

You can admire the ancient artifacts in the Egyptian Museum, which houses the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. The museum is located on the edge of Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Moreover, traveling around the country, it is definitely worth visiting the Karnak Temple in Luxor. It’s an architectural complex that was built by thirty pharaohs for two thousand years in honor of the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air Amun-Ra, and the largest temple of Ancient Egypt in the size of a city.

The list of attractions in Egypt is truly endless: Mount Sinai, also called Mountain of Moses, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, the magnificent Abdeen Palace in Cairo, etc. There are temples and museums, parks and palaces – in order to see all the interesting historical sites, you will have to come there more than once.


Tourism is one of the most important sources of income in Egypt. The resorts of this country have a wide range of comfortable hotels, including the ones of world–famous chains such as Marriott, Accor, Hilton, Inter Continental and others.

Within the country, almost all means of transport are available for travelers. Popular resorts of Egypt enjoy a developed tourist infrastructure, which includes malls and entertainment facilities, shops and markets, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes.

There are lots of sightseeing routes to visit museums, historical monuments and natural attractions: in this sector of the tourism industry, Egypt has, without exaggeration, enormous resources and huge prospects. The tourism industry of Egypt is steadily developing, travelers from all over the world come there all year round to enjoy wonderful holidays.


Egypt is one of the countries where tourists are ready to come back again and again, and each new trip can be special, unlike the previous ones.

Many travelers choose Egypt in order to admire the beauty of the underwater world. Diving in the resorts of the Red Sea is available even to those who have no diving experience as there are special schools on local beaches where professional instructors will help you to develop all the necessary skills.

The country features great recreational facilities and wonderful nature. And, of course, Egypt is a must-visit destination for history lovers. It’s a unique country where travelers have the opportunity to literally touch the origins of human civilizations.


Accommodation for any budget can be easily found in Egypt, from affordable 3 star hotels to more comfortable and expensive 5 star ones. Food prices at local resorts are quite attractive, there are many budget-friendly restaurants with an average meal cost of $12-25 and cafes where lunch will cost $6-10. However, there are expensive gourmet restaurants where local chefs cook dishes of Egyptian, Italian and French cuisines.

In Egypt, you can buy very interesting souvenirs at bargain prices. For example, papyrus costs about $15-20 on average and a sand painting in a bottle costs $3-10.

The cost of guided tours depends on the distance to destination, the presence or absence of lunch and other factors. For example: a quad bike ride to a Bedouin village, located near the resort, will cost $25-35. Taxi fares vary depending on when you travel as there are two different taximeter rates: one during the day and one that is higher at night. If European tourists are given a choice, most of them prefer booking Uber or Careem, since the cost of services on these applications is calculated immediately. Fares in different cities are not the same, but the difference is insignificant, about 15%.


Diving is the reason why millions of tourists are eager to come to the resorts of the Red Sea every year. In the areas where coral reefs are located not far from hotel beaches, tourists can go snorkeling and admire the beauty of the underwater world. Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most popular resorts among the lovers of this kind of leisure activity. However, club life, as well as a large variety of guided tours and entertainment activities can make a vacation of any tourist there really exciting and memorable. The resort towns of Dahab and Nuweiba, which are closest to Sharm El Sheikh, are favorite vacation spots of solitude, diving and windsurfing lovers.

A holiday in Hurghada region, which unites several resort towns scattered over a stretch of about a hundred kilometers along the Red Sea coast, will also be unforgettable and filled with positive emotions. Tourists with children will especially enjoy traveling there as, indeed, to other Egypt resorts. Water parks, very gently sloping sandy beaches in 5* and 4* hotels, good service, high–quality food – these are the advantages of such a holiday.

A combined tour, which includes a visit to Cairo, a five-day Nile River cruise and several days of staying by the Red Sea, is also very popular with tourists. This is an exciting excursion program that allows you to dive as deeply as possible into the history of Ancient Egypt and at the same time enjoy the delights of local beaches.

Boat trips and snorkeling, guided tours to historical and natural attractions, Nile River cruises – holidays in Egypt will definitely be memorable and fascinating.


The capital of Egypt, Cairo, is the center of the country's business life and guests come there all year round. Traveling to Cairo for work gives you a chance to combine business events with leisure activities dedicated to studying history and sightseeing. It’s possible to expand the programme of your stay in the country if you combine visiting Cairo and other popular Egypt resorts where there’s everything you need to organize a holiday that your partners and colleagues will find appropriate.

The resorts of the Red Sea provide plenty of opportunities for holding any corporate events as well as for recreation aimed at team building. A large number of hotels with modern conference halls and a high level of service, as well as the availability of hotels of different price categories from 3* to 5* make Egypt a perfect MICE destination.

Cities & Resorts

The country is the birthplace of mysterious sphinxes and majestic pyramids, the cradle of one of the most ancient human civilizations. It’s a must-visit destination for millions of travelers as tours to different parts of Egypt can easily replace hours of lectures on history for those who would like to get a touch from bygone eras.

However, in addition to the most impressive historical sites, in Egypt tourists can enjoy unforgettable beach holidays with a variety of leisure activities, the main one of which is diving or snorkeling at the resorts of the Red and Mediterranean Seas. If you still want more, you can go on a Nile River cruise, rush into the desert on quad bikes, enjoy classical music at the famous Cairo Opera House… In Egypt everyone will definitely find something to their taste.

A great number of restaurants, cafes, shops and markets, various hotels for any budgets, convenient transportation routes between the regions of the country make Egypt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.


A major resort of the Egyptian Mediterranean with an international airport. The second largest city in the country, founded by Alexander the Great, which was also the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt.

Near the new Library of Alexandria, you can see the most famous Egyptian monument to Alexander the Great. By the way, the library itself is also very interesting, but no longer a historical, but an architectural landmark, since it was built only a couple of decades ago.

Ships from all over the Mediterranean came to ancient Alexandria, a lighthouse was built there, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the famous Pharos of Alexandria was severely damaged by three earthquakes, but more than thirty fragments of its granite blocks and other artifacts can now be viewed in detail in the museums of Alexandria.

Port Said

It’s a relatively young city that was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. Egypt exports cotton and rice through the sea gate of Port Said, and there’s also an airport, which is an important stronghold of the regional transport infrastructure.

There are many interesting sights in Port Said but the main one is the Suez Canal, on which dozens of ships sail every day. There’s a suspension bridge at a height of seventy meters over the canal, which is a very picturesque sight.

By the way, it was Port Said where the Statue of Liberty was initially planned to be installed, the one that can be admired today in the bay of New York. The Light of Asia – it was the original name of today's American symbol.


The capital of Egypt is a bright city, which is located on two banks of the Nile. In the southwest, Cairo is adjoined by famous Giza, which is famous all over the world for its majestic pyramids and the Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture that has come down to us from ancient times and represents a giant lion carved from a limestone rock.

Old Cairo with its picturesque narrow streets and mosques is located on the East Bank of the Nile. On the West Bank there are mainly modern buildings, including government ones, so it really feels like a metropolis there.

There’s much traffic on the roads of the city: there’s a huge number of buses and taxis, trams and metro. Cairo has an international airport, which annually has tens of thousands of flights from different countries, it’s the second busiest airport in Africa after Johannesburg Airport in South Africa.


It’s a small town situated on the site of a former Bedouin village. This place is the most suitable for those who like quiet and relaxing holidays.

There are no crowds of people there: hotels in Nuweiba are separated from each other, and every hotel has its own stretch of shore several hundred meters long. There is enough space for everyone on the beaches of Nuweiba, so vacationers can enjoy the sun and the sea comfortably. The sea is clean, the beaches are sandy but tourists should still wear special shoes not to hurt their feet on the corals found there.

The main sites of Nuweiba include Nuweiba castle, built on top of the remains of a still older castle in 1893, and the Coloured Canyon which is the main tourist attraction. It got its name because of multicolored sandstone rocks with granite, cobalt, copper and ancient corals.


It’s a resort where strong winds blow almost all year round but still many tourists from all over the world come there. The reason is that the waves and wind in Dahab are perfect for yachting, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Water sports are one of the main specialties of the resort.

Dahab is also considered to be one of the best places for diving in Egypt. There are several well–known dive sites there, and the most popular of them is, certainly, the Blue Hole, a mysterious and dangerous vertical underwater cave, more than a hundred meters deep.

Divers in Dahab like diving from coral reefs that are located close to the shore; by the way, it allows them not to rent a special boat and helps to save money on the trip. There are dozens of diving schools there, where they will be happy to help you develop all the necessary skills to make safe dives.

Sharm El Sheikh

It’s one of the most popular resorts in Egypt, the second largest after Hurghada. Residents of concrete jungles will definitely enjoy lying on the resort’s sunny beaches, but it should be taken into account that beaches of Sharm El Sheikh vary a lot. Gently sloping sandy beaches which are perfect for family holidays with children, are located mainly in the areas of Naama Bay and Sharm El Maya.

Typical leisure activities on the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh include windsurfing, water skiing, bananas, aquabikes, parasailing, and various boat trips. Of course, don’t forget about diving – it's just amazing there. After experiencing a romantic day or night dives and seeing the local marine fauna, every tourist can feel like a real explorer of mysterious underwater worlds.

Another advantage of Sharm El Sheikh is an international airport. It takes not more than half an hour to get to any hotel from there. And the variety of hotels there is huge, for any budget and preferences.


Hurghada region is Egypt's largest resort and a classic Red Sea resort. The busiest area of its capital, the city of Hurghada, is El Mamsha. There are many hotels and equipped beaches there, and along the coast there is a pedestrian street called Village Road, it’s a favorite place for vacationers to go for a walk. There are lots of shops and cafes, restaurants and nightclubs on the Village Road. El Mamsha is the best place in Hurghada for those who like all kinds of leisure activities and entertainment.

Beaches there can be rocky or golden sandy. There are corals on the bottom, so it's better to swim in special shoes in some areas.

Travelers in Hurghada should admire the magnificent coral reefs, or take a tour to local oceanariums and the Hurghada Antiquities Museum which are also popular with tourists. And, of course, one of the main advantages of Hurghada is an international airport, from which it is easy to get to any of the local hotels.


One of the country's international airports is located there, so those who arrive in Luxor immediately plunge into the atmosphere of bygone eras, for which Egypt is so famous. The Karnak Temple, one of the largest temple complexes in the world, is located there. And in the city center, tourists can visit another stunning temple, the Luxor one: today it is a museum that houses amazing artifacts.

The Valley of the Kings, the grandiose necropolis of Ancient Egypt, is also truly fascinating. Pharaohs have been buried there for centuries: in the Valley of the Kings there are tombs of pharaohs, whose names are still familiar not only to history lovers.

In Luxor you can walk the Avenue of the Sphinxes and if you want to rest your tired legs, go on the Nile River boat trip, the river itself is one of the world–famous attractions.

Marsa Alam

Not so long ago, Marsa Alam was a small fishing village, now it is a large tourist center with a well–developed infrastructure and an international airport.

One of the major attractions of the resort is the Samadai Reef, near which a large population of wild dolphins lives, and they are happy to interact with tourists. Another site which is definitely worth visiting is Wadi El Gemal National Park. Tere you can admire wild gazelles and ride camels, and it is very convenient to get to the park as it is located only half an hour away from the city.

Marsa Alam is famous for sea turtles, which often crawl ashore. Great opportunities for diving is another advantage of the resort. However, even those who do not like sea diving can still see the beauty of the underwater world in detail, if they take a trip on the glass bottom boat, this kind of activity will appeal to both adults and children.


In this city there are quarries, which were famous in Ancient Egypt for their special granite rock, from which colossal statues and monolithic structures were created. The traces left by the tools of ancient stonemasons always arouse the interest of tourists coming there.

There are many historical attractions in Aswan, and there is also a famous High Dam, the construction of which took more than ten years.

It’s one of the hottest cities in the world, and yet travelers do not bypass it. Agatha Christie, beloved by millions of readers of detectives, and the British statesman and politician Winston Churchill stayed there. The hotel, which hosted famous guests, is now completely renovated. Currently, Aswan has a modern international airport.

Abu Simbel

It’s one of the international airports of Egypt, located three kilometers away from the village of the same name. There are not many attractions there and yet this place attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. The reason is that it’s a historic site comprising two massive rock-cut temples, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and history lovers come to see that masterpiece of antiquity with their own eyes.

The Aswan Dam, one of the most significant modern technical structures in the country, is located near the airport. Because of the construction of the Dam, the complex was relocated in its entirety 65 meters higher and 200 meters back from the river Nile to protect the unique structure from flooding.


Every year millions of travelers from all over the world arrive in Egypt and the country warmly welcomes everyone. Hotels of major resorts provide all tourists with excellent service.

There you can find any kind of accommodation, from budget-friendly to luxurious one, which is popular among the most demanding tourists. You will easily choose a hotel for a family holiday, fun and lovely get-together with your friends or a romantic honeymoon. There are city hotels everywhere, especially in the capital of the country, Cairo, and it’s one of the best options for organizing business trips or making stopovers on long routes.

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Guided Tours

What places to visit in Egypt? There are numerous answers to this question because the country offers travelers a lot of tourist itineraries for all tastes. You can visit Egypt many times and every time discover the country from other sides.

Egypt boasts incredible sights that are genuine artifacts from the bygone eras, such as the great Giza pyramid complex, which is a place of pilgrimage of millions of tourists, and famous temples, necropolises, museums, and palaces. The list of attractions is truly endless.

Egypt is also a paradise for the lovers of adventures and romantic trips. You can go on a safari in the hot desert, a tour to nature reserves or boat trips, there are really a number of activities to choose from.

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It’s the country’s most popular tourist attraction, the Three Great Pyramids: the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops Pyramid).

The Giza Pyramid Complex (Cairo)

It was the principal burial place of pharaohs and tombs with unique frescoes and golden sarcophagi discovered there are included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The Valley of the Kings (Luxor)

It’s the richest repository of artifacts of Ancient Egypt, the exposition covers a period that began 10,000 years BC.

Egyptian Museum (Cairo)

It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Fort of Qaitbay (Alexandria)

It’s an architectural complex the size of a city that was built by thirty pharaohs for two thousand years.

The Karnak Temple (Luxor)

It’s an ancient fortress on the eastern bank of the Nile Delta. Within the fortress enclosure are the Coptic Museum, several churches, including the Church of St. George and the Hanging Church.

Babylon Fortress (Cairo)

A sacred place for Christians, Muslims and Jews, according to the Old Testament, the prophet Moses received stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments there.

Mount Sinai (The Sinai Peninsula)

A bright and colorful market that conveys the fabulous oriental atmosphere of the Middle Ages.

Khan el-Khalili Bazaar (Cairo)

It’s one of the most magnificent palaces in the world, decorated in European and Oriental styles. It’s also the principal workplace of the President of Egypt.

Abdeen Palace (Cairo)

It’s a 30-hectare expanse of greenery with lots of fountains, a lake and traditional Islamic garden with terraces.

Al-Azhar Park (Cairo)

It’s an artificial sea-level lock-free waterway, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and dividing Africa and Asia.

The Suez Canal

Moray eels, sharks, octopuses, stingrays – here you can see more than three hundred species of fish and other inhabitants of the Red Sea.

Grand Aquarium (Hurghada)

It’s the world's largest embankment dam, which was built across the Nile and allowed the Egyptians to take control over devastating floods that occurred due to the constant flooding of the great river.

The Aswan Dam (Aswan)

It’s an architectural complex in honor of the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air Amun-Ra where you can see the majestic columns, statues and sphinxes.

The Luxor Temple (Luxor)

The new Library of Alexandria is a modern miracle built on the site of the famous ancient library, lost in antiquity.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria)

The "most sacred of the sacred" temple of one of the first famous female rulers in world history.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Luxor)

It’s a place of pilgrimage situated on Mount Sinai where Moses received two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments..

Saint Catherine's Monastery (The Sinai Peninsula)

There are trillions of coral polyps representing the underwater world in all its splendor.

Coral Reefs (The Red Sea)

It’s one of the oldest churches in Egypt which dates to the third century.

Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church (Cairo)

It’s a canyon in the depth of the Red Mountains which got its name because of multicolored sandstone rocks with granite, cobalt, copper and ancient corals.

The Coloured Canyon (Nuweiba)

It’s the symbol of Islamic Cairo, the mosque is situated on the summit of the city’s citadel.

Alabaster Mosque (Cairo)

The Nile is the waterway of Africa and the famous river, which history lovers from different parts of the world come to admire.

The Nile (Egypt)

It’s an underwater cave more than a hundred meters deep, which attracts divers from all over the world with its secrets.

The Blue Hole in the Red Sea (Dahab)

It’s a place with truly fantastic and unusual landscapes, which was the bottom of the ocean in ancient times.

The White Desert Protected Area (Eastern Sahara)

t’s one of the most picturesque places on the Red Sea coast with coral reefs up to two billion years old.

Ras Muhammad National Park (Sharm El Sheikh)

It’s a palace, museum and extensive gardens used to be a government residence with unique architecture in Turkish and Florentine styles.

The Montaza Palace (Alexandria)

Tourists come there to admire unique plants, mangroves, exotic birds and rare animals.

Nabq National Park (Sharm El Sheikh)

A kind of a piece of France, a real Egyptian Versailles, located in the middle of a beautiful park.

Antoniadis Palace (Alexandria)

It’s a marine reserve in the north of Dahab with coral reefs and the famous Blue Hole which is a must-visit place for enthusiastic divers.

Abu Galum National Park (Dahab)

The center of culture and recreation, which is distinguished by the ambiance and hospitality of the Eastern Middle Ages.

Castle Zaman (Taba)

Nature reserves included in the UNESCO list of protected World Heritage Sites.

Wadi El Rayan and Wadi al Hitan (The Faiyum Governorate)

The museum of the pharaoh Tutankhamun houses more than a hundred exhibits which are copies of objects found in the tombs, and they can not only be photographed, but also touched.

The King Tut Museum (Sharm El Sheikh)

It’s the repository of antiquities related to early Christianity in Egypt, which is located on the territory of the Babylon fortress in Cairo.

The Coptic Museum (Cairo)

There you can not only watch the papyrus making process but also take part in a workshop supervised by the staff of the museum.

Egypt Papyrus Museum (Giza)