Situated in North Africa, on the coast of the Mediterranean and with the Red Sea to the east, Egypt is one of the foremost holiday destinations and offers a superb range of accommodation options.
Top Things to Do in Egypt
The pyramids at Giza and the Valley of the Kings are an absolute must for first-time visitors to Egypt. The temples at Abu Simbel, built by Rameses II, feature two monolithic temples that are located on the western bank of the Nile and were a sacred site for ancient Egyptians. The temples themselves are in incredible condition and are open to the public. A desert safari offers a unique trip into the Black Desert en route to the beautiful lush Bahariya Oasis and on to the White Desert, before returning to the Cairo. Whether you enjoy busy resorts or prefer something a little quieter, there are various Red Sea locations to suit. Enjoy snorkelling in the clear blue waters of the Red Sea and take a close look at the indigenous sea life.
Best Cities to Visit in Egypt
The capital, Cairo, is the largest city in Africa and is a great starting point for any Egyptian holiday. Famous for history and charisma, the diversity of the city will steal your heart. More laid back than Cairo, Alexandria is an interesting modern city that manages to retain its ancient roots; it is a popular family destination.
The Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh is a popular choice for visitors looking for the ultimate in relaxation in a beautiful beach setting. Located on the banks of the Nile, Luxor is close to ancient Egyptian attractions and is popular with a wide range of visitors, from historians to tourists.
Egypt offers guests a wide variety of accommodation, ranging from luxury all-inclusive five-star beachfront hotels close to main attractions, to city-centre hotels, three-star hotels and guesthouses. Egypt also has a very good selection of approved hostel accommodation and clean and comfortable two-star bed and breakfasts for travellers on a budget.