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Vibrant culture with bustling souks, Nile cruises and desert adventures

Egypt offers travellers a unique opportunity to explore ancient wonders and rich cultural heritage.

The Great Pyramids of Giza are undoubtedly a major highlight, displaying the impressive engineering feats of the ancient Egyptians over 4,500 years ago.

Other noteworthy archaeological sites include the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, home to elaborately decorated pharaonic tombs, and the sprawling Karnak Temple Complex featuring grand architecture. A Nile River cruise allows visitors to leisurely take in scenic riverscapes and glimpses of traditional Egyptian life.

In Cairo, the lively Khan el-Khalili market immerses you in the sights, sounds, and aromas of modern Egyptian culture. Wander the maze of vendors selling souvenirs and local cuisine.

While the ancient monuments and historical sites are certainly captivating, Egypt also has natural scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities that shouldn't be overlooked. From desert safaris to Red Sea diving, diverse experiences are awaiting the adventurous traveller.

Overall, Egypt offers an eclectic mix of activities and attractions catering to various interests. With some pre-trip planning, your Egyptian getaway can be an enriching and fulfilling cultural journey. Just be prepared for the heat if visiting during summer!

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Best time to go to Egypt

A month-by-month guide of when to visit Egypt

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January

A good time to visit, with mild temperatures averaging 20°C. Crowds are smaller, making it ideal for exploring popular sites like the Pyramids of Giza and Luxor's ancient temples. Hotel rates are also lower during this low season month.

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February

Similar to January, with pleasant weather and fewer tourists. It's a great month for Nile River cruises and desert adventures before the heat intensifies.

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March

March is the beginning of the shoulder season, making it perfect for sightseeing. Crowds may increase in some areas, but rates remain relatively low.

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April

Warm and sunny, with average highs around 28°C. It's a beautiful time to visit before the peak summer heat, but tourist numbers begin to grow.

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May

One of the best months weather-wise, with comfortable temperatures and low humidity. However, it's considered the start of the peak season, so expect higher prices and more crowds.

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June

Early summer sees soaring temperatures, often exceeding 35°C. While crowd levels are high, it's an excellent time for diving and snorkeling in the Red Sea.

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July

The peak of summer, with scorching heat and minimal rainfall. Tourist numbers are at their highest, but deals on accommodation can be found.

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August

Similar to July, with intense heat and humidity. It's a quieter month for cultural attractions but ideal for beach holidays on the Red Sea coast.

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September

Temperatures start to cool down, making it a more comfortable time for sightseeing. It's still part of the peak season, but crowds begin to thin out.

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October

An excellent shoulder season month, with pleasant weather and smaller crowds. It's a great time for Nile cruises and desert adventures before the cooler winter months.

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November

Temperatures continue to drop, averaging around 25°C. It's a superb time for exploring Egypt's ancient sites, with fewer tourists and lower prices.

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December

Part of the low season, with mild weather and minimal rainfall. Hotel rates are at their lowest, making it an affordable time to visit major attractions.

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