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Egypt Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Egypt

Egypt is often thought of as one of the first modern civilizations that human developed. The number of ancient sites and artifact-filled museums are numerous, giving anyone the opportunity to explore for days on end.  You may wish to visit world-famous sites like the Great Pyramid or the Sphinx, but there is much more to this culturally-rich nation than its antiquities.

Numerous seaside resorts are available all along the Sinai Peninsula, offering a combination of Old World charm and modern amenities. Experience undisturbed sunrises, sun-drenched beaches, and an opportunity to relax like you’ve never experienced before.

National Parks throughout Egypt see relatively few guests every year, with Ras Mohammed National Park averaging about 50,000 visitors annually. This gives you the opportunity to explore some of the most diverse natural environments in the world today without another person in sight. Take a snorkeling or scuba diving experience to see the colorful coral reefs and all the marine life that calls the waters of Egypt their home.

And let’s not forget about the Red Sea. The story of the waters parting on this prehistoric trade route is buried into our legends, yet a visit here is more than just a pilgrimage. It is an opportunity to see Egypt at its authentic best.

From the city of Alexandria to the many historical sites in Giza, Egypt is a country that is built on the stuff of legends. The list of sites to visit is numerous and the culture is warm and welcoming. Plan your visit and you will be inspired to do great things.

Ohhh and by the way. Food is delicious in Egypt, some of the famous delicacies of Egypt are, Egyptian bean salad, Egyptian stuffed egg plant with rice, meat and okra stew, Egyptian stuffed pigeon, Egyptian green soup, Egyptian salty rice, stuffed grape leaves, fig cakes, um ali, Egyptian spiced drink etc.

Best of Egypt

Egypt features 3000 years old city in the banks of River Nile. Egypt is also one of the oldest tourist spots in the world with visitors coming from the ancient Rome and Greece.

Moving your way south from Cairo, the nation’s capital, you can stop at Giza where the infamous Great Pyramid stands. It was built by Pharaoh Khafu in the year 2550 BC. Standing at 147 meters, it was the largest and the most ambitious structure built in the ancient Egypt requiring 2.3 million stone block to erect. Also at Giza, see the Pyramid of Khafre home if the Sphinx. It was built 30 after the Great Pyramid. As the second largest, the Pyramid of Khafre stands at 144 meters of 471 feet. The third pyramid located at Giza was the Pyramid of Menkaure which stands at 65 meters or 213 feet.

Further south, Saqqara is home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser built in 2630 BC. Pyramid of Pepi II, also located at Saqqara was the last pyramid built by ancient Egyptians. In Dahshur, the Bent and the Red Pyramids are located. And down south at Maidum, the Maidum Pyramid can be found.

See the temples, mummies, tombs, hieroglyphics, and Valley of the Kings and the Queens if you visit Egypt.

City Guides

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Alexandria Travel Wiki Travel to Alexandria Located on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, the stunning resort of Alexandria is the ideal location for a fantastic historical and cultural experience for anyone willing to enjoy their Egypt holidays to the fullest. So for the ultimate holiday experience, make it a holiday in Alexandria, you won’t be disappointed! On a beach holiday in Alexandria, head to the Corniche, this area is lined with fantastic sandy white beaches and beautiful warm seas. Head to the...

Cairo, capital of Egypt

Cairo Travel Wiki Travel to Cairo The capital of Egypt may not be the oldest city in the nation, but Cairo does have antiquity within its foundations. The modern city was founded in the 10th century, but it was built on the grounds of the ancient city of Memphis. Staying in Cairo provides visitors with access to the Giza Pyramid Complex, the Nile Delta, and many additional wonders of the ancient world. Historic Cairo was declared a world heritage site in 1979....


Hurghada Travel Wiki Travel to Hurghada Located on the shores of the Red Sea, just the pictures of the beaches at Hurghada are enough to want someone to drop what they are doing and plan a holiday to this beautiful city. It's on the main continent, is the third largest city on the shoreline, and has expansive white sand beaches that are framed by the crystal blue waters of the Sea. An extensive promenade allows for anything you might need, so grab...


Luxor Travel Wiki Travel to Luxor Luxor is a city that is located in the southern part of Egypt and is a popular place to visit because it is the location of the ancient city of Thebes. In many ways, a visit to this city is like walking through the world's largest open air museum. There are massive ancient Egyptian sculptures and monuments on display because the ruins of the temple complexes are actually incorporated into the modern city. If you're ready...

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam Travel Wiki Travel to Marsa Alam Do you want the Red Sea experience with white sand beaches and plenty of diving opportunities? Do you want to avoid the crush of tourists at other shoreline cities in Egypt? If that describes what you'd like to see in your next holiday, then Marsa Alam is the place for you. Home of the famous Abu Dabab beach where you're guaranteed to see at least one turtle, there's always a chance to see...


Nuweiba Travel Wiki Travel to Nuweiba Nuweiba is a remarkably beautiful Egyptian beach resort situated on the eastern coast of Sinai Peninsula between Dahab and Taba. It stretches for 7 km along the Red Sea coastline with the backdrop of steep, stunning mountains. Nuweiba Tarabin, the northern part, has a shallow bay and a lovely beach; however, being home to Bedonin tribe, has been developed only modestly. There is a thick palm grove and the ruins of a Turkish fort of...

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh Travel Wiki Travel to Sharm el-Sheikh Located on the very southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el-Sheikh is right on the shores of the Red Sea. The highlight of many trips to this community is the scuba diving and other water sports that are readily available, but that's just the start of where your adventure lies. Due to its enchanting landscape, temperate climate and stretches of long natural beaches along the clear, calm water, Sharm-El-Sheikh has become a very...


Taba Travel Wiki Travel to Taba Located along the border of Israel, right at the tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, sits the city of Taba. It's the busiest border crossing between the two countries, which is pretty impressive considering it's basically just a luxury hotel, a casino, and a bus station all rolled into one. How could something so simple become one of the most frequented vacation spots in all of Egypt? Part of the reason is because the area...

Travel resources

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Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Cairo International Airport  Cairo Egypt Airport website IATA: CAI ICAO: HECA ARRIVALS DEPARTURES

Shopping in Cairo

Shopping in Cairo What and where to shop in Cairo When you are out travelling the world, then maybe you would be interested in som shopping. We try to find some interesting shopping links for the city, which you can se below. If you would like to share your shopping experience and ideas you can read and write in the disqus field below. Shopping recommendations Even tough you may promise yourself you’ll resist the bargains, nevertheless you’ll end up in the souvenir shop for...

The Great Pyramids

Seeing the Great Pyramids Seeing the Great Pyramids, one of the ancient wonders of the world, is a once in a lifetime trip for many people. Because of the travel distances involved for most tourists who go to Egypt, advance planning is definitely required. In many cases, a visa from an Egyptian consulate would be required in advance of a trip. There are many tour agencies located around the world with access to organized trips to Egypt that would make...

VR City tour in Cairo

What to see in Cairo, Egypt ? VR guided tour. No trip to Egypt is complete without a stay in Cairo - the city Arabs call Umm al-Dunya (The Mother of the World). Cairo is one of the world's great megacities full of historic tourist attractions, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining ancient wonder of the world. Cairo Cairo is the historian’s haven and an architect’s delight! And if you are not a historian or an architect but intrigued...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 7Christmas
January 25National Police Day
.April 25Sinai Liberation Day
May 1Labour Day
June 30Revolution Day 2013 [3]
July 23Revolution Day
October 6Armed Forces Day
VariableSham El Nessim (Spring Festival)
VariableIslamic New Year
VariableBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni)
VariableEid al-Fitr
VariableEid al-Adha

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

4Shubra El Kheima1,072,951
5Port Said607,353
7El Mahalla El Kubra538,297