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From the heights of Mt Sinai to the depths of the Red Sea, Egypt is a country that has been discovered time and time again yet will never be fully understood due to its historical richness and diversity. Egypt is somewhere to go and indulge in history, myth, fantastical stories and ancient customs.
The Pharaohs of Egypt and their pyramids hold secrets we might never learn and that is the spell of Egypt – it entices and fascinates. When Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the world became more aware of Egypt than ever before, and so began the influx of tourism that has remained steady ever since.
Highlights to visit in Egypt
There are so many great places to see in Egypt, sights that you will have heard so much about before visiting that it can be quite overwhelming. With deserts, a temple to the gods and a river that evokes romanticism, you are never far from something fantastic in Egypt.
Taking a trip down the River Nile on a felucca has to be done while in Egypt as does a visit to Abydos, the supposed burial site of Osiris, god of regeneration, and where there are the best preserved temples in Egypt.
Luxor on the Nile holds the secrets to the ancient rulers of Egypt with tombs and temples to explore at your leisure. On the coast of Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea is Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great and where the great queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, made her throne.
The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt contains St Katherine’s Monastery, an ancient place which can trace its founding back to 330AD. Nearby is Mt Sinai, sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews alike, all of whom believe God delivered his Ten Commandments to Moses at the summit.
For scuba divers, the Red Sea is one of the most amazing places to explore underwater. Even just snorkelling can give you a sense of what is in the depths, with tropical fish, colourful coral and sharks in abundance.
Formed about 40 millions years ago, this sea in Egypt is almost entirely closed in; no river flows into it and the amount of water from the Indian Ocean is small. This means many of the fish and other marine life are unique to this stretch of water.
When to go to Egypt
Egypt is incredibly hot from June to August so the high season tends to be December to February. The coast is cooler with welcoming breezes but temperatures in the summer can top 40 degrees, especially further south in Egypt.
However Egypt is one of the easier countries in Africa and the Middle East to travel in. Unlike other places in this part of the world, it is taken for granted that you can drink in public and get to know the locals.
Egypt is one of those countries that is unique and once visited, never forgotten. If Egypt sounds like the sort of place you want to go to, then use BudgetAir for your flights to Egypt. BudgetAir can source the cheapest deals to Egypt so you can see that you are getting the best possible bargain.