Egypt is a fabulous country to explore and is boasting some of the world’s greatest treasures. Egypt is home to much more than just pyramids - the country is also home to dozens of art galleries, museums, fantastic shopping opportunities, and so much more. There’s a ton of stuff to do in Egypt!
16.RAS MUHAMMAD NATIONAL PARK
Named for nearby cliffs that form the shape of a man’s profile, the park sees over 50,000 guests per year. The coastline is considered some of the most desirable in the Red Sea. Tourists are given a taste of some of Earth’s most stunning coral reef ecosystems. There are about 1000 species of fish in the Red Sea, and almost all of them can be found within the park. You’ll have the chance to sport hammerheads, whale sharks, and manta rays. Be sure to explore the entire park, which includes the surrounding desert, Tiran Island, and the coast between Nabq Protectorate, and Sharm el-Sheikh harbour.
Sinai is a place of sundrenched seaside resorts. It’s a major holiday destination and over the years has really developed a personality unlike the rest of Egypt. It’s a beautiful area and as soon as you see the empty desert stretching for miles away from you, you’ll absolutely agree. Historically, there is a great deal of religious importance here and for centuries Sinai served as a crossroads for change and progress. Once you’ve soaked up all you can of the beach life, step away from the holiday makers and see what the heart of the Sinai Peninsula is about. In the mountains you’ll find the Bedouin working to preserve their traditions as modern life moves forward. It’s an enchanting place at the top of everyone’s must see list.
The canal is a sea-level waterway, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It was constructed between 1859 and 1869 and officially opened on 17 November 1869. This amazing feat of engineering separates Africa from Asia and Egypt from Sinai. It’s not a big tourist draw, but there is a ton to learn about modern Egyptian history here. Be sure to visit the canal-side towns of Ismailia and Port Said to experience a slower paced and more relaxed Egypt.
The Giftun Islands are a popular excursion from Hurghada, offering snorkeling, diving, sunbathing and a welcome retreat from the mainland bustle. Offshore reefs provide spectacular drop-offs for experienced divers, hiding moray eels and fish in amongst the corals, and enjoy a chance to swim with more than 15000 kind of tropical fishe and dolphins. Closer to shore, the coral reef snorkeling is superb. The islands are famous for their pristine protected beaches, and a resort on the larger island provides all the facilities you need for a day by the sea, along with tours and windsurfing.
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when temperatures are at their most pleasant. However, December and January constitute peak tourist season, and iconic sights like the Pyramids of Giza, the Temples of Luxor, and Abu Simbel can get uncomfortably crowded. Also, this is when rates at Red Sea resorts are at their most expensive.
•1 15 Egypt Travel Tips
•2 Travel Insurance
•3 Hire an Egypt Tour Guide
•4 Bring Your Haggling Skills
•5 Bring Your Own Toilet Paper
•6 Use Uber in Cairo
•7 Beware of Scammers
•8 Always Ask for Prices
•9 Use the Cairo Metro System
•10 Wear Comfortable Shoes
•11 Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands
•12 Watch Your Step
•13 Stay Hydrated
•14 Eat Where the Locals Eat
•15 Cross the Streets with Confidence
•16 Respect the Dress Code and Culture