If you are flying off on an Egyptian holiday leaving tomorrow you need an itinirary and you need it fast. The main tourist destinations in Egypt are of course Cairo the capital city, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh and the beaches of the Red Sea.
Egypt truly is a fascinating destination with the most eclectic mix of 4,000 year old royal tombs, blazing beaches, congested Cairo streets and some of the world’s most stunning collections of historic relics. So if you fancy the romance of the Sound & Lightshow at the Pyramids this weekend, go ahead and book yourself a holiday leaving tomorrow to the land and glory of Ancient Egypt!
Cairo is the most populous city in the whole of the Africa so get ready for a fair share of pollution, honking and bustling streets.
Probably the most famous sight to see in Cairo are of course the Pyramids and Sphinx which have stood as one of the ancient wonders of the world for well over 4000 years. They are a marvel to behold and venturing inside up into the crypt of the Great Pyramid itself truly is a unique experience.
After the Pyramids of Giza, the next sight on your itenirary should be the Egyptian Museum. This splendid building houses artifacts of Egypt’s magnificent history that have been dug up at archaeological sites for decades throughout the country. The world-famous image of the boy-king Tut-Ankh-Amun is on display here.
Three more great pit-stops are the 12th century Citadel of Cairo from where a spectacular view of the city can be seen, Khan El Khalili, for the traditional trinkets and souvenir shopping (bargain hard….very hard) and the Nile river itself on which you may like to take a sunset dinner cruise.
Follow the Nile south from Cairo for approximately 400 miles and you’ll hit Luxor. A comfortable way of getting there is by air-conditioned train but if you can get an Egypt package holiday leaving tomorrow that includes a trip to Luxor then all the better.
Luxor is where the famous Valley of the Kings and Queens is situated as well as the Temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut (or ‘Hot Chicken Soup’ as it is known amongst the young backpacker community!). Photo opportunities abound and the relaxed pace of life is a great relief from Cairo.
Soak up the atmosphere and shout out to the locals ‘Ibtism..Anta fil Aqsur!’ (Smile for you are in Luxor)
Sharm El-Sheikh and the Red Sea
Famous for being one of the world’s most extraordinary diving destinations, the coastal city of Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea is an excellent location from which you can choose to either lounge around all day on sun-soaked beaches or venture into the spectacular mountainous terrain of the Sinai to visit St.Catherine’s Monastery, widely believed to be built around the site where Moses had his encounter with the burning bush.
Booking a Last Minute Holiday Leaving Tomorrow for Egypt?
Bear in mind the following considerations if you plan a last minute holiday leaving tomorrow to egypt:
British passports must be valid for 6 months and a visa is required. The visa can be bought on arrival at the airport in Egypt and costs no more than £20. If you are travelling only to resort locations such as Sharm El Sheikk, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba for upto 14 days, the visa is free.
Having an Isreali stamp in your passport may complicate matters and in this case you should not book yourself on a holiday leaving tomorrow for Egypt without first consulting the UK Passport Office for advise.
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By international standards, Egypt is fairly cheap in general. As always, the tourist destinations will charge more ‘international’ prices. You may even find some attractions have one price for locals and one price for tourists!
Local currency is the Egyptian Pound and you will get about E£9 of them to one pound sterling. Top-end hotels will set you back upwards of £150 a night and a good meal at least £15.
Apart from December, January and February, which can be quite cold in the north, Egypt’s climate is hot and dry.
Average temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) on the Mediterranean coast to 26°C (80°F) in Aswan. Maximum temperatures for the same places can get up to 31°C (88°F) and 50°C (122°F), respectively.
Egypt has a long history of tourism and is generally considered a safe place. The spring of 2011 however saw the momentous ousting of the dictator Hosni Mubarak and the country is now in a delicate state of transition. Sporadic demonstrations have been occurring throughout 2011.
On the other hand, for this very reason, you may find a cheap holiday leaving tomorrow for Egypt easy to come by.
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