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Sitting on the banks of the meandering Nile, the enchanting land of Egypt remains an all time tourist hot spot. The mighty pyramids and the sphinx at Giza are indescribably awesome. The splendid Egyptian museum packs in unique treats like mummified pharaohs and the famous Tutankhamen treasure.
Luxury holidays to Egypt also give the chance to indulge in the best of Middle Eastern cuisine. Taking a desert safari to any of the six western desert oases treats one to amazing Bedouin and Berber lifestyles. For water sporting enthusiasts Sharm el Sheikh emerges as a paradise.
The dazzling white rocks at the White Desert, examples of architectural brilliance like the Hanging Church, glimpses of the vanishing Nubian culture at Aswan, bargain hunting at the bustling Khan-el Khalili bazaar, hot air ballooning over postcard perfect Luxor, and going on delightful hikes - the fun list is endless when it comes to vacations in Egypt.
Climate & Best Time to Visit
Most travel experts believe that best time to visit Egypt is from October to May as the weather during the period is most suited for outdoor sightseeing. The days are pleasantly warm and the nights are breezy cool, enticing most leisure travellers to plan luxury holidays to Egypt during this time phase. However, finding cheap holiday packages to Egypt in this peak season can be a bit tricky. Conversely, summer (May to October) is a nice time to net cheap deals even when is looking for luxury Egypt holidays.
Culture of Egypt
Egypt is a vivacious blend of cosmopolitan culture. Perhaps no other country or region displays the contrast of old and new, traditional and modern so starkly the way this mesmeric country does. Itinerants on their luxury holidays to Egypt will find a fascinating concoction of people from different cultural backgrounds here.
Forget the history or the beaches, it is well worth planning holidays to Egypt for the food alone! Eating joints in Egypt are authentic, varied, and impressive and offer full worth of money. Travellers will find a range of eating joints, from sandwich bars to top end fine dining restaurant.
Britons travelling to Egypt usually need a visa. However, FCO’s official website reveals Egyptian authorities as quoting “British nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for up to 14 days, do not require a visa they shall receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of the mentioned areas or overstay, you must obtain a visa."
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