By Elaine George

Want a holiday full of history, great weather, food, and excursions? Egypt is your perfect destination. Whether you are going solo or with friends, an abundance of activities, cities and new foods await! 

Here are the top reasons why you need to buy a ticket NOW!

Get Your Adventure On!

There are plenty of activities around the country, no matter what city you visit. For travellers looking for an active vacation, hiking, diving, camel or horse riding is the way to go. Located in Nuweiba, the 40-metre-high Colored Canyon is a must-see for avid hikers. Its riot of colours, including magenta, red, purple, and yellow and majestic views of ancient ruins are breathtaking!

Whether you plan to scuba dive, snorkel, or both, Egypt won’t let you down. Near El Quseir, on the Red Sea, The Brothers Islands allow you to indulge in the ultimate scuba diving experience. Depending on the time of year, divers will experience sites of big fish, sharks, and other species. With two shipwrecks to explore and stunning coral reefs, you will keep coming back for more!  

Could there be a better way to spend your sunrise/sunset than on a camel? I doubt it! The best form of transportation in Egypt is, of course, on a humpbacked ship of the desert, being led by professional guides, exploring The Pyramids in Giza or enjoying other desert areas as you experience an adventure of a lifetime like no other. 

Or Relax To The Max!

Egypt allows for a more chilled-out getaway, too. Whether that includes enjoying a relaxing day on the beach, exploring the history of museums, or indulging in some retail therapy, you have it all on your doorstep. 

The most captivating beaches include Sharm El Luli, Mangrove beach, Zeytuna beach, and Marsa Mubarak. Many of these also have activities like snorkelling, boat rides, and parasailing if you decide you have had enough sunbathing and cocktail sipping. Na’ama Bay is another popular beach known for its shopping and nightlife. 

For some serious shopping, Soho Square is the place to be. Aside from the fantastic shopping, the square is also known for its nightlife and Shisha bars. Looking for some local arts and crafts to take home as souvenirs? Then, Caravanserai is where it’s at. And, if you need more, there is also the Souq District with every type of shopping you can imagine, making it one of the most popular areas.  

If you are a history junkie, you are in serious luck! Cario has museums galore, with The Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Museum of Islamic Arts amongst the top choices. Visit The National Museum of Alexandria and The Royal Jewellery Museum if you are in this city. You won’t be disappointed.

Stimulate Those Taste Buds

One of the best ways to dive into a culture is to try its native food. The most popular dishes in Egypt that you just got to try include Koshari, Mahshi, Ful Medames, and Fattah. These dishes are filled with unbelievable flavours and stem from recipes that date back to ancient times. Do your mouth a favour and get some Egyptian flavour!

For a refreshing drink, do like the locals and enjoy karkade (hibiscus juice), Kharoub (carob juice), milk-based refreshers, fruit juices and smoothies. The Crimson Cairo bar is one of the best venues to enjoy these drinks, along with an assortment of red wines. The drinks are not only cheap, but the views on the rooftop patio are unmatched!

Relax In Comfortable Accommodation 

Finding accommodation to match every budget is no problem here. No matter which area you choose to stay in, there are high-end hotels like The Kempinski Hotel, Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, and The Nile Ritz- Carlton. 

For a more middle-of-the-road option, check out the Grand Nile Hotel, Labranda Royal Makadi, or The Havana Hotel Cairo. And those on a tighter budget will find some great choices, such as the Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh, Steigenberger Aqua Magic, and Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh.

If you are on a tight budget, the cheapest hotels include Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh, Steigenberger Aqua Magic, and Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh.

A trip to Egypt offers a wide variety of activities, food, and tours for everyone, making it one of the best countries to visit. The famous cities of Cairo, Giza, Luxor, and Alexandria have different characteristics, making them very unique. Explore the busy streets, visit the Great Pyramids and museums full of antiquities, sail down the Nile River or soak up the sun on a stunning beach; the choices are almost endless.

Its attractions and landmarks are unforgettable, bringing in visitors from all over the world. It’s up to you how you spend your time, but one thing is for sure, you will never run out of things to do. So, book that holiday now and don’t miss out on a chance for a trip of a lifetime!