Is 2020 going to be the year you cross Egypt off your bucket list? Isn’t it time to take in the country’s wealth of historical and cultural attractions – to sail the Nile, try Egyptian cuisine and see King Tut’s mask in Cairo? 2020 is the perfect year to visit Egypt. These six reasons make Egypt Escapes holiday packages well worth your consideration for the coming year.
1) Egypt is an Affordable Destination
Cost is a key concern for almost all of us when we make holiday plans. The further away your destination is, the more expensive the trip is likely to be thanks to always-increasing airfare rates. Egypt is such a well-established destination, though, that you can plan an excellent holiday there on virtually any budget.
Whether you want to spare no expense or stretch every pound, Egypt can fit into your holiday budget. Egyptian accommodations run the full gamut from incredibly affordable to incredibly opulent. As a bonus, the most luxurious accommodation options in Egypt are far cheaper than you might find in destinations like New York City or Paris. This makes even a lavish Egyptian trip surprisingly easy to fit into your budget.
2) Egypt’s Climate is Welcoming all Year Round
Egypt’s climate is, of course, particularly friendly to heat-lovers. If you’d prefer cooler climes, the winter months in Egypt feature temperatures as low as 10 degrees Celsius, or even less in the coldest regions. Winter is ideal for exploring Egypt’s outdoor attractions, like the country’s many tombs and archaeological sites. Even if your schedule only makes it practical to reach Egypt in the summer, you can keep cool and comfortable by sticking to a few common-sense rules. Guided tours are especially good for summer holidays, as your guides will know all the tricks for making the most of your time and beating the worst of the heat.
3) Egypt’s Historical Attractions Are Unbeatable
While there are plenty of good reasons to visit Egypt, its vast store of historical sites and artefacts is surely one of the most attractive. Egypt’s history stretches back millennia, and visitors from all over the world have flocked to see it for centuries. You need not be a fanatic for ancient history to enjoy the stories and spectacles of Egyptian history; the country has attractions to entertain and amaze every visitor.
4) Cruising the Nile is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
Take one of the world’s finest river cruises on the mighty Nile. Ships that ply this route are furnished with the finest amenities. Most vessels feature private balconies that turn the ever-changing desert landscape into your private picture-show. You’ll see cities modern and ancient, temples, local farmers and much more as you drift down the famous river.
5) Egyptian Cuisine is Worthy of Note
Egypt’s eternal position as a crossroads between cultures, religions, and races has granted it an incredible diversity of culinary arts. Egyptian cuisine draws from many traditions and ample supplies of all sorts of food. You can expect to eat lots of tasty vegetable-based dishes, with the country’s favourite meats being chicken, duck, pigeon, and rabbit. Lamb and beef are available, though they may take some time to hunt up. Egypt also enjoys a robust slate of seafood options that are particularly easy to sample in the coastal region.
6) Egypt Makes a Splendid Seaside Destination
Egypt has three key coastal resort cities: Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Dahab. Hurghada is on the Red Sea coast, while the other two are on the Sinai Peninsula. Each offers a broad array of water activities. Sharm el-Sheikh is most luxurious (and costly) of the towns, with Hurghada offering similar but more accessible services and welcoming several different cruise lines. Dahab is your destination of choice for laid-back seaside fun with a more Bohemian feel. All three towns will delight with their boating, snorkelling, and scuba diving opportunities.