Egypt Highlights

"Where it all begins"

  • Ancient Egypte Monuments
  • Two Religions
  • Beaches & Beyond
  • Going With the Nile River

Egypt Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Egypt

Diving, Trekking

Country Profile

Capital: Cairo

Important cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 1,001,450 km2

Languages: Egyptian Arabic, English, French

Mobile Phone: Egypt's GSM network is relatively large in urban areas. SIM cards from any of the three carriers (Vodafone, Mobinil, Etisalat) are available.

Country code: +20

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .eg

Time Zone: UTC+2

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: Egypt's weather is mostly desertic, with hot and dry summers and moderate winters. There's a Mediterranean climate on the north coast. There're more rain in the Sinai Mountains and the Red Sea mountains.

When should you go: Adventurers should go to Egypt from October to March, when Egypt is sunny and warm. It is the same period for the cruise on the Nile. For diving in the Red Sea, it's better to go from March to June and from September to December.

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