2 WEEKS FOR TRAVELLING IN EGYPT – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE LAND OF PHARAOHS
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2 WEEKS FOR TRAVELLING IN EGYPT - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE LAND OF PHARAOHS
Feb 23, 2021
Hands down, Egypt Travel is going to be one of the most epic trips you’ll ever
take. I know you haven’t even begun yet
but you’re probably here because you’re in the middle of planning Egypt Tours and looking for an
Egypt Travel Guide to dish out all
the things. Yes, you’ve come to the right place!
Is it possible to plan an Egypt Holiday under a tight
budget? What is the Covid situation there? Can you backpack to the land of
These are the questions we get asked a lot.
Because of past events, it is not easy to find proper information about Egypt Tours on the internet.
But in this blog post, we will discuss the nits & bits you need to know
before planning a Trip to Egypt. In short, we will
give you an Ultimate Guide to Pharaohs.
So without further ado, let’s begin!
You can either take on an independent Egypt day Tours or you can book transport and accommodation in advance. But if you’re looking to backpack through Egypt then staying flexible will be more favorable if needed a break.
Best Time to Visit Egypt
Generally, October to April is considered to be the Best Time To Visit Egypt due to mild weather. But in my opinion, the crowds’ increase might become a hassle. So, I would recommend shoulder seasons like June or September. With fewer people, ok weather, you will have the best of worlds. Plus it will save you a lot of expenses.
Best Way to Reach Egypt
The best way is to take a flight from
Cairo. Why I say this is because Cairo is a big city, probably, one of the
biggest in Africa. So it will be easier to find a flight from there according
to your convenience. An Egypt Travel Tips for you; browse
through Skyscanner or Expedia to find the cheapest possible flight for your
HOW TO COMMUTE AROUND EGYPT?
You will have no problem commuting during
your Egypt Travel. Egypt has
well-connected Trains and bus services. Even though intercity buses would be
the cheapest option, the lure of scenic train routes is hard to resist. Visit
Seat61.com for a comprehensive guide to trains in Egypt.
During Your Egypt Travel, you can also take
taxis and metros, especially in Cairo. Though, let me warn you, metros are only
accessible within the main city premise. For instance, if you are from Cairo to
the Pyramids Of Giza, you need to take
a taxi. A little Egypt Travel Tips; bargain hard with
your taxi driver until you both agree upon a price. And always check your meter
before starting the trip.
EGYPT TRAVEL – WHERE TO STAY?
Believe it or not,
it’s pretty easy to find shared bedrooms just under $7 USD per night. If you
are looking for privacy then single rooms are also available at $16 USD per
During your Egypt Tours, you will discover that the guesthouse hosts are very warm
and hospitable. In the morning they offer coffee or tea with a traditional hot
breakfast at just $1 USD.
Traveling to Egypt is relatively
cheaper than in other countries. A budget of 30-50$ should be enough to cover
your daily expenses. Mind you this is the most money-saving budget suggestion.
You got to choose dormitory accommodation, prefer to dine in and got to choose
the cheapest transport to make it under that budget.
You can also prefer an outer shell jacket for when it is
rainy or a little windy outside.
If you are planning Egypt
Tours in the summer then swimsuits are a must.
One of the most important items for every backpacker is
the camera. Be sure to pack it safely.
2 WEEKS ITINERARY FOR EGYPT TRAVEL
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Cairo 2 days
On day one you will arrive in Cairo. You
should plan to arrive early in Cairo. Because that will give you ample time to
explore the city after you have checked in. Once you are settled down in your
room, head out to explore downtown Cairo and
Khan al-Khalil Bazaar. You can also visit Coptic Cairo where the
Coptic Christian resides. Don’t miss the famous hanging church nearby. It is
said to be one of the oldest churches in Egypt that dated back to the 3rd
Also don’t miss the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo. The
grand architecture and the sheer size of the mosque will surely take your
breath away. Not to mention the mind-blowing view of the city from the Mosque.
This is undoubtedly one of the Best Places
To Visit In Egypt.
Alexandria (2 Days)
Alexandria is named after the founder of the city, Alexander the Great. You can easily reach there by buses or trains. Though some people go for a day trip from Cairo but staying 1 night is the best plan as that gives you more time to explore this historic city.
In Alexandria, the Citadel of Qaitbay, Montaza Palace, and Library of Alexandria are the must-visit places in Egypt. While you are there don’t forget to try out some of their famous seafood.
Aswan (3 Days)
There is no direct communication from Alexandria to Aswan. However, you can take an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan.
In Aswan, you will be visiting Abu Simbel, a Nubian ruin located right by the border between Sudan and Egypt. The gigantic statues in front of the temple of Ramesses II are absolutely mesmerizing.
Don’t miss the impressive temple of queen Nefertari carved on a side of a mountain.
The next day, a taxi and a boat to Philae temple, and the Kalabsha. In the evening, we suggest you rent a felucca out onto the Nile. Enjoy a quiet evening while watching the sunset.
Luxor (3 Days)
From Aswan to Luxor, it will take around 3 hours by train or 6 hours if you take the public bus.
You will find some of the places like Valley of the Kings and Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut to be located quite far from the city. So to save cost and time, you can look for a shared tour with other tourists. You will be visiting famous spots of Luxor such as the Valley of the Kings, the alley of the Queens, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut as well as, Medinet Habu temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.
After a fun and tiring day be sure to treat yourself to the famous camel burger of Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant.
The next day you will be visiting the Karnak and Luxor temple.
A little Egypt Travel Tips; visit the Luxor temple around sunset and get a full view of all the lights illuminating the halls of the temples.
Back to Cairo (1 Day)
It will take only a few hours for
you to travel from Luxor to Cairo.
The cheapest option is to take an
overnight bus to Cairo instead of the train if you want to save money on
transportation and a night of accommodation.
this blog satisfied all your queries. Now that you are armed with all the
information, it’s time to plan your Trip To Egypt!
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