The beauty of Egypt lies in its amazing Nile, fascinating monuments that narrate the great mysterious history of ancient Egyptians, magnificent desert, oasis and landscapes, generosity and hospitality of the people and a lot more to discover. Your trip to Egypt will be full of adventures and entertainment as well as relaxation and quietness. You just need to pick the right time for your visit to guarantee an exceptional trip.
If you wish to visit Egypt but you are not certain about the perfect period for your trip, you need to know that the best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. Fall, winter and spring provide suitable weather for enjoyable tours since temperatures are low. Tourist destinations like the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Aswan and others require cool days to be visited because during the summer season, the weather becomes too hot and sunny in these areas. In case you travel to Egypt for relaxation and wish to stay away from the crowd, you need to skip visiting Egypt in December and January which represent the peak season. However, celebrating the Christmas, New Year and Easter in Egypt during the high season will be such an amazing experience. You should also know that prices of hotels and cruises become much higher than in low seasons, and thus early reservations are preferred.
You must consider having a fascinating Nile Cruise to Luxor and Aswan in winter. You will enjoy pleasant weather and an entertaining cruise where you get to attend several interesting Egyptian Performances; you will also get to see famous historical sites like the Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Abu Simbel Temple and more. You will be taken on a journey through the wealthy history and culture of Egypt. In addition, visiting the Pyramids of Giza in winter is also a good idea because the weather will be nice for a horse or camel ride to explore the great Pyramids.
Summer months are perfect for spending a joyful time on beaches and heading to sites like Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and a lot more. You will get the chance to do several fun activities including diving, snorkeling, doing submarine tours, going on safari trips, sky diving, mountain climbing and more. Your trip will become more adventurous. You should also know that in summer hotels and beaches get a bit crowded and are filled with Arabs, and discounts are always available.
Moreover, spring and fall feature moderate weather, affordable prices and fewer crowds, therefore, these are also considered good times to have a trip to Egypt. If you are an adventurer and prefer challenges, you will certainly like the “Khamsin wind” which is wind carrying sand that comes from the desert and adds a bit of suspense to your tour. It takes a few days at the beginning of spring. You can enjoy the celebration of Sham El Nessim when families spend time together with their children in parks, malls or on beaches. It will also be fun and more comfortable to visit popular attractions during these seasons because you will not find many visitors.
Furthermore, the holy month of Ramadan is another suitable time to visit Egypt. Some visitors may not prefer travelling during this month but they actually miss all the fun and entertainment. The celebration of Ramadan is exceptional and differs from any other celebrations. You will admire the preparations, street decorations, colourful lanterns and the joyful atmosphere. The day gets better after sunset because residents break the fast and become more vibrant and full of energy. You will get the chance to see several Ramadan performances, attend musical concerts at the Cairo Opera House and more; you will also be involved in the lively atmosphere of restaurants and cafes which are filled with people who stay up all night to cheer up.
Try also to attend the Eid Al Fitr celebration which comes after Ramadan and is even more delightful. You will find families filling the streets from the early morning after attending the prayers; you will become part of a warm, joyous and friendly atmosphere portrayed through the cheerful decorations of houses and streets, parks filled with families and children playing, family gatherings, parties everywhere and more. Thus, getting invited to any of these fabulous parties cannot be refused. In addition, touristic sites will be open for you to enjoy visiting, although it is a holiday.
If you have not visited Egypt yet, you should know that you have missed a lot. Therefore, you have to seize the chance and travel as soon as possible. You will get to experience a trip full of extravagant activities including visiting historical landmarks, learning more about the culture and traditions of Egyptian people, spending some time on marvelous beaches, watching capturing landscapes and more. It will be an unforgettable trip that will always bring you back to Egypt.