Bursting with history and mind-boggling sights, Egypt is a traveller’s dream. Every aspect of the north African nation, from its fascinating traditions to its ancient languages beg to be explored. It’s home to some of the world’s most intricate temples, sprawling necropolises and monuments so elaborate their construction still baffles historians.
While grand attractions like the Pyramids of Giza and Abu Simbel lure visitors to Egypt, its wonderfully diverse landscape captures their attention. Traverse the vast nation from north to south and watch the scenery change from chaotic and loud, to ambling and serene. Windswept sand dunes and rugged deserts give way to lush oases along the Nile Delta and tropical beaches by the Red Sea. It is truly a place that must be seen to be believed. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Egypt.
This pharaonic holiday is one of Egypt’s oldest celebrations Every year on Orthodox Easter Monday, Egyptians across the country unite to celebrate Sham El-Nassim – one of the country’s oldest and most sacred occasions. In 2020, the event falls on April 20. Sham El-Nassim translates to ‘sm...Read more
Get acquainted with local customs to fully enjoy your stay 1. Apply for an e-visa, or organise visa upon arrival For many citizens, it costs the same amount to organise an e-visa, as it does to purchase a visa upon arrival. New Zealand visitors are eligible for a single entry visa, which is valid for 30 da...Read more
Egypt, a land of ancient wonders and rich culture, is a traveller's dream. But, when is the best time to go? A trip to Egypt is like a voyage back in time. With ancient monuments, temples and landscapes that will simply blow your mind, Egypt is timeless, completely unique and absolutely unforgettable. Th...Read more
Deserts are home to some breathtaking scenery, but their harsh climates require preparation From the rolling dunes of the Egyptian Sahara to the rugged Sinai Peninsula, Egypt is a haven for those seeking desert experiences. But the climate isn’t to be taken lightly. For the most enjoyable experience, asses...Read more
The appeal of these stunning sites is far from ancient history 1. The Pyramids of Giza Part of the Giza Necropolis – Egypt’s most-visited tourist attraction – are the three large Pyramids of Giza. The largest is the Great Pyramid of Giza – also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid...Read more
From exploration to excitation: these are the pastimes for travellers who enjoy a change of pace 1. Snorkelling Whether you’re an experienced diver or someone who wants to learn in shallow waters, the coral reefs of the Red Sea are bustling with life and ready to be explored. In total, Egypt has 1,400 km o...Read more