If you don't know when to travel to
Egypt maybe will help you to know that the springs and the
winters are the periods when the most tourists come in
Egypt, when the prices are higher and when it is better to
make a hotel reservation before coming to Egypt since it is
such a crowed time.
The summer is a quite and peaceful time to travel to Egypt,
because you can visit the sites and to make pictures without
being disturbed by the tourists or by the pupils.
But there are some
disadvantages when travelling to Egypt from May to
October, such as the temperatures that can be high
or very high in the Egypt's South or in Luxor.
In the summer,
numerous Arab people come to Egypt to avoid the hotter
weather from their countries.
You can plan your travel to Egypt in the springtime when the
temperatures are moderate excepting the sirocco, the spring
wind that can make a lot of damages if it appears.
But if you want to travel to Egypt during the Ramadan month,
you should know that in this period the alcohol is totally
forbidden and the sites have a shorter program for visitors.
Also, the restaurants are not opened in the month of
But Ramadan period is a nice time to travel to Egypt, a
month full of joy and love, with festivals and coffee shops
opened at night when a lot of people gather here and spend
the entire night chatting or enjoying the beautiful view of
the night. You will see happy people willing to have fun all
Another thing that you should know is that in Egypt are some
areas where is not indicate to walk alone; zones such as the
sites situated in the Nile Valley's centre (like Sohag,
Asyout and Minia).
Although these zones have beautiful and
interesting touristic attractions (monasteries of Asyout,
the Temple of Abydos and tombs at Bani Hassan), the tourists
are not advice to travel these places. And this is because
in the `80 and `90, the Islamic fundamentalists tried to
attack some tourists with the purpose of destroying the
Egypt's economy and especially the touristic industry of
this country. The world press exaggerated the facts and
those zones were no more indicated for tourists.
The Egypt's government assure the tourists that the
authorities o their best to make these zones secure again
and to prevent any attempt of violence. It is no problem if
you want to travel to these zones; the police won't allow
you to travel by yourself on this areas but will give you a
police escort to accompany you and to assure your security.
You can also take a travel agent to come with you while
visiting these sites.
In spite of the press` exaggerations, Egypt is a safe and
very hospitable country with friendly and warm people who
are willing to share with you the wonderful places of their