Egypt Holiday Packages
Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization and one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind’s earliest triumphs. A land of magnificent World Heritage Sites and a thousand tourist clichés, it is much more than Pyramids and wonderful temples. It is also part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments, desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. It is hot night spots, luxury hotels and exclusive restaurants, romantic cruises down the Nile or a night at the opera, the land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement.
There is not much rainfall in the country, temperatures average between 27°C
and 32°C in summer, and up to 43°C on the Red Sea coast.
In winter, the average is between 13°C and 21°C.Throughout Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool. In the coastal regions, temperatures range between an average minimum of 14° C in winter and an average maximum of 30° C in summer.
Egypt Health Requirements
There is a number of health risks associated with travel to Egypt and travellers should check that their inoculations are up-to-date before leaving. Typhoid, Hepatitis A and polio immunization is recommended. Traveller's diarrhea is the most common form of illness for travellers. Visitors should only eat thoroughly cooked food and fruits they have peeled themselves and also only drink sealed bottled water.
South African passport holders do require a visa when travelling to Egypt. This is in general a easy process but needs to be done in good time.
Egypt boasts a whole range of very well priced international branded hotels which makes it a very "good value for money" destination. We do recommend to do proper investigation of hotels before deciding on the right hotel for you as some hotels are not up to standard.
Water sports and diving
The Egyptian Red Sea offers some of the world's best scuba diving with superb visibility, countless varieties of hard and soft coral, and incredibly diverse underwater topography, with spectacular wall and shipwreck dive destinations.
Egypt also boasts some fantastic golf courses which are more common in the coastal areas of Sharm El Sheikh and El Gouna. With the unique desert climate these courses are well worth exploring on your holiday.
Egypt has some of the best bazaars in the world which most tourists love visiting as they offer good value for money souvenirs and a enriching cultural experience. We recommend bargaining when visiting any of the bazaars in Egypt.
Visit many of the historic sights on our scheduled daily guided tours.
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