365 Days of Delightful Weather in Natural Landscapes
What Is There to Do In Egypt Besides Visiting Ancient Monuments?
Located in the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia, Egypt connects the two continents through the Sinai Peninsula, which acts as a land bridge.
The ancient Greeks called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” as it remained one of the region’s major food producers for thousands of years. The Nile River crosses Egypt’s desert plateau, flowing from the southernmost borders of the country all the way through the Delta to the Mediterranean. Beyond the striking contrast of riverbed and desert expanse lie picturesque desert oases, colorful mountain ranges, and a diverse coastline.
Exploring Egypt’s rich landscape is the perfect way to connect with nature. You can enjoy bird-watching on the Nile in Aswan, dive among the stunning marine life of the Blue Lagoon in Dahab, or swim with dolphins in Marsa Alam.
If a quiet holiday surrounded by natural splendor is what you seek, experience life on an ecolodge in Siwa, go on a desert safari to see the stunning formations of the White Desert; explore one of the many natural protectorates, such as Nabq Bay, or simply luxuriate on the sandy white shores of the Mediterranean North Coast.
Craving an active holiday filled with outdoor fun? Go hiking in the breathtaking mountain ranges of Sinai on one of the many established trails near Nuweiba and Dahab, experience desert quad biking in Fayoum, or plan a desert camping trip in Ras Abu Galoum to marvel at the spectacular night sky! Ras Sedr, Dahab, Al-Gouna and Sharm al-Sheikh are also prime locations for kite and wind surfing. No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you desire, Egypt has the perfect itinerary for you.
What’s the Weather Like?
Egypt’s climate is temperate with short seasonal transitions, and its moderate winter extends from November to April and summer from May to October. In the Nile Valley, winters are cool and mild, with certain regions in the south remaining warm year-round, and summers are hot and dry with cooler, more humid weather on the Mediterranean coastline and less humidity on the Red Sea coastline. Almost every day is a sunny day in Egypt, with average daylight ranging between 10 and 14 hours, depending on the time of year.