Egypt Package Holidays

Package Holidays to Egypt

Egypt is best known as the home of temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and – of course – its pyramids and is one of the best destinations to experience ancient civilisations, architecture and history.
Packages to Egypt usually include return flights to Johannesburg, airport taxes as well as transfers to the hotel. Many of these packages will visit more than one destination and will include transfers between the hotels and locations as part of the package and dinner bed and breakfast or bed and breakfast dependent on the package. Some packages will include extras such as Nile cruises and entrance fees to archaeological sites.

Most popular areas in Egypt

The most popular destination in Egypt is the capital, Cairo, which is home to the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and some of the best Islamic architecture.
Another popular area is Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean, and offers wonderful glimpses into the past.
Hurghada is a popular destination for divers and the town, located on the Red Sea, is filled with resorts and hotels. Sharm el-Sheikh is another popular resort, located on the Sinai Peninsula that provides some of the best scuba diving in the world.
Some of Egypt’s most beautiful ancient temples are found in Abu Simbel, a remote town in the far south. At Gilf Kebir, one finds a popular oasis deep in the desert, with impressive WWII wrecks and prehistoric rock paintings.
An awesome avenue of ram-headed sphinxes runs through the middle of Karnak, and is also a popular destination for those wanting to experience the enormous statues. A favourite among day trippers from Cairo is Memphis & Saqqara, both boasting relics and ruins of ancient Egypt. – both filled with relics and ruins of ancient Egypt, they’re often combined as a day trip from Cairo.

Info about Egypt

Home to the pyramids, the sphinx, ancient churches and mosques, Egypt captures the imagination of tourists and is one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.
Egypt is mainly desert save for the thin strip of Nile River. The summers are hot and dry, and the winters moderate, which makes Egypt a year round destination. November to March are the best months to visit Egypt. Some countries citizens need to apply for a visa before entering Egypt, and it is best to confirm this before your trip. Egypt offers several international airports making it easily accessible. Travel within Egypt is relatively simple, with a good network of buses, trains, taxis, car ferries and internal flights.

Useful Information/Links
Egypt Tourism website
Wikipedia on Egypt