Taking a holiday to Egypt will not only mesmerise you with its most famous pyramids, it will also be unforgettable with its numerous cultural attractions and delicious food and drinks!
Get ready to feel the mixture of Mediterranean, Arabic and African spirit all at once!
With illustrations from various historical periods of Egypt and being located on the fertile lands of the River Nile, Cairo presents you with the most famous natural beauties of the country. Some of these attractions include:
The Red Sea
But the highlights of the city are not limited to its natural attractions. With its historical bazaar, madrasas, statues, towers and European architecture, it is an appealing city that will feel like a time travelling experience. In the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, one of the major markets of Egypt, you can find souvenirs and pieces of jewellery made of silver, copper, and gold and enjoy the flavours of exotic spices of the East that soar through the colourful bazaars. You will surely find something to remember your Egyptian holiday by.
Influenced by the Mediterranean and Red Sea cuisines, the Egyptian cuisine consists of a unique and broad culinary culture. Fish, meat, rice and cereals, and spices are used quite frequently in the Egyptian cuisine. Cheese, salad, pickles and hummus, on the other hand, are generally served as starters appealing to all types of tastes. Ful medames, for instance, is one of the most consumed local foods: a local dish of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil and cumin.
Another typical food, also common to many Europeans is shawarma. You will feel the difference of the local shawarma prepared in chopsticks of meat pieces and tomato slices and cooked well in the oven. Whether you are in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh or Luxor, you should definitely taste the cheap local food, the flavour of which will linger for a long time – even after your stay.
One of the most entertaining activities during your Egypt holiday is the desert safari. An insider tip for experiencing a combination of sea, sun and desert is the city of Hurghada. Located at the north-east of Luxor, Hurghada offers rich options not only for desert safaris, during which you will closely observe Bedouin lifestyle, but also scuba diving to discover the under water mysteries of the Red Sea. Perfect for a sunny beach holiday.