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While the incredible structures and powerful Nile are enough to justify a holiday to Egypt, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s much more to unearth in this colourful country than its sand-covered tombs!
Why holiday in Egypt?
That’s not to say it’s all sand and sightseeing, however! Egypt is also home to a range of fantastic hotels, resorts and spas in a number of tourist hot-spots across the country. On average, a non-stop flight from London to Cairo takes around five and a half hours; be sure to check with us for our best deals on Egypt flight + hotel packages to make some great savings.
Food and drink in Egypt
For a rare local delicacy, visitors can sample ‘Molokhiyya’, a vibrant green stew made using leaves from the jute mallow plant. While it is a common homemade dish in Egypt, tourists may notice it’s a little hard to find. However, visitors to can find the stew at ‘Abou El Sid’ in Alexandria, ‘Cairo Kitchen’ in Cairo, and ‘Sofra’ in Luxor.
For a quick and filling dish, ‘Kushari’ can be found at many restaurants and fast food outlets around Egypt. This combination of chickpeas, rice, lentils and macaroni topped with fried onions and a spicy chilli sauce isn’t the prettiest dish, but it packs plenty of flavours and is incredibly moreish!
History & architecture
For anyone visiting Egypt with an intention of seeing it’s iconic structures and monuments, the Pyramids of Giza, located in modern-day Cairo, are a must-see. For a vivid look into the past, visitors can head to the Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved monuments in all of Egypt. Whichever of Egypt’s many wonders you wish to experience, there are several informative tour guides available that can help paint that perfect picture of Ancient Egypt’s riveting history.
Useful info for Egypt holidays
With such large cultural differences and language barriers in many areas of Egypt, first-time visitors may struggle to properly navigate certain areas of the country. It is therefore often advised to hire a private guide or book group excursions to the country’s many historic sites in advance.
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