From the Great Pyramid to the antiquities of Old Cairo, Egypt offers classical tours and vacations as well as traditional activities from golf to scuba diving. Most popular for its remnants of an ancient world, Egypt is home to many of the world's most ancient and fascinating from the Abu Simbel temples to the early chapels of Mount Sinai. Cairo, the largest city on the African continent and Egypt's capital, enjoys a wide array of attractions including Nile-side hotels, oriental bazaars, pavement cafes and countless museums and galleries. The center of the Arab world, Cairo is a fascinating fusion of the past and the present. In addition to Egypt's many ancient and holy attractions, travelers enjoy Egypt's beaches, golf and fishing attractions as well. Enjoy a belly dance and a Nubian show on a Nile cruise or take a desert trek through ever changing landscapes by the Bahariya Oasis. Egypt's ancient wonders, rich cultural history and modern appeals make it one of the most popular destinations in the world.
Except for the Mediterranean coast the country experiences a desert climate, which is hot and dry for most of the year.
It is the only land bridge between Africa and the remainder of the Eastern Hemisphere, it controls the Suez Canal, a sea link the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Major Holidays & Events
January 7: Christmas-Celebrates the nativity of Jesus Christ, according to the Coptic Calendar
January 25: National Police Day - 2011 Revolution Day-Celebrates the anniversary of Police officers resistance against the British Army in 1952 and the day of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
April 25: Sinai Liberation Day-Celebrates the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
May 1: Labour Day
July 23 : Revolution Day-Celebrates the Egyptian Revolution of 1952
October 6: Armed Forces Day-Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War.