Welcome to the land of the pharaohs
Sunny Egypt is located in the northeast of Africa and is bordered by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea on the north coast and the Red Sea on the east.
Experience the country in its full splendor with ECCO Travel, and tour the desert regions in the interior! In the more populated Lower Egypt with the Nile Delta as well as the capital Cairo you will get to know the multifaceted Egyptian culture.
The Red Sea is the number one vacation region in Egypt – famous resorts such as Hurghada or Sharm El-Sheikh await you there. On the other hand, especially those interested in culture should not miss a Nile cruise! Along the river you can discover the Valley of the Kings and many other historical places.
In the capital and metropolis of Cairo, the largest market in Africa awaits you: the Chan el-Chalili bazaar. A trip to the nearby pyramids of Giza should not be missed.
Figures, data, facts.
Everything important at a glance
12 hours of sunshine per day
1.010.000 km² Area
13 million vacationers annually
The weather in Egypt
Most places in Egypt have a warm, dry desert climate. In the coastal regions, however, a Mediterranean climate provides some precipitation in winter. Let the sea breeze on the Red Sea coast refresh you from the hot temperatures.
In summer, a pleasant desert climate prevails: while the temperature rises to 35 °C during the day, a pleasant 24 °C is the norm at night. Even in the winter months it is still sunny and warm with temperatures ranging from 20 °C to 28 °C. On the other hand, you will rarely encounter rain in Egypt. Between December and March it also cools down to 7 °C at night.
Tips for the vacation
ECCO Travel will prepare you for your next vacation in Egypt: Be sure not to forget your sunscreen. In view of the hot temperatures – especially in summer – it is important to pay attention to adequate sun protection. As far as culinary is concerned, you should experience Egyptian cuisine in full. You can expect delicious dishes that contain a lot of fresh vegetables, delicious meat and oriental spices.
The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. If you want to change your money, you can easily do it at the ATM, which can be found in the lobby of your hotel. For public transportation, get transported by one of the small shared buses or cabs waiting at the exit of your hotel.
Experience the top sights in Egypt with ECCO Travel: Whether fascinating history, breathtaking sights or culinary delights – in Egypt everyone will find what they are looking for! Marvel at the pyramids of Giza or stand between the paws of the Sphinx for a breathtaking vacation photo. For the adventurous, a Nile cruise around the treasures of Luxor is just the ticket!
Diving or snorkeling is also an absolute must! Let yourself be enchanted by the dreamlike underwater world of the Red Sea; with a little luck you might even catch a glimpse of the reef sharks around the popular Carless Reef in Hurghada.
Entry and visa
German citizens require a visa. This can be obtained upon entry directly at the airport for a fee of approx. EUR 32 – ECCO-Reisen will take care of providing it. Should you obtain your visa in advance at the Egyptian Embassy in Berlin or at the Consulates General in Frankfurt and Hamburg (also for a fee) or otherwise by yourself, please inform us in advance.
For further details on entry requirements and your destination country, please visit the website of the German Foreign Office at: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise
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