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Tourism in Egypt: what you need to know

Here you will find all the information you need to organize your trip to Egypt. We have targeted for you the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and accommodation with good value for money, and gathered useful information about transportation. This article is accompanied by several maps of Egypt.

Where to stay in Egypt

The accommodation offer mainly consists of hotels and the qualitative feeling is generally rather not bad. The quality of hotel establishments is not really homogeneous : be careful also because the prices displayed because some establishments do not correspond to the prices normally practiced in Egypt.

The 5-star hotels in Egypt

When looking for a 5-star hotel, you want quality first and foremost. It's good:in Egypt 5-star hotels are pretty good overall but be careful though there are establishments with fairly average levels of service. Here are some recommendations for choosing a very good luxury hotel.

In Egypt and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Egypt

Looking for a good 4-star hotel in Egypt? By coming in Egypt you can find your happiness... or not. In general, the 4-star hotel offer is poor. We must be vigilant and carefully peel the comments of customers (the links in this article refer to the top rated hotels). Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

You make good choice if you book at Arabia Azur Resort (one of the best option in Hurgha), at Hotel Novotel Cairo El Borg (a rather correct establishment ) or at Sunny Days Palma De Mirette Resort & Spa.

3-star hotels in Egypt

Good options are: Giftun Azur Resort (one of the best choices in Hurgha), at Tropitel Dahab Oasis (a rather not bad establishment) or Alexander The Great Hotel-ALEXOTEL.

Guesthouses in Egypt

In Egypt and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Star Plaza Guesthouse and Apartments, an very good establishment. Also consider the Bet El Kerem Guesthouse, which is very good...

Hotels with golf in Egypt

In Egypt and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso (one of the best choices at Hurghada), at Strand Beach & Golf Resort Taba Heights (an establishment very correct ) or at Stella Di Mare Golf and Country Club.

Hotels with casino in Egypt

In Egypt and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred hotels with a casino. Not always easy to make a choice. Have a look to our recommendations. We advise you to book at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (one of the best choices at Cairo), at Ramses Hilton Hotel & Casino (an establishment below the average ) or at Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Egypt? The best place to stay in Egypt is at Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort in Sharm El Shei.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Egypt? The best 5 stars hotel in Egypt is the Mourad Holiday Home in Marsa Matr.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Egypt? The best 4 stars hotel in Egypt is the Arabia Azur Resort in Hurgha.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Egypt? The best 3 stars hotel in Egypt is the Giftun Azur Resort in Hurgha.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Egypt? The best 2 stars hotel in Egypt is the Paradise Boutique Hotel in Cai.

What is the best hotel with spa in Egypt? The best hotel with spa in Egypt is the Mövenpick Taba Resort & Spa in Taba .

What is the best resort hotel in Egypt? The best resort hotel in Egypt is the Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort in Sharm El Shei.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in Egypt? The best hotel to practice golf in Egypt is the The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso in Hurghada.

Is there a casino hotel in Egypt? Yes there is : you can go to the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino in Cairo.

What is the best guesthouse in Egypt? The best guesthouse in Egypt is the Star Plaza Guesthouse and Apartments in Cairo.

How to get to Egypt

Going to Egypt by plane

Cairo International Airport : the airport has 2282 flights per week. It is served by 30 airlines that offer 76 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia, Almasria Universal Airlines and Kayala Airline
  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Almasria Universal Airlines and Jazeera Airways
  • Medina : flights operated by Saudia
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates
  • Beirut : flights operated by Middle East Airlines
  • Mansour District : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Cairo International Airport : Milan

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Cairo International Airport :

  • Casablanca : flights operated by Royal Air Maroc
  • Khartoum : flights operated by
  • Algiers : flights operated by Air Algérie
  • Tūnis : flights operated by
  • Juba : flights operated by
  • Addis Ababa : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines
  • Ikeja : flights operated by
  • Asmara : flights operated by
  • Johannesburg : flights operated by
  • Accra : flights operated by
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Cairo International Airport : Nairobi.

Domestic flights from Cairo International Airport :

There are 9 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Almasria Universal Airlines.

  • Sharm El-Sheikh : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines
  • Aswan : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines
  • Luxor : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines
  • Hurghada : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines
  • Temples Of Abu Simbel : flights operated by
  • Asyut : flights operated by
  • Alexandria : flights operated by
  • Marsa Alam : flights operated by

Low cost airlines to Cairo International Airport :

  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Almasria Universal Airlines and Jazeera Airways

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Air Sinai

Hurghada International Airport : the airport has 637 flights per week. It is served by 17 airlines that offer 18 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Germania and Clickair
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express and Clickair
  • Munich : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express and Germania
  • Berlin : flights operated by Germania, Swissair, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Hapag-Lloyd Express
  • Zurich : flights operated by Edelweiss Air and Air Slovakia
  • London : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and Easyjet
  • Hamburg : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst and Germania
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Berlin : flights operated by Germania
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Hurghada International Airport : Birmingham

Domestic flights from Hurghada International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Almasria Universal Airlines.

  • Cairo : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines

Low cost airlines to Hurghada International Airport :

  • Berlin : flights operated by Germania, Swissair, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Hapag-Lloyd Express
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • London : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and Easyjet
  • Geneva : flights operated by Easyjet
  • Vienna : flights operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express and Clickair
  • Munich : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express and Germania
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Germania and Clickair
  • Zurich : flights operated by Edelweiss Air and Air Slovakia
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines
  • London : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and Easyjet
  • Hamburg : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst and Germania
  • Warsaw : flights operated by Russian Sky Airlines
  • Birmingham : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Palestinian Airlines
  • Other cities with direct flights charter and seasonal flights to Hurghada International Airport : .

Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport : the airport has 238 flights per week. It is served by 9 airlines that offer 11 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Milan : flights operated by Meridiana
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia
  • Hamburg : flights operated by Germania
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Germania
  • Munich : flights operated by Germania
  • Berlin : flights operated by Germania
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Zurich : flights operated by Air Slovakia

Domestic flights from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Almasria Universal Airlines.

  • Cairo : flights operated by Almasria Universal Airlines

Low cost airlines to Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport :

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Zurich : flights operated by Air Slovakia

What to do in Egypt

In Egypt other tourist sites are recommended as Kalabsha, Memphis, Dendera, Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo, Temples Of Abu Simbel, Abu Mena and Philae.

Museums in Egypt

If you want to visit one or more museums in Egypt, we recommend you in priority Grand Egyptian Museum, Graeco-Roman Museum and Coptic Museum.

In Egypt there are other interesting museums: Luxor Museum, Child Museum, Alexandria National Museum, Gayer-Anderson Museum, Nubian Museum, Giza Solar Boat Museum and Mummification Museum. There are other museums in Egypt, among others Imhotep Museum, Al-Gawhara Palace, Boulaq Museum, Umm Kulthum Museum, Ahmed Shawki Museum, Aswan Museum, Beshtak Palace, Egyptian National Military Museum, Sadat Museum and Taha Hussein Museum.

Archeological sites in Egypt

Some archeological sites may interest you during your stay in Egypt: Great Pyramid Of Giza, Thebes and Amarna.

But in Egypt is not limited to these three archeological sites: Kalabsha, Memphis, Dendera, Temples Of Abu Simbel, Abu Mena, Philae and Theban Necropolis are also worthy of interest. But to be perfectly complete on the offer of archeological in Egypt we must also mention Berenice Troglodytica, Pharaoh'S Island, Hawara, El-Lahun, Mazghuna and Faros.

Natural parks in Egypt

Among the natural parks in Egypt and around, we recommend you to visit Ras Muhammad National Park, Wadi El Gamal National Park and White Desert National Park.

Those planning to stay in Egypt for a long time will be able to visit other natural parks such as Gilf Kebir National Park and Gabal Elba National Park.

Shoppings centers and malls in Egypt

In Egypt on rainy days, go shopping. We especially recommend San Stefano Grand Plaza.

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Detailed location map of Egypt ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of Egypt

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