Thought the cold weather may have started setting in and the warm and happy memories of Christmas are in the distant past, you can still start planning for a great holiday in exotic places with a sunnier climate. When it comes to planning a fun-filled and exotic holiday, you cannot go wrong with Egypt. Egypt has something for everyone… from the beautiful and awe-inspiring UNESCO heritage sites to the sandy beaches and exquisite resorts; the land of the ancient Pharaohs is a place to behold. Whether you are into aeroplane diving in the desert or simply want to enjoy a camel ride, Egypt is the place to visit.
When it comes to planning a holiday to this country, most people ask themselves, which is the best time to visit Egypt. It is worth noting that this country has fun all year events and you can expect that it will always be sunny when you visit. However, based on what you want to see, some seasons are better than others are. Below are some of events you can expect during different seasons.
December – February
This season is ideal for people who are holidaying for sightseeing purposes. During these months, the temperatures in the Nile Delta Cairo can hit an average of 20 degrees centigrade during the day. The temperatures during this period are cultural tourism events and river cruises. During this period, you can also choose to attend the Abu Simbel Festival that takes place two times in a year (22nd October and 22nd February). This festival usually takes place in the Abu Simbel temples, which lie about 140 miles southwest of the city of Aswan. This beautiful festival is timed to coincide with the days when the sun perfectly hits and illuminates the statues that are seated in the temple of the legendary Pharaoh Ramses II.
If you are not into sightseeing, you can still tour Egypt during his period and sunbath in a luxurious 5-star resort such as the red sea resorts of Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada in the southern part of the country. In these areas, you can expect the temperature to range in the mid-20s.
March – May
During this season, temperatures usually range around 30 degrees centigrade and as such, you can explore what the red sea resorts in Egypt have to offer. Though diving can be enjoyed around the year in Egypt, this period is especially great for snorkelling. You can also explore festivals such as the Sham el-Nessim, which is celebrated on 20th April, which is also Easter Monday. In Egypt, this day usually heralds the commencement of spring and as such, you are likely to see people enjoying picnics along the banks of the Nile. During this season, you will also witness the end of Ramadhan on 24th May when Muslims across the world celebrate the feast of Eid al Fitr. The end of Ramadhan is a national holiday and you can expect to see lavish feasts as friends and family gather to celebrate this religious festival.
June – August
During the months of summer, the temperatures in the northern parts of Egypt such as Cairo usually soar to the mid-30s while in the southern Red Sea Resorts they are usually in the late-30s. During this period, it is humid and the sun can be really scorching. If you love the heat and activities such as trekking, you can plan your holiday for this period. Though this period marks the school holidays, most people tend to avoid Egypt during this period because of the heat and as such, you may find that your holiday will be cheaper.
September – November
During this period temperatures usually become more bearable ranging in the mid-late 20s. This great season to visit the many monuments and tombs can be found in Egypt. As the temperature drops and the breeze increases, the Mediterranean also usually turns to a great and beautiful destination.
As you can see, Egypt is a great tourist destination for holidays throughout the year and there is something for everyone. To plan and get the perfect holiday in Egypt, consider the activities that you want to carry out and the amount of heat that you can take. Consider a possibility of a cruise to give yourself a different outlook of Egypt with MS Presidential Commodore.