Best Periods of Time to Visit Egypt

Egypt spring time, ©lofty3/Flickr

Egypt spring time, ©lofty3/Flickr

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. Though it is the peak travel season, when most travelers come, the temperatures are a lot better for those not used to the heat. Within these 8 months there are 2 periods of what are known as “High Season” (the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period) when hotels and cruises will put their prices up, though you will find that special events like Gala Dinners are also laid on for their customers.

This can mean that some hotels become really expensive and so making your reservations very early, even for the budget hotels, is strongly advised. Hereby we provide some information on Egypt’s weather, celebrations, holidays to help you choosing the best period of time visiting the country.

Egypt’s Virtual Peace and Quite

Summer in Egypt, ©vawa_92/Flickr

Summer in Egypt, ©vawa_92/Flickr

For the other 4 months, May to October, it is the Egyptian summer and the temperatures can often be very high, especially in Upper Egypt (Luxor and the southern parts of the country). This period is the best for tourists who loves high temperatures and sun. However, this is a time in which you can see Egypt in virtual peace and quite; the advantage of being able to see the tourist sites without hassle from school children, or from the crowds of tourists, can easily be seen. Enjoy the piece and quiet, taking photos without anybody interrupting you! Hotels in Cairo in the summer will be filled up with Arabic visitors.

Fairly Moderate Weather

Egypt spring time, ©lofty3/Flickr

Egypt spring time, ©lofty3/Flickr

The Egyptian springtime is also another good time to visit. The weather is fairly moderate at this time of year, but you are advised to try to avoid the “The Khamsin wind” season that runs between March and April. It does only last for a few days, which can easily be coped with. The Khamsin wind is a warm wind that blows in from the desert, carrying sand and dust; it really is quite an adventure, for those who wish to discover it.

Ramadan, the Islam Holiday

More life at night in Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, ©Bakar_88/Flickr

More life at night in Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, ©Bakar_88/Flickr

Many travellers avoid travelling to Egypt during Ramadan, considering it not the best time to visit, mainly because they feel that alcohol and food are not available, but this is not always true. Though Egypt is primarily a Muslim country, the people recognise that the majority of their visitors do not follow Islam and so, whilst alcohol is not freely available during the day, most of the restaurants and cafes are still open.

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