Egypt – a journey into the past
The Great Pyramids of Giza and countless other treasures have lured the curious to Egypt for more than two millennia. Today, travelers still come to this mysterious land in search of its iconic ancient wonders – the magnificent royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Pharaonic temples on the Nile, and Luxor, the world’s largest open-air museum – which have been swept away by the sands of time yet remain in a remarkable state of preservation.
On a luxury tour of Egypt, you’ll discover the history of this imperishable destination and experience Egypt travel like never before – in total luxury and always with real experts at your side. Cruise the fabled Nile River in style on Sanctuary Nile River Cruises’ award-winning luxury vessels, disembarking at docks in Luxor and Aswan for easy access to Egypt’s most famous sights.
Travel in the company of the region’s top Egyptologists and trust that every step of your Egypt vacation will be worry-free.
Your luxury trip to Egypt
- The Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, are one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
- On the eastern shore of Luxor you’ll the modern city with its vibrant souq, both temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the museum.
- Egypt is defined by the Nile. For you, a cruise of several days on this famous waterway, which saw the rise of the Pharaonic era, is a highlight on any Egyptian trip.
- The quietest city in Egypt is Aswan, which is located on the meanders of the Nile. Set against the backdrop of orange dunes, this is the perfect place to kick back for a few days and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.
- The coral reefs of the Red Sea are famous among divers for their soft corals and the large number of marine life, ranging from colorful reef fish and nudibranchs to sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays and even dugongs.
Climate and travle season Egypt
High Season (October – February)
If you’re here to explore the wealth of pharaonic riches at Luxor, winter brings blue skies and pleasantly warm weather, making long days of wandering ancient ruins a pleasure rather than a chore. This is the most popular season for outdoor adventures in Sinai or the Western Desert, or for basking in the winter sun while learning to dive in South Sinai and along the Red Sea coast.
Mid-season (March – May and September)
Travel in the off-season often offers the best of both worlds. The major monuments are not as crowded. Daytime temperatures can still be very hot in May and September, so heat-sensitive travelers (and families with young children) are better off traveling in the months of March, April or October.
Low Season (June – August)
The weather changes to sultry as the average maximum temperature reaches 42°C. The temples and tombs of Luxor open at 6am, so it is still possible to escape the heat.
In summer, serious divers are drawn to Sharm el-Sheikh and the Red Sea coast. They are willing to put up with the sweltering heat on land in exchange for calm, warm sea conditions and fantastic underwater visibility. Divers can safely skip the summer, because in Egypt you can dive all year round.
Egypt Travel Info
To enter Egypt, you need a valid, machine-readable passport that is valid for at least six months after your return date and has 2 free pages.
When entering Egypt, international travelers do not need a visa.
The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). In Egypt you can pay with credit cards, in most tourist places, stores and restaurants they are accepted as a means of payment. In addition, you should also take cash with you.
Banks and exchange offices accept US dollars and EURO when exchanging money.