Wisdom and beauty built by history Egypt

The Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is a magnificent monument left by ancient Egypt.
Dry deserts, beautiful coral reefs and the Red Sea. The city of the Nile, where ancient civilizations grew.

Formal name
Arab Republic of Egypt
Official terminology Arabic
capital
Cairo
religion
90% Muslim (mostly Sunnis). 9% are Coptic Christians, an indigenous Egyptian Christian church, and 1% are other Christians.
Time difference with Japan
-7 hours
currency
EGP Egyptian Pound
  • If you want to know about Egypt… one of the 7 wonders of ancient times, the 3 Great Pyramids of Giza (Great Pyramid of Giza , Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Menkaure) are a must-see!

  • The Nile River, which flows through the three countries surrounding Egypt, stretches 6,695 km and plays an important role as a lifeline for people. Cities and peoples live in the basin of the Nile River, which flows into Egypt from the town of Wadi Halfa, a few kilometers away in northern Sudan.

  • The area from present-day southern Egypt to Aswan was called «Upper Egypt», and the Nile Delta north of Cairo was called «Lower Egypt». Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt were the two major regions of ancient Egypt. In the past, each region had its own separate dynasties, often competing for supremacy.

  • The Nile region is home to a concentration of temples, tombs and palaces of ancient Egyptian New Kingdom kings. The famous ruins such as the temples of Abu Simbel are a masterpiece!

  • If you want to enjoy the green and beautiful scenery in Egypt, we recommend cruising the Nile River on a small sailing boat called «Felucca»! For an even more comfortable and luxurious experience, board a large cruise boat. Depart from Aswan and head north to Luxor, passing major cities, temples and ruins.

  • The Red Sea is as important as the Nile River. Turquoise waters, resorts with private beaches, beautiful coral islands and small villages are also attractive. Diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, golf, open-air cinemas and a great nightlife are also found in the area.

climate

Egypt’s climate can be roughly divided into two types. May to October is a very dry and hot summer, October to May is cool and pleasant. The average annual temperature in the coastal areas is a maximum of 37°C and a minimum of 14°C. There is little rainfall throughout the year in Egypt.

along the northern coast

The Mediterranean climate is characteristic, and it is winter from December to March. During this period, it can be rainy and humid. It will feel windy and cool. Sinai is sometimes covered with snow.

desert area

Ícono de validado por la comunidad

Many of Egypt’s best-preserved ruins are located in dry desert areas. Characterized by dry air and desert winds. The sun is shining during the day and the heat is usually intense, but at night the temperature can drop below freezing and the temperature difference is extreme.

travel season

Summer is the hottest time of the year, with daytime highs reaching nearly 40°C. There is almost no humidity and it is dry. Be sure to take all possible measures against the heat and the sun, such as sunshades and sunglasses. There are many times when the air conditioner works strongly in the building, so it is convenient to bring a haori.

The temperature has dropped somewhat, making it easier to spend, but there are still days when the highest temperature exceeds 30°C, and it’s still summer. It gets cold in the morning and evening, and the temperature difference between the day and the day becomes intense.

The maximum temperature drops to around 20°C. You can comfortably wear a long-sleeved shirt during the day, but it can get chilly in the mornings and evenings. Depending on the location, the lowest temperature can drop below 10°C, so it’s a good idea to bring a jacket or coat.

Best time to visit Egypt. Although it is winter in Egypt, it is quite warm compared to winter in Japan. The weather remains comfortable during the day. However, due to the cold mornings and evenings, the temperature difference between the daytime and the daytime can be more than 10℃. Don’t forget to prepare cold weather measures!

The temperature drops dramatically in the capital Cairo, Alexandria, and the western desert area. Overall, it’s comfortable during the day, but the mornings and evenings get colder. Depending on the area you visit, you may need to take measures against the cold.

Watch out for ham scenes (sandstorms)! During March, April, and May, sandstorms called Hamsheen often occur. It is a phenomenon in which the dust of the desert is carried along with the hot wind, and the whole area is wrapped in a thick fog due to a sandstorm. If a hum scene occurs, it may lead to flight delays or cancellations, so be sure to check the local weather information frequently. A scarf and sunglasses that cover your mouth are convenient for sunshine and dust protection.

Photo Garelly

Things to see in Egypt

Egypt is a country with a rich history dating back to ancient times. The mysteries of the famous and enigmatic Pyramids and the Sphinx are still unsolved, but other monuments such as pharaonic treasures, magnificent temples and the Valley of the Kings span the centuries. It has fascinated visitors. Enjoy bustling, exotic bazaars in big cities like Cairo, or visit archaeological sites on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. You can enjoy diving in the Red Sea with its colorful coral reefs, and the more you know about it, the more profound it becomes.

Cairo

Cairo was once known as the Paris of the Middle East. Cairo, on the banks of the Nile, is the largest city in Africa and the largest city in the Arab world. It prospered as an industrial city through the medieval Egyptian dynasty and the British colonial period. There are many ways to enjoy it, such as walking through the chaotic and vibrant bazaar and getting a glimpse of the daily lives of the friendly Egyptians, visiting museums, and more. It is always crowded with tourists as a base for going to major tourist attractions such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

If you want to get in touch with mythology and ancient history, we highly recommend the Egyptian Museum, which has over 200,000 collections and a huge number of exhibits. Inside the museum, you will find a golden mask excavated from the royal tomb of King Tutankhamun, a golden throne, a seated statue of Khafre, a mummy of Ramesses II, and other treasures that cannot be ignored when talking about ancient Egypt. .

Egypt, where most people are Muslim, has many mosques. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is the most beautiful and popular among tourists. The appearance of the huge dome and minaret has a solemn atmosphere. Once you step inside, you will be drawn into the beautiful world of geometric patterns and the light of the chandelier.

Giza

If you want to know about ancient Egypt, you can’t miss the Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Kaiza. The only surviving structure of the Seven Wonders of the World, known as the Pyramid of Khufu. You will feel like a dwarf and be overwhelmed by this massive structure. Giza is a so-called complex pyramid, and besides this there are two larger pyramids (Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure). If you walk a few steps to the east, you will see three small mountains about 20m high. This is the Queen’s Pyramid, that is, the tomb of Khufu’s wife and sisters. Nearby are the Great Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum. A light show is held and you can experience camel riding.

I want to take a picture in the landscape of my dreams in Egypt! I want to ride a camel! If such a dream can come true, it is still here in Giza! It is a very popular attraction for tourists visiting Giza. Riding a camel around the pyramids is a good idea, but we recommend taking a walk while exploring the desert behind the pyramids. Stand in the desert just before sunset and enjoy the magnificent golden world of the pyramids. At the same time, listen to the mystical and melodious prayers that rise from hundreds of mosques and immerse yourself in the exotic atmosphere. Always negotiate the price first before riding a camel.

Luxor

There are many ancient Egyptian monuments in Luxor, and it is a must-see spot to learn about ancient Egypt. The Karnak Temple, Luxor Museum, Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Funeral Temple, King Tutankhamun’s Tomb, and many more, are all on display here. Luxor itself is said to be a living museum.

red sea area

Known as the Rizo of the Red Sea, Dahab is home to the legendary Blue Hole, a dream destination for divers from all over the world. The world of the deep sea with a depth of 110 meters. You can see marine life that can only be seen in the highly transparent water and the Red Sea, and colorful and beautiful coral reefs, and you can experience it just by snorkeling. Reaching the Blue Hole from Dahab requires several hours of walking, so bikes, jeeps or camel rides are convenient. Recommended for those who want to dive.

Sharm el-Sheikh is located on the Sinai Peninsula. Once a quiet fishing village, today it is a popular tourist destination with everything from beautiful beaches, diving and shopping to lively entertainment. It’s one of the best diving spots in the world.

Click here for Egypt Tours