Egypt is famous for its ancient civilisation that evokes images of pyramids, sphinx and mummies. Long the backdrop for archaeological adventure and discovery, Egypt draws visitors to explore its unique history like no other. This reliance on the tourist dollar can feel a little aggressive so be sure to be firm with touts.
The country’s geography is unusual, the Gulf of Suez almost splits Egypt in two and the country straddles both Africa and Asia. Its coastlines enjoy both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and while a high proportion of the land is desert, the Nile River enriches its banks with greenness. Egypt is primarily a Muslim country and as such ladies should dress conservatively away from the beach to negate any unwanted attention.
Apart from its many historical sites, Egypt is a mecca for diving offering a hugely diverse marine environment with many destinations from which to choose. There’s much more too; you can explore the desert on an ATV, go sand boarding down its dunes, take a boat trip to view dolphins, relax on the beach, take a felucca ride at sunset, and take a camel or even a hot air balloon out for a spin.
Often overlooked and overshadowed by typical Egyptian history Alexandria has not only some fabulous history top side but you can dive around submerged historic sites too.
Divers ususally enter at Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik or Marsa Alam International airports. You can also fly through Cairo and connect to your destination from the same terminal.
Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.