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How to Celebrate Easter in Egypt?

In origin, Sham El Nessim (Sniffing the breeze) is an ancient Egyptian religious occasion that marked the start of spring. They believe it marks the beginning of creation too. This makes it associated with Easter and there are some common aspects of the celebration. This makes it a great chance to take your Egypt tours to celebrate both them and get familiar more with some ancient Egyptian customs of that day during the interested Egypt Easter tours.

How does Egypt celebrate Easter?

Coptic Easter celebrations in Ancient Egypt begin on Saturday evening with a ritual that includes reading the psalm, singing the sacred hymns, and infusing the incense. During the ceremony, all lights are switched off and on just after the resurrection is recalled. Join our guided Egypt classic tours to know more about ancient Egyptian customs and traditions.

Nowadays, Egyptians celebrate this occasion outdoors to enjoy the great weather of the spring. That is why parks, public gardens, Egypt Nile cruises, or the zoo are the best places to have your Sham El Nessim day celebrated during your Egypt travel packages. The Nile cruise is highly recommended to get the ultimate joy of the day, as it will let you explore Luxor and Aswan day tours.

What is traditional Egyptian Easter food?

Easter food in Egypt

Since you are on your Egypt luxury tours on this occasion, you should get yourself a basket of Eggs and colors. Colorful eggs are the main breakfast of the day that turned out to be the main joy of the day coloring and shaping eggs.

This day is also known for eating salted fish (Fasikh) and herring with exotic vegetables such as lemon and green onions try it during Egypt day tours on a picnic with your family or friends to live a full Egyptian experience. This can be done by Egyptians only and is not recommended at all for non-Egyptians. This type of fish is not good for your health.

Places to visit during your Easter Holiday

Egypt is the home of diversity, there is a lot to see in Egypt on Easter with different styles such as the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara (Sakkara) Khan El-Khalili, Valley of the Kings, Egyptian Museum (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) Philae Temple (Temple of Isis), Hurghada Marina, and more ideas that found in Egypt Adventure tours. Let's have a close look at what to do during your Easter holiday in Egypt.

Visit Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh during Easter

Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh day tours are two of the most beautiful places for diving and snorkeling and all types of water sports and activities just browse our Sharm and Hurghada day tours and book the closest day to your heart.

Al Azhar Park in Cairo

Al Azhar Park is a public park that is listed as one of the world's sixty great public spaces. It also has a telescope from which you can see the whole city of Cairo especially the Citadel of Saladin and Mohamed Ali mosque. The park has a variety of nice restaurants with different types of food; we can assure you will have a great time visiting it during the day tour to Saladin Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Al Azhar Park.

Africano Park in Alexandria

Africano Park is a small game park as the animals are not in cages and you can play with them and take photos. It also has great space of green land like jungles or as its name Africano Park. This place is very interesting and highly recommend it if you like animals. Check it out in our Alexandria day tours.

Al Orman botanical garden in Cairo

Al Orman garden has an annual Exhibition of flowers this time of every year where you can see hundreds of different kinds of flowers and plants. You can see hundreds of specimens of trees and flowers that grow in that botanical garden. Take photos and buy some if you want. The most outstanding thing about this place is that once you enter, the colors and the smell of flowers will capture your eyes and your breath. This a place you should visit while your Egypt budget tours.

The international garden

It is so-called because it has different types of flowers and trees from all over the world. It has also a museum for mummified animals and a park of birds like peacocks, ostriches, and other unique and rare birds. It is good for a picnic to enjoy the nice breeze on that day on your trip to Egypt.

Montazah Palace Gardens

Alexandria Library

Montazah Park in Alexandria is a beautiful public park. It is very much recommended for its beautiful landscape and the view of the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt shore excursions. It is a great place for a picnic because the weather in Alexandria is much nicer and more beautiful than in Cairo. Because of the sea breeze. So if you need a relaxing picnic with no such activities. An amazing place to be on your list while you come to spend Easter in Egypt.

The Nile Cruise in Eater

The Nile cruise tours in Egypt during Easter are highly recommended on this day. You can go on a Nile cruise for 3 or 4 nights as part of a tour package during Easter. There is nothing compared to the Nile with the traditional food associated with Easter. Relax in the sun with little wind and a fresh Nile breeze. That will make you feel the ancient oriental traditional way of celebrating this occasion. That remark by a flood of the Nile is a basic place for celebrating that day. You can see people on the banks of the Nile sitting eating and celebrating with their families. In addition, you can listen to a special song for this day coming from everywhere. Celebrating spring song by Soad Hosny the famous Egyptian actor.

Egypt Travel FAQs

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
 

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.
 

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