Travelling to Egypt - A Perspective
Egypt is most famous for its Pyramid complex and Nile Cruises and is a popular destination for Indian travellers to visit during Oct-April period. However Egypt is visited for many reasons from travellers all over. They are summarised as under:
First Time Visitors - This set of visitors typically look to visit Giza Pyramid Complex, Aswan, Luxor, City of Cairo and also take a Nile Cruise.
Beach Tourists - North of Egypt attracts more beach vacationers than any other type of tourists in rest of Egypt. Europeans find the warm Egyptian beaches inexpensive proposition and therefore arrive here as a part of chartered tour or as an independently organised trip (FIT). Hunghada and Sharm El Sheikh are two most renowned beach getaways. Indian travellers after the regular circuit do often opt for beach getaways at the end.
Getaway resorts - Egypt is full of resorts that serve excellent getaway options having pool, golf and variety of other amenities. Egypt even has experiential desert getaways in Oasis areas in the desert and are popular for those looking for desert experience.
Experience Oriented Travellers - Egypt has Fishing (Lake Nasser), Birding (Along River Nile, Lake Nasser), Western or Eastern Desert, Scuba Diving (Red sea) and Golfing.
Religious Tourism - Religious tourism in Egypt revolves around four types and mainly revolves around Islamic monuments and holy journeys. One done mainly by westerners as a part of a general itinerary to visit Mosques and other Islamic religous monuments from a architectural point of view. Others are mainly related to routes of the holy journeys.
City Break - Cairo is one of the most populous and advanced cities and is full of history and urban experiences (Restaurants, luxury hotels, day sightseeing options, night clubs etc.)