-what is the best time of the year to visit Egypt? Im going on february
-What other cities I can visit, with a limited budget and short time (3 to 4 days)
-Is there a cheap flight from Israel to Cairo? or is cheaper to take a bus?
-What are the must-see attractions in Cairo / Abu Simbel / Aswan and close by locations?
-what are some tips yo can give me to this trip? Im traveling from Israel and I’m Peru in South America

Thanks a lot!!!! any advice on this or other subjects will be greatly appreciated

I'm planing a trip to Egypt on my vacations, and have some questions?
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5 thoughts on “I'm planing a trip to Egypt on my vacations, and have some questions?

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    The tour Egypt website will really give you all the information you need. I would also suggest that you get a copy of The Lonely Planet Guide to Egypt.
    It really is a necessity for anyone traveling to Egypt and will save you loads if money and give you a ready guide book,phrase book,maps, prices to pay,the times things open and what you should and shouldn’t wear and do.
    I have been coming to and from Egypt for 6 years and have lived there the past year and still carry my copy everywhere.
    You can expect it to be still quite cool in February and also quite windy.
    Enjoy you will love Egypt!

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    Well dang! I saw your question and I was interested in the answers you would get. I am also planning on visiting Egypt, and would like to know more about it. I have found a couple of good sites with some tips and ideas, so I thought I’d share them with you.
    http://touregypt.net/Travtip.htm
    http://wikitravel.org/en/Egypt
    *Oh and from what I understand, February would be a very good time to go to Egypt. It sucks that you’d only have 3-4 days! There’s so much to see!! Have fun when you go and be safe!

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    The best time to visit Egypt is any time between January and May, after that it becomes too hot for most western tourists.

    If you are only going to be in Egypt for 3-4 days I would spend 2 days in Cairo and 2 days in Luxor. In Cairo visit the Pyramids as well as the Egyptian museum, the Citadel, etc. try to get to the Khan al Khalili market. In luxor there are of course the temples of Luxor and Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.

    Don’t know about buses or flights from Israel.

    In the amount of time you have I doubt that you would have time to fit in Aswan or Abu Simbel because those are quite a ways south of Cairo. Abu Simbel is a must-see but you need more time.

    My tip would be to join an established tour group because that makes your trip worry free. And don’t try to rent a car or drive yourself, especially in Cairo.

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    Best time for me is October and November
    You must visit Sharm as u r coming from Israel cuz it is very close to the borders also u can take one day trip to Cairo it is 500 Km from sharm and u can take one day trip to hurghada using the fairly boat.
    u can take a bus from Israel (Palasaten) i think it will be very Cheap
    Cairo u must visit the pyramids and Khan el Khalily for sharm you must go to namaa bay and diving in ras Mohamed and for hurgahada i do like most the FelFala restruant

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    I am going in February, as that should be the coolest month. Tho, you are from Peru, so the heat should not bother you.

    I will spend 4 days seeing the sights in Cairo! You do have so little time to sight-see.

    I’d advise you to see the Pyramids and all of Giza, while in Cairo. You can fly to Luxor. But, you will only have time for a quick trip to Karnak, and hopefully you can go to Abu Simbel.

    There is no way you can see more…….if even that.

    I fly from Amman to Cairo, so have no idea on going from Israel. Check the Egypt Air web sight for prices, and also El Al. I remember I tried to check–found that fights are not daily—-so you may have to plan around this. The Bus might be best for you.

    The answer above me is more for a recreational visit———i am talking about a historical visit-depends on what you like.

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