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Tourists come to Egypt to experience its ancient landmarks and discover more about the cultures of the Nile River delta. They embark on tours of the pyramids and burial tombs of the ancient kings of the region.

The ancient monuments erected by former pharaohs of Egypt and the surrounding lands provide the biggest draw to the nation. Pyramids and tombs are located throughout the desert region, and the fascination with the ancient culture of these lands drives many visitors from abroad. Others come to visit modern Cairo and participate in the many events the region offers. Let Orbitz.com help you plan your next adventure to this land.

Best time to take a trip to Egypt

Temperatures in Egypt range from nighttime and winter lows of 32 degrees Fahrenheit to summer highs of 109 degrees in the desert regions. Coastal areas may experience much lower temperatures during the summer due to breezes from the sea, but travelers should prepare for warm to hot weather throughout the year. Many tourists avoid the heat of the summer and opt to travel in the milder late fall to early spring months. Ramadan observances draw many visitors to the country, and Christian churches host elaborate celebrations at Mount Sinai according to their calendars for Christmas and Easter. Catch these annual happenings when you book your travel to Egypt with Orbitz.com.

Insider tips for Egypt travel

Kushari Tahrir

Kushari is a regional dish made of pasta, lentils and chickpeas. Many locals flock to this restaurant for authentic kushari meals.

Felfela

Felfela restaurants serve authentic Egyptian cuisine drawn from dishes found across the region.

Al-Ghouri Mausoleum

The Al Tanoura Troupe offers free dancing performances in the traditional Sufi fashion at the mausoleum.

Merryland

Merryland is a park in Cairo that offers bistro-style dining along with a great shaded place to escape from the heat.

Port Said Stadium

The stadium hosts Egyptian League football events. These soccer games are very popular with both young and old fans in the nation.

Things to do in Egypt

Pyramids of Giza

One of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the pyramids stand as one of the biggest draws to the country.

Egyptian Museum

Learn about the history of Egypt and the artifacts unearthed by archeologists in the region.

Citadel and Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha

This famous citadel and mosque celebrate the founder of modern Egypt. The mosque was built by the fabled Salah Al-Din.

Coptic Museum

Explore Coptic Christianity at this museum dedicated to the history and teachings of the sect.

Khan El Khalily

This popular souk market offers a great chance to pick up souvenirs and examine traditional handmade Egyptian goods.

Tombs of the Nobles

The Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan offer a great chance to explore ruins with vivid hieroglyphics and ancient inscriptions.

High Dam

The Aswan High Dam is an architectural wonder and important part of the region's history.

Abu Simbel

This ancient temple offers a glimpse into architecture not found elsewhere in the world.

Valley of the Kings

A very popular burial monument, the Valley of the Kings brings many tourists to the area where Egyptian lords lay buried for centuries.

Monastery of St. Catherine

This monastery at the base of Mount Sinai marks the legendary resting spot of Noah's Ark.

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