Egypt is best known for its deep-rooted civilization, and its natural beauty. A beauty embellished with attractive landscapes, natural water reserves, daisies scent, and ancient landmarks.
However, adding to Egypt’s cheerful summers, it is also a thrilling winter destination where you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
Sada El Balad English (SEE) has shortlisted the 5 best places to visit in Egypt in the winter season.
Located in the western desert, and about 600km from the capital city of Cairo, the Siwa lagoons are the western Sahara’s largest natural salt pools. The water is warm and very similar to the Dead Sea in Jordan. You will effortlessly float.
It’s a popular day trip from Mattrouh, and one that shouldn’t be missed by photographers — the surreal scenery offers the perfect opportunity for otherworldly shots. Moreover, it’s an ideal place to come to enjoy the silence and isolated vibes!
One of the most popular sightseeing trips from the Siwa lagoons is a journey to the Siwa’s oasis and its palm lands, which owe their fertile land to vast underground water deposits tapped through a series of wells.
Visitors can also book more trips for as long as they are comfortable with, including facilities inside the natural reserve for those who would like to stay overnight.
The Aswan province covers a vast distance and includes many islands, affordable resorts and entertainment places that open during winter and summer like the city center, which is as vibrant and active as always.
The southern city has one of the warmest winter climates in the country. Ancient shopping malls and bazaars do a roaring trade and culture theaters shows, and nightlife destinations carry on until the early hours of the morning.
One of the most notable in Aswan’s landmarks, the Elephantine Island is most perfectly visited by Nile domestic boats. The stunning lush island is the largest in Aswan and home to many traces of its ancient history.
As the most visited historical site in Upper Egypt, Luxor is jam-packed during summer, when Nile ships dock into the gorgeous resorts there and busloads of tourists flock in from the nearby upper Egypt holiday resorts.
The good news is that even though, it is still popular in winter, the crowds are significantly less, and this means more space for visitors to explore ancient Egypt’s landmarks.
These include the magnificent memorial temple of Ramesses II also known as (The Ramesseum) and the marvelous Valley of the Kings and glorious city of Amun, home to rich and wealthy influential people of the Pharaoh’s empires.
Nearby the ancient ruins of Pharaohs, the countryside and domestic towns of Luxor traditionally rely on agriculture so everything is as normal during winter.
Visit Karnak Temple, the Mosque of Abu Haggag, which stands on the ancient columns themselves, and the statues of the Temple of Luxor, one of the iconic wonders of the ancient world. Any tourist interested in Egypt’s ancient past should not miss a visit here.