6 Tips For Traveling To Egypt In The Winter

Visiting Egypt in the winter can be a wonderful experience! The days are usually mild, with temperatures ranging from 10-25°C on average. You’ll be able to explore the magnificent sites without the intense heat of summer. 

And here are 5 tips to make sure you are well-prepared for your next winter vacation in Egypt.

1- Plan Ahead: 

Make sure to plan your trip to Egypt in advance and research the best times to travel, as well as the best places to go. Consider the amount of time you will have, the type of activities you want to do, and the budget you have available.

You can also check out Aysel Tours’ exclusive programs and choose the tour that suits you or even customize your tour to your liking.

2- Dress Appropriately: 

Egypt can get quite cold in the winter months, especially at night, so make sure to pack appropriate clothing. Layering is key so you can adjust to different temperatures throughout the day, and bringing an umbrella can also come in handy, whether to shield you from the morning sun or the rain.

3- Bring Sunscreen: 

Even if it’s cold, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses and don’t forget to bring sunscreen.

4- Be Aware of Local Customs: 

Make sure to research local customs and cultural norms before you go. It’s always important to be respectful of the culture and to be aware of potential safety issues.

5- Photography Permits

Inside many tombs, temples, pyramids, and museums, you might need to purchase a photography permit in order to take photos with a DSLR, GoPro, point-and-shoot camera, camcorder, etc.

Although the rules change constantly regarding this matter, it is better to make sure you have a good quality camera on your phone to take photos during your tours, as photography permits typically cost 300 EGP per site (about 10 USD) and if you plan on using a tripod, there is an additional fee of 20 EGP (about 1 USD), and those expenses can quickly add up. 

6- Have Fun: 

Egypt is an excellent destination for winter travelers. Take in the sights and sounds of the country and enjoy the unique experiences it has to offer, from the majestic ancient sites to the vibrant nights in the cities and all the local delicacies you can enjoy.

Visiting Egypt in the winter is an incredible experience that you won’t soon forget. So make sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning views of the Nile River and the majestic deserts. There is something special about Egypt in the winter that will bring you back again and again.