Cheap Flights to Egypt
Flights to Egypt
Egypt is located in northeastern Africa and extends into Asia with a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula making it a transcontinental country. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan, Libya and the Gaza Strip. It is also bounded by both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt is popular for being the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It has many Egyptian temples, mummies, hieroglyphs and of course, the pyramids. Not many people know that Egypt is also full of medieval heritage with its history in Coptic Christianity and Islam bringing with it ancient churches, mosques and monasteries that are scattered throughout the Egyptian landscape.
Egypt is primarily a desert so the summer months can be hot and dry while winter months would be of moderate climate. It is said that the months of November to March and the most comfortable months to visit and travel in Egypt as there is little rain in the Nile Valley. Do note, however that the climate can change depending on where you are in Egypt.
Several international airports serve the population of Egypt. The main airport and primary entry point to the country is the Cairo International Airport (CAI). It is the second biggest airport in Africa and the hub for the country’s national carrier, Egyptair. The other international airports in Egypt are: El Nouzha Airport or Alexandria International Airport (ALY), Luxor International Airport (LXR), Aswan International Airport (ASW) or Daraw Airport, Hurghada International Airport (HRG), Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in El Salam, Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) in Burj Al Arab, Alexandria and Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF).
When planning a trip to Egypt, here are just a few of the top tourist destinations in Egypt to add to the itinerary:
Egyptian Pyramids – These are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. There are around 118 to 138 pyramids in the country with most of them built as tombs for Egyptian pharaohs during the period of Old and Middle Kingdom. The most famous of these pyramids are found at Giza just outside of Cairo. These Giza pyramids are considered to be the largest structures ever built with the Pyramid of Khufu being the largest Egyptian pyramid.
Giza Necropolis – Located on the Giza Plateau outside of Cairo, the Giza Necropolis is an archeological site and complex of ancient monuments. It includes the Great Pyramids, which consist of the three pyramid complexes; the Great Sphinx, which is a massive sculpture of a reclining mythical creature with a lion’s body and human head; an industrial complex, a worker’s village and several cemeteries.
Valley of the Kings – A valley in Egypt where tombs for the pharaohs and powerful nobles were built for a period of 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC. It is located in the Nile’s west bank and within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The Valley of the Kings consists of two valleys – the East and West Valley. The East Valley is where most of the royal tombs are located.
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