Egypt is one of those destinations. You know the ones- everyone wants to go there “someday” but hardly anyone actually does.
This is a mistake since Egypt really has it all when it comes to tourism. Not only is it a great place if you like budget holidays, but it has a wealth of different things to see, including the pyramids, the red sea, and markets to suit even the most avid shopaholic.
If you love cheap vacations and keep a budget Holidays, here’s where you should go in Egypt in 2015:Red Sea Riviera
This is the place to go if you’ve been working hard all year and are ready for some serious relaxation. The resorts are some of the best in the world, renowned for their luxury, sprawling beaches, and many diving centres. If you want to spend a few days lying on the beach, learning Egyptian cooking, shopping in the markets or exploring some of the most incredible coral in the world, the Red Sea Riviera should definitely be your first stop.
Dahshur is just 25 miles from Cairo, and a good place to see some of the lesser known pyramids if you don’t feel like being surrounded by tons of tourists in Saggara and Giza. Here you’ll find shorter lines, fewer people trying to sell you souvenirs, and a more authentic experience.Cairo
While Cairo is certainly one of the more “touristy” parts of Egypt, it’s still a must-visit. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Tahir Square to see some of the artefacts which make Egypt so popular. If you want to do a cruise up the Nile this is a good place to start, and you’ll also find plenty of other tourists if you’re looking for friends.
Founded in 331 BC by Alexandria the Great, Alexandria is the leading transportation hub and port in Egypt. This was once considered the centre of the world, and held some of the most impressive historic sites in the world before they were destroyed in the 14th century by numerous earthquakes. The city still has plenty of cultural attractions, and is a good place to learn about the history of this interesting country.Hurghada
This was once just a small fishing village, and is located next to the Red Sea. This is now one of the most popular places is Egypt, and one of the best spots to visit if you fancy some of the best dive sites in the world.
This was once a tiny and isolated village, before becoming a hippie hangout during the 1980’s. Eventually it became an “alternative resort”, and it’s also a great place for scuba diving, rock climbing, and trekking through the desert.
Near the western border in Egypt, you’ll find the Siwa Oasis. It’s now popular with tourists from around the world, and visitors enjoy the freshwater springs, before wandering through the mud-built fortresses which are ancient and ready to be explored.