Eating out in Egypt comes at superb prices – and with great variety. Egyptian food is little spicy with brilliant use of fresh fruits, vegetable, meat and fish. The Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a must visit for Egyptian antiquities when in Cairo. You will also find some world class spas in amazing Red Sea resorts as remote as Port Ghalib and Sahl Hasheesh.
El-Gouna is a holiday shopper’s paradise with its lively outlets in the downtown area, souvenirs, ethnic or high fashion, you can find it all here.
El-Gouna’s downtown vicinity offers a variety of interesting and exotic shopping arcades, bazaars and boutiques, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants. Either of these would be a welcome break during your shopping spree.Plan my Egypt Vacation now
Bir Sigam & Bir Sitta Hot Springs
Soak in the heat at Bir Sigam, a hot spring that can help overcome rheumatism. Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the Cairo road, the spring is usually crowded in the day but empty at night.
Take to the hot springs after a hard safari through the White Desert. Bir Sitta helps relieve back pain and joint ache after camel riding. The large hot bath contains traces of sulfur, which is said to aid muscle and joint recovery. It is about 5 kilometers from the main town and easy to reach by car.Plan my Egypt Vacation now
One of the most famous attractions in Siwa is Cleopatra’s pool, a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit to Siwa.
Tourists have all been doing the same for years now; after all, a nice swim is so refreshing after a hot summer day tour!Plan my Egypt Vacation now
When it comes to food, Egyptians know how to delight. They are exceptionally generous natured, you should never expect to be fed small portions and always be prepared for unexpected extras on the house, such as freshly baked bread and dips, or a refreshing after-meal cup of “karkadeh” (hibiscus tea).
Egyptian cuisine caters to all types of palates, including hard-core carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. It might not be as diversified as other Middle-Eastern cuisines, but it is simple and tasty and mostly comprises of vegetables, herbs, lamb and chicken.Plan my Egypt Vacation now
Khan al Khalili
This centuries-old souk in the heart of old Cairo is a must for anyone who has the shopping bug or just wants to experience the real hustle and bustle of an Arab city. Take cash and sharpen your bargaining skills.
This is the best place in town to buy novelty T-shirts, souvenirs with your name printed in hieroglyphics and those little bottles of coloured sand that have pictures of camels in them.Plan my Egypt Vacation now