Best Ways to Make Your Summer Visit to Egypt More Enjoyable

Pyramids Gardens, Al Haram, Egypt
Pyramids Gardens, Al Haram, Egypt. Photo by Osama Elsayed on Unsplash

Summer may not be the ideal time to visit Egypt, but what if it’s the only time you have on your hands to explore this magical country? If you’re heading to Egypt this season, here are a few useful tips that will help you make the best of your experience.

Summer Crowds

Even though summer is considered the off-season in Egypt, avoiding the crowds will still be impossible. Get ready for a bustling tourist scene, especially at major tourist sites such as Giza and Luxor.

Dealing With Hot Temperatures

It’s not uncommon for temperatures to soar up to a sizzling 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, so make sure to stay hydrated, and always wear sunscreen and a hat in an attempt to conquer the Egyptian summer heat.

Time Your Outings

Heat is almost impossible to avoid in the summer, but you can try to outsmart it. Escape the scorching midday sun by perfectly timing your sightseeing adventures—ideally early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the temperature is slightly cooler.

Dress Appropriately

We all want to wear our breeziest summer clothes when temperatures go through the roof, but Egypt might not be the best place to do this. As in all predominantly Muslim countries, you should try to cover your shoulders, chest, and knees to show appreciation for local people and their way of life.