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Cheap Flights to Egypt

Cheap Flights to Egypt

Besides its warm sunshine and ancient ruins, Egypt also has access to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Cairo International Airport (CAI) is 5 miles away from the pyramids and the Sphinx, Khan-el-Khalili and Cairo Zoo. It simply isn't possible to see all of Egypt's splendor in one trip.

Flights to Egypt

International travelers who fly to Egypt will likely arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI). It has several valuable services available to travelers, including hotels, restaurants and duty-free shops. On the airport grounds is the Hotel Novotel Cairo Airport and Le Meridien Cairo Airport. There is an interesting fact about this airport that Muslim travelers will appreciate. During the Hajj season, the airport opens up an additional terminal just for travelers making Hajj.

The airport offers shuttle bus service to several cities near Cairo, including Heliopolis, Nasr City and the pyramids. Please note that this service requires a reservation. The airport offers several other forms of transportation, including limousines, microbuses, cars and London taxis. These go to different locations and have different fees than the shuttle buses, so be sure to check the current prices.

If you prefer to be closer to attractions, check out the Radisson Blu Hotel in Heliopolis, InterContinental Semiramis in downtown Cairo and the Hilton Luxor Resort. Egypt also has domestic airports throughout the country, including Alexandria International Airport (ALY) and Aswan International Airport (ASW).

Attractions in Egypt

Egypt is famous around the world for its ancient structures and ruins. Two of the most famous of these structures are the pyramids and the Sphinx, both of which are in Giza. Another global draw is Khan el-Khalili, one of the oldest marketplaces on Earth. Here you can find all sorts of spices, perfume, clothing and jewelry. Cairo isn't the only interesting place in Egypt, however. Egypt's shores are home to several gorgeous seaside cities, including Sharm el Sheikh and Dahab. You can go scuba diving in the Red Sea or lounge on the beautiful beaches of Ain Musa. You might enjoy experiencing history firsthand at Alexandria's underwater museum.

Aswan and Luxor, located in southern Egypt, are well-known for their ancient ruins as well. They are home to the Valley of the Kings, an essential stop if you're in the area. They are also the only places in the Middle East where you can find rare spices from India, Afghanistan and the Far East. Beauty and wonder like this is just the tip of the pyramid when it comes to Egypt.

Travel Tips for Egypt

It cannot be stressed enough that you should bring a pair of tennis shoes because you'll walk a lot. Also make note of when Eid, Egypt's most important holiday, is. Businesses will shut down for up to a week after the day of Eid. Most of Egypt's food is Middle Eastern. There are, however, a handful of American restaurants. If you fly to Egypt in the summer, be prepared for summer highs well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and a dry climate.

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