Located in the northeast corner of Africa, Sudan is bordered by The Red Sea and the history rich country of Egypt. Sudan is up and coming vacation destination and offers guests a glimpse into the lives of ancient civilizations as well as the comforts of the modern world. Many of the ancient ruins of Sudan are still buried underground, so this is an alluring region for archaeologists and anthropologists in search of new treasures.
Sudan is made up of 26 different states, or Wilayat, and there are over 100 different languages that spoken there. It is a fascinating place for Americans to explore, especially those wish to learn more about Islamic faith. If you are planning a trip to Sudan, let Skyscanner help you find the cheapest flights available.
Sudan is the largest country in Africa and has several airport options to choose from. Depending on the region of the country you plan to visit, you can fly into Port Sudan Airport, Khartoum Airport, El Obeid Airport, Geneina Airport, Roseires Airport, or Nyala Airport. Khartoum is the capital city of the country and has the largest airport in the country serving foreign travelers from all over the world. You can travel from the United States to Sudan via Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
Tourists can visit Sudan for up to three months with a standard tourist visa and passport. If you plan to be in the country longer, make sure to check in with the government to find out what additional travel documents are necessary. You can drive around the country with an international driver's licence as long as you are 18 years of age or older.
Sudan is a treasure trove for those who love ancient history. While you are in the country, check out the ancient Meroe Pyramids and the Petrified Forrest. You can also visit the bazaars and farmer's markets of the city to pick up unique gifts and local crafts. Tuti Island is a beautiful natural space in the middle of the Nile River and welcomes guests to enjoy some peace and quiet or have a romantic picnic. Self-proclaimed foodies will have an exciting time tasting and drinking their way through Nile Street where there is plenty of local cuisine to be had.
When planning your trip to Sudan, be sure to check out all of the savings to be had by using Skyscanner to book your flight, hotel, and car rental. You can fly to Sudan for less than $1000 if you are flexible on when you can travel and take advantage of weekday and nighttime rates. The American dollar goes far in Sudan and you can enjoy gourmet dining for around $12 a meal as well as luxury hotel accommodations for around $300 a night. You can reserve a mid-grade hotel for less than $100 per night.
The northern region of Sudan is considered moderately safe for American travelers, but you should be aware of your surroundings while enjoying the attractions. Americans are discouraged from traveling to Darfur due to prevalent terrorist activities and civil unrest. Women should wear modest clothing while in Sudan as this is an Islamic country.
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