If you've been dreaming of a trip to Egypt, now is the perfect time to go. The revolutionary dust has settled, hope is in the air, and people coming here are quickly discovering they've made a fantastic holiday choice.
Smart travellers make smart choices. And they know there's an amazing, affordable, life-changing experience awaiting them.
Here are five reasons why you should visit Egypt right now:
It's virtually empty
isiting a destination immediately after a civil disturbance or a natural disaster is not something to be feared.
Right now, within minutes of arriving in Egypt it becomes clear that it is safe. Obviously, there's still things like traffic chaos on the streets of Cairo. But for tourists, there's never been a better time to go. You're seeing a place the way it was meant to be seen, with no crowds, better deals and better service.
And even better, the Pyramids are nearly deserted and the markets are practically empty so storekeepers are more eager than ever to make a deal.
There's no doubt in our mind, Egypt is safe. We wouldn’t have restarted tours there if we weren’t satisfied that the risk to visitors is no more than before the uprising. In fact, tourists are being treated better than ever – about two million Egyptians depend on tourism for their livelihood, so you’ll find a warmer-than-ever welcome for choosing to visit their country.
The people are friendly
Egyptians are a friendly bunch. We love taking our small groups there. We've always found them to be kind, welcoming and helpful. They love kids, love showing off their homes and will always be there with a smile and a wave at the end of a long day.
A final note
There's always risks associated with travel, and no matter where you are you always need to remain cautious. A lot of it comes down to common sense, eg. carrying a travel wallet, stay out of the Nile waters etc.
If you can keep your wits about you, you'll get to see some of the most amazing sights ever created in the history of mankind. Don't let fear hold you back.
If you're ready to see this incredible part of the world, why not take a look at all our trips to Egypt. There's bound to be soething that inspires you.