Summer holidays in Egypt-pros and cons
Sometimes contradictory reviews are expressed about the popular and relatively affordable vacation in Egypt in the summer.
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Let’s try to sum up the summer minuses and summer pluses of recreation in this country, focusing exclusively on the “seasonal factor”. That is, without touching on the advantages and disadvantages of holidays in Egypt in General, we are talking only about summer.
In summer, Egypt is hot, it is well known. Sometimes, the thermometer rises above +45°C in the shade. However, it should be borne in mind that the resort areas where most tourists visiting Egypt prefer to relax are located on the red sea coast, where the dry tropical desert climate is softened by the sea breeze. This means that summer +30°C in Moscow can cause you more problems than those +40°C in Sharma or Hurghada.
The specifics of Egypt’s attractions are such that many of them are located in a desert or semi-desert area (for example, the pyramids in Giza), and in summer, of course, there is usually a strong heat. This, of course, is a serious disadvantage.
However, this fact can be taken into account when choosing the tour or excursion program on the spot. Perhaps the most suitable summer excursion for Russians unaccustomed to the heat is the ascent of mount Sinai, with a visit to the desert monastery of St. Catherine. With this choice, the heat will not be a hindrance, since the ascent of Sinai begins at night to give tourists the opportunity to meet the dawn at the top. The temperature at night on the top usually does not exceed +23°C, so the ascent will be quite comfortable.
Also, the summer disadvantages include the fact that summer in Egypt is considered a low season for Russian tour operators, that is, summer tours to Egypt are not very popular, because the number of flights here in these months is reduced, and the fewer flights, the higher the prices for air tickets and the fewer burning tours …
… and the summer pros…
Experts say that the underwater marine fauna in the Northern hemisphere in all its richness and beauty can be seen only in the period from June to October. And the maximum probability of meeting hammerhead fish, giant turtles, stingrays and Moray eels and other marine exotics off the red sea coast is in July-August.
At the same time, a five-meter whale shark visits the Egyptian coast – a tasty (and quite safe) object for fans of underwater filming.
Divers all over the world preferred to visit Egypt in the summer. They are attracted not only by the abundance of marine fauna, but also by the ideal water temperature for diving in the Red sea at this time of year-an average of 26 C.
A peculiar advantage of summer holidays in Egypt for some Russians can be considered a relatively small number of Russian tourists. It is no secret that many Russians do not like to relax in hotels crowded with compatriots.
And, perhaps, the main plus is the unreal warm sea in this period in Egypt. In this sea, you can spend all day long. This also includes the absence of winds, which often annoy tourists in the winter months.
… in total give…
… still a plus. Holidays in Egypt in the summer can be bright, rich and useful, even taking into account some seasonal disadvantages. Just be aware of them and take them into account when planning your vacation, along with the undoubted advantages.