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Why to Travel to Egypt

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Shella Zelenz

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Nothing says "bucket list" quite like Egypt. Visiting this mesmerizing destination is like stepping into a living, breathing museum, with its the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, ancient monuments of Luxorm bustling streets of Cairo and so much more.

Read on to learn why Egypt should be your next bucket list destination, plus how I can help level up your trip.

1. The country is bouncing back from the pandemic, so you have access to exclusive, private experiences you wouldn’t have otherwise

Egypt is recovering from the downturns of tourism over the last 10 years, ending in a standstill due the pandemic. But the future of Egypt travel is bright. Today, travelers to Egypt can realize their bucket list moments, minus the crowds: imagine taking pictures in front of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, without hundreds of tourists behind you. Plus, due to the lack of crowds, Egypt tours and experiences feel especially exclusive (it’s not uncommon to end up with a private tour when you booked a group one), and guests benefit from extra-personalized hospitality.

2. It’s affordable

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt offers all the luxuries expected on far-flung adventures, from fine dining to opulent hotel suites. But since Egypt is still bouncing back and eager to welcome tourists, hotels, tours and other experiences are far more affordable than comparable locales.

For instance, in Sharm El Sheikh, the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is a surprisingly affordable paradise on the stunning shores of the Egyptian Red Sea. With lavish accommodations, including spacious suites and private villas, the resort’s world-class amenities include a private beach, multiple pools and an exceptional spa — for as low as $350/night during high season (yes, high season!).

3. There’s something for everyone — not just history buffs

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

While Egypt offers a journey through time like no other country, it’s not all about the ancient sites. Rather, this ancient jewel of Africa is a veritable home run for travelers of all types. Visitors can explore the vibrant bazaars, where shady rooftops beckon with craft cocktails. They can cruise the serene waters of the Nile, and opt for water sports with views of the Sinai Mountains. They can savor cuisine in buzzing restaurants with DJs spinning overlooking the Nile. Egypt-bound travelers can visit hidden sculpture gardens or spend the afternoon at an exquisite Egyptian spa. And with five-star luxury here to stay — like the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, which opened in late 2021 — travelers can count on the world-class hospitality only leveling up in years to come.

4. As your Fora Advisor, I'm here to upgrade your trip to Egypt

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

With Egypt’s seemingly endless list of places to visit and things to do — from Luxor to the Nile to Aswan to the Pyramids of Giza — planning a trip here can be intimidating. That’s why it’s important to have someone on your side who understands the country’s full suite of offerings. This is where I come in. I'll line up your itinerary with the very best recommendations for you, from the best tour guides to the best time to visit the Sphinx to the perfect Nile cruise (spoiler alert: there are tons of options).

Plus, you’ll benefit from insider intel — like the place to pick up your Egyptian cotton scarf, for instance. I can recommend the best restaurants to top off your days of sightseeing (or spa-going, or shopping) and line up the best reservations.

And, I'll not only provide the best hotel and accommodation type for you — be it a standalone villa outfitted with Egyptian decor or a sky-scraping suite overlooking the Nile — but I'll upgrade your stay with perks galore.

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