Summer Holidays in Egypt – Pros and Cons
Let’s try to summarize the summer cons and summer pros of vacation in this country, focusing solely on the “seasonal factor”. That is, without touching the merits and demerits of rest in Egypt in general, we are talking only about summer.
Summer cons …
In the summer in Egypt it is hot, it is well known. It happens that the thermometer rises above + 45 ° C in the shade. However, it should be borne in mind that resort areas, where most tourists visiting Egypt prefer to relax, are located on the Red Sea coast, where there is a dry tropical desert climate, moderated by the sea breeze. This means that the summer + 30 ° C in Moscow can cause you more problems than the same + 40 ° C in Sharm or Hurghada.
The specifics of Egypt’s attractions are such that many of them are in desert or semi-desert areas (for example, the pyramids in Giza), and in the summer, of course, there is usually intense heat. This, of course, is a serious minus.
However, this circumstance can be taken into account when choosing a tour or an excursion program on the spot. Perhaps the most suitable summer excursion for Russians unfamiliar with the heat is climbing Mount Sinai, with a visit to the desert monastery of St. Catherine. With this choice, the heat will not be an obstacle, since the ascent to the Sinai begins at night to give tourists the opportunity to meet the sunrise at the top. The temperature at night at the top usually does not exceed + 23 ° C, so the climb will be quite comfortable.
Also, summer cons can be attributed to the fact that summer in Egypt is considered a low season by 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 price of flights and the less burning tours …
… and summer pluses …
Experts say that the underwater marine fauna in the northern hemisphere in all its richness and beauty can be seen only from June to October. And the maximum probability of meeting hammerhead fish, giant turtles, stingrays and moray eels and other marine exotics off the coast of the Red Sea falls on July-August.
At the same time, a five-meter whale shark visits the Egyptian shores – a tasty (and quite safe) object for lovers of underwater filming.
Divers all over the world preferred visiting Egypt in the summer. They are attracted not only by the abundance of marine fauna, but also by the ideal temperature for scuba diving in the Red Sea at this time of year – an average of 26 C.
For some Russians, a relatively small number of Russian tourists can be considered a peculiar plus of summer holidays in Egypt. It’s no secret that many Russians do not like to relax in hotels crowded with compatriots.
Well, and perhaps the main plus is the unrealistically warm sea during this period in Egypt. In such a sea you can spend all day long. This also includes the lack of winds, which often annoy tourists in the winter months.
… give in total …
… still a plus. Holidays in Egypt in the summer can become bright, rich and useful, even taking into account some seasonal disadvantages. Just about them you should know and consider when planning your vacation, along with the undoubted advantages.