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COVID 19 Tourist Guide

Guidelines: All tourism facilities in Egypt have reopened and are warmly welcoming tourists. However currently there are restrictions for tourists arriving in the coastal governorates of the Red Sea, South Sinai and Matrouh to travel to other governorates in Egypt. All tourists are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Quarantine is not required when arriving in Egypt. The majority of non-essential enterprises, restaurants, and attractions are accessible, although with capacity and social distancing constraints. Health screenings will be conducted on arrival to Egypt and all the travellers are needed to fill in ahealth declaration. Click here to know more about Egypt COVID 19 Guidelines.

About Egypt Holidays

Soak in the beauty of the Egyptian culture and admire the exotic art of this mystical country by selecting from Thomas Cook India’s Egypt holiday packages and take back some amazing memories of this place. With so much to do and see, Thomas Cook India will feed all your aspirations through their wide range of packages. Whether you wish to go on a short trip or an extended vacation to Egypt, Thomas Cook India has you covered. You have the liberty to choose from holiday duration starting from 6 nights and 7 days to 11 nights and 12 days. Thomas Cook India has Egypt holiday packages starting from pocket friendly INR 98,283 to a lavish INR 1,81,693. All you have to do is decide which Egypt tour package is most suitable for you and pack your suitcase! Thomas Cook India will ensure that you experience the best Egypt trip possible

Thomas Cook India’s Egypt tours are carefully designed by travel experts who are passionate travelers themselves. Everything from comfortable accommodation, shuttle services, tasty meals and convenient travel is taken care of to make the trip a memorable one for you. Every Egypt trip is customised with utmost care keeping in mind all the unique requirements and needs of an individual. What more can you ask for?   

With Egypt holiday packages available from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and other major cities, getting to Egypt with Thomas Cook India is convenient and comfortable.

Egypt Trip Packages

Egypt Holiday Packages No. of Nights Price* Package Include
Discover Egypt - Buy 1 Get 1 Free 7 Days / 6 Nights Rs. 41 263.00 Flights, Hotel, Meals, Sightseeings
Exciting Egypt 8 Days / 7 Nights Rs. 70 763.00 Flights, Hotels, Meals, Sightseeings
Egyptian Extravaganza with Nile Cruise 8 Days / 7 Nights Rs. 1 55 458.00 Flights, Hotels, Meals, Sightseeings
Delightful Egypt with Sharm-El-Sheikh 6 Days / 5 Nights Rs. 1 09 395.00 Flights, Hotels, Meals, Sightseeings

Egypt Trip Experience

Land of Camels. Land of Mummies. Land of the Desert sea. Land of the Pharaohs. Egypt weaves all of these identities into a rich tapestry, embellished with its ethnicities and cultures. Ancient cities, vast deserts, mighty pyramids, the rush of the Nile, mouth-watering food and many secrets to uncover, this country has it all. Egypt is an enchanting land nestled in the North-east of the continent. Egypt acts as a bridge between the east and the west, possessing the cultures of both sides.

Home to ancient temples and mosques, iconic historical sites, lively markets, exotic animals, the beautiful city of Cairo and the great river Nile, Egypt is the vacation you didn't know you needed. Blessed with a rich history, diverse civilization and welcoming people, it is truly a heaven on Earth. Pretty Arabic towns, scrumptious delicacies, aromatic spice souks and fascinating festivals make up the ecstasy that is Egypt.

Best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is during the months starting from October to April. These months are marked as the winter season, hence the weather in this desert land is cool and pleasant during these months. It is the perfect time to visit the pyramids and iconic monuments during this season. One can indulge in activities like snorkelling, camel rides, swimming and scuba diving during these months. This season is also marked with some major festivals like Christmas, Eid El Ghetas, the Sun festival and much more. However, the months of December and January are considered to be the peak time for tourism.

The months of March, April and September are considered to be the best time to visit if you want to indulge in activities like scuba diving and snorkelling. One can also experience beautiful festivals like Wafa Al Nil and the holy month of Ramadan. To have a peaceful experience and avoid crowds, it is advisable to visit during other months. 

Summer brings high temperatures and harsh weather. The months between May and August bring in the summers. One can move outdoors during the mornings and evenings. It is advisable to carry sunscreen and water bottles whenever planning an activity in the open during these months.

How to reach Egypt

Traveling to Egypt from India is an easy affair, thanks to various carriers that connect the two countries. One can fly to Egypt by boarding a flight from all major cities in India like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Trivandrum. These cities are well connected to the other domestic destinations. The fastest way to reach Egypt is to board a flight from Mumbai which takes approximately 7 hours to reach. Egypt houses many international airports, but Cairo International airport and Luxor International airport are the two main runways. The Cairo International Airport is located around 15 kilometers away from the central portion of the city and is the second busiest airport in Egypt. Airlines like Lufthansa, Etihad, Singapore airlines, Qatar airways, Vistara, SpiceJet, GoAir, Egyptair and much more connect these two countries. So, all one has to do, is choose the airlines according to your comfort and travel to this wonderland. You can travel to the desired location from the airport by hiring a taxi, getting into a train or a bus.  

Places to visit in Egypt


The city of Alexandria is named after its founder Alexander the Great. It is one of the tourist hot spots in Egypt. This exquisite gem of a city is the home to many notable historic masterpieces. The enormous Alexandria National Museum in this city showcases a collection of historic art and ancient weapons which were used during the wars. One can also visit the historic Citadel of Qaitbay which is an Islamic fortress built in the 15thcentury. Apart from these, Alexandria also has the Pompey’s pillar which is one of the tallest tourist attractions in the city. These are some of the worth visiting places when one is in the dazzling city of Alexandria.

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is also one of the largest cities in Egypt. It is a blend of culture, history and a lot of mystery which lures a lot of travellers from all around the world. Also called the victorious land of Pharaohs, this city is the home to the grand, ancient and elegant Giza pyramids, the Sphinx, Cairo Tower and the Citadel. It also has the Egyptian Museum, where the Tomb of Tutankhamun prevails. The sacred river Nile flows through the heart of the city. And of course, one should not miss the bazaars of Cairo, where we can treasure trove various silks, spices, jewellery, perfumes and what not. One cannot miss savouring their local mouth-watering delicacies and scrumptious snacks.

This ravishing and spiritual city is located in the southern part of Egypt. This city is dotted with a large number of temples, ancient ruins, rivers and alluring natural beauty. The ancient temple site of Karnak, the Mummification Museum, the temple of Hatshepsut and the Memnon Colossi are the sites worth visiting in Luxor. But most importantly one should not miss the Valley of Kings which includes the tombs of the admirable ancient Pharaohs. 

Abu Simbel 

Abu Simbel is one of the major towns in Egypt. Globetrotters dawdle around this beautiful town to visit the colossal temples which are quite famous. The top attractions in the town of Abu Simbel include Lake Nasser with an enormous amount of natural beauty. Overlooking the lake Nasser, there are various temples namely the Great temple of Ramses II which is carved into a mountain, the temple of Hathor and other small temples that nestle in the devotional town of Abu Simbel. One can also visit the Nubian region to please their ears with the delightful Nubian music.

This place came to worldwide attention due to its commercial fishing industry but now it has transformed into one of the most visited resort cities in the world. This flashy and vibrant city is famous for its amazing beaches spread across the downtown, where one can enjoy dazzling dolphin shows, horse riding, beautiful coral reefs, windsurfing and the early morning sunbath.  Also, various water rides in the resorts are bound to give the adrenaline rush to the wayfarers.  Experience deep-water scuba diving along the beaches and spot the alluring and exotic underwater life. Giftun Island, which is quite close to Hurghada is one mesmerising point one should never miss.

Food to eat in Egypt
Rice, lentils, macaroni and chickpeas served with caramelized onions, a thick red sauce and vinegar is what the traditional dish of Egypt looks and tastes like. Tempting enough? Koshary is served at local shops as well as high end restaurants, making this special dish in their own way. This scrumptious delicacy is a must try during your Egypt trip.

Who doesn’t love a big, stuffed shawarma? Juicy chicken or meat chunks marinated and cooked in spices, veggies, tomaya and tahini sauce nicely wrapped in a pita bread makes a mouth-watering dish named Shawarma. This global street food is a must have during your Egypt holiday as they make it with lots of love and loads of spices!

Feeling vegetarian? No problem! Falafel has your back. This delicious delicacy is a ball of herbs and beans. No, seriously. It’s a ball shaped food which is deep fried and served with cheese, ful, lettuce and pita bread. With the goodness of chickpeas, veggies and tinge of spices, Falafel is a staple food one must try in Egypt. 

Kofta and kebabs
For all the meat lovers, this is a must have. Kebabs are juicy meat cubes or mince generously marinated in spices and are grilled on a skewer. Served with bread, an assortment of green salads and a variety of dips, this dish will take you to another world altogether.

Mother of all sweet dishes, Kanafeh is a special dish of Egypt. A blend of dough, cheese, rose water, dry fruits and kaymak adds up to this most favourite dish for someone with a sweet tooth. Every eatery makes different and unique versions of this delicacy, making it difficult for you to choose from.

Umm Ali
Famously known as the victory food made by Sultan Ezz El Din Aybak’s wife, this legacy has taken a new turn. This version of bread pudding is made of dough or puff pastry, milk, sugar and is garnished generously with nuts and dry fruits. 

Macaroni Bechamel
Macaroni Bechamel is a classic Egytian comfort food made of macaroni topped with beef mince, bechamel sauce and spices. This is a modified version of lasagna, only much better!

Things to do in Egypt

Explore the longest river on Earth
Unfold the secrets and treasures of the Nile by hopping on a Nile cruise. Adore this natural beauty and get to know more about its history. Whether you are a history buff, a backpacker or a traveler with taste, the river Nile captivates all visitors. Take a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and explore the ancient land of Egypt. Taking a cruise gives you the liberty to see the Pyramid of Giza, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, Temple of Edfu, Khan el Khalili Bazaar and the Luxor Temple. So why not just add a tinge of thrill and adventure while visiting these Gems of Egypt? 

Navigate on the desert sea
What could be better than sailing in the sea? Or much better, sailing on the desert sea on the ship of the desert. Take a ride on the exotic humped animal in the Great Sand sea and spend the night at a Bedouin camp. Feel like a Khalifa at this beautiful camp arrangement and feast on a variety of Bedouin delicacies like a King. Witness the amazing stars sparkling right over your head, filling up the sky, lighting up the whole desert. For an alluring view, head to the Blue desert! Disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature at the Blue Desert during your Egypt holiday. Witness the different dimension of life and perceive the blue rocks that bring about a colour and enhance the serene of this Desert. Engage yourself on a road trip to the Libyan desert and glance at the pearl of the desert. Eat a date and feel like an Arab, soak in the cultures and pick the most astonishing Libyan stone during your desert safari. 

Pick a souvenir from a Bazaar
If you are a shopping freak, you will go gaga at the sight of this most unique market in the entire world during your trip to Egypt. Colourful stores, a blend of cultures and ethnicities and splurge-worthy items is what Khan el-Khalili is all about! Shop for some world-class antiques, impressive textiles, gorgeous handicrafts, hand woven materials and beautiful souvenirs and mementos at this enormous marketplace. Traditional and authentic items are things you will find in this market. Established in 1400 AD, this outdoor bazaar has only evolved and grown better over the years. And if you feel tired shopping here, you can always head to the cafes and restaurants sitting pretty in the alleys around the bazaar. If you are a coffee lover, you have to go to El Fishaways cafe for the variety of delicious coffee, something you must have never had!  is one of the most unique shopping experiences in the entire world. If you are a choosy shopper and love gold and silver or wish to pick up some authentic spices, workshops lining at the market will feed your desires.  And oh, when in Cairo, you cannot miss to witness the Neo-Gothic architecture of the Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque and seek some blessings. 

Take a selfie with the Mummies
If you have seen the Hollywood movie - The Mummy, you will be surprised by the beauty of the desert that is amazingly decorated by pyramids and tombs, despite it scaring you with the horrifying Mummy! But no, the latter is obviously not true. During your Egypt holiday, you will have the chance of taking an amazing picture with the pyramid and adoring the brilliant architecture of the structures. Walking into the monument, you can witness the mummies that are preserved and don’t worry, they will not haunt you. Pose along the Great Sphinx of Giza that stands strong even today. 

Unfold the mystery of the lost city
Dive into the lost city of Heracleion, an ancient underwater kingdom, which gives you a glimpse of the ruins that submerged about 2,300 years ago. Towering 16 feet statues, a massive temple dedicated to Amun-Gereb and a small cascade for animals that were sacrificed there. Unravel the secrets of this archaic city and get to know more about the history of ancient Egypt. 

Sip on Asab El Sokar
This thirst-quenching juice that is made of sugarcane is a must have when you are in Egypt. Drinking this beverage will chill you out while you explore the remarkable places during your Egypt holiday.

Swim with the dolphins in Masha Alam
Swimming with your friends is a very common thing. How about swimming with some beautiful dolphins? Head to Samadai Reef, the Dolphin House, and play around with some spinner dolphins. You can indulge in snorkeling and make a new friend.  


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