Egypt is a safe country to travel to, as most areas are considered safe. Egyptian authorities makes sure Egypt is safe for tourists by creating checkpoints across Egypt to ensure its people and visitors' safety. You can find it is safe to walk the streets at night when most Egyptians start social activities and cities come alive. Most restaurants and cafés are open late into the night. Egyptian people are found to be one of the friendliest citizens to tourists.
There is so many things to do and see when visiting Egypt, which makes it so easy to visit no matter the season, but there are certain things to take into consideration. Weather in summer may reach 35 C (95 F), but you can beat it by visiting nearby coastal cities. The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, as this period has comfortable temperature, fewer tourists, and low hotel rates most days of the week.
While Egyptian Pound is the official currency of Egypt, US Dollar, Euros, and Pound Sterling are accepted in major cities and tourists’ areas. The cash allowed to be carried in or out of Egypt is EGP 5000, and USD 10,000 or equivalent. All these currencies can be easily exchanged to EGP at the official rate. For the best experience, remember to always ask the guides for tips and tricks.
While the most known landmarks in Cairo are the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, there is so much more in this city. If you are attracted by Ancient Egypt, then you must visit the archeological sites of Dahshur, Memphis, Saqqara as well as the Egyptian Museum. If what fascinates you is Egypt's religious past, you will need to explore Salah Eldin Citadel, the historic Islamic Cairo, and the Coptic Cairo. If you have time, you can take a felucca across the Nile and enjoy the breeze from Nile River, and do not forget to grab a souvenir from Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.
When planning a trip to Egypt, you should find a reputable tour operator that can ease this process as tour operators are experienced and know the updated security situations and thus customize your itinerary accordingly.