ABOUT The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world's longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. One of the only places you can actually see one of the mystical seven wonders of the world as it has been for thousands of years. The celebrated tourist attractions of Egypt are the millennia-old monuments for which the Nile Valley is world famous. Principal among them are the Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza, the Abu Simbel temples south of Aswan and the Karnak Temple Complex and Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Cairo also boasts the Cairo Museum and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha and the coastal areas of Sinai Peninsula are very popular with visitors as well Due to the significant increase in criminal activity in the North Sinai area, we advise against all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai.

CLIMATE Egypt the days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool. Egypt has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October. The only differences between the seasons are variations in daytime temperatures and changes in prevailing winds. In the coastal regions, temperatures range between an average minimum of 14 C in winter and an average maximum of 30 C in summer.

BEWARE There is a general threat from terrorism throughout Egypt, including in Sinai. Security is tight throughout the country The security situation outside of the resort areas in the Governorate of South Sinai has also deteriorated since early 2012 and there have been a number of hijacks and kidnaps in the interior of the Governorate, although major tourist resorts remain stable and calm. We advise against all but essential travel to the Governorate of South Sinai, with the exception of the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; road travel between these resorts; and transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh. Demonstrations happen regularly across Egypt. Demonstrations are often on Fridays, but can take place at other times. You should avoid all political demonstrations and large gatherings, especially those in Tahrir Square. There has been an increase in the number of reports of sexual assaults on women during demonstrations in and around Tahrir Square.