Introduction to Holidays in Cairo
Cairo is Egypt’s capital, Africa’s largest city and home to Tahrir Square, now a world renowned tourist landmark, most recently infamous for the 2011 Arab Spring uprising and Egyptian revolution. The Pyramids of Giza, Khan el Khalili bazaar and Egyptian museum of Antiquities can also be found in Cairo and are not to be missed.
A visit to this fast paced, lively and atmospheric city is sure to be rewarded with an unforgettable experience, filled with history, culture and amazing sights, sounds and smells.
In between all the sightseeing make sure to take some time to relax at a street cafe with a traditional tea or a shisha pipe and watch the fast pace of Cairo life whizz by you, amongst the almost constant buzz of car horns and street traffic.
Cairo is also home to some of the world's finest hotels and restaurants and offers a diverse range of shopping options, from colourful street markets and bazaars to modern air-conditioned shopping centres.
Golf in Cairo is one of the city’s little known, hidden gems. A number of world class 18 hole championship golf courses exist in various parts of the city. A golfing holiday in Cairo is the perfect opportunity to combine seeing some of the world’s most famous sights with one of the world’s most popular sports.
City Breaks in Cairo
Cairo is ideal for a 3-4 night break, allowing you enough time to take in the main attractions and soak up the atmosphere.
Location of Cairo
Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the River Nile in the north of Egypt also known as Lower Egypt. The Mediterranean Sea is just 165 km’s to the north and the Gulf of Suez 120 km’s east.
Climate in Cairo
Cairo has a desert climate with mostly hot days and cool nights.
There is very little rainfall and, if it rains at all, it is usually during the coolest winter months of December through to February, when average daytime temperatures are around 19-20°C.
During the spring and autumn months it is usual to experience average temperatures of 25-30°C and in the summer from May to August it can reach in excess of 35°C.
Best Time to go to Cairo
The optimum months for experiencing Cairo at its’ best are March, April, September and October when the weather is usually predictable and ideal for getting out and about in this wonderful city.
Average daily temperatures in degrees celsius.
Multi Centre Holidays including Cairo
Let us design an Egypt multi centre holiday for you. Combine your stay in Cairo with one of this amazing country’s other fascinating cities, Red Sea beach resorts or even a Nile Cruise. Some suggested itineraries below including Cairo:
Multi City Experience
Cruise the Nile in Oberoi Style
Abu Simbel and Beyond
Contrasts of Egypt
Egypt at a Glance