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Discover the many treasures of Egypt on your next family holiday

The country warm climate makes it ideal for year-round travel

If you want to experience the ultimate family holiday by the ocean, you should visit Egypt in May, when the weather is absolutely fantastic: the nights are mild and pleasant, and there is no searing heat and hot desert winds during the day. The water temperature in the Red Sea is between 25 and 26 degrees Celsius. It can comfortably satisfy even the most discriminating travellers.

And, of course, the weather in Egypt around May and June is ideal for this time with children, so comfortable weather will bring a lot of fun and enjoyment. These are just some of the primary reasons why a family vacation to Egypt in May/June is so popular, particularly among British tourists. These facilities have been introduced, as having factors such as the country's proximity, suitable beaches on the Red Sea coast, and relatively inexpensive pricing for family holidays in Egypt during this season.

While the swimming season is open all year, the water temperature in Egypt is at its warmest in May. As a result, at this time, you can simply relax and enjoy yourself with the children. However, by the end of the month, the fast-approaching scorching Egyptian summer sets in. Summer in Egypt means that the temperature air throughout the day will be far above 30 degrees and will begin to blow powerful desert sand. Short nights will also not provide respite because the temperature lowers a few degrees at night.

Because it is located on the seashore and is flanked by two deserts known as the Libyan desert, the Sahara and the entire population of Egypt can be considered oasis. This entire area is separated into three sections: lower, middle, and upper. Lower Egypt provides the best circumstances for sea vacations in May, and this is where you and your family may enjoy the warm and gentle waters of the Red Sea and spend a fantastic family vacation.

IMAGE: A boat cruise on the famous Nile River is a must for any family visiting Egypt.

Boat cruises

Synonymous with Egypt is the Nile River, and a boat ride on this river is at the top of every Egypt travel itinerary. As a result, older children especially will enjoy their time on the river during a boat cruise. Some luxury Egypt excursions may include a Nile Riverboat cruise, so be sure to inquire when booking your trip. Most of the Nigel Riverboat cruises last between three to four nights, sailing from Aswan to Luxor with a few stops in between. Some cabins have terraces and buffet dinners are served daily. Your children will also be drawn to on-board entertainment such as belly dancing and live music.

Egypt, however, is more than the Nile River, the Red Sea, mummified remains, and tombstones. There are countless treasures to be uncovered, as well as several possibilities to learn more about ancient Egyptian civilisation. For example, on a visit to Cairo, you may immerse yourself in the incredible old ambience and view many of the famous historical sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza.

Tourists from abroad can also experience the Khan el-Khalili district, the Muhammed Ali Mosque, and Great Sphinx. As you visit these sites, you will start to realise that human civilisation began here. It is an ancient Egyptian civilisation that remains one of the world's most intriguing phenomena to this day. The absence of the need to apply for a visa in advance, also allows you to quickly arrange a family trip to Egypt.

Explore the tombs of ancient Kings

Make time to see the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the town of Luxor with your family. This archaeological site in the Valley of the Kings reopened to the public in February 2019 after nearly ten years of restoration work. Although it is fascinating for both adults and children, the tomb of King Tut is small and can become crowded during high season. Despite the fact that photography is not permitted, the entire linen-wrapped mummy, carving of the stone coffin, and craftsmanship make this ancient tomb worth a family visit.

IMAGE: The Tomb of King Tut in Luxor

For most people, Egypt may appear to be a destination for adult travellers only, but your children will be captivated by the country's diverse selection of activities and history. Families planning a holiday to this country may want to consider one of the top Egypt tours that focus on attractions for people of all ages.

Visit the Children’s Civilization and Creative Centre

The Children's Civilization and Creative Centre, located in Cairo's Heliopolis district, educates children about Egypt's rich legacy. There are four sections inside for tourists to explore. The part that looks at the country's growth along the Nile River, is called the ‘Who am I’ section while ‘Where am I from?’ delves into the country’s rich history, including the tomb of King Tut and the Pyramids. "What is Egypt like today?" focuses on modern Egypt and lastly, ‘What is Egypt's Future?’ looks to the future and concentrates on the country's scientific side. Although this museum is intended for younger visitors, parents will also find it very intriguing and highly entertaining.

IMAGE: The Jungle Aqua Park in Hurghada is a waterpark resort that will keep the kids entertained for hours.

After most Covid-19 travel restrictions were lifted in 2021, nearly one million visitors from various nations, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, Belarus, and Switzerland, visited Egypt and spent time soaking in the sun on the country's gorgeous beaches.

So, if you are planning a family trip to Egypt, be sure to take the kids to Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada, two gorgeous Red Sea cities, for the perfect family beach holiday. The Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, with its tech amenities (where iPads can be rented) and a Kids' Club, as well as the outdoor activities at the Jungle Aqua Park in Hurghada — an all-inclusive waterpark resort – will most definitely appeal to the kids. You can also take the family sailing, sandcastle-building, or snorkelling. Whatever you decide, a relaxing family vacation on the Red Sea will be remembered for a lifetime.

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