• The Egyptian tourism authority website  provides a lot of information about tourism sector in Egypt.
  • The Directorate General of Passports, Immigration and Nationality of the Egyptian Ministry of Interior provides comprehensive information about all matters relating to entry into the Egyptian territories, in addition to general guidelines on all legal aspects concerning foreigners inside Egypt.


First: Cultural Tourism

  • Ancient Egyptian archeology

    Cairo and Giza cities have many archeological sites including the Egyptian Museum, Giza pyramids and Oun city. Luxor and Aswan provinces also have many monuments of ancient Egyptian civilization.

  • Sacred Places

    Tourism in Egypt include visiting places of religious significance to the three religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. For instance there are many Islamic holy places in Egypt including the mosque of Al Imam Al Hussain, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in Cairo, in addition to other historical mosques such as Ibn Toloun and Al Azhar, and churches such as the Hanging church, Margaris church, the church of the Virgin Mary, Saint Mina church, the Virgin Mary Tree church, Mary church in Al Zeitoon and Saint Mark's cathedral in Al Abbasiya; and monasteries such as Saint Catherine's monastery, Saint Anthony monastery, Wadi Al Natroun monastery in the western sahara; and Islamic shrines including mosques and places of interest such as the Islamic Museum.

  • Ancient Greek and Romanian archeology in Alexandria
  • Alexandria has a large number of remaining monuments belonging to the Greek-Romanian era in Egypt, the most notable of which is the Romanian Theatre. In Koum Addikah area next to the theatre there are a number of ancient Egyptian antiquities most of which belong to the modern state age in addition to Pompey's Pillar (Amud El-Sawari), Roman baths, Black Head temple, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and al Kaysaroon temple.

Second: Leisure Tourism

Leisure tourism is one of the tourist activities that attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world to enjoy Egypt's  3,000 km long fine beaches of the Mediterranean and Red Sea, the banks of River Nile extending northward, and various deserts and mountainous regions where they can enjoy adventure tourism and safari trips.


Third: medical Treatment Tourism
Egypt has many treatment tourism places, foremost among these are Helwan springs; Al Wadi Al Jadeed province; Al Ghardaqa city; Al Dakhla, Al Kharja and Al Frafira oases; Aswan prvince; Sinai and Safaja.


Fourth: Environmental Tourism
This is a kind of natural scenery tourism where tourists can enjoy walking or boat riding in natural locations accompanied by guides who explain to them the vegetation and animals and other natural components of places. World-class protected areas including Ras Mohammed, Saint Catherine and Nabaq in southern Sinai are good examples of such places.


Fifth: Sports Tourism
Sports tourism is one of the most effective ways of promoting tourist destinations by adding to them popular enjoyable and entertaining practices, namely, sports, including scuba diving, water skating, fishing, hunting and yacht cruising.

The most notable  destinations of sports tourism include: 

  • The 3,000 km long fine beaches of the Mediterranean and Red Sea. Red Sea coast is famous for its clear waters, colored coral reefs, rare fish, long and contrasting mountain ranges extending along the waterfront leaving a plain that can be used for camping. Al Akaba Bay coast has many facilities for scuba diving and other sea sports.
  • Golf, equestrian, and water sports, scuba diving, fishing and rowing clubs.