Traveling to Egypt can be an unforgettable experience thanks to the country’s rich history and stunning landscapes. However, with Egypt’s warm climate, it’s important to take steps to stay cool and comfortable during your trip. From what to wear to tips for beating the heat, here are some essential things to know.

The weather in Egypt is hot for much of the year, especially during the summer months between May and September. Daytime temperatures frequently exceed 35°C/95°F in major cities like Cairo. The heat and humidity can quickly lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke if proper precautions aren’t taken. Staying well hydrated is extremely important. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Opt for bottled water when possible as it’s usually safer than tap water. You should also wear lightweight, loose fitting clothes made from breathable fabrics like cotton. Light colors will help reflect the sun’s heat. Wide brimmed hats and sunglasses are a must to protect your head and eyes from the sun.

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When going outside, try to limit your time in direct sunlight between 11am to 4pm when UV rays are strongest. Pack sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply regularly, especially after swimming or excessive sweating. Seek shade whenever possible. Public areas, museums, mosques and churches often have shaded outdoor sections for visitors to rest.

Carry an umbrella for protection from the sun. You may also want to bring a small battery operated fan or portable air conditioner. Hotels in Egypt now widely provide air conditioning, but having your own provides an extra layer of cooling comfort if needed when traveling between destinations.

Tips for beating the heat:

  • Opt for early morning or late afternoon tours and activities to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
  • Rent a car with air conditioning rather than an open-top bus for tours outside major cities.
  • Bring a cooling scarf or bandana to wipe your neck and face. Damp clothing helps wick sweat away from your skin for evaporative cooling.
  • Consider cooling natural fabrics like linen and bamboo which breathe better than synthetic blends in the heat. Light and loose layers allow air circulation.
  • Staying hydrated is key, so bring reusable water bottles when exploring temples, souqs or riding camels in the desert. Public fountains and restrooms are widely available in tourist areas for refilling.

With proper preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy Egypt’s attractions without enduring excessive heat or discomfort. Following these tips will help keep you safe, cool and comfortable no matter the temperature during your Egypt tour packages with Travel Joy Egypt. Let us know if you need any other advice for making the most of your Egypt vacation.