The COVID-19 crisis has resembled a rollercoaster. At the moment it seems safe to make travel plans, new restrictions are imposed overnight. To say this has put a damper on tourism is an understatement. The crisis has shaken countries, like Egypt, that rely heavily on tourism for revenues. However, repressed wanderlust is certain to fuel travel as the promising COVID-19 vaccine is developed and restrictions are eased. It can’t hurt to go ahead and plan to see the Pyramids of Giza or a small expedition on the Nile before other travelers start booking.
Egypt Tours are more enjoyable and safer in off-peak times. This will not only protect your health but will allow you to view ancient wonders and unspoiled terrain at your leisure. In normal circumstances, it is a good idea to investigate the refund policy when making travel plans, and this is even more so in the COVID world. The following are some great post-COVID travel ideas.
The Opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum
One great reason to begin planning an Egypt tour in light of the vaccine development is to witness the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which was supposed to open in 2020, but was delayed by the pandemic.
“Grand” is the right way to describe this museum, which has taken years to build and will contain 100,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, 5,600 from the tomb of Tutankhamun. The museum has been described as so large, a 747 could be parked inside of it. The museum will house a replica of King Tut’s tomb and will display King Tut’s outer and inner coffins. The huge museum will also house restaurants, a movie theater, and many shops. If you make plans now, you can get there before the crowds arrive.
Pyramids at Giza
As the last standing of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the pyramids at Giza reopened in July of 2020. Although many of the visitors were Egyptians, as airline restrictions ease, more travelers from abroad will once again flock to take in the majesty of these towering pyramids. A small Egypt Tour can combine a trip to the pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian museum, and transport visitors for a Nile cruise designed for just a few people.
In the environment of COVID, people may feel leery of cruises, but taking advantage of flexible booking for a small group will let you lock in discount prices for a future safe travel time. Nile cruises provide the relaxing luxury of water travel with spectacular views and frequent stops to see famed sites such as the Sphinx and ancient temples. Combine a cruise with sightseeing for a longer, more leisurely trip. Nile cruises provide exquisite, gourmet food, entertainment, and comfortable accommodations. You may even go snorkeling and enjoy pristine Red Sea beaches.
Booking an Egyptian Tour
Given the uncertainty about the ending of the COVID crisis, prices for tours are much lower than usual. Fortunately, travel companies have had to make allowances for this uncertainty and are not only offering deep discounts but flexible travel scheduling and reasonable refund policies.
This means that, ironically, one of the best times to make plans for traveling to Egypt is during the pandemic, as long as the departure is at a time when air travel and entry to Egypt is permitted and touring is safe. Check with your travel companies concerning the details about refunds and scheduling changes and get ready to embark on an Egypt tour that will provide unforgettable sights and experiences and will create cherished memories.