Introduction to Egypt
With a history shaped by Arabian, African and European civilisations, the North African country blends Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures. It’s important to respect local customs, such as keeping shoulders covered, and dressing modestly when visiting religious sites. IHG’s Cairo accommodation includes a luxury city-centre property overlooking the Nile and a family-friendly hotel with Giza Pyramids views.
Egyptian pound (EGP)
Mainly a desert climate, with mild winters and hot summers (temperatures as high as 41C)
Arriving from Cairo International Airport
Airport is around 20km northeast of city centre. Journey time typically 35 minutes by taxi (average E£35)
Getting around Egypt
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