How to celebrate the New Year in Egypt: reviews and recommendations
Decided to meet abroad New Year 2014? Tours (Egypt - one of the most popular destinations) will be the most ideal option for a successful holiday. You can choose other tropical countries - the UAE, Thailand, the Maldives, the Caribbean islands ... But then the salute above the palm trees and the festivities at the All Inclusive Hotel plus a flight will cost you much more. If you have never been to Egypt or visited this state for another, not a pre-New Year's time, the tips and recommendations below will help you organize your vacation.
This country has long been focused on tourism, andbecause it refers to customs and quirks by a foreigner with great indulgence. Along with the Muslim holiday of Ras Al-Sana (lunar New Year) in Egypt - the reviews state this with all certainty - the Catholic and Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on a grand scale, as well as the arrival of a Chinese animal, which in 2014 is destined to become a blue horse. Russian tourists have not yet imposed on the Egyptians the Old New Year holiday, but on January 7 thanks to the Copts (and there are 12% of them in the country) has already become the red day of the calendar.
And what about the cost of the tour? At Christmas and New Year in Egypt, prices naturally soar. However, as in any other resort. You came to celebrate, not to save. But! In some rounds, the festive program with dinner is already included in the cost of the tour. And in some hotels "on the blue eye" are asked to pay $ 100 from the nose for this entertainment. When buying a tour package from your operator, be sure to make sure that it includes your ticket.
How do they celebrate the New Year in Egypt? Reviews resting at this time indicate that for the celebration usually pull a large tent. This is important to know: after all, the nights in December are pretty cool, and the 30-degree heat quickly changes to +15 C. When choosing a vest, give priority to warm dresses and suits. The table must be prematurely booked. A person at the reception, based on the best intentions, will try to write you down on a language basis to your compatriots. It is not excluded that you will celebrate the holiday in the company of those who are struck by strangers and look dejectedly at neighboring tables where foreigners will conduct gay and secular talks. If you are fluent in languages and want to meet New Year's Eve properly in Egypt, tourists' reviews recommend asking a person to write you down at the table of Italians or Germans.
It is clear that you are not going to this African countryfor one or two days. In addition to the celebration of the "hour X" and sunbathing on the beach or at the pools it would be nice to visit and excursions. Where to go on New Year's Eve in Egypt? Travelers' comments state that there are no special excursions, but so-called religious tours are very popular. This, above all, concerns holidaymakers in Sharm el-Sheikh. If you go to the monasteries of St. Anthony or Catherine, you can buy holy amulets, and climbing Mount Moses will take all your sins from your soul. For those who chose Hurghada as their holiday destination, there remains a standard set of excursions to Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria, to islands and desert safaris. And for everyone - familiarity with the world of corals. After the shallow water in December and January is cooled significantly, but at a depth of stable temperature of +20 ... 22 C0. When you are bored with splashing in the heated pool, go to the boat to dive with a mask and a tube at a depth.