Fall in Egypt: A Wanderer’s Pick of the Best Places to Visit
If you want to live the holidays of a lifetime, pack your bags to travel to Egypt, for the fall season is here and will be cool. It’s time to explore some distinctive places in Egypt during this fall season. If you fly EgyptAir, your route to Egypt lies over northeast Africa, connecting it with the Middle East. Being a national airline, EgyptAir is headquartered at the Cairo International Airport.
The airline offers regular flights connecting major cities, like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the UAE with Cairo in Egypt.
Autumn travel in Egypt
A trip to Egypt is on top of the list for most ardent travelers, for the country offers some unique destinations – places you perhaps haven’t been to but want to visit this autumn. While Egypt has its timeless historic attractions like the River Nile, Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Red Sea, and Great Sphinx on the list, the less-known destinations like the Valley of the Whales, desert oasis, cascading waterfalls, magic lake, and coastal town fail to get listed.
If you are looking for some exotic destinations to visit in Egypt during the fall, here are the top picks.
- Fayoum Oasis
Called Egypt’s hidden treasure, Fayoum Oasis is located southwest of Cairo. This calm and clean place is an ideal weekend destination. A few attractions in Fayoum Oasis are Wadi al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales), Wadi el-Rayan waterfall, Magic Lake, Tunis Village, and Lake Qarun. You can enjoy pottery art from the best artists in the Tunis Village. Fayoum, with its sand dunes, offers one of the best places for camping. Plan to visit the oasis in October or November.
- Ras Sudr
Located in Sinai, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, Ras Sudr is famous as one of the best kitesurfing spots in Egypt. People visit the place to relax or engage in adventure. With the white sandy beach, shallow lagoons, and flat water, Ras Sudr sets a pace for kitesurfing for players, regardless of whether they are at the beginning or advanced level. The best time to visit here is from March to November as the wind flows at its best during these months.
A coastal town, Nuweiba is ideally positioned on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Sinai Peninsula. This serene town is about 350 km away from Cairo. Tourists flock to this place to unwind at the beautiful sandy beaches and enjoy doing activities like snorkeling, diving, and safaris. The weather is warm, even during summer, which attracts tourists throughout the year. There are some best diving spots in Nuweiba, where people go to spot black- and yellow-ray fish.
- Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls
Wadi El Rayan waterfalls are believed to be the largest waterfalls in Egypt. These waterfalls are a natural phenomenon, for they do not keep going for long. The waterfall survives until the point where the lower lake’s level rises. Tourists frequent this place to watch the small cascades. The enormous freshwater lakes have different elevations and form a waterfall at the point they congregate.
- Wadi El Hitan
If you have not experienced a paleontological site before, be at Wadi El Hitan in Fayoum on the southwest of Cairo. This Valley of Whales carries some of the invaluable fossil finds of whales with hind legs. These fossils date back to 50 million years revealing some fascinating evolution finds, like whales as land-based animals in a previous life. The site has been a UNESCO World Heritage site, an open-air museum, since 2005.
- Siwa Oasis
Siwa Oasis is a fertile basin that is 10 km long and 6-8 km wide. The oasis is known for its mineral springs. You can find this beautiful tranquil place 350 miles west-southwest of Cairo, featuring plenty of palms, olive trees, and clear salt lakes. Being here, you can spend time bathing in the hot springs, going on safari rides, and visiting places like the Mountain of the Dead and the Shali Fortress.
- The Magic Lake
Situated in Wadi El Hitan in Fayoum, the Magic Lake has its significance in its color changing many times a day. However, it depends on the amount of sunlight it receives at a particular time of the year. You can camp here to have great views of the sky at night.
- Lake Qarun
It is one of the ancient lakes of Egypt and is famous for birdwatching.