While vegetarianism isn’t popular in Egypt, the nation’s cuisine tends to be one of the most vegetarian-friendly in the world, thanks to its heavy use of vegetable and grain dishes. In fact, it’s possible to eat straight off most menus without ever having to make special requests. As you’re gearing up for your trip, here’s a quick guide on Egypt for vegetarians.
With a history of epic proportions that Egypt has, visiting the country is better than any history class you could take. One of the best ways to learn about the region (and see some of it’s top attractions) is to visit each of Egypt’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Formerly a small fishing village, Hurghada got its start as a base for diving the Red Sea in the 1960s and today is one of Egypt’s most visited tourist destinations. As a popular port of call for cruise ships, Hurghada also has the following shore excursions to make sure cruisers have a great time while on land.
Luxor contains many of the biggest and most famous monuments of ancient Egypt, making it the country’s capital of cultural tourism. But it’s not just the tombs of Luxor’s west bank and the city’s temples that draws the crowds — there are also plenty of important sites to visit in the surrounding region, many of which can easily be done on one of many day trips from Luxor.
The Red Sea cuts between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, flowing from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden. Dotted with cruise ships and fishing boats, this historic stretch of clear blue water is one of the world’s most popular diving sites, and its not hard to see why.
Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser at the strategically vital narrows of the Nile’s first cataracts, Aswan is the smallest of the three major tourist cities on the Nile and by far the most laid-back. It serves as the perfect base from which to explore Upper Egypt.