TRAVEL TIMES IN EGYPT
The following times give you a rough idea of the travel times between the main attractions in Egypt.
Cairo – Aswan: 14hrs by overnight train
Cairo – Aswan : 1.5hrs by air
Cairo – Luxor: 10hrs 30 mins by overnight train
Marsa Alam Airport – Luxor: 4.5hrs by car
Giza Metro station – Pyramids at Giza: 15-20 mins by car
It is the longest river in the world. Without the Nile
River, all of Egypt would be desert.
Only about an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain falls throughout Egypt each year. But each summer, the
river rises because of rains at its source far to the
south in Ethiopia. Floods cover the river's valleys,
leaving sediments needed for trees, plants, and crops
Egypt is often divided into two sections:
Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north.
The sections are named this way because the Nile
flows from south to north. The river empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Southern Egypt's landscape contains low mountains
and desert. Northern Egypt has wide valleys near the
Nile and desert to the east and west. North of Cairo,
the capital, is the sprawling, triangular Nile River Delta. This fertile land is completely covered with farms.