Mark Mason

Tourists are trickling back to Egypt – to beat the crowds, go now

In the Valley of the Kings, pharaohs’ tombs that before 2011 required lengthy queuing are now easily accessible

Egypt’s revolution of 2011 didn’t just get rid of President Mubarak: it did a pretty good job of clearing out the tourists, too. The political uncertainty since then has made people wary of visiting — meaning more space and lower prices for those who do make the trip. But you’d better be quick if you want to take advantage: this seems to be the year that Egypt is opening up again.

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