The Nile has been Egypt's lifeline for more than 5,000 years. Its fertility gave rise to one of the first advanced civilizations in world history, the relics of which still amaze visitors today.
In addition to Giza, Cairo and Alexandria, Luxor is also a popular destination for renting a car, from where the Valley of the Kings can be reached by rental car. Luxor is also the starting point for Nile cruises to Aswan. Best travel time: due to the subtropical climate, Egypt can be travelled all year round, but we recommend the months of October to April, in summer it is very hot.
The Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt
Pillars of the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt
What traffic rules apply in Egypt?
Limit of 0 % of one percent
Maximum speed in urban areas 50 km/h
Maximum speed outside cities 100 km/h, even on motorways
Driving in the desert in Egypt
If you are travelling in Egypt with a rental car, you should always drive very carefully, because although similar rules apply as in Germany, many drivers disregard them. The fines and penalties for traffic offences have been drastically increased, so it is essential that you comply with the rules. Aggravating is the fact that some roads in Egypt are closed to foreigners.
Do I need an international driving licence in Egypt?
Yes, in Egypt you need an international driving licence. It is valid for 3 years. You can theoretically drive a car in Egypt for six months.
Car rental Egypt: places of interest
Egypt has a lot to offer its visitors, and with a rental car you are flexible and mobile all over the country. Particularly worth seeing are the ancient sites, which attract visitors from all over the world.
You should not miss the following sights in Egypt:
Abu Simbel with the two temples of Ramses II.
Cheops pyramid with the famous Sphinx
Temple city Luxor
Valley of the Kings, the most important place of the Egyptian pharaohs with the tomb of Tutankhamun
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