Holidays to Egypt for solo / single travellers over 50


Egypt is a place of endless discovery. For solo / single travellers over 50, this country offers culture, adventure and rich history as well as opportunities to relax if a beach holiday is more up your street. From the bustling Khan Al-Khallili Bazaar and the Pyramids of Giza, it’s hard not to be beguiled by Egypt.

Here we round up a handful of the best places for holidays to Egypt to visit as a single / solo traveller over 50 in Egypt with Silver Travel.

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Destination holidays to Egypt for solo / single travellers over 50


The energy in Cairo is full of charm, chaos and colour. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be hit by heady heat, fragrant smells and the continual clatter of the city. The best time to explore the streets and famous shopping bazaars is in the evening when you can watch the sun sink into the horizon and then go in search of delicious local cuisines at one of the many restaurants.


The pyramids are not to be missed. They’re almost otherworldly, peeking out from the sand in their perfect symmetry. You can admire these triangular feats of architectural engineering at three sites; Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara. If you want to visit all three, you can book a full-day tour with a driver and guide.

Abu Mena

An hours’ drive inland from Egypt’s gold-sand beaches, Abu Mena is an archaeological site where you can visit the remains of an ancient holy city. Even today, relics of basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops are in identifiable condition after careful restoration. For a solo traveller, a visit here is a chance to step back in time.

Valley Of The Kings

The Valley of the Kings is not to be missed on your solo adventure to Egypt. It’s home to 63 magnificent royal tombs, a lot of which are still intact with hyroglyphics and ornate decoration. Some of the tombs have been partly destroyed by treasure hunters, floods and the effects of mass tourism but it’s a worthwhile day trip even if just to experience the dusty drive out to the Valley. The entry ticket gains access to three tombs, with additional tickets to see the tombs of Ay, Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses VI.

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Temple of Karnak

If diving into an ancient land of pharohs and hyroglyhpics is on your solo travel agenda, book a tour to the Temple of Karnak. Here you’ll find a sprawling network of sanctuaries, kiosks and obelisks, covering more than two square kilometres and large enough to fit ten cathedrals. To see this magical place in all its splendour, visit early morning or late afternoon when the light is golden and soft. 


Located on Egypt’s East Coast, Hurghada is a traditional beach town overlooking the Red Sea. Here you’ll find golden sands and plenty of restaurants, shops and bars peppering the seafront. From Hurghada, you can take a boat trip to Giftun Island – a deserted slice of paradise – or visit historical sites on a day trip to Luxor. If you’re simply looking for a bit of R&R on your solo holiday to Egypt, you’re in the right place.


If you have a passion for history, head to Aswan next. This ancient city on the banks of the Nile River is rich with historical landmarks and archaeological treasures, offering an unparalleled journey back in time. From the grandeur of the Temple of Philae to the mystery of the Unfinished Obelisk, and from the double temple of Kom Ombo to the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu, every corner of Aswan tells a tale of its illustrious past.

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The best time to visit Egypt for solo / single travellers over 50 

As a solo traveller, you might prefer a more relaxed pace, and the cooler months (October and April) offer a more comfortable environment for exploring historical sites like the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, or the city of Aswan. The less intense heat also makes cruising the Nile River a much more enjoyable experience. Visiting during these cooler months also means fewer tourists, allowing you to take in the sights at your own pace without the crowds. If you’re a fan of shopping, the cooler weather makes haggling in the souks a more pleasant experience.

However, if you’re interested in diving or snorkelling, the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh are year-round destinations. The water is warm and marine life is abundant no matter when you visit. Generally, the hottest period is between June and August when daily temperatures can hit 40°C – this is a popular period for beach holidays.

Remember, whatever time of year you choose to visit, Egypt has plenty to offer. From its ancient history to its vibrant modern culture, there’s always something to explore and discover.

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