El Minya Vacations
Cairo, the national capital, is situated 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of El Minya.
El Minya isn't the only place in Egypt worth experiencing; those with enough time should also head off and experience the magic of the nearby countryside, cities and cultural attractions.
Egypt is home to some wonderful temples and other places of worship, ideal places to experience the region's spiritual heart. If you need to escape the elements, it's hard to go past Egypt's art galleries, history museums and art museums. These are ideal places to soak up some of the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a unique souvenir or two.
Watersports are a much-loved activity here. Take the opportunity to go water skiing or scuba diving; this area has some perfect spots for it. If your picture of the ideal break is working up a sweat in unique natural environments, then why not join one of the many mountain climbing or four-wheel driving experiences the area around El Minya has to offer.
For many, enjoying new places is as much about local food as it is about taking photos of tourist attractions so make sure to try out the local specialties for which this area is known. Some of the many elements commonly used here are fava beans and rice. Lamb kofta and mezze are popular with both visitors and residents alike. Umm ali (raisin cake in milk) is a commonly enjoyed last course. If you'd like to unwind with a nice cold beer or two, try some Luxor. It's a commonly enjoyed brew in in Egypt. After dinner, go out for a drink in a bar. You can try Rubis D’Egypte rosé or Chateau des Reves red. To complete your experience, try a coffee. This is a popular non-alcoholic beverage here.
When it's finally time to bid farewell to El Minya, head to the nearest major airport situated in Assiut, 75 miles (121 kilometers) away.