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Egypt Travel Tips – Things to Know While Visiting Egypt

Egypt Travel Tips – Things to Know While Visiting Egypt

Egypt Travel Tips – Things to Know While Visiting Egypt

Things to Know While Visiting Egypt | Egypt Travel Tips

What Should You Know Before Visiting Egypt – Egypt Travel Tips

Since the word vacation was invented, Egypt has always been the destination to be for tranquility, peace, and entertainment. So if you found yourself in Egypt then here are a few Egypt travel tips to make sure you have the perfect vacation:

  • If you decide to do a tour by yourself, we highly recommend you take note of main info like hotel name, exact address, and phone number.
  • It’s advisable to wear comfortable shoes during your visits because heels and open toe shoes will not comfortable for you as the floor of most sites is either sand or rough stone floors.
  • The best time to visit Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the atmosphere becomes a bit tropical, warm weather with a winter breeze.
  • If you visit Egypt in summer take plenty of water with you during your tours because it’s usually hot, and you will need to drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Sunblock, hats, scarfs, and sunglasses, plus light clothes are recommended during summer time.
  • Comfortable footwear like a closed toe shoe is a good choice.
  • Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.
  • If you decided to get inside one of the pyramids, wear trousers (or jeans) because you will descend ladders and walk through narrow passages.
  • When you visit the Egyptian Museum, it’s highly recommended to have a tour guide because most statues and monuments do not have a label guide to know about the monument so your tour guide will provide you with all information you want to know about the Egyptian Museum.
  • The food is good, and frequently safe. Mulukhiya, Shawerma, and Kushari are the most famous delicious food, you should try them, plus make sure to stay hydrated at all times.
  • It’s good for you to buy a local SIM card for your mobile phone, this will help you make calls to your hotel or travel agency or your guide, there are no prepaid phones or prepaid cards to make your call and a universal charger will be quite essential and quite useful during your holiday in Egypt.
  • During your Egypt tours, it would be very useful known some word and phrases like Salaam Alaykum (hello), Ma’is Salaama (goodbye), min fudlak (please) for male and min fadlik for female, Shukran (thank you), lu samaht (excuse me), Aiwa (yes), laa (no), Yalla (lets go), mashy (okay), Afwan (you’re welcome), Em’shee (go away).
  • Tipping in Egypt is Called ‘Baksheesh’ And Is Expected From Locals And Foreigners Alike, 5 Egyptian Pounds For A Small Service, Such As Carrying Bags, Is Fine and, 10% In Restaurants Is Acceptable.
  • Always expect to bargain when buying souvenirs, but remember to maintain a polite friendly attitude to get the best prices, in most cases, the original price is 50% less than the initial price so make sure you don’t get hustled.
  • It is not advisable to drink the tap water because it is highly chlorinated and tastes terrible so buy bottled water instead and when it comes to food don’t even think about buying any street food.
  • Visitors to Egypt do not require any vaccinations officially unless you are coming from infected areas so we recommend getting against typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and rabies.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt and most Arab countries so keep in mind that you could expect a large crowd at your tourist attractions.

Check our Egypt tour packages and Nile cruise to book your dream vacation which is customized to fit all of your interests with affordable prices.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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