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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need To Know Before Traveling To Egypt?

Every traveler must respect all the archaeological monuments and sites by not touching, scratching, or sitting on them as they are what remains of the ancient Egyptian heritage. You should dress conservatively despite the fact that there is no specific dress code in the cities, it is known that women will feel much comfortable if they cover their shoulders and do not wear shorts, plus this becomes very relevant when visiting mosques and churches. Drink a lot of water and apply sun cream to stand the heat and the sun. Despite the fact that hotels and main shops in the tourist areas would accept credit cards and foreign currencies, but smaller restaurants and stores are unlikely to do so especially when you go further into the tourist areas and the desert. Be careful when paying Buying souvenirs. Always keep your camera phone with you at all times. Always keep your professional tour guide and driver with you when you go on a desert excursion. Always check the time of the ensa time lock during your Nile cruise booking. Attend a sound and light show in Luxor along with the archaeological spots through the Nile. focus on having a good time and don't take long to return to Egypt. Every traveler must respect all the archaeological monuments and sites by not touching, scratching, or sitting on them as they are what remains of the ancient Egyptian heritage.

What Should I Avoid In Egypt?

Not researching the culture & country before you go. Not researching the locations and attractions you visit and which ones you should avoid You don't pack culturally appropriate clothing. Not Preparing for the weather Not booking your Nile cruise first. Not hiring a guide for certain tourist sites. Traveling without a currency converter app. Avoid discussing politics or religion with the public You forget to tip. Not haggling for shopping and taxis Not Packing the right medicines.

Does Egypt require Covid test?

Yes. All passengers traveling to Egypt (including Egyptians) must be in possession of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time. It is highly advised to take the COVID-19 Vaccine before traveling to Egypt.

Where Should you go In Egypt?

Every traveler can head to the majestic cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, & Aswan which holds the Giza Pyramids complex, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo Citadel, the National Egyptian Museum, the catacombs, the Qaitbay citadel, Karnak temples complex, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Philae temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Abu Simbel Temples, and many more plus the beautiful shores of the red sea city resorts such as Sherm El Sheik and Hurghada.

How much does it cost to Visit Egypt?

Egypt is one of the most affordable travel destinations as The Budget Tours range from $390 to $1099 while the Luxury Tours range from $1099 up to $3999 including everything without the international flight. For example, 8 days itinerary to Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise between Luxor & Aswan plus Abu Simbel will cost about 2,400$ including everything from international Airfare to Accommodations.

What is the best way to travel in Egypt?

The best way to travel to Egypt is through Domestic flights, Nile River Cruises, and Private vehicles which will be arranged by your travel agency.

What to do before traveling to Egypt?

Before traveler to Egypt, Every travel should conduct critical research about his or her travel destination in relation to the history, the culture, customs, the do & don't, plus check with the travel agency about all the details relating to the accommodations, transportation, and everything else. Most importantly make sure that the Visa is good to go.

Is it safe to Drink the Tap water in Egypt?

No, it is advised no to drink tap water and but bottled water instead.

Is a Nile Cruise Worth it?

Nile River Cruises is the finest and most magical way to explore the heavenly wonders of Upper Egypt between Luxor and Aswan in the most comfortable service since the victorian age.

Can I drink alcohol in Egypt?

Drinking alcohol in Egypt is allowed for holders of foreign passports at affordable prices.

What do female tourists wear in Egypt?

Female travelers can wear anything that makes them feel comfortable and conservative.

Why is Egypt so dangerous?

Egypt is one of the safest travel destinations in the world right now, due to the low crime level when compared with the crime rates of many Western countries. In Mid 2021 world Health Organization places Egypt at the lowest level of coronavirus spread Risk across the world due to the measures taken by the Egyptian government that helped control the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of each traveler such as the cleansing of all the visited attractions on a daily basis which help record the lowest number of infections and the highest number of recovery cases.

Is English widely spoken in Egypt?

English is the most widely used language in Egypt, the majority of the road signs in Egypt are written both in Arabic and English.

Is Cairo safe?

Cairo is highly safe both day and night with a low crime level where every traveler will enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

How much should you tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is always expected, it is generally expected to tip from 5% to 10% as a sign of good etiquette and respect across all the facilities.

What is the best currency to take to Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE). Don't change your money before you come to Egypt so you don't miss the change rate. You will get a better rate for your dollars and more currencies in Egypt. Euros, dollars, and sterling notes are accepted.

What to pack to Egypt?

Every traveler should always bring all everything they need such as toothpaste and toothbrush,
deodorant, sunscreen, toilet paper, skincare cream, face wipes, back bag, and luggage locks. It is highly important that every traveler bring any necessary prescribed medications such as Anti- Diarrheal,
Dramamine, Advil, Rehydration Salts, and small travel first aid kit. Always remember to bring all the
electronic devices you need such as VPN, Power Bank, Universal Adapter, and anything else you may need. Read more about what to pack for Egypt.

Is Travel Insurance important?

Travel Insurance is the best way to stay safe during your time in Egypt and afford any extra cost such as medical expenses, cancellations, delays, and repatriation, plus Baggage, passport, & personal liability coverage. Note, It must be done in your home country before your arrival.

What are the best Arabic words to Know before traveling to Egypt?

It would be very useful to know some Arabic words 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).

What are The DO's and The DON'T's of traveling in Egypt?

The DO's:

  • Do spend time chatting with people.
  • Do learn some basic Egyptian Arabic during your trip.
  • Do ask when you don't understand something.
  • Do savor as much Egyptian food as you can.
  • Do make sure you try the delicious cuisines of Egypt.
  • Do stay in a central location.
  • Do dress modestly.
  • Do be careful of public displays of affection.
  • Do ask for directions from at least three different people.
  • Do ask for help when crossing busy streets.
  • Do take taxis rather than public transportation.
  • Do ask locals about the fare for your destination before taking a taxi.
  • Do avoid off-road destinations.
  • Do carry small change and coins.
  • Do leave tips in caf s, restaurants, hairdressers, shops and almost everywhere!
  • Do bargain in souvenir shops and bazaars.
  • Do respect Egyptian temples and monuments.
  • Do enjoy the country as much as you can.

The DON'T's:

  • Don't even think about renting a car unless you have driven in India or Egypt before.
  • Don't get frustrated when someone is late.
  • Don't wear shorts and vests or tank tops.
  • Don't talk to people who approach you in public areas
  • Don't follow someone trying to "help" you.
  • Don't drink the tap water.
  • Don't drink alcohol in the street.
  • Don't be intimidated by market vendors.
  • Don't take photos of locals without permission.
  • Don't visit mosques during prayer time.
  • Don't be surprised to see Egyptian men holding hands.
  • Don't put your feet on a table or point the soles of your shoes at others.
  • Don't pet street dogs and cats.
  • Don't use drones in Egypt.

What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other 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 Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as 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

What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?

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.

What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?

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.

What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little 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 Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?

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

Why Book With "Egypt Tours Portal"?

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 20 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 to 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 priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the finest atmosphere until you return home.

Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

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

What to Wear While in Egypt?

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light and comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt. Put on sun block during your time in Egypt in the summer to protect yourself from the sun.

What are the Best Activities to Do in 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.

What are Egypt Festival and Public Holidays?

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

What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?

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.

What are the Official Languages of Egypt?

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.

What is the Transportation in Egypt?

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.

What is the Weather is Like?

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

What are the Reasons That Make You Visit Egypt?

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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