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Egypt has always been the center of the world, one of the first destinations on everyone’s bucket list filled with infinite wonders, hidden gems, and every element needed to spend the vacation of a lifetime. On this page, we have gathered several articles showcasing all the aspects of spending a vacation in Egypt across the enchanting cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Sinia, and the red sea city resorts of Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik, and more. Egypt Tours Portal since 1987 has collected all the information and guidelines needed for our current and future clients to fully live the finest travel experience ever. The travel agency is honored to have the finest staff of tour guides, tour operators, drivers, and customer service plus several dedicated travel constants who will provide the most suitable Accommodations, Nile River cruises, Transportation, and everything else could ever request in an instant.

Egypt Tours Portal gained its excellent reputation due to absolutely fitting booking procedures, safety guidelines, and fair COVID-19 cancelation policies which lead the company to be awarded many prizes such as being Certified By Tripadvisor As the Travelers’ Choice of 2021 in Egypt – Winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards In the Category of the Best Luxury Travel Agency in Egypt in 2020 – Winner of Africa 2020 Award For the Best Cultural Experience Tours in Egypt From the Travel & Hospitality Awards Magazine – Excellent Number of 5-star rating reviews in Feefo” and many more achievements in the way. Enjoy all that Egypt has to offer and make your dream vacation a reality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Egypt located?

Egypt is located in the northern part of the African Continent with part of its Sinai desert located in the Asian Continent which makes it a transcontinental country. It has a total area of 1,002,450 square km making it the 31st largest country in the world; measuring from the deep North to the deep south you have a total of 1,024 km.

What time is it in Egypt?

The Current time zone of Egypt is the EET Eastern European Time. The Current Offset is UTC/GMT +2 hours. Egypt is 8 hours ahead of the center of the United States.

What is the capital of Egypt?

Cairo was also known in Arabic as Al-Qahirah, meaning the victorious, is the capital of Egypt. A city located around the Nile River. Cairo is known to be one of the biggest cities in the continent of Africa. It has a population of over 10 million inhabitants and is considered to be the center of culture and entertainment.

What are the main cities in Egypt?

Cairo is the capital, but other cities such as Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Sinia, Dahab, Gouna, and Hurghada. Read more about the best cities to visit in Egypt.

What is the predominant religion in Egypt?

The dominant religion is Islam, making Egypt s population 90% Muslim and around 10% Christian, with the Muslims being mostly Sunnis and the Coptic Orthodox Church being the largest Christians.

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.

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. the English Pound, Euro, and US Dollar are accepted.

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).

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.

Is Egypt a friendly country?

Friendliness & politeness are the core value of Egyptian society. The Egyptian public is known to be very hospitable and trustworthy.

What are the most delicious foods in Egypt?

Mahshi, Fitter Baladi, Hawawshi, Kofta and Kebab, Shawerma, Hamam Mahshi, Koshary, Falafel, Foule, Roz bel Laban, Om Ali, and more delicious cuisines. Read more about the famous Egyptian food.

How many pyramids are there in Egypt?

There are a total of 118 pyramids in Egypt that has been identified, and the most famous and best well preserved are the Great Pyramid of Giza in the Giza Pyramids Complex.

How many UNESCO Heritage sites in Egypt?

Egypt is home to 7 of the world s heritage sites, six of them are cultural and one is natural, which are The Pyramids of Giza Complex, the Abu Mena, Luxor, Old Cairo, several temples among Philae and Abu Simbel temples, the St. Catherine Monastery and the Wadi al-Hitan.

What are the things to do in Egypt?

Across the lands and waters of Egypt is a number of affordable and entertaining activities such as Boarding a magical Nile Cruise Between Luxor and Aswan, a Dinner Cruise across the Nile in Cairo, aquatic sports like diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, and more, Hot-air Ballon, Super Safari, sandboarding, visit the city of Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy a lot of activities there and very unique & entertaining activities worth your time and attention.

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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