Egypt is a piece of heaven made for people who appreciate the value of history, culture and immortal beauty plus it offers the chance for the solo female travelers to feel empowered when they gaze at the history and great constructions made by Egyptian women. A single woman traveler will always find what she is looking for between the great destination of Egypt both ancient and new and create some amazing joyful memories that will remain to the end of time so here are a few answers for the most common questions about traveling to Egypt as a solo woman and some safety guidelines to know in order to make your adventure a one to remember.
1- Will I be Harassed in Egypt?
Unfortunately, harassment is a universal phenomenon that happens to be in Egypt also so you might face some minor verbal abuse so you have to be careful and the best way to deal with it is simply ignored it and move on with your tour and if you feel concerned the tourism police will be always by your side.
How to Deal With Harassment
You simply don’t give it any attention and move on with your day and if the harasser is persistent you can shout and ask help from the police. That’s why it is good to have a tour guide with you at all the time who will keep away any kind of discomfort or harassment.
To Tour or Not to Tour
It is a good idea for women travelers to travel in packs as safety is in numbers. Tours are a chance to explore all the desired highlights of Egypt in an organized timely fashion. Tours give the full freedom to explore and have less interaction with locals.
Places to Avoid … and Not to Avoid
Cairo and Luxor at night is the place to be as the heat fizzles out and many families stroll to the streets where all the hidden beauty of the city rises which offers the ultimate unexpected pleasure for all of the female travelers. Most of Egypt’s budget hotels are fine for solo women so make sure to stay in a hotel fully rated and comfortable before making any step.
How to Get Around Egypt as a Female Traveler
For female traveler can use either taxi or Uber & Careem because there isn’t any difference between the two in safety. Both Cairo and Alexandria are easy to get around because of the numerous ways of transportation at cheap prices. Always seat in the back seat if you used a taxi or uber and if you used a metro ride the women-only carriages. On all the other public transportations always sit next to a woman.
What to Wear in Egypt as a Solo Girl
Dress Conservatively since Modesty is the best Virtue the key to receiving good treatment and respect.
It is advised to always dress modestly while traveling across Egypt as the nature of Egypt is a bit conservative so always cover your knees, upper arms, and cleavage. When you are about to visit or enter the mosque cover down your ankles and wrists and put a headscarf on your head to cover your hair save all the shorts and singlet for the beach.
Find Yourself a Safe Hotel: A Home Away from Home
Hotels are the best places to stay in as all the entrances are security checked and secure so pick a high rated hotel before traveling to Egypt which can become your second home while traveling. Always carry your hotel business information when you are out in case you got lost and want to get home and your Arabic isn’t good.
Book Local Female Guides
It is always good to have a local female tour guide with you while traveling across Egypt. it is always better to be accompanied by a trusted local guide than being alone who will provide the most incredible details about Egyptian history.
Mark Your Territory
Be an Aware of your surroundings & plan every step, it is always wise to learn the full details and information about the places you will be visiting not only on the internet but also on the ground by exploring the government sites, travel blogs, and public forums to learn about the concerned places. Learn the names of the tourist place you intend or going to visit learn some Arabic world like:
- Salam or Marhaba: Hello
- Bettkalm Ingleezi? : Do you speak English?
- Jameel : Beautiful
- Ismi…: My name is…
- Shukran : Thank you
- Afwan: You are welcome (Reply to Shukran)
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With its unique ancient history, historical artifacts, cultural adventures, and countless activities to do from the dusk till dawn, Egypt is where you can sense the old, the new, and everything in between. In order to experience everything Egypt has to offer, you can check our Egypt private tours and Nile river cruises and seize the chance to witness all the beautiful gems in the timeless cities Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan.