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What is Egypt Tours Portal?

Egypt Tours Portal is a licensed travel agency that was found in 1987 with more than 30 years of experience in providing the finest travel packages all across Egypt as shown by our positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Egypt Tours Portal offers a number of Egypt tours & vacation packages, Egypt Nile cruises, Egypt day tours & excursions, and Egypt shore excursions plus the option to customize your own vacation with our Tailor-made feature. All our Egypt Tour Packages are designed to contain the most top-rated accommodations, transportation, restaurants, Nile cruises, and activities at very affordable prices. Egypt Tours Portal's staff of Tour Operators, Tour Guides, drivers, and customer service is highly trained with a vast experience and a special set of skills that will make all our clients enjoy the most entertaining holiday.Read More About Egypt Tours Portal Tourism Authority License

What is Egypt Tours Portal's Purpose?

Egypt Tours Portal's purpose is to provide the finest version of Egyptian Tourism by offering the best Egypt tours & vacation packages, Egypt Nile Cruises, Egypt day tours & excursions, Egypt shore excursions, and more.
The company is always looking for what a traveler to Egypt could need to achieve the ultimate level of our client's satisfaction. we care about the full safety, and happiness of every customer who purchases one of our products or book one of our tours at a later date.

What Kind of Products or Services Egypt Tours Portal Offer?

Our Products are Tours, Vacations, Holidays, Nile Cruises, Shore Excursions, Day Tours, plus we book all hotels, all domestic airlines, restaurants, Nile River Cruises ships, and transportation for more than 30 years within our business as an agency in the Egyptian Travel and Tourism Industry.

What Makes Us Different?

There are many elements that make us truly different and special such as we provide our work with integrity and we are very passionate about every part of our work. Our company is verified, licensed, and listed in the Egyptian tourism ministry where you can check our license here. The concept of change and improvement is part of our nature and always will be.

Our dedication is to provide our clients with the absolute best and create the most possible environment for all our travelers. Our communication is always prepared and our entire chain of command is totally focused on your every move to ensure your totally safety. Every single one of our partnerships is chosen to provide comfort and joy to all our clients.

We are specialized in creating the top Egypt tours & vacation packages, Egypt Nile Cruises, Egypt Shore Excursions, Egypt day tours & excursions, and more for more than 30 years in the Egypt tourism industry field so you will surely enjoy your experience in Egypt with one of the top 3 travel agencies in Egypt.

All of our tour guides are Egyptologist tour guides and verified in Egypt tourism industry who knows the full history of Egypt and its amazing rich culture.

All of our modern air-conditioned cars are well-chosen by experts in transportation and are daily checked for the highest level in safety, hygiene, and more.

All of our Egypt tours & vacation packages, Egypt Nile cruises, Egypt shore excursions, Egypt day tours & excursions are well written customized, and organized on every page of our website by the minds and hands of our excellent tour consultants and experts in Egypt tourism industry who have more than for more than 30 years of experience.

What are the Benefits of Enjoying Our Egypt Tours?

  • You will learn all that you can know about ancient Egyptian history from our expert tour guides.
  • You will explore attractions and places you have ever seen during your life.
  • You will have a life-changing experience during your time in Egypt.
  • You will enjoy all the entertainment Egypt has to offer through your chosen Egypt tours.

How We Evolved the Main Core for Our Products (Tours)?

Since the beginning of the Egypt Tours Portal entry into the field of Egypt tourism, our products such as Egypt Tours & Vacation Packages, Egypt Day Tours & Excursions, Egypt Nile Cruises, Egypt Shore Excursions have won the praise of all our clients.
From the beginning, Ever since we set foot in the market of Egypt tourism. Our products (Tours) have evolved over the last 30 years by our tour consultants who started to customize and create Egypt Tours & Vacation Packages, Egypt Day Tours & Excursions, Egypt Nile Cruises, Egypt Shore Excursions

What is the effect of our products (Tours) on Our Customers and Users?

Our products (Tours) such as Tours & Vacation Packages, Egypt Day Tours & Excursions, Egypt Nile Cruises, Egypt Shore Excursions will provide an ever-lasting positive effect on all our clients and will be the reason behind some of the best joyful and entertaining memories of their lifetime.

Are Tours to Egypt Safe?

Tours to Egypt is very safe as Egypt is a nearly crime-free zone and offering the finest vacation to all travelers. As long as you hire a trustworthy travel agency and stay close to your tour guide.

Are all Egypt trips safe under covid-19?

Egypt was able to ranks 119th in the world with the number of infections with keeps on dropping and the 1st in Africa and the third in the MENA region for Covid-19 resilience thanks to the strong decisions taken by the government that controls the spread of the virus and keeps recording the highest number of recovery cases on earth.

What are the safety measures taken by the Egyptian Government to stop the spread of Covid-19?

There have been a number of safety measures taken by the Egyptian government to protect all the travelers of Egypt such as the cleansing of all the attractions on a daily basis. To create a safe environment for all, Every Traveler to Egypt will have to showcase a negative PCR test before arriving in Egypt which needs to be completed within 72 hours before coming to Egypt.

What are the Best Months to Visit Egypt?

The best months to visit Egypt is during the travel season from late August to April during the seasons of autumn, spring, & winter where the average temperature is at 21 C (70 F) which is ideal for all foreign travelers who wish to enjoy the best of Egypt under a relaxing climate.

How much is A Trip to See the Pyramids?

A trip to see the great pyramids of Egypt whether for a half-day or a full-day will cost from 75$ to 99$.

Can You Touch the Pyramids?

Yes, Everyone can touch the pyramids but very gently without damaging them in shape or form as they remain a very important archaeological piece of art and history.

Is Egypt Expensive to Visit?

Egypt is one of the most affordable traveler destinations in the world filled with all the elements of a successful vacation like a rich culture, enchanting monuments, countless entertaining activates, 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 Accommodation and all.

What is the average cost of Egypt Tours?

Every Egypt tour package has a specific price tag based on the type of the trip whether luxury or budget and the number of days and clients taking part in the tour. The Budget Tours range from $390 to $1099 while the Luxury Tours range from $1099 up to $3999.

Can you go Inside the Sphinx?

No, you can't go inside the sphinx as there is nothing inside the sphinx, but you can go inside the pyramids.

Is it Safe to Visit the Pyramids?

The Pyramids complex is a national treasure and the safest location in all of Egypt. The Pyramids are always guarded by the Egyptian government and a team of Egyptian archaeologists to protect them from any harm.

What happens if you climb the Pyramids?

It is illegal to climb the pyramids of Egypt so if anyone was caught climbing the pyramid they will be arrested and could spend up to 3 years in prison and fined a great deal of money.

How much does it cost everyone to visit the pyramids of Giza?

Everyone can visit the pyramids at any time by paying the entrance tickets for 200 EGP (9$ / 8€(.

How much does it cost to go inside the pyramid؟

Everyone can get inside the pyramids as each the entrance fees inside each pyramid is different as inside the Khufu Pyramid entrance fee is 400 EP, inside the Khafre Pyramid entrance fee is 100 EP and inside the Menkawre Pyramid, the entrance fee is 100 EP.

Who Broke the Sphinx Nose?

There are many theories about the identity of the people who broke the nose of the Sphinx. Some believe it was broken in the 7th century during the Arab Invasion or in the 14th century, or in 1798 AD either by the Mamluks or the British troops or by Napoleon troops in 1798 AD.

Is There Anything in the Sphinx?

A number of researchers for Boston, Florida state university, and Waseda University in Japan were able to find some voids and anomalies using a seismograph 25ft below its paws and sides of the sphinx confirming the legends of hidden chambers and tunnels between the sphinxes which have not yet been explored.

Is it safe to go on a Nile River Cruise Right Now?

Nile River Cruise is the safest way to explore all the wonder of Egypt; as there has never been any report of any kind of hazard and danger on board a Nile cruise, After Egypt has taken control of the covid-19 in Egypt, The Nile Cruise regained its position as the pinnacle of Egyptian travel and the finest

What is the Best Time of the Year for Nile Cruise?

The best time for a Nile Cruise is from August to April where the climate is ideal especially between Luxor and Aswan for all foreigner travelers who aren’t accustomed to the hot weather of Upper Egypt.

Which is the Best Nile Cruise Ship?

Some of the best Nile cruises in Egypt are MS Mayfair Nile Cruise, MS Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, MS Farah Nile Cruise, the Amwaj Nile Cruise, the Moon Dance Nile Cruise, the Nile Primuime Nile Cruise, and the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise.

How long is A Nile River Cruise?

The length or duration of the Nile cruise depends on the choice of the traveler as there are a diverse number of Nile Cruise itinerary that starts from 4 to 12 days but most travelers tend to choose the 5 or 7 days Nile cruise as they are more efficient and suitable choices.

Can You Swim in the Nile River?

Anyone can swim in the Nile without any cause for concern since the waters are clean and non-stagnant.

How Much is A Cruise Down the Nile?

The total price of any Nile Cruise depends on the number of days, the type of the cruise whether Luxury and Budget but the average price range between 625$ and 1099$.

Do Crocodiles Still Live in the Nile River?

There are no longer any crocodiles located in the Nile River ever since the construction of the Aswan High dam in 1960.

What Should I Wear in Egypt?

Every traveler should wear whatever makes them feel comfortable but since the climate in Egypt is sunny, every traveler should wear light clothes like shorts, T-shirts, hat, scarf, sunglasses, swimsuit, a veil for women, a bag back, light shoes like sandals, sports shoes, flip flops, long trousers, and anything else they desire.

What to pack to Egypt?

A credit and debit card plus some cash money, A VPN and universal travel adapter to stay connected any necessary medical description, and anything else you may need.

Can Credit Cards Be Used Without Any Difficulty?

All Credit cards and traveler's cheques are accepted in the main hotels and large stores in all the cities of Egypt, Plus most tourist shops also accept foreign currencies.

What Is the Currency and Exchange Rate in Egypt?

 The national currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP) which is known as "Guineh in Arabic". There is a countless number of ATMs located all across Egypt in the main cities, towns plus certain shops and hotels. Money exchange services can be easily found available in banks and certain bureau or you can also use money change services on the web.

What If I Have A Problem?

Egyptian Tourist Police are always ready to receive any Complaints. If there is any trouble every traveler should contact his or her travel agent, tour guide, or hotel reception and inform them of the situation.

Where Can I Get Tourist Information?

To get the correct tourist information, every traveler should head to the Local information offices to provide information, brochures, and advice to tourists. On the Egypt Tours Portal website every traveler can get much helpful and important information through our blog about traveling to and across Egypt.

Can I Use My Laptop in Egypt?

Taking a laptop during your vacation to Egypt is allowed and easy. A lot of hotels and shops provide free high-speed Internet access and there are Wi-Fi hotspots in all of the main towns.

Everyone should pack an Internet connection kit that contains a spare phone cord, an extra Ethernet network cable, a surge protector, a phone adapter, an electric type C adapter. Always check the voltage capacity of the transformer block on your laptop, and if it cannot handle 220 to 230V, buy a new transformer. Read more about what to pack for Egypt.

Which Airlines Fly to Egypt?

The Egyptian airlines in Egypt include EgyptAir, which fly to Egyptian airports: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba, Saint Catherine, Burg El-Arab, Asyut, and more.

Are Internal Flights Safe?

The internal flights in Egypt are completely safe, as, with the increase in the number of airlines operating in Egypt, safety controls are best for a number of reasons which are:

The Egyptian Directorate-General of Civil Aviation, when renewing their airworthiness certificates or waiting for a new license, must meet all the international safety standards published by IOSA (new IATA standards). The Egyptian airlines are all licensed and provide the best service and safety standards.

- No aircraft more than 15 years old are allowed to fly, all the Egyptian aircraft are up to date and regularly maintained

- Most Charter companies sell tickets at foreign tourist offices, but they have recently begun to sell to individual travelers directly.

- Egypt air is now Star Alliance.

Is It Easy to Rent and Drive A Vehicle?

The traffic in the main cities is annoying and dense, Plus every foreign traveler needs an international license to drive, so the best option is to take a taxi. During day trips, hire a private car with a driver. In the desert, off-road driving is not recommended, so it is better to go with your own personal tour guide.

 What Is the Best Way to Travel Long Distances?

- Flying is the fastest way to get to the main tourist cities of Egypt.

- The national carrier, Egypt Air, has a very efficient and reliable domestic flights network, that links most of the tourist cities in Egypt.

- Inter-city buses and trains are cheaper.

- You can travel by train to visit Middle Egypt in southern Cairo.

- An excellent Turbo train service is easily found between Cairo and among main cities. But for Long-distance trips to Upper Egypt in Luxor and Aswan, a sleeping train is the most recommended.

- There is also an extensive network of long-distance air-conditioned coaches.

What Is the Best Way to Get Around in Cairo and Other Large Cities?

Taxis are an easy way to get around across the cities of Egypt such as Cairo.

What Is the Best Way to Visit the Major Attractions?

In order to enjoy your trip the most, it is important to plan ahead your stay there. If you are not traveling as part of a group, you can organize your route when you get there with agencies in Cairo or Luxor, or else hire a car with a guide. Read more about how to plan a trip to Egypt.

How Can I Avoid Queues At the Entrances to Tourist Sites?

For group visits, by booking passes and entry tickets in advance. The best time to visit the Cairo Museum is in the afternoon.

What Is the Ideal Length of An Egyptian Tour?

It is impossible to make a full tour of Egypt in a single trip:

One-week Tour:

- Brief visits to the main sites of Egypt: Cairo, the pyramids, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and more.

- Board a Nile Cruise or a stay on the Red Sea coast or on the Mediterranean coast.

Two-week Tour:

- Head to the main sites, cruise for a few days on the Nile, plus the seaside extension or an excursion to the oases.

What Is the Best Plan For A Family Holiday?

Egypt Tour Portal offers a variety of choices through our Egypt family holiday packages which include seaside holidays on the Red Sea or Mediterranean North Coast, cultural tours with seaside visits, cruises, and more. Egypt Tours Portal offers a very wide range of activities suitable for children and young teenagers such as visiting theme parks or kids clubs in many resorts or enjoying many different sporting and aquatic marine activities such as swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, kite surfing, windsurfing or attending special schools for golf & diving.

The perfect choice is a Sea Side vacation Holidays on the Red Sea, in club hotels, resorts, or popular all-inclusive holiday villages with a visit to the enchanting and magical cities of Luxor and Aswan. The classic Egypt tour is an 8-day/7-night all inclusive Nile cruise, or Lake Nasser cruise. Mixed cultural and seaside programs lasting 15 days/14 nights fit in well with the school holiday period.

What Is the Best Plan When Traveling As A Group?

The group tours to Egypt offer a complete visit to Cairo and the pyramids, followed by a cruise on the Nile with tours to the temples and tombs at Luxor, temples at Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo, Aswan, and the temple of Abu Simbel. Lake Nasser cruise offers a visit to the temples at Abu Simbel.

What Are the Advantages Of A Nile Cruise?

The Nile cruise is the most incredible way to explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt on board of modern vessel equipped with all the means of fun and relaxation. Nile Cruises include transfers from Cairo to Luxor by air, then from Luxor to Aswan by cruise ship, with visits to the various sites:

Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the necropolis at Thebes, temples at Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo, then Aswan, and the temple of Philae. At Aswan, you can take a trip on the river in a felucca. Travel from Aswan to Abu Simbel is often by air, so not all tours include a visit to Abu Simbel.

What Is the Best Way to Discover the Nile River?

The best plan is a felucca cruise. A dinner cruise in Cairo and by enjoying oriental music and typical Egyptian food.

- Mini-cruise or excursion by felucca at the majestic cities of Luxor and Aswan.

- Camel-back tour around Aswan offering camel rides across the dunes and visits to Nubian villages.

- Day cruise from Luxor to Dendara includes an excursion & lunch.

How to Plan A Luxury Egypt Holiday?

Egypt luxury holidays from Egypt Tours Portal are a very memorable chance to live like a king and Egypt is the best place to easily plan a luxury holiday. Pick your own package with a luxury hotel and the chance to explore the historical and cultural wonders of Egypt's cities laying on the bank of the Nile, or cruising on one of the best luxury Nile cruises.

What Program Would Suit A Small Budget?

Cheap holidays to Egypt from Egypt Tours Portal are the best choice for people with a small budget. You can reduce costs by booking for a cruise package on the Nile with a seaside extension, or an "all-inclusive" stay on the Red Sea coast. Your budget will also vary depending on the class of hotel you choose and the number of days spend in Egypt.

What's A Good Itinerary For My First Visit to Egypt?

Your first visit to Egypt should concentrate on visiting the must seen sites:

The pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the temple of Philae in Aswan, booking a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor to witness the legendary history and culture of ancient Upper Egypt and mix it with the tropical beauty of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, with its scuba-diving sites and relaxing resort hotels which is ideal for family holidays.

What Should I Do On My Second Visit?

Explore Egypt rare sites located off the broken path such as:

- The Mediterranean coast, to Alexandria with its museum and library, it's Greek and Roman ruins, Fort Qaitbey - site of the ancient lighthouse (Pharos) of Alexandria - and nearby, the seaside resorts of MarsaMatruoh and Ras el-Hekma.

- The oases and the White Desert in Egypt such as Siwa, starting from MarsaMatruoh or Cairo, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Al-Kharga.

- Fayoum and Lake Qarun to the south of Cairo.

- In Upper Egypt, Board a felucca to discover Aswan, the museum and Nubian villages, the Aga Khan mausoleum, and cruise across Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel.

- Visit the museums of Egypt such as the Archaeological Museum in Cairo, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the Mummification Museum in Luxor, and so on.

If you are a repeat visitor to Egypt, then Egypt Tours Portal customized special tours for anyone who visited Egypt before. You can check out of ordinary Egypt tours and choose the best suitable Egypt tour.

What Accommodation Is Available in Egypt?

- Egypt has a wide variety of hotels & accommodations that come in deluxe, simple camping, eco-lodges to budget, or luxury.

- Five-star Hotel Chains: Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, and more.

- Historical Hotels: Mena House, El Salamlek, Old Cataract, and more.

- Nile view hotels.

- Very Luxury Hotels: Four Seasons, Marriott, and more.

- Boutique hotels such as Mudera in Luxor.

- Echo lodge such as Basata in the Red Sea.

- Camps in Dahab& Newbie.

- Eco-friendly resorts like El Gouna.

- Resorts With Golf Possibility: JW Marriott in Cairo.

- Residential Tourism in the Red Sea and North Coast.

The general Classification and rating of Hotels abroad is 5 or more stars or higher but in Egypt, the maximum amount of Stars rating is Four Stars. That’s why the best hotels in Egypt have five stars rating as full luxury.

Which Are the Finest Luxury Hotels in Egypt?

Historical Hotels:

In Cairo: the Marriott Hotel, a former palace built for Empress Eugenie, converted to a luxury hotel with a casino. It is considered one of the finest hotels in the world.

Also in Cairo, the 5-star hotel Mena House.

Nile View:

- In Aswan: The Old Cataract is a 5-star Sofitel which was built in 1886 in the Victorian style, known for its terrace overlooking the Nile.

- In Luxor: on an island in the Nile, the Movenpick hotel "Jolie Ville". - And the Winter Palace

Red Sea Side:

- At Dahab, the 4-star Meridian Resort opened in May 2006 after renovations.

- At Taba, a seaside resort north of Dahab, the new 5-star Movenpick deluxe resort: 434 rooms, suites, and bungalows with sea and mountain views, sports center, dive center, tennis courts, and conference center. And there are other luxury hotels in Taba Heights.

- El Gouna, north of Hurghada, is an upmarket seaside resort with a marina, 18-hole golf course, water sports and dive centers, with a number of hotels. The major international operators have opened several 5-star hotels. There are also villas available for rent.

- In Hurghada, the SahlHasheesh and the Cascades.

- Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam

Mediterranean Hotels:

- In Alexandria: the Four Seasons, the El Salamlek Palace Hotel, and the Hilton Borg El Arab

The major hotel chains have opened luxury hotels in Cairo and Luxor, and at most of the main tourist sites.

Where Can I Play Golf?

Everyone can play golf in Egypt in one of the big hotels that offer daily services, (including shuttle service), which are also available to guests who aren't necessarily staying at them.

There are 17 Golf courses in Egypt:

1- Alexandria Sporting Club

2- Porto Marina El Alamein

3- Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

4- Gezira Sporting Club

5- Solaimaneyah Golf City

6- Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

7- Mena House Golf Club

8- JW Marriott Mirage City Golf Club

9- Amarante Golf City

10- Luxor Royal Valley Golf Club

11- Stella Di Mare Golf Resort

12- El Gouna Golf Club

13- MadinatMakadi Golf Resort

14- Steigenberger Al Dau Resort

15- The Cascades Golf & Country Club

16- Taba Heights Golf Resort

17- Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort

How Can I Go Hiking or Trekking In the Desert?

Egypt Tours Portal can organize 4 x 4 discovery super safari excursions to Sinai and to the oases in the western desert.

Does Anyone Offer Spa or Golfing Holidays?

There are a number of luxury hotels that have health spas and golf courses such as the 5-star luxury resort La Residence des Cascades at Soma Bay in Hurghada, which combines a golf course with a thalassotherapy center known as "The Cascades Hot Sea Baths".

How to Haggle in Egypt?

Don't start bargaining unless you are really intending to buy. Have a price in mind. Ask the seller to offer a price before you offer one. Offer about half of what you would like to pay for that particular product. Take it in turns to adjust your price.

What to Shop in Egypt?

There are a lot of options to shop while in Egypt such as Novelty T-shirts. Souvenirs to buy in Egypt with your name printed in Hieroglyphics. Pillowcases Artworks in the shape of woodwork, paintings, bowls, trays, ceramic products, and more. Incense Bastet, Antique Stones, and Statues Replicas Khayameya Fez "Tarboosh" Hookah "Shisha" Cotton Robes and Vail "Jilbab& Burqa" Jewelry Wooden Boxes Handcrafted Metal Works Eastern Desserts Papyrus Manuscripts and Paintings "Replica" Pottery and Ceramics Belly Dancing Costume Ramadan Lantern "Fanoos" Egyptian Musical Instruments Hand Blown Glass Works and Ornaments Kohl Kilim Carpets And more.

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 40-30% less than the initial price so make sure you don’t get hustled. You can read more about shopping in Egypt and know more about the famous bazaars & souks in Egypt.

What Are the Best Places to Shop At in Egypt?

You can find some amazing places to shop while being in Egypt such as Khan Al Khalili, Souk Al Fustat, Aswan Souk, Old Market, Souk-Al-Gamaal, Sharia Khayamiya, Han El Halili, Souq El Ataba, Luxor Bazaar, Tent Market, Sharia El Souk, Lotus Bazaar, Khan Msr Toulon, Nomad, Siwa Souk, Cairo Festival City Mall, etc where you can find the best of shopping options.

What Are the Public Holidays in Egypt and Is It A Good Time to Visit the Country?

Egypt has a number of public holidays; some of them are national while others are religious. Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays. All the historical and museums are open daily All the shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm every day except Sunday. In Ramadan, all these times can change. Here is a list of the festivals & public holidays in Egypt:

- The Coptic Christmas is on the 7th of January

- The Birth of the Prophet Mohamed Holiday depends on the Islamic calendar

- The Egyptian Revolution Day is on the 25th of January

- The Easter Holiday differs from one year to the other and usually takes place in the months of April or May

- The Sinai Liberation Day is on the 25th of April

- The Workers Day is on the 1st of May

- The Revolution Day is the 23rd of July

- The first and second days of the Grand Barium depends on the Islamic calendar

- The first and second days of the lesser Barium depends on the Islamic calendar

- The Military Day Holiday is on the 6th of October

- Islamic New Year’s Eve depends on the Islamic calendar

Can I Drink Alcohol in Egypt?

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

Is It Safe to Drink the Tap Water in Egypt?

No, it is advised not to drink tap water, bottled water instead.

Can I Bring My Pet, Dog, or Cat with Me to Egypt?

Yes, every traveler can bring their animal to Egypt but, all animals or animal products must be declared at the point of entry from overseas.

Plus, cats and dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate and a veterinary certificate from their home country.

What Is the Time Zone of Egypt?

Egypt is two hours ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. So, for example, if it is 12 at noon in Cairo, it is 10 a.m. in London, 11 a.m. in Rome, 6 a.m. in New York, and 8 p.m. in Sidney.

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 Business Hours in Egypt?

In Egypt, there are no fixed business hours in the public facilities, unlike the private sector. Every facility has its own set of hours such as:

Banks are open from 8:30 in the morning till 2 at noon. A number of branches of some banks situated inside hotels may open until 8 in the evening. All banks are opened every day except Friday, Saturday, and during the public holidays

Private shops and facilities are usually open from 9 or 10 AM until 10 PM. Some shops, restaurants, and cafes still operate until the early hours of the morning and some of them are open 24/7. They also remain open on Friday and Saturday.

Museums are open from 9 AM till 4 or 5 PM.

Historical sites like the pyramids and the Pharaonic temples of Luxor and Aswan are open from 8 or 9 AM till 5 PM.

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