+20 111 105 9992 info@ladyegypt.com
+20 111 105 9992 info@ladyegypt.com

Classic Egypt

Full Name*
Email Address*
Travel Date*
Number of Adults*
Your Enquiry*
* I aggree with Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Why Book With Us?

  • Best Offer Price Guaranteed
  • Receive Your Offer And Itinerary Within 24 Hours
  • Flexible Itinerary To Match Your Exact Requirments
  • Deal With Travel Specialists

Got a Question?

+2 02 337 789 71


12 Days / 11 Nights
Max People : 12

Dates and Prices

Start Date End Date Price(P/P) Offer
2023-02-11 2023-02-22 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-02-25 2023-03-08 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-03-11 2023-03-22 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-03-25 2023-04-05 US$2805

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-04-08 2023-04-19 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-04-22 2023-05-03 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-05-06 2023-05-17 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-05-20 2023-05-31 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-06-10 2023-06-21 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-06-24 2023-07-05 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-07-08 2023-07-19 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-07-22 2023-08-02 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-08-05 2023-08-16 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-08-19 2023-08-30 US$2680

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-09-02 2023-09-13 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-09-16 2023-09-27 US$2745

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-09-30 2023-10-11 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-10-14 2023-10-25 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-10-28 2023-11-08 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-11-11 2023-11-22 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-11-25 2023-12-06 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-12-09 2023-12-20 US$2870

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

2023-12-28 2024-01-08 US$2930

Book this tour in less than 3 minutes!

  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • single icon 3
    Wifi Available
  • single icon 5
    Pickup: Airpot
  • Icon - Scalable Vector Graphics
    Set Departure Date

This Luxury classic 12-day tour introduces you to the main sites of Egypt while spoiling you with 5-star hotels in Cairo and a 5-star, 7-night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan and back again. Offering a higher standard of accommodation and transport to ensure your comfort at all times. This Egyptian tour starts in Cairo where you can explore the Great Pyramids of Giza including the Step Pyramid and the iconic Sphinx. Moving on to Luxor, you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings as well as visiting Karnak, Medinat Habu, Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail away to Aswan onboard a luxury river boat cruise , via the temples of Edfu and Komomo, where we will explore the romantic temples of Philae and the impressive Aswan High Dam, you’ll then sail back to Luxor, making a stop along the way to visit Esna Temple. 


Departure & Return Location

Cairo International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Tour Highlights

Iconic Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza, Egyptian museum, 5-star cruise down the Nile visiting Karnak & Luxor temples, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut, Medinat Habu & Philae Temples.

Tour Overview

  • Day 1 : Cairo | Arrival in Cairo with an airport transfer to Cairo hotel.
  • Day 2 : Cairo | Cairo. Pyramids & Saqqara tour. Overnight Cairo Hotel.
  • Day 3 : Luxor | West bank tour Luxor temple. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 4 : Nile cruise | Karnak Temple Sail to Edfu. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 5 : Nile cruise | Edfu Cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 6 : Nile cruise | Aswan, Philae Temple, Aswan Dam. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 7 : Nile cruise | Abu Simbel optional tour, Cruise to Edfu. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 8 : Nile cruise | Cruise to Esna, Khnum temple, Cruise to Luxor. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 9 : Nile Cruise | Free day in Luxor (optional tours available). Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
  • Day 10 : Cairo | Fly to Cairo, free afternoon. Overnight Cairo hotel.
  • Day 11 : Cairo | Egyptian Museum and Backstreets of Old Cairo. Overnight Cairo hotel.
  • Day 12 : Cairo | Departure transfer to the airport.

Price Includes

  • 7-night 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor-Aswan-Luxor
  • Based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • Domestic flights
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast & dinner on board sleeper train
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Relevant transfers during sightseeing in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor
  • Currently applicable tax / service charge
  • s- Mineral bottled water
  • 2 small bottles per person during trips
  • English speaking tour guide- English speaking tour leader during transfers
  • Tipping including for all the involved during the tour excluding the tour guide and the tour leader
  • Extras and Upgrades : Extra night - pre-tour, Single Room Supplement - Egypt / Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo (deluxe) / Hot air balloon in Luxor / Abu Simbel overland

Price Excludes

  • Single Room Supplement - Price from 630 USD PP low season ( May-Sept) and from 840 USD PP high season ( Oct -Apr). This tour is based on twin-share accommodation. This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour. It is not required if you are happy to share a room.
  • Entry visa
  • International flight (available on request)
  • Tipping for the tour guide and the tour leader
  • High and peak dates
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, drinks, extra meals, etc
  • Entrance fees to sites visited (allow approx. US$105)
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $180 p/p)
  • Additional tours or other items not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1Highlights of the day: Cairo | Arrival Cairo.

Just as you touch down in Cairo international airport, one of our representatives will welcome and assist you upon customs before accompanying you on your transfer to your chosen hotel. Check-in, relax, and settle in, ready for your adventurous upcoming days!

Overnight: Cairo.
No Meals.

Day 2Highlights of the day: Cairo | Pyramids & Saqqara tour. Overnight Cairo hotel.

Rise and Shine to your first day of exploring Cairo’s Highlights. This morning you will be met at your hotel by your guide for a full-day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Sphinx and Sakkara. Take in the fascinating great Pyramids from a different perspective as you ride a camel (Optional) through the Sahara desert at Giza, we will show you the best spots for a perfect photo shot ! get creative standing super close to the Sphinx while you take pictures at this breathtaking sight. It’s back to your hotel for the rest of the afternoon to lay back and relax. This evening you can enjoy one of our optional tours onboard a deluxe cruise for dinner on the Nile.

Overnight Cairo hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3Highlights of the day: Nile Cruise| West bank tour, Luxor temple. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

This morning we head to Cairo airport for an early flight to Luxor. We begin our tour of the West bank of the Nile starting at the Colossi of Memnon. We then get to explore the dusty Pharaonic tombs located at the world famous Valley of the Kings. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and see the colourful hieroglyphics at Medinat Habu temple before crossing back into Luxor. Your afternoon is free to relax on board your 5-star Nile cruise boat or you could explore Luxor’s markets.
In the evening we take a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple which is spectacularly lit up at night.

Overnight onboard 5 star cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4Highlights of the day: Nile Cruise | Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

A new day, a new adventure with plenty of new discoveries!
An option is available this morning to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West bank of the Nile. After breakfast, we start our tour of Luxor which is to the huge temple complex of Karnak which features towering columns and numerous temples and structures – rightly justifying Luxor’s reputation as the largest open air museum in the world! In the afternoon the boat starts sailing up the Nile, through the lock at Esna and on to Edfu where we overnight.

Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5Highlights of the day: Nile Cruise | Cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

After breakfast get ready for our exciting visit of the nearby Edfu Temple which is dedicated to the god Horus. We will then continue upriver towards Kom Ombo, enjoy a relaxing soak in the pool on deck as you watch traditional rural Egyptian life pass by on the banks of the Nile.
As we arrive at Kom Omombo, we tour the temple which sits scenicly by the banks of the Nile and is home to mummified crocodiles amongst other things! At the end of the tour we head back onboard to continue onwards to Aswan.

Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6Highlights of the day: Nile Cruise | Aswan. Philae Temple, Aswan Dam . Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

Enjoy your breakfast and the breathtaking view before we begin today’s tour. We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt’s most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the River Nile.

Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7Highlights of the day: Nile cruise | Abu Simbel option. Cruise to Edfu . Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

This morning if you are an early rise, then you have the option of taking an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel. These amazing temples built by Ramses II are one of Egypt’s main highlights and attractions. if you prefer to lay in then you have another option to explore Aswan’s markets this morning, walk up and down the Corniche on the banks of the river or visit the Nubian Museum which has a fascinating collection covering the development of the Nubian people in the region.
Later today we will begin sailing back towards Luxor and the night will be spent onboard close to Edfu.

Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8Highlights of the day: Nile cruise | Cruise to Esna. Khnum temple. Cruise to Luxor. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

Rise and Shine!
After leaving Edfu this morning, we’ll continue our journey back to Luxor, on the way we stop to visit the ,lesser known, Esna Temple, dedicated to the God Khnum. The temple was first founded during the reign of Tuthmosis the 3rd, in the 18th Dynasty, however throughout history, additions were made by the Ptolomies and Romans, who recorded their names on the temple walls. After our tour in Esna, twe continue our cruising adventure to Luxor where you’ll spend the night onboard.

Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9Highlights of the day: Nile Cruise | Free day in Luxor with optional tours available. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.

Enjoy your lazy morning onboard your floating hotel, You’ll have a full day in Luxor today to just relax and spend your day as you wish. You could explore the town at leisure or join one of our optional excursions. Options include a visit to Luxor Museum which has a beautifully displayed collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and includes some very important and impressive specimens. You could also join our optional tour to Abydos and Dendera. These temples are much less visited by tourists than the sites in Luxor, but are hugely impressive.

Overnight onboard Nile cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10Highlights of the day: Cairo |Fly to Cairo, free afternoon . Overnight at Cairo hotel.

This morning we bid farewell to Luxor and hello again to the buzzing capital, Cairo. You will be transfered to the airport for a quick flight to Cairo where your afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure, or to take an optional half day tour to discover Cairo’s old churches and synagogues in Coptic Cairo. This evening you can also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile as an option as well.

Overnight Cairo hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11Highlights of the day: Cairo |Egyptian Museum and Backstreets of Old Cairo . Overnight at Cairo hotel.

Enjoy your breakfast before we head out to begin our tour. We start our tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you’ll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. In the late afternoon we take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in central Cairo. We’ll walk through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and explore streets dedicated to metalwork, spices, pottery, fabric, jewelery and anything else you can imagine as we gradually enter the more touristy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. We’ll have time for a break to try some tea and a shisha pipe and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt’s unofficial national dish, Kushari before returning to our hotel.

Overnight Cairo hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12 Final departure: Cairo |Transfer to Cairo Airport.

All great things must come to an end, it’s time to bid your farewell to Egypt as today our agent will take you to Cairo International Airport for your final departure. If your flight is not until this evening or later during the day, we offer optional tours to make the most out of your last day in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast


We want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything on this magical Egyptian tour so our expert team would like to suggest the following optional tours that you can add to your exciting itinerary. You can book in advance with your tour operator or decide later and book on the spot with your tour leader.


Optional Tours

  • Day 1 / Day 2
  • Day 4
  • Day 6 / Day 7
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 12

Nile Cruise Dinner:
Depending on your arrival time, This evening you can add a Nile Dinner Cruise to your schedule, your driver will transfer you to enjoy the entertainment on-board a 5* standard or deluxe Nile Cruise depending on your preference.
Enjoy a deliciously cooked dinner prepared with love and care by our amazing chefs.

Sound and Light Show:
Depending on your arrival time, you can attend the Sound and Light show, the show is exhibited on the Giza Pyramids Plateau itself, a great way to get a glimpse of what awaits you tomorrow. This evening watch the pyramids and Sphinx light up in multicolors as you listen to the story behind the discovery of both great wonders.

Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon ride over the ancient wonders of Luxor:

Come and enjoy the splendors of the ancient historical sights of Luxor from the air. See this spectacular landscape from the unique viewpoint that only hot air ballooning can provide. Glide majestically over the temples and burial grounds of the Pharaohs and allow history to come to life before your eyes.

Abu Simbel

If you’re an early risder then don’t miss out of this spectacular Abu Simbel tour. This morning, visit the temples built by Ramses II at the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel. We depart very early with the aim of seeing the rising sun over the temples. Transfers, guiding, and entrance fees are included.

Abydos and Danderah:

Explore for yourself  what’s left of egyptian history in Danderah. Within the temple a great, elaborately decorated hypostyle hall is supported by 18 Hathor-headed columns, giving it a forestlike appearance. The ceiling is carved with astronomical scenes and the walls with the details of a royal visit. Behind the temple lies a small temple of Isis. On the north side is a sacred lake. There also was found a gate of Mentuhotep II , now in the Cairo Museum. Two birth-houses and a Christian church stand east of the sacred lake. Nearby Abydos is another fascinating site, and was the cult center of the god of the dead, Osiris. The necropolis here was a pilgrimage and burial site and at least ten temples were originally built here.

Luxor Museum:

Explore the beautifully displayed collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and includes some very important and impressive specimens. There are also some items from the period after the end of Pharaonic times in Egypt.

Cairo city tour :

Your morning tour starts at the city’s Islamic areas including the Citadel of Saladdin and its Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, then the city’s oldest area Coptic Cairo awaits you. Here you will visit the El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church that was built into the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon then onto St Sergius church said to be a resting-place of the Holy Family.

Nile Cruise Dinner:
Depending on your arrival time, This evening you can add a Nile Dinner Cruise to your schedule, your driver will transfer you to enjoy the entertainment on-board a 5* standard or deluxe Nile Cruise depending on your preference.
Enjoy a deliciously cooked dinner prepared with love and care by our amazing chefs.

 Saqqara Dahshour & Memphis day Tour:Visit the famous Saqqara that contains numerous pyramids, including the world-famouss Step Pyramid of Djoser.  sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb, and a number of mastaba tombs. Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo. Followed by a visit to Red & Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, the two pyramids belong to king Senefro, and finally we end our day by visiting Memphis City, it was the oldest capital in ancient Egypt.



  • Mamlouk Palace Resort

    / /
    Experience authentic Egyptian hospitality and a stunning oriental flair at Mamlouk Palace Resort with its special family friendly atmosphere and hotel facilities. The private sandy beach offers relaxing hours directly in front of the beautiful water of the Red Sea. Relish the art of noble treatment and atmosphere at Mamlouk Palace Resort. Located 19km (20 […]
    4 stars
  • SUNRISE Holidays Resort (Adults Only)

    SUNRISE Holidays Resort, the first Adults-Only Resort in Egypt, is situated on a private beach lagoon that enriches the rejuvenating holiday vacation with its idyllic sea view. Located 500m (10 min) to Hurghada Centre and 9km (14 min) to Hurghada International Airport, the Resort offers the best of both worlds: enjoying a relaxing and revitalizing […]
    5 stars
  • Sheraton Montazah Hotel

    Sheraton Montazah Hotel welcomes you to Alexandria, Egypt with thoughtful service and an unparalleled location. Situated by the beach, our hotel is walking distance from Montazah Palace and Gardens; stroll the scenic Corniche or visit cultural attractions including the Royal Jewelry Museum. Gracefully designed rooms and suites feature our Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and stunning […]
    5 stars
  • SUNRISE Garden Beach Resort -Select

    Set on a private beach, this modern all-inclusive resort is 2 km from the giant sculptures at Sand City Hurghada and 10 km from bazaars in the Old Town of Sahl Hasheesh. Bright rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and balconies/terraces. Family rooms and suites feature additional rooms. Kids age 11 […]
    5 stars
  • Paradise Inn – Windsor Palace Hotel

    Dating from 1906, this polished hotel overlooks a waterfront promenade. It's a 6-minute walk from the Alexandria National Museum and 2 km from the modernist Library of Alexandria. The antiques-filled rooms feature gilded walls and hand-decorated high ceilings, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; most have private balconies with Mediterranean Sea views. Upgraded […]
    4 stars
  • Hilton Alexandria Corniche

    Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and across the street from a private beach, this upmarket hotel is 3 km from the Royal Jewelry Museum. The stylish rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and balconies. All also provide safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living rooms and access to a lounge that serves breakfast. […]
    5 stars

Frequently Asked Questions


Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. I would suggest you check hotel directories for rates and locations. Backpacker services are not popular in Egypt, although a few are available.


The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. It is the peak travel season, temperatures are milder though comparatively warmer than in the northern hemisphere. This is our High-Season with its two busiest periods: the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period, whereby hotels and cruises will put their prices up. This can mean that some hotels become really expensive, so making your reservations very early, even for the budget hotels, is strongly advised. The other 4 months are the low-season so to speak. May to September are the height of Egyptian summer, with very high temperatures, especially in Upper Egypt (Luxor and the southern parts of the country). However, this is the time for you to see Egypt in virtual peace and quiet, giving you the advantage of seeing the sites without any hassle either from school children or crowds of tourists.


Even though we arrange tours… the best BUDGET way is to do it yourself.
It is easier to sit back, have someone make all arrangements for you and just zip, worry-free from place to place (and some people wouldn’t do it any other way; it is a vacation after all LOL). But if you’re willing to put in the work, are flexible, easily adaptable, easy going and you’re willing to deal with haggling etc. it is not impossible to do Egypt without an operator.
In 10 days you can definitely visit three cities. You can even add Aswan in there. For most first-time visitors, 2 days in Cairo is enough. It is an overwhelming city, especially if you’re going about on your own.
If you’re going to do this yourself, I suggest at least securing ground transportation for the day. That can be a hired private car or taxi but you don’t want to be wasting time flagging down and haggling with taxis at every turn. Having pre-arranged transport will take lots of the hassle out of doing things yourself. Having a good guide book is essential but if you can, book a guide or two to break up the monotony and really help with understanding the sites and bringing them to life. There are many good budget hotels in Luxor, Cairo and Aswan, which can be booked on sites such as hostelworld.com. You pre-pay 10% of the booking when it’s made and then pay the rest on arrival. The hostels do tours as well.
If you’re a student, be sure to bring your ISIC card for 50% discount on tickets to the sites.
If you decide you need help arranging all or part of the trip, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Spend a couple of nights in Cairo, take the sleeper-train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae Temple, maybe Kom Ombo too. Then you can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Karnak Temple Complex. Then you can return to Cairo and from there head to a Red Sea resort, either on the Sinai Peninsula or the coast, for a few nights.


The high-season is October to May, making June to September (the summer months and the hottest) the low-season and therefore prices are at their lowest.


It has never been a problem, however you have to put up sometimes with annoying verbal harassment and this happens to Egyptian women as well. The best thing is to ignore and go on. It can sometimes get really irritating but reacting does not work. There is nothing forbidden in Egypt. You do not need to cover up or anything of the sort, yet to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, do please cover your shoulders and cleavage and do not wear shorts. It is just a matter of feeling comfortable and fitting in. Best footwear are sneakers as there is a lot of walking and it is dusty and sometimes the streets are in poor condition and dirty.


The ones recommended are: Yellow Fever (common to most parts of Africa), Tetanus and Hepatitis. Otherwise, just take the usual precautions when travelling to hot parts of the world. Drink bottled water, avoiding ice and unless you are in a well-known hotel and restaurant, avoid eating uncooked greens. Avoid roadside food stands. Bring a good insect repellent as the evenings might be full of mosquitoes. At all cost, avoid contact with street dogs, rabies is still a risk in Egypt. Make sure you have condoms on you, they are also available in all pharmacies. Carry a small medical kit for your needs, with painkillers and diarrhea tablets at hand at all times. We also advise you to carry a travel insurance.


On Organizing your Trip – Alone or in a couple or with friends and you wish to organize everything yourself, please let the hotel know of your plans before leaving. Should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. Also arm yourself with hotel address and telephone number, always, as you may need it. Be aware that you might be ripped-off. Like many tourist destinations, Egypt has its “wolves”, preying on unsuspecting, trustful travelers. Often the total cost will be more than if you had arranged it through a travel agent or your hotel and a lot less enjoyable.


On independent travel, for a first timer it is not advised. It much better to take a guide. You don’t need to book a package tour, groups can be arranged here. First and foremost, prepare yourself for a culture shock. Many seasoned travelers arrive and find it is unlike any other country they have previously visited.


On Dining Out, first time travelers are at a loss. It is best to seek out a hotel chain or a well-reviewed restaurant (ask around if you can) then you can be assured to get good, clean food. The price will be worth it. Never drink tap water! Wash and shower with it, but do not drink it.


On the Egyptian Language- Learn the basic words: La’ (no) and shukran (thank you). You will be needing them.


On Transportation – Taxis are a problem as they do not have a counter and pricing can be very tricky. Best is to use Uber or Careem or else have your hotel get you a cab and negotiate the price before you go on your ride.

In general, always take a bottle of water on your expedition. The heat will get to you.


Always carry local currency as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, touristic venues, museums and souvenirs. In big shops, restaurants and hotels you may use your credit cards.

On Tips – If you feel generous enough to tip one child, then expect to be followed by a hoard of others expecting to be tipped as well. Make sure you have a lot of small bills for such ventures as tipping is sort of expected and even the smallest bill (one pound) will be welcomed.


On Photography – Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide and the keeper of the sites. In some places, please be aware that the government will charge you for taking photographs. Due to new policies put in place by the Ministry of Tourism, cameras are not permitted at all in the Valley of the Kings. Please exercise caution and respect when taking photographs of anything other than tourist sites. It is forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports and public works. Respect should be given to Egyptian women, use discretion. Always ask permission before taking photos of people and expect to be asked for a tip in return.


On Clothing – Upon visiting mosques, please dress conservatively, i.e. half/long sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice. However, in some touristic areas such as the seaside, it perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Please remember to remove your footwear upon stepping into a mosque.


On Health – Bring a supply of your medication if you take any on a regular basis as well as a copy of your prescription. However, please be assured that your hotel or our staff will find you a specialized doctor should the need arise.


Egypt’s national airline is Egypt Air. Most major international airlines fly to Cairo.
Please check with your travel agent or your favourite travel website for more


Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.