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This is our most popular Egypt small-group tour and features all the main Pharaonic highlights in Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as including a relaxing overnight felucca sailboat cruise on the River Nile and some time by the Red Sea at Hurghada.
This comprehensive 10-day Egypt tour is designed to provide a great introduction to what Egypt has best to offer. Marvel at the colossal Pyramids of Giza, sail down the Nile and explore the beauty of the banks flanking the river with their narrow strips of green and gaze beyond at the raw desert landscape. Familiarize yourself with the history reflected in this majestic architectural heritage. Before you go back home, polish off this long-awaited holiday with a nice tan on the golden sand beaches of the Red Sea and take back a piece of Egypt back with you from the wide selection of souvenirs at the Khan Khalili bazaar.

Departure & Return Location

Cairo International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Tour Highlights

The Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel option, Nile felucca cruise, Temple of Karnak & Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Red Sea at Hurghada, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar

Tour Overview

  • Day 1 : Cairo | Arrival in Cairo with an airport transfer to Cairo hotel
  • Day 2 : Cairo | Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum. Overnight on a sleeper train to Aswan
  • Day 3 : Aswan | Nubian Village and Philae Temple
  • Day 4 : Nile Felucca cruise | Optional tour of Abu Simbel. Overnight onboard Nile Felucca cruise
  • Day 5 : Luxor | Edfu temple, Luxor temple at night. Overnight in Luxor luxury 5-star hotel
  • Day 6 : Luxor | Luxor, West bank tour, Karnak temple . Overnight in Luxor hotel
  • Day 7 : Hurghada | Transfer to Hurghada. Overnight in Hurghada
  • Day 8 : Hurghada | Free at your leisure, optional water activities. Overnight in Hurghada
  • Day 9 : Cairo | Drive to Cairo, Old Cairo & Khan-el-Khalili bazzar tours. Overnight in Cairo
  • Day 10 : Cairo | Cairo, free time before departure, airport transfer.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in 5-star hotels
  • based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 1 overnight train ticket; Cairo
  • 1 night on board sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (flight & hotel upgrade available)
  • based on half board
  • 1 night on board felucca sailboat with support boat (hotel upgrade available)
  • 4 nights at hotel in Hurghada based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • 1 night at hotel in Luxor based on bed & breakfast 5* standard
  • All transport and transfers in private 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: Single room supplement / Extra day in Cairo - pre-tour Extra day in Cairo - post-tour / Cairo to Aswan flight upgrade / Aswan hotel vs felucca upgrade / Abu Simbel overland / Hot air balloon in Luxor / Cairo City Tour Cairo Nile Dinner Cruise / Saqqara, Memphis Dashour tour

Price Excludes

  • Single Room Supplement - Price from 465 USD PP. his 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, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum. Overnight on a sleeper train to Aswan

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. Following on from the Pyramids we then head to the Egyptian Museum. Home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit the museum hosts a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.
In the early evening, you will experience a different side to traveling in Egypt, grab your belonging before we head to the train station to board the sleeper train to Aswan. This evening we transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (approx. 12 hours). You’ll enjoy dinner on board in your private twin-berth compartments before the steward sets your beds up for the night.

Overnight on board sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3Highlights of the day: Aswan | Nubian Village and Philae Temple

Upon arrival to Aswan, This morning we arrive in Aswan and transfer to our hotel overlooking the Nile which is at its most picturesque here, with lush green islands, and feluccas sailing to and from. Aswan itself is a melting pot of African and Middle Eastern cultures, most easily experienced by wandering through the busy markets. It’s also part of the ancient region of Nubia, which comprised parts of present day southern Egypt and northern Sudan around the Nile rivers. Many descendants of the Nubian people still live here and we’ll visit a local Nubian village to see their colourful houses, simple way of life and to enjoy a traditional lunch.
We continue our tour this afternoon with a visit the Temple of Philae, a beautiful island complex reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, which we reach by a scenic boat ride. The evening is then free to look around Aswan’s spice and general markets, and to walk up and down the popular Corniche, on the banks of the Nile. An option is also available to take a camel ride through the sands on the far bank of the Nile to St. Simeon’s monastery. If you’ve chosen the Abu Simbel option then head to bed early this evening to be ready for a very early start tomorrow morning.

Overnight Aswan 5 star hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch .

Day 4Highlights of the day: Nile Felucca cruise | Optional tour of Abu Simbel. Overnight onboard Nile Felucca cruise

A new day, a new adventure with plenty of new discoveries!
An option is available this morning to 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. If you don’t visit Abu Simbel, then this morning is free.
We board our traditional Nile felucca at lunchtime to enjoy an afternoon sailing down the Nile. Floating down the Nile on a felucca is one of Egypt’s most enjoyable activities and you’ll be able to watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river as you drift past. Our Nubian crew will sail the boat and entertain you on the way, as well as preparing meals for you. Our separate facilities boat will join with us from time to time during the day and moor up with us at night. This boat has a welcome toilet and showers on board as well as a hygienic kitchen. You sleep on the deck of the boat tonight (mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided). This is a fun, but basic experience, and we offer an optional upgrade to spend this night back in the Aswan hotel instead of sleeping on the felucca for those wishing some more comfort. You then rejoin the rest of the group the next morning.

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

Day 5Highlights of the day: Luxor | Edfu temple, Luxor temple at night. Overnight in Luxor luxury 5-star hotel

After breakfast on-board we bid farewell to our felucca crew and visit the nearby temple at Edfu before continuing on north to Luxor. The town of Luxor is built on and around the ancient site of Thebes, and boasts the largest concentration of ancient ruins in the Nile Valley, if not the world. To the west of the Nile lies the City of the Dead, with its mortuary temples and rock-hewn tombs, whilst to the east lie the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
We check into a luxury 5-star hotel on the banks of the Nile and have time to relax and enjoy time by the pool this afternoon.
Later this evening we’ll take a walking tour of the smaller Luxor Temple which is right in the middle of town and beautifully lit up at night.

Overnight luxury 5 star hotel Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6Highlights of the day: Luxor | Luxor, West bank tour, Karnak temple . Overnight in Luxor hotel

Enjoy your breakfast and the breathtaking view before you check out. This morning, you can catch the sunrise over Luxor from a different perspective with our optional hot air balloon ride. Enjoy a bird’s eye’s view of the East and West banks of the Nile.
We cross the Nile early this morning to begin our tour of Luxor’s West Bank. Home to the Valley of the Kings, the dusty tombs in this ancient burial site are still revealing their secrets today and so it remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Our tour includes several of these Pharaonic tombs, as well as the temple of Queen Hatchepsut, Deir-el-Medina (the Valley of the Craftsmen), and the huge Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch we’ll tour the huge temple complex at Karnak , once the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt. The remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs, and hieroglyphic inscriptions adorn the walls.
Overnight at Luxor hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7Highlights of the day: Hurghada | Transfer to Hurghada. Overnight in Hurghada

it’s time to put away your walking shoes and change them with your summer flip-flops ! this morning we take you to sunny Hurghada in a comfortable A/C vehicle. Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife, and pleasantly warm weather all year round with daily temperatures hovering around 30C (86F) most of the year. there are plenty of optional tours to keep you busy, Look forward to enjoying a wonderful place, full of color, warmth, fauna, and flora. Your stay here is on a ‘soft all inclusive’ basis, with all meals, soft drinks and snacks included but not alcoholic beverages.

Overnight at Hurghada hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 8Highlights of the day: Hurghada | Free at your leisure, optional water activities. Overnight in Hurghada

Rise and Shine, enjoy your lazy morning in… step outside and enjoy the beach and the beautiful weather. Optional water-specific recreational activities are plentiful like snorkeling, diving and para-gliding these are a few of the many you can choose from, check out what our travel specialists recommend for today in our optional tours section. Your day is free today to relax and enjoy your time by the Red Sea.
Note: Please note that when adding extra nights in Hurghada you will leave the group here and miss the remaining activities in Cairo. You can either finish the tour in Hurghada or return later to Cairo. Please contact us for more information and customised pricing.

Overnight at 5-star resort at Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 9Highlights of the day: Cairo | Drive to Cairo, Old Cairo & Khan-el-Khalili bazzar tours. Overnight in Cairo

We drive back to Cairo this morning (approx.. 5hrs) and check into a city centre hotel. An upgrade to an internal flight is also available on request. In the late afternoon we take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in Old 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 mint tea and a shisha pipe and this is a great final opportunity to pick up some souvenirs of your time in Egypt.

Overnight at Cairo 5 star hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 10Final Departure : Cairo | Cairo, free time before departure, airport transfer.

Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. If you have an afternoon or evening flight departure, then a half-day tour of Coptic Cairo and the Citadel is available today, or you could take another half-day tour to learn more about the evolution of pyramid building at Saqqara, Dashour & Memphis. tours are also available today. Check out our optional tours section for more details.
Meals: Breakfast.

Map

Discover Egypt Map

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.

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Optional Tours

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  • Day 11

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.

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.

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.

Red Sea Water Activities:  

discover the underwater world of the beautiful turquoise blue.

  • Full day Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling trip at Giftun Island
  • Glass bottom boat

Jeep / Camel / Both Safari:

This afternoon, feel the adrenaline as you partake in a fun jeep or camel safari adventure or even both ! take a safari trip to either the Colored and white canyons or sand dunes where you can glide down the silky sand mountains of the Sahara desert while sandboarding and look incredibly cool! 

Felucca Sailing Boat Ride across the Nile

Feel the breeze of the cool afternoon as you sail down the River Nile on our sailing felucca and watch the city go by.

 

 

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  • Mamlouk Palace Resort

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    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 […]
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  • SUNRISE Holidays Resort (Adults Only)

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    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 […]
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  • Sheraton Montazah Hotel

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    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 […]
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  • SUNRISE Garden Beach Resort -Select

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    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 […]
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  • Paradise Inn – Windsor Palace Hotel

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    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 […]
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  • Hilton Alexandria Corniche

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    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

I WANT TO TRAVEL TO EGYPT IN A TOUR GROUP AND STAY AT THE CHEAPEST HOTELS?

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.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME (PEAK SEASON) TO VISIT EGYPT ON HOLIDAYS?

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.

WHAT IS THE BEST BUDGET WAY TO TRAVEL AROUND EGYPT?

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.

WHAT ARE THE BEST TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISCOVERING EGYPT?

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.

WHEN ARE PRICES AT THEIR LOWEST TO VISIT EGYPT?

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.

IS IT SAFE FOR WOMEN TO TRAVEL ALONE?

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.

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL VACCINES FOR EGYPT? WHAT HEALTH GUIDELINES DO WE NEED TO FOLLOW?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON ORGANIZING YOUR TRIP

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON INDEPENDENT TRAVEL?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON DINING OUT?

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON EGYPTIAN

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

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON TRANSPORTATION

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON MONEY

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON CLOTHING

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.

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT? ON HEALTH

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.

WHICH AIRLINES FLY TO EGYPT?

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
information.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELERS TO EGYPT?

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