So you planning your trip to Egypt ? Ancient Land of the Pharaohs and River Nile, Great pyramids & Sphinx, Ramses the Great & Cleopatra!
I know there is a lot to read and search before to go to Egypt & plan your trip to Egypt.
So here is Egypt travel tips and useful travel advice and top tips to know before you go to Egypt.
Know about Egypt vacation types, Safety, Visa health & hygiene, tipping, clothing and what to see & do in Egypt,I will try to make your trip planning to Egypt very easy simple like 1,2,3
How to stick to your trip to Egypt?
1. Do extensive research around your own interests before you visit Egypt.
2. Decide on your own priorities between cultural sightseeing, relaxing beaches holiday etc.
3. Have the major must do and see things in Egypt planned
4. Try to book your Egypt tours directly with local travel agency.
5. Book organized and guided tour in Egypt this is the best way to Explore Egypt.
6. Book all-inclusive i mean you should book your hotels, tours, transfer, domestic Airfares all in one place
7. Don’t book your international flight until you decide how long and when you want to visit Egypt.
8. Try to be with partner this will make cheaper solo traveler pay more.
– In spite of the size and the population density of the cities, Egypt is generally considered one of the safest destinations in the world for travelers. Having tourists visiting the country as early as the Middle Ages,the Egyptians are historically known for their generosity, kindness, and warmth.
Egyptians are friendly towards tourists because they know how important tourism is for the national economy of the country.
After the presidential elections, especially with the support that the new Egyptian president, EL SISI, has showed towards tourism, with the conditions getting more stable in the country, Egypt now is as secure as it has always been for ages. This is why many tourists state that they feel secure in Egypt even more than their homelands.
2. Are there are any special advices for women travelers while visiting Egypt?
Egypt is considered to be among the most liberal Islamic countries in the Middle East.
The country has many touristic locations like hotels, resorts, bars, pubs, and casinos where tourists in general and women in particular may feel free to dress and behave the way they like.
However, on the other hand, when women are present in less touristic cities or places, women are expected
to dress modestly and wear relatively long loose clothes that cover their chests, arms, and legs below the knees.
If a lady faces in problem in Egypt, many citizens would surely help her. Women are respected and protected everywhere around the country.
3. Will I be able to exchange dollars or any other currencies in Egypt?
A large number of banks and exchange offices can change cash in Egypt. Moreover, many touristic shops, restaurants, and bars would actually deal with dollars with rates that are relatively close to the official ones.
4.How common is the use of credit cards in Egypt?
Credit cards are widely used in Egypt in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Most stores in markets like Khan El Khalili and the Luxor touristic market accept credit cards.
The most common types of credit cards used in Egypt are Visa and Mastercard.
5.How to apply to your Visa to Egypt?
Egypt Visa requirement:
Please be advised that Egypt visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler also Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned trip date of departure from Egypt.
There are many countries and citizens can get their entry visa to Egypt upon arrival.
The countries and citizen who can get their entry visa to Egypt as following:
UK CITIZEN, CANADA, USA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, EU UNION COUNTRIES.
The cost of Egypt Visa is 25$ or 20 Euro.
Other nationalities get their Visa to Egypt from the embassy that located in their countries
And you should fill the form to apply to your Egypt Visa, you can check the Egyptian embassy in your country
The land of the pharaoh. Egypt, the mysterious land where it seems that anything is possible.The land of the pyramids, mummies and over 3000 year worth of history. Ancient
Standard Tipping in Egypt
All people who travel to Egypt get confused about tipping their guide, drivers, housekeeping etc.
The tips or Bakshesh is apart of the daily life in Egypt all people who provide a service expect to get tips
As a matter of fact the guides and driver never ask but as a kind of gratitude they expect tipping.
the standard tipping per day for the driver about 5 $ and for the guide about 10$.
Egypt is has many exciting shopping during your trip top buys include Papyrus paper and this you should get it from certified places in each tour the visit to the Papyrus factory is included.
Also you can buy the Egyptian pendants it is Called the Cartouche same like the ancient Pharaohs made their names. You can get your name in Cartouche in Gold or Silver like king Tutankhamun or queen Cleopatra.
Cotton shirts and mirrors, backgammon boards, Pharaonic objects fashioned in Alabaster, Egyptian cotton sheets, clothing are very popular for tourists.
please note that in the certified places and shops you will visit it is very safe too use your visa.
If you want to visit the Souk Khan El Khalili it is not recommended to use your Visa or buy gold or silver.
Is Egypt a Good Destination for Family Vacations ?
Absolutely! Egypt is a perfect destination for family Vacation.The incredible pyramids, tombs and temples are bound to fascinate the young and old alike with their complex history and impressive workmanship and children will come away from a vacation to Egypt with their minds opened and imagination stimulated. Egypt also offers a number of exciting experiences from camel rides to felucca boat trips on the Nile so it’s unlikely they’ll ever be bored. Along the Red Sea there are plenty of family-friendly resorts with dedicated kids’ play areas, swimming pools and activities so parents can relax while the children are entertained and looked after.You will enjoy your family holiday in Egypt with unforgettable experience in Egypt.
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