Alcohol will be served. Some services, excursions and entertainment may be limited. Please show consideration and respect at all times - it is a holy month.
No. It is not acceptable and not appreciated. When on buffet style meals, you can take as much as you want during your meal at that sitting. The hotel is entitled to charge you if you take food out of the restaurant as it is not paid for
Yes, when the weather is hot, you should drink a minimum 3-5 litre of water per day. Bottled mineral water is recommended, not tap water
Probably check with your service provider before you depart for your holiday
Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion. Our Tour Dossiers include suggested tipping amounts
It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Our page does provide links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we can send you a guarantee letter. [Especially for Indians, South African]. To help you to get your visa, but this after booking the tour, not before. Most of the Europeans, Canadians, and Americans can get the visa on arrival
We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Each tour includes a suggested packing list.
We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.
Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the price included list however in most cases we use private cars, public transportation, sitting trains, sleeping trains, domestic flights.
Most of our tours include 24 hours airport transfers and you should give us your arrival and departure flight details
It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult one of our travel consultants before you book your tour.
Starting and ending hotels are listed on your travel voucher. We use a variety of hotels en-route and so a complete list of hotels won`t be provided until 1 - 3 weeks before your tour, depends on the booked date.
Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact us for price information. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly
Basically these are a private tour and we can match it with your arrival dates, and we can do to the basic tour any changes you want, but in case you will join other people that are traveling with the same tour dates. The majority of our tours have a maximum of 12 participants although some may take as many as 16 or 22 passengers
Yes, We have a tailored made tours specially made for family needs.
Our tourist guides are of the highest level of their Profession and are certified in Egyptology, they have many years of experience providing interesting and informative assistance to all of our clients on our tours whether they are accompanying a complete group or an individual traveler
To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits on our tours however travelers age 70 years or older are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Our packages are open to families with children age between 0 and 17 years of age. Our standard (non-family) tours are open to children aged 12 years or older when accompanied by a parents or teachers
Unfortunately this cannot be done. Some cars may be ferried in, but in general, you should not plan on bringing your car into Egypt. Once there, you may rent a car, but in many instances I cannot even advise you to do that. Particularly in Cairo, it is much safer to take a cab, due to the driving habits of most people in Cairo.
Yes. Individuals may bring in up to two liters.
Of course, we can provide you with travel assistance to/from and within Egypt. We will take care of you and all the details regarding your reservation, confirmations and changes or additions to your itinerary if applicable.
Many U.S. travelers think negatively when it comes to safety issues about traveling to Egypt due to concerns for traveling in other Middle Eastern Countries. Air travel has probably never been safer than it is now. And the security precautions the Egyptian government has had in place to protect tourists for the last 5 years are impressive. There are metal detectors at the entries to all the sites, and at the hotel entryways, you see the military presence everywhere and over-the-road travel between certain cities tourists frequent has been by army escorted convoy. And there have been no problems. Tourism is one of the countrys most important sources of hard currency, and besides not wanting any untoward incidents, Egypt is very pragmatic and wants in no way to jeopardize a vital economic benefit. If seeing Egypt has always been your dream, this is a good time to turn the dream into reality.
The two best places to get brochures and other media are either a travel agency, or your nearest Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) Office.
Yes, pets may enter Egypt on the condition that you provide a certificate of origin and a health certificate. There are no forms for this, but a dated, signed letter is acceptable. The certificate of origin may be provided by the pet store where your pet was purchased or by a vet. The certificate of health must be provided by a vet.
Yes, individuals may bring in up to two liters. The legal drinking age in Egypt is 21 years old.
Egypt has an overall mild climate, with the best time to visit being between October and May.
You may get the visa at the port.
When traveling in Egypt, it isn't necessary to cover your hair except when entering into religious buildings out of respect.
Complaints should be made to the Tourism Police.
Credit cards and travelers checks are accepted in the main hotels and large boutiques. Most tourist stores also accept foreign currencies. Remember to keep a certain amount of small notes and change (25-piaster coins) handy for tips
- Egypt Air and the main charter airlines fly to Egyptian airports: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheik, Taba, Saint Catherine, Borg-el-Arab, Assiut, etc.
For craft goods and clothes, go to the souks or to boutiques run by organizations that support traditional craftsmanship.
- In Cairo: go to the town center shopping centers, the Nomad and the Egypt Craft Center, to the fine boutiques and the "Souvenirs" souk in Khan al-Khalili Street.
- Luxor souk: spices, fabrics - Aswan souk: Nubian baskets, shawls embroidered in Aswan.
- In El Arish: Bedouin crafts, jewelry, etc.
- In Alexandria:El-Attarine souk, which specializes in ancient objects and antiques. (Ancient Egyptian antiquities are not allowed to leave the country).
Gold and silver jewelry and semi-precious stones, Bedouin embroidery from the Sinai, basketware, cotton linen, papyrus, rugs, blown glass, spices, etc.
In Alexandria: Mohammed Ahmed, Kadura, Zephyrion
In Cairo: Felfella, Andrai's, Alfi Bey, Samakmak
In Luxor: Muhammad Cafeteria, Peace Abuzeid
In Aswan: Al-Masry
In Sharm El-Sheikh: Fish Restaurant
When sightseeing, wear light cotton clothing, a hat, sun cream and sunglasses to make the weather conditions bearable. When visiting religious buildings and when in town, dress correctly. Women must cover their heads, shoulders and legs. Take off shoes before going into mosques.
UK nationals need visas to enter Egyptian land, which the Sinai is.
Yes. you will need a visa. They cost $15 (US) per person. Please contact the Egyptian Embassy or Egyptian Consulate nearest you.