Trip Planning FAQs
When is the best time to visit Egypt?
Traveling in Egypt is suitable for any season. But for enjoying a best tour of Egypt, most of travelers choose to plan their trip in the cooler seasons from September through to April. Some tourist cities like Luxor and Aswan are in the scorching heat in summer. If you are not a Muslim, it is advisable to stagger the Ramadan (usually in May).
What to see in Egypt for the first-time travelers?
For the first time travelers, you can never miss the great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in your best Egypt tour. To learn more about the brilliant history and culture of the ancient Egypt, you can take an interesting Nile River Cruise to visit Luxor and Aswan, where sit the Valley of the Kings and the Abu Simbel. In Alexandria, you will see the combination of the Ancient Egypt, Roman and Greek, as well as the coastal view of Mediterranean Sea. If you want to enjoy a beach holiday, Sharm el-Shiekh nearby the Red Sea is also a must-go destination.
How many days should I plan for a best tour of Egypt?
To enjoy a best tour of Egypt, six to eight days is appropriate. It allows you to visit the popular monuments in Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel in a leisurely pace and go to Luxor by a Nile cruise. If you still have time, you can also learn more of Egypt in Alexandria and relax in a Red Sea town like Hurghada or Sharm el-Shiekh. If you don't have enough time, it is recommended to visit Cairo and Luxor at least. Our best Egypt tour packages also cover many short period trips.
Which currency is recommended to use in Egypt?
We suggest that you exchange your currency into Egyptian pound when you take a best Egypt tour, for making your cash more valuable. English pounds, US dollars and Australian dollars are very easy to exchange in Egypt and ATM machines are common in major hotels. It is advisable to exchange in currency exchange shops or the banks as you will benefit from the good exchange rate. Credit cards are not recommended: although they are accepted in most hotels and restaurants, you will be charged of high fees for processing it.
What to wear travelling in Egypt?
As Egypt is an Islamic country, it is inappropriate to dress casually, such as wearing clothes exposing your shoulders and knees. Also, it is necessary for women to wear a headscarf when you visit a mosque. For avoiding the unwanted conflicts and showing respect, it is advisable to respect local's dress habits.
Is it safe to drink tap water in Egypt?
Drinking tap water in Egypt is not recommended. Egyptian tap water is highly chlorinated. Most foreigners feel hard to get used to its flavor and it probably leads to stomachache. Thus, we suggest you drink bottled water, which is usually offered by your hotel and easy to buy in shops at a cheap price. And it is also provided in our best Egypt tour packages.