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Egypt Travel Tips

Egypt Travel Tips

things to know before you go to Egypt

Egypt Travel Tips and  things to know before you go to Egypt, Egypt is very Safe and you can travel and Enjoy the wonders of Egypt in a safe trip with Look at Egypt tours your travel partner in Egypt.

We tried to answer about the most frequent asked questions about Egypt travel and vacations.

  From Safety in Egypt to Egypt Food , Egypt entry Visa,  Solo travelling women to Egypt and More.

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helpful Egypt Travel Tips to better prepare you for your first visit to Egypt.

Egypt travel tips

1. Is Egypt safe to visit especially after the political events that took place after the Egyptian revolution?

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, ELSISI, 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.

 

best photo of The great Pyramid of Khufu

The great Pyramid of Khufu

2. Is the Egypt considered a safe destination in comparison to other countries in the world?

Egypt is always proud for having one of the lowest crime rates in the world and travelers are always safe in Egypt if they take sensible precautions that would apply to any destination in the whole globe.

3. 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 ladies are present in less touristic cities or places, ladies are expected to dress modestly and wear relatively long loose clothes that cover their chests, arms, and legs below the knees

If a lady is to take transportation, like the metro, unaccompanied, it is always a good advice to ride in the ladies wagon.

If a lady faces in problem in Egypt, many citizens would surly help her. Women are respected and protected everywhere around the country.

4. Will I be able to exchange dollars or any other currencies in Egypt?

– There are a large number of banks and exchange offices that can change cash and travelers’ cheques in Egypt. Moreover, many touristic shops, restaurants, and bars would actually deal with dollars with rates that are relatively close to the official ones.

5. 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, Master Card, and American Express.

6. How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?

Visitors to Egypt should have a passport that is valid for a period more than six months after the planned date of their entry inside Egypt. All North Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, and many other nationalities should obtain a tourist visa to enter Egypt. There are actually two ways to obtain the visa; the first is to apply in advance in one of Egypt’s embassies or consulates abroad or the tourists can usually obtain the visa within a couple of minutes upon arrival in the Cairo, Hurghada, or Luxor Airports.

7. How do I apply for a visa to enter Egypt if I live away from the country of my nationality?

– If the travelers has a Permit residence to live in a certain country, he can apply for the visa from the Egyptian Embassy or consulate of the same country, buy a visa upon arrival in the Cairo, Hurghada, or Luxor Airports, or otherwise he has to obtain the visa from the country from which his passport was issued.

8. Is it allowed for non Moslems to enter historical mosques in Egypt?

Non Moslems are generally welcomed to visit mosques in Egypt. However, it is always advisable to seek permission before entering mosques outside Cairo and Alexandria where people are less accustomed with tourists. Tourists and foreigners are welcomed almost in all mosques in Egypt except mosques where the relatives of the prophet Mohamed were buried like the Mosque of El Hussein and the Mosque of Sayeda Zeinab for example. Anytime except the Friday prayers and the five prayers of the day would be perfect for tourists to visit mosques.

9. Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Egypt?

There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Egypt. However, modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, the ladies would be asked sometimes to cover their hair. Both ladies and gentlemen will be kindly asked to remove their shoes before entering inside the mosques.

11. Can I bring my personal supplies of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Egypt?

– It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supplies of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival in the Cairo or Luxor Airports. The tourists are allowed to purchase up to 4 litters of alcohol, a case of beer, and up to 200 cigarettes.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD VISIT IN EGYPT ?

 

We collected for you the top Egypt tourist attractions to enjoy it during your Egypt holidays with us.

Egypt Travel Tips -Top Attractions in Egypt.


THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA


The only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to have made it into modern times, the Great Pyramids are truly worthy of the over-abused adjective awesome. Everyone’s got a theory as to their true purpose, but whatever you believe, your first glimpse will be truly breathtaking 5000 Years ago.


SAINT CATHERINE’S MONASTERY


Protector of the biblical burning bush and the approach to mystical Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s has been constantly inhabited for more than 1,600 years. Christians, Jews, and Muslims revere the pilgrimage site. The resident monks still live the simple life, but the monastery is an important reliquary for priceless art and rare ecumenical documents.


CAIRO’S KHAN AL-KHALILI BAZAAR.


The best souvenir-hunting spot in Egypt—if not the whole Middle East—this sprawling Cairo bazaar has been hawking since the late 14th century. Known locally as the Khan, Bloomingdale’s it ain’t. Haggling is compulsory, so go armed with a supply of cash and your sense of humor. When you’re all shopped out, retreat to the El Fishawy café for a soothing glass of sweet tea.


THE KARNAK TEMPLES IN LUXOR


The largest religious complex in Egypt—a kind of Vatican City meets Salt Lake City—Karnak gives up the secrets of the gods that sustained the ancient world and the human dynasties that built the ancient empire. Whether you can understand the hieroglyphs or not, you’ll marvel at the sheer scale and beauty of the temple here. Stroll around aimlessly to find a less busy corner for quiet reflection.


THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS IN THE WEST BANK


You may feel a little Howard Carter-ish when you enter this arid cleft on the Nile’s West Bank. You’ll be bowled over by the sheer beauty of the decoration and scale in some of the burial chambers of the pharaohs—true subterranean palaces, these were in effect waiting rooms for the start of the journey to the afterlife. New secrets are still giving themselves up.


THE RED SEA REEFS IN SHARM ELSHEIKH & HURGHADA.


Hundreds of miles of coral, a wealth of sea life, and crystal-clear waters put Egypt’s Red Sea Coast near the top spot on the list of the planet’s best dive destinations. Whether you’re a novice or you want to upgrade your diving skills, you’ll find excellent instructors here.


THE RIVER NILE AND CITIES


A serene journey along the Nile in Upper Egypt drops you on the doorstep of many of the country’s finest temples and monuments—though you’ll also pass equally fascinating glimpses of traditional rural life along the way. Your boat is your home for the duration, at once mode of transport, hotel, restaurant, and entertainment venue. Sitting on deck watching the ruby-red sunset across the river will be one of the magical moments of your Egypt trip.


THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN CAIRO


Nowhere else on earth brings you so close to ancient Egypt in its multifarious guises—from the mundane chores punctuating daily life to the elaborate rituals surrounding death, from the smallest item of jewelry to monumental public statuary. Bask in the glow of Tutankhamun’s golden funerary mask until it moves to its fancy new digs, or come face-to-face with the mummified remains of the great Pharaoh Ramses II.


Egypt Travel Tips What is the best time to visit Egypt?

June-August. The searing summer heat makes Upper Egypt (including Cairo, Luxor and Aswan) as well as the desert regions unbearable, and with most locals escaping the muggy capital during this time, the more temperate Mediterranean region is heavily crowded.


September-November. Milder temperatures across the country make autumn an ideal time to travel throughout Upper Egypt and the deserts, with warm weather still prevailing along the beach resorts of the Mediterranean and Red Sea.


December-February. The high season throughout Upper Egypt coincides with the Christmas and New Year holidays when crowds of tourists descend on all its major sights, while cool temperatures and higher winds can be expected along the Mediterranean coast and desert nights are chilly.

We hope this Egypt Travel Tips be useful and helpful for you when you plan your trip to Egypt!
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Egypt Travel Tips Written by Egypt travel expert Ahmed Abdelfattah.

ahmed

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