Egypt is considered one of the most important tourist destinations all around the world and it should be on the travelers’ to-do lists because of its magical Giza Pyramids complex, the great Sphinx, its stunning temples & tombs in both Luxor and Aswan, in addition to the staggering monuments that you can head to while spending a vacation in the land of Pharaohs. Here are 5 steps to plan a perfect trip to Egypt:
How to Plan A Trip to Egypt
- 1. Discover the Fabled Attractions of Cairo.
- 2. Explore the Immortal Landmarks in Luxor.
- 3. Enter the Gates of the Southern Frontier “Aswan”.
- 4. Witness the Captivating Pearl of the Mediterranean “Alexandria”.
- 5. Try To Experience Something New on the Red Sea.
Plan Your Dream Journey To Egypt
Now we will introduce you to how to plan an incredible trip to Egypt by declaring the best attractions of Egypt you should visit:
First: Discover the Fabled Attractions of Cairo
A tour to Cairo should be on the first day of your tour itinerary after the day of your arrival. It is a truly necessary matter to head to Giza Pyramids complex to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the world with the majestic Sphinx, and the ancient mummification & the Purification valley there. You will also have to put on your plan a visit to the Egyptian museum which includes more than 120,000 unique monuments, statues, artifacts that you can’t miss during your visit to Egypt. If you are in love with the religious attractions either the Islamic or the Coptic ones, then you should visit some of the following attractions including Salah El-Din Citadel, the amazing Mohamed Ali mosque, the Hanging Church, El-Refai mosque, Ben Ezra Synagogue, in addition to paying a visit to the largest open-air market, which is called Khan El-Khalili bazaar. You will find there all of the Egyptian artifacts with some beautiful souvenirs, some perfumes & spices, and a lot of things that you definitely will need to check.
Second: Explore the Immortal Landmarks in Luxor
In Luxor, there are a wide variety of landmarks that you can visit including the gorgeous temple of Queen Hatshepsut on the west bank in addition to the hypnotic Valley of the Kings that includes a number of Kings’ tombs including king Ramesses II & Tutankhamun and of course you will want to visit Colossi of Memnon, which are two massive stone statues that survived from the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. In the East bank of Luxor, you will be so lucky to visit the two majestic temples there. One of them is called “Karnak Temple” and it includes inside three terrific temples and the other one is “Luxor Temple” that witnessed a lot of the ancient religious rituals.
Third: Enter the Gates of the Southern Frontier “Aswan”
In Aswan, there are a lot of breathtaking highlights that you will get so thrilled upon visiting them including Abu Simbel temples, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae temple and that is not all as you may want to head to Kom Ombo & Edfu temples which are considered two of the most spectacular highlights in Aswan.
Fourth: Witness the Captivating Pearl of the Mediterranean “Alexandria”
You can also head to Alexandria, the bride of the Mediterranean Sea, where you can enjoy the best historical landmarks including Alexandria Library that consists of some majestic pharaonic, Roman, and Greek artifacts besides having the ability to visit Qaitbey citadel, which was one of the most important forts. Pompey’s Pillar and the Catacombs are also two popular tourist sightseeing that presents real concepts of uniqueness and singularity.
Fifth: Try To Experience Something New on the Red Sea
If you want to have fun and relax a little bit, then the Egyptian coastal beaches will be the best choice for you after your visits to the historical destinations in Egypt and among those sites, you can visit Hurghada, which is mainly known with its terrific weather, gorgeous coral reefs, and majestic sandy beaches in addition to some other coastal sites including Marsa Alam, El-Gouna, Sharm.
14 Egypt Travel Hints & Tips You Should Know Before Visiting Egypt
1- If you want to get a taxi to transfer you from a place to another, let the hotel receptionist pick one for you as they have assigned taxi drivers and they know everything about them. But if you want to depend on yourself in everything and get a taxi by yourself, you must do two things. First, you have to tell the hotel about all of your plans, the places you are planning to go to, and the exact time you want to get back to the hotel so that if you got lost or something like that, it gets easier for them to find you, Second, you must have a GPS with you in order to know where you are exactly and where the taxi driver is heading to.
2- You need to put in mind that Egypt is mainly a Muslim country and you need to respect their faith so if you would like to visit some Islamic attractions in Egypt, you need to wear proper clothes and you shouldn’t kiss your partner in public, and finally try to be more conservative in your attitude as it will help you a lot during your tour.
3- If you want to know Egypt, don’t only rely on books & photos because those who relied only on books before, have left Egypt very disappointed as they didn’t get what they actually believed. Egypt has some majestic tourist sites and unparallel culture and you have to know that things change over time and Egypt in pictures is somehow different from reality so all of what you have to put in mind is that you will get really amazed after visiting the ancient & modern landmarks which represent the true meaning of uniqueness.
4- If you would like to cross-roads in Egypt, keep in mind that Egyptians drive on the right and pay special care while being in Cairo as it is much busier than the other Egyptian countries.
5- Drink a lot of water as it is easy to get dehydrated while touring Egypt, so try to always carry a bottle of water with you and keep buying other bottles during your tours, they are cheap and you also have to put in mind that you should never drink from the tap water as it is not safe at all.
6- Try to say “Shokran” to anyone who offers help to you not “Thank you” as they will truly appreciate it.
7- If you felt that someone tries to follow you or even keeps being too pushy, try to tell tourist police wherever you are as you will find them everywhere, ready to help you anytime you need help and they will deal with that person.
8- Make sure that you carry Egyptian currency with you, which is the Egyptian pound as the majority of the Egyptian stores deal with the Egyptian currency or even to be able to enter some tourist sites. If you forgot to transfer your money at home, don’t worry as you will be able to transfer your money at the airport and it is easy and more helpful. For example, the USD has much more value in the Egyptian pound in Egypt than any other country. You can also hold a credit card with you if you don’t like holding a lot of cash with you.
9- Make sure that you carry a small Aid-Kit with you that holds all of your medicine and some safety pins, plasters and so. If you carry medicine, make sure that you carry prescriptions from your doctor with the exact titles of your medicine so that you don’t have any problem at the airport with your luggage inspection.
10- Don’t carry all of your eggs on one basket, which means that you need to keep your money away from the sight and put your Egyptian pounds together so that it gets easier for you to buy the things you need without getting confused.
11- Avoid high heels upon your tours to the Egyptian sights and wear comfortable footwear in order not getting tired as you will have to walk for long distances and you may not find your high heel suitable on the Egyptian streets at all.
12- While visiting the Egyptian historical sites, you have to respect the rules of the place you are visiting, for example, when you visit an Egyptian Mosque, you have to take your shoes off, and if you were required not to use a flashlight upon visiting the Egyptian monuments, then don’t. There is a reason behind this as the flashlight may cause serious damage to some artifacts so for some places, it is totally forbidden.
13- If you have too much baggage with you, try not to hold all of them while visiting the Egyptian sites and just leave them at your hotel. Many hotels in Egypt offer such services.
14- If you like riding boats, felucca, and things like that to discover the internal beauty of Egypt then Egypt Nile cruise packages will be your gate to heaven in the land of pharaohs. You have to know that the 5* Nile cruises in Egypt are the best as they offer private cabins with all the necessary services including the special events that you can witness while boarding a Nile Cruise.
Best Time to Visit Egypt
The most interesting thing about Egypt is its varied climate which gives you the opportunity to choose the best time for you to travel to Egypt as in winter, it is not so cold and it gets pretty warm during the daytime which enables you to tour around Egypt & spend extraordinary Christmas and this is truly a special thing to be done to change your routine. From December till February, it is considered the best period to travel to Egypt in and during spring, you’ll have the chance to enjoy some marvelous Easter holiday as, during that period, Egypt becomes alive with the entire magical breeze of the wind, calling tourists to come and enjoy in its land. It gets so hot in summer and it is not a wise choice to start a trip to Egypt during that season as the weather gets pretty hot during daytime and temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius in dusty, which makes touring Egypt is an unbearable matter.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.
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