Egypt is an ideal and momentous travel destination where you can feel the past and the present, including many historical monuments and marvelous landmarks as well as magnificent beaches. While exploring this ancient country it might become a bit overwhelming for women travelers. As a single woman traveler, you will always find what you looking for from the amazing destinations in Egypt to the stunning white-sand beaches. Traveling alone as a woman is unfathomable to many people in Egypt, so expect a lot of attention. Some of this will be friendly and welcome and the other will be confusing and annoying. So in this article, we will tell you how to enjoy your visit to Egypt and here the top tips for traveling to Egypt as a solo women:
Important Tips for Traveling to Egypt As A Solo Woman
1- Keep an Open Mind During Your Tour in Egypt
It might be comfortable to go to the famous tourist attractions in Egypt where everyone speaks English and accommodations are available. Egypt offers the chance to travel as a solo woman, but you need to go the extra mile to step out of your comfort zone and make it your own way. Of course, it has its risks as well as its benefits. This is the best way to experience a culture or country as you feel free and empowered.
2- Be Adventurous in Egypt But Prepared
While traveling even in groups you have to be cautious. As an independent traveler, you have to be more alert and prepared. Egypt is a nice safe place to visit or even live in. You will feel just like at home. But try to stay away from troubles. Adventure doesn’t mean to risk yourself but it means to enjoy your time like no other.
3- Archive Every Adventures Moments in Egypt
When you travel, you think you will remember all the details, but in fact, a lot of new things are happening fast every day, in the end, the details will fade away. So take a few minutes every day to write down main events or memories, this will help you to make your adventure unforgettable. Photos are also is another good way to capture your special moments. So don’t forget to archive your adventures.
4- Check Where to Go in Egypt
Egypt is not a small country. It is full of attractions and landmarks that is spread all over the land, so you have to check best places to visit in Egypt. As a solo adventurer, you will have to pick up your destination and plan your whole trip, this will help you to have some confidence and information.
5- Have Confidence While Enjoying Your Egypt Vacation
Confidence is a major factor for any traveler to enjoy his adventure. In Egypt, you will feel safe and homemaking you have more confidence to take your journey to the next level.
6- Understand the Culture of Egypt
Every traveler and each visitor must know about the place he is going to Egypt is no different. Egypt has an ancient unique culture that began with pharaohs, Coptic and Islamic to modern. Egypt’s majority is Muslims and they have a very simple way of life. But you have to understand the culture of Egypt and some habits of its people such as you must cover your hair while visiting mosques and your voice should always be low and so on. By that, you will avoid a lot of misunderstandings and confusing situations.
7- Pack Appropriate Dress for Egypt
Egypt is a conservative country, so it is not the perfect place to be breaking out your hot pants and revealing dresses. You have to respect the locals and dress modestly by covering shoulders, cleavage, and knees. Modest clothes are a good way to avoid unwanted attention and they also help in encouraging interactions with local women. It is highly recommended to left you Bikinis and swimsuits to the private beaches of hotels.
8- Traveling in Groups is the Best
Traveling in groups is best for women travelers as safety is in numbers. Egypt group tours give you the chance to discover the ancient secrets of Egypt in a well-organized way. Tours also offer full freedom to explore the marvelous places nearby with less attention from locals.
9- Avoid the Egyptian Dangerous Places
Egypt is a safe country but you should be cautious. So you shouldn’t walk alone late at night and you need to pick the roads you will walk in carefully (we mean main streets are the best). Also as a solo woman adventurer, you should watch your back and always ask locals for help, directions or anything you need and you will be impressed by how friendly the Egyptians are.
10- Find Yourself a Safe Hotel in Egypt
The perfect places to stay at while visiting Egypt are hotels as they have security check at entrances with at least standard accommodation facilities. So our advice will be to choose a highly rated hotel with good reviews before traveling as it may become your second home. One more thing, always carry your hotel information card with you
11- Book An Egyptologist Female Guides
We know that you have decided to make your own adventure alone and we appreciate your decision, but you really need to consider hiring a local female tour guide. While in Egypt, you will feel safe and welcomed but, it is recommended not to walk alone in some places. So don’t be shy to be accompanied by a trusted female local guide. Add the can also give you some valuable information about Egyptian history and the places you should visit.
12- Mark Your Territory
As a solo female adventurer in Egypt, you always need to search for and know more about the places you wish to visit to see if you will face any problems while visiting them alone or not. The Internet is the perfect way to do that research. So you should take some time to see Egypt travel blogs, governmental sites, and traveling forums as they will help you make up your mind what, where, when to visit. Another thing that is good to do is to learn some Arabic most used words so you can have a little advantage of interacting with locals. Some of these words are:
- Salamo Aleko or Marhaba: Hello or Hi
- Betetkalem Ingleezi?: Do you speak English?
- Gameel: Beautiful
- Ismi…: My name is…
- Shukran: Thank you
- Afwan: You are welcome.
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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.