Pyramids rise above sun-baked sands. The Sphinx stares, unblinking, into a relentlessly blue sky. Boats wend their way down the waters of the Nile. Traders hawk their wares in the dusty bazaars. In many ways, Egypt seems timeless, unchanging. However, modern politics are very present in this ancient land and our specialists continue to visit Egypt to gauge the atmosphere and levels of service available throughout the country.
In our experience it remains a friendly and hospitable place, and our experts can craft a tailored itinerary to help you explore this dynamic destination. A cruise down the Nile is still one of the most effective ways to see Egypt, including the archeological treasures around Aswan and Luxor. But there is more to see on an Egypt vacation than the ancient sites — coral reefs in the clear waters of the Red Sea, afternoon tea at the Victorian-era Old Cataract Hotel, medieval sites in the souks of Cairo.
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These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Egypt could entail. Treat them as
inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide
on the shape of your own trip to Egypt. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations
for how to appreciate Egypt at its best.
Home to some of the world’s most historical monuments and best dive sites, Egypt’s size makes it possible for the first-time visitor to see many of its highlights in a relatively short trip.
A Nile cruise is the classic way of exploring Egypt. Drift down the Nile in a comfortable cruise boat, making stops to visit Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs. Egypt specialist Steve outlines how you can make the most of your cruise.
The Red Sea is an ideal destination if you’re a diving enthusiast. With clear and calm waters, and a variety of marine life to view, it’s one of the world’s best diving sites.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid at the time of entry, though we strongly recommend it be valid for at least six months after your return date. You may enter Egypt on a pre-paid visa issued upon arrival if you hold a passport from the United States. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.
If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
Electricity & Power Adapters: 220 volts. Plug C. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
Best Time to Visit: Egypt has two seasons: November thru March which is the cooler season, and April thru October which is its hot season. However, October is a good month to visit off-season. Late March to Early April bring sandstorms which reduce visibility.
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, a 12% service charge is included in the bill in most restaurants, but add a little extra since that 12% does not necessarily go to the waiter. Doormen receive a 1 pound minimum as well as other services.
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