Let us transport you to another world: Egypt, a vast desert cut through by a river valley along which almost all its population lives. 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. Dwarfed in equal measure by its epic architecture and impressive history, you’ll be left enthralled and enamored.
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.