Egypt Travel Guide

Browse our Egypt travel guide, which are curated by Egypt travel specialist and qualified Egyptologist, highlight the best places to visit in Egypt & top things to do, Best time to go to Egypt with useful tips about Safety and Visa to Egypt. Before you plan trip to visit Egypt browse our in-depth travel information for great ideas and insider finds, plus smart travel tips that will have you feeling like a local in no time.

Egypt Travel Guide

Egypt Festivals and Public Holidays

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Egypt Festivals and Public holidays in Egypt are celebrated by the entire population and it has many classifications. Some holidays are religious and others are secular, while some can be fixed holidays and others are movable. In Egypt, we have four...
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Plan your Trip to Egypt

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Egypt, and especially the Nile Valley, has so many wonderful sights to see it would be impossible to do everything on one short trip to Egypt. A first visit to Cairo will almost inevitably mean you will wish to see the Pyramids...
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EGYPT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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TOP 10 EPIC PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN EGYPT   #10 – HURGHADA, RED SEA Hurghada is a Red Sea resort town and has become an incredibly popular tourist destination, particularly among diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. It also very popular as...
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Best 5 Things to do in Luxor, Egypt

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Luxor Historical Sites Luxor contains one-third of the world’s monuments and have the biggest temple in all wold (karnak temple) by it’s picturesque colors, Unique design resulting from diversity of religions result masterpiece. Luxor temple with it’s great edifice, which...
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Reasons to visit the Nile River

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Ah, the mysterious, mystical, and majestic Nile! A unique cruise opportunity for those who feel like they’ve done it all! While disputes still exist over the exact source of the world’s longest river, everyone agrees that it begins near the...
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Nile Cruise Information

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Egypt Nile cruise packages are a very enjoyable experience that any visitor must do when visiting Egypt. The Nile cruises mix the history with a fascinating atmosphere of Egypt which makes it an unforgettable trip. There are too various Nile cruises...
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Activities in Safaga Port

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Safaga is a coastal city located in the Egyptian Arab Republic. Safaga is located on the Red Sea coast and administratively under the Red Sea Governorate. Safaga is a tourist city that receives thousands of visitors from Egypt and abroad....
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Hathour Temple at Dendara

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Location: This temple is located in Dendara city, north of Luxor about 28 miles from Luxor. It takes about 00:45 minutes. Who built it? This temple was one of the temples built first by the Ptolemies, Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra II ,...
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Egypt Travel tips

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Are you planning a trip to Egypt and looking for some great tips to help make the entire process as smooth as possible? Our travel experts are here to assist you with a variety of travel advice and trip details....
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What’s Felucca?

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Felucca Defination A felucca is a sea-craft, made according to a traditional design, with broad canvas sails. Essentially, the craft is reliant on wind-power with no motor, and are dependent upon the wind factor to propel forth, so itineraries are...
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How To Get To Egypt ?

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Egypt considered a main tourist attraction for a majority of tourists from all over the world as it has a little bit of everything, to enter Egypt you have to obtain visa before arrival or upon arrival depending on nationality....
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The Nile Valley

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According to the official history of a 3rd century BC priest, a king named Menes united the various kingdom of the Nile Valley for the first time under one government around 3100BC, beginning what archaeologists refer to as the Early...
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Hurghada – Egypt

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City History In the beginning of 1980 Hurghada start to be known for the tourist industry due to the natural condition as the fine beaches, coral reefs, colored fishes and the sunshine. The investors began their tourist projects in the...
Egypt Travel Guide Aswan Attractions

Aswan, Upper Egypt

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Due to its location below to the northern-most cataract on the Nile, Aswan marked the traditional southern frontier of Egypt with rival Nubia. Throughout ancient history the Nubians competed with the Egyptian pharaohs for territory and influence as their power...

Why book with Luxor and Aswan Travel?

There are many reasons to book your trip through Luxor and Aswan Travel. We have been in the business of operating high quality tours in Egypt for along time and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences.

Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?

English is studied in school all over Egypt. This is why most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

Is Egypt safe to visit, especially after the political events that took place after the Egyptian Revolution?

Tourists have been visiting Egypt for centuries and Egyptians have well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Egyptian cities are generally very safe, especially in area where tourists frequent.
Since the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, there has been intermittent unrest and political violence in Egypt, but even the most intense episodes have occurred in a relatively small area of Cairo and other cities. Tourist sites, mostly located far from these areas, have not been affected and there is no negative feeling toward foreign visitors among Egyptians. While Egypt is certainly still dealing with a political transition, it has not significantly affected the experience of tourists in the country.
Luxor and Aswan Travel has only rarely had to even slightly adjust tour itineraries to avoid protests and there has never been an instance when our clients were in danger. Most of our clients rave these days about how safe they felt during their trip.

How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?

Visitors to Egypt must have a passport valid for at least six month after their arrival and all foreign citizens must obtain a visa to enter Egypt. You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian embassy or consulate around the world.
Travelers of the following nationalities can purchase a 1 month entry visa without application upon arrival in Egypt: Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. This only takes a few minutes to do at a bank window before you go through customs
Egypt generally has three types of entry visas.
Entry visa–valid for one month; given to any non-Egyptian citizen entering the country without a previously purchased visa
Transit visa–given to any non-Egyptian citizen entering the country for a limited period of time for transit reasons
Tourist visa–valid for up to 3 months and available with single or multiple entries; purchased by the majority of visitors to Egypt from a Egyptian embassy or consulate before arriving in the country

Is it a good idea to take the train from Cairo to distant destinations in Egypt like Aswan?

in Egypt normally had two kinds of train
1-classic trains: you should your tickets two days in advance and this train spend over 12 hours and a lots of stops in major cities in Egypt
2- Sleeping trains: the tickets cost 100$ and spend 12 hours to Aswan and we recommended to use air flights

What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

What are the Must be Visited Places in Egypt?

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library.

What to Wear While in Egypt?

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Egypt?

In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

How much should I tip?

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

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