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Looking to embark on an unforgettable adventure to the land of ancient wonders and modern marvels? Look no further than Egypt Vacation Packages brought to you by Egypt Planners! Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egyptian history as you explore iconic landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, and the temples of Egypt, Like Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. With our carefully curated packages, you can experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Nile River aboard a luxurious cruise, where you’ll witness breathtaking sunsets and discover hidden gems along the riverbanks. Read More

Best 48 Egypt Vacation Packages

Make memories that last a lifetime with our Egypt Vacation Packages. Explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems like a local.

3 Day Tour to Cairo to Explore Its Wonders

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3 Days 2 Nights
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One of our best tours is a 3 day trip to Cairo. You will see how great Cairo really is and get to know some of the most famous buildings in the world. Visit the ancient Coptic churches and Islamic mosques in the city, and then go see the impressive Pyramids of Giza. The Egyptian Museum is a great place to visit. Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar. All this and more will be part of your 3-day Cairo tour Package.
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4 Day Cairo Tour Package – Cairo Short Break

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4 Days 3 Nights
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Our tour packages in Cairo for 4 days will provide you with an opportunity to see the most beautiful tourist attractions in Cairo, you will get to explore the charming attraction of Coptic and Islamic monuments and visit the great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the city of Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel, Khan Al-Khalili and many more. Don't miss out and book with us now.
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5 Days in Cairo – Explore Cairo Like a Local

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5 Days 4 Nights
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Enjoy your 5 days Cairo tour, visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, then go to the Royal Necropolis of Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit the huge Egyptian Museum that contains more than 100,000 ancient items, such as mummies, found in tombs and temples across the country. Finally, get ready to shop like you've never shopped before and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of one of the oldest markets in the world.
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5 Day Cairo and Luxor Tour Package

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5 Days 4 Nights
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Welcome to your 5-day tour of Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, from Cairo to Luxor. Start your trip in Cairo, where you can see some of the most famous places in the world. Step into the famous Pyramids of Giza, stand between the legs of the powerful Great Sphinx, see the amazing Egyptian Museum, and then visit the Valley of the Kings that includes the tomb of King Tutankhamun and more than 60 other royal tombs. Explore the ancient city of temples at Karnak, where you can see Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and much more.
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6 Day Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Abu Simbel

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6 Days 5 Nights
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Join us on a six-day tour of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Abu Simbel where you will see the most important archaeological sites. From the pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor to the huge temples of Abu Simbel carved into the rocks in Aswan. And see other archaeological sites that you will not forget.
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7 Day Cairo with Nile Cruise Tour Package

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7 Days 6 Nights
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With our 7-day trip to Cairo and a cruise to Luxor and Aswan, you will witness the grandeur of Egyptian history throughout the ages. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo before taking a trip to Aswan and Luxor to start your Nile cruise. On a luxury cruise, you can see the impressive ruins and beautiful scenery before returning to Cairo for departure.
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8 Days Cairo with 3 Nights Nile Cruise by Flight

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8 Days 7 Nights
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With an 8-day Luxor and Aswan cruise from Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, visit Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, visit Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, and then travel to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Sail to Luxor to see its sights and other attractions.
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8 Days Cairo & 3 Nights Cruise by Sleeper Train

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8 Days 7 Nights
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On an 8-day cruise, you can see Cairo's famous historical sites and sail between Aswan and Luxor. Explore one of the wonders of the ancient world in Cairo, then go to Aswan by train to see its beautiful sights, such as the famous Philae Temple. As you sail down the Nile to Luxor to see its wonderful sights, you will see many things.
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8 Days Cairo and 4 Nights Cruise with Abu Simbel by Flight

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8 Days 7 Nights
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Discover how beautiful Egypt really is on this 8-day Cairo tour with a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to Abu Simbel Temple. In the beginning, you see the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and the rest of Cairo's wonderful landmarks. Then fly to Luxor and check-in for the scenic Nile cruise to Aswan. Along the way, you'll see the ancient wonders of Luxor, Aswan, and everywhere in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan before returning to Cairo to catch the flight back home.
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9 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Alexandria by Flight

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9 Days 8 Nights
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With a 9-day Luxor and Aswan cruise starting from Cairo and then a trip to Alexandria, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. . For a trip to Alexandria you'll never forget, sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there. After that, you can go back to Cairo to search for gold.
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9 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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9 Days 8 Nights
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With a 9-day Luxor and Aswan cruise starting from Cairo and then a trip to Hurghada, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. . For a trip to Hurghada you'll never forget, sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there. After that, you can go back to Cairo to search for gold.
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10 Day Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise with Abu Simbel by Flight

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10 Days 9 Nights
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On this 10-day Cairo tour that includes a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to the Abu Simbel Temple, you'll see how beautiful Egypt really is. At the start, you can see the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and other great Cairo landmarks. Then, fly to Luxor and check in for an amazing Nile cruise to Aswan. You'll see the ancient wonders of Luxor, Aswan, and all the places in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Philae temple in Aswan before going back to Cairo and going to Alexandria to see its wonderful sights.
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10 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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10 Days 9 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor on a 10-day cruise starting in Cairo and ending in Cairo. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was in place. place. building. Sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there for a trip to Hurghada you'll never forget. Then you can go back to Cairo and search for gold there.
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11 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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11 Days 10 Nights
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On an 11-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, sail to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Location, building. Embark on a Hurghada trip you'll never forget by sailing to Luxor for sightseeing and other attractions there. After that, you can return to Cairo to search for gold there.
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12 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Bahariya Oasis

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12 Days 11 Nights
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On this 12-day Cairo tour which includes a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to Abu Simbel Temple, you can see how beautiful Egypt really is. In the beginning, you can see the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and other great landmarks of Cairo. Then fly to Luxor and check-in for an amazing Nile cruise to Aswan. You will see the ancient wonders of Luxor and Aswan and all the places in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan before embarking on a scenic excursion to Alexandria from Cairo.
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12 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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12 Days 11 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, sail to Aswan and then to Luxor on a 12-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo. You can see the pyramids of Giza and go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae and then start a trip from Hurghada that you will never forget by taking a boat to Luxor to see the sights and visit other places of interest there. Then you can return to Cairo.
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14 Day Cairo & Alexandria & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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14 Days 13 Nights
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On a 14-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, sail to Aswan and Luxor. You can see the pyramids of Giza and the oldest pyramid found in Saqqara. Then in Aswan, you can see the Temple of Philae and the incomplete obelisk, then go to Luxor and see the wonderful sights there from the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Temple of Karnak, and others. Then the beaches of Hurghada and back to Cairo again.
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14 Day Cairo & Alexandria & Nile Cruise and Sharm El Sheikh

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14 Days 13 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, sail to Aswan, and then sail to Luxor on a 14-day cruise. You can see the pyramids of Giza and go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found. Then you can go to Aswan to see the Philae Temple, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Location and structure. Placement and construction. Start a great trip to Sharm El Sheikh by taking a boat to Luxor for sightseeing and other things. Then you can go back to Cairo to search for gold there.
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Benefits of booking Egypt Vacation Packages

When considering a trip to the enchanting land of Egypt, opting for an Egypt Vacation Package has many advantages. Let’s delve into the benefits that make these packages an enticing choice:

1- Cost savings and budgeting convenience

One of the primary reasons travelers opt for Egypt Vacation Packages to Egypt is the cost-effectiveness. These packages bundle together various elements of your trip, making it easier to budget for your adventure. Here’s how it works:

  • Accommodation: Your package typically includes your stay at a well-appointed hotel or resort, often at a reduced rate compared to booking separately.
  • Meals: Forget the stress of finding restaurants and calculating food expenses. With Egypt Vacation Packages, you’ll enjoy delicious meals at your accommodation or designated dining venues.
  • Activities: Many packages include guided tours and excursions to Egypt’s top attractions. This means you won’t have to worry about increasing individual tour costs.
  • Transfers: Airport transfers are often part of the deal, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free arrival and departure experience.

2- Comprehensive packages covering flights, accommodations, meals, and activities

Egypt Vacation Packages to Egypt are designed to provide a hassle-free experience from the moment you step off the plane. These packages typically include:

  • Flights: Some packages even incorporate domestic airfare, saving you the trouble of booking separately. This can be a significant cost-saver.
  • Accommodations: You’ll be staying in carefully selected hotels or resorts that offer comfort and convenience.
  • Meals: Whether you’re savoring traditional Egyptian dishes or international cuisine, your meals are often included. Buffets and a la carte options cater to various tastes.
  • Activities: Explore Egypt’s historical wonders, embark on scenic Nile cruises, or dive into the vibrant culture—all planned and included in your package.
  • Guided Tours: Expert local guides accompany you to archaeological sites and attractions, providing insights that enrich your journey.

3- Access to expert local guides and tours

Egypt is a treasure trove of history and culture, and having the guidance of knowledgeable local experts can enhance your experience tremendously. Egypt Vacation Packages often include:

  • Expert Local Guides: These guides bring the stories of ancient Egypt to life, offering historical context and captivating narratives at every landmark.
  • Curated Tours: Your package may include visits to iconic sites like the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor’s temples, and the Valley of the Kings, ensuring you don’t miss any highlights.
  • Insider Knowledge: Local guides can reveal hidden gems and lesser-known attractions that might be off the beaten path.

4- Emphasize safety and security for travelers

Safety is a paramount concern for travelers, especially when exploring a foreign destination. Egypt Vacation Packages prioritize your well-being in several ways:

  • Reputable Accommodations: Packages often include stays at trusted hotels and resorts known for their security measures and guest safety.
  • Guided Tours: Traveling with expert guides provides an added layer of security, as they are familiar with local customs and can ensure a smooth and safe journey.
  • Local Support: You’ll have local contacts and resources through your package provider in many unexpected situations.

Our Egypt Vacation Packages offer a stress-free, budget-friendly, and secure way to explore the wonders of this ancient land. By choosing such a package, you can focus on soaking up the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of Egypt, making your trip an unforgettable adventure.

Tips for Planning an Egypt Vacation Packages

Embarking on an Egypt Vacation Packages is an exciting adventure, and proper planning can make your trip even more enjoyable. Here are essential tips to consider as you prepare for your Egyptian getaway:

1- Research visa requirements and prepare necessary documents

Before jetting to Egypt, ensure you have the correct visa and documentation. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Visa Requirements: Check the latest visa requirements for your nationality. Depending on your country of origin, you may be eligible for a tourist visa upon arrival or need to apply in advance.

  • Passport: Ensure your key has at least six months of validity from your planned departure date. Make photocopies of your passport and keep them separately as a precaution.

  • Travel Insurance: Consider purchasing comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events like flight cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage.

2- Consider the best time to travel and weather conditions

Egypt’s climate can be extreme, so choosing the right time to visit is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable experience:

  • Peak Season: The most popular time to visit Egypt is fall (September to November) and spring (March to May). During these months, temperatures are moderate, making it ideal for sightseeing.

  • Summer: Egypt’s summers (June to August) can be scorching, with temperatures exceeding 100°F (38°C). If you visit during this period, be prepared for the heat and consider early morning and late afternoon outings.

  • Winter: While winters (December to February) are milder, especially in southern Egypt, they can be chilly in the evenings. If you’re traveling during this time, pack layers to adapt to changing temperatures.

3- Pack essentials for sightseeing and outdoor activities

Packing smart ensures you’re well-prepared for your Egyptian adventure:

  • Clothing: Bring lightweight, breathable clothing for hot days and long-sleeved options for cooler evenings. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are essential for sun protection.

  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes with good support are a must, especially for exploring historical sites and browsing markets.

  • Sunscreen: Egypt’s sun can be intense. Pack a high-SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.

  • Insect Repellent: In certain areas, especially along the Nile, insect repellent can help ward off pesky mosquitoes.

  • Medications: If you have specific medications or medical conditions, carry an ample supply and copies of prescriptions.

D. Explore local customs and etiquette to respect the culture

Understanding and respecting Egypt’s customs and etiquette is essential for a smooth and respectful journey:

  • Dress Modestly: When visiting religious sites, dress modestly. Women should cover their shoulders and knees, and men should wear long pants. This shows respect for local customs.

  • Photography: Always ask for permission before taking photos of people, especially in rural areas. In some places, photography may be restricted or prohibited.

  • Hand Gestures: Be mindful of hand gestures, as some common gestures in your home country may have different meanings in Egypt.

  • Respect Religion: Egypt is predominantly Muslim, and Fridays are considered a holy day. Be respectful of prayer times and avoid visiting mosques during prayer.

E. Take advantage of optional add-ons and excursions

Many Egypt Vacation Packages offer optional add-ons and excursions to enhance your experience:

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides: Consider a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor for breathtaking views of ancient temples and the Nile.

  • Sound and Light Shows: Some historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, offer evening sound and light shows that bring the past to life.

  • Cultural Workshops: Learn about traditional Egyptian arts, crafts, and cooking through workshops and classes.

  • Nile Cruises: Extend your adventure with a Nile River cruise, allowing you to explore more of Egypt’s treasures.

By following these tips and making the most of optional add-ons, you can ensure that your all-inclusive vacation to Egypt is hassle-free and richly rewarding. With proper preparation, you’ll be ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of this captivating destination.

Things to know about Egypt Vacations

Does Egypt have all inclusive?

Yes, Egypt does have all-inclusive resorts. The country is known for its magnificent tourist destinations, and many of its resorts offer all-inclusive packages to cater to the diverse needs of travelers. These all-inclusive resorts are popular among both international tourists and locals seeking a hassle-free and comprehensive vacation experience.

All-inclusive resorts in Egypt typically provide a range of amenities and services, including luxurious accommodations, meals, snacks, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), access to recreational facilities such as pools and gyms, entertainment options, and sometimes even guided tours to nearby attractions. This convenient package lets visitors enjoy their stay without worrying about individual expenses and planning every detail.

With their stunning locations along the Red Sea coast, such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, or historical sites like Luxor and Cairo, all-inclusive resorts in Egypt offer a blend of relaxation and exploration, making them an attractive choice for travelers seeking a balanced and memorable vacation.

What is the total cost to visit Egypt?

The total cost to visit Egypt can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the duration of your stay, the level of accommodation and luxury you prefer, the activities you wish to engage in, and your mode of travel. To provide a general idea, I’ll break down the major expense categories:

  • Flights: The cost of flights to Egypt will largely depend on your departure location and the time of booking. Prices fluctuate, so booking in advance or during travel deals can save you money.
  • Accommodation: Egypt offers many options, from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels and resorts. Prices will differ based on location and the level of comfort you desire.
  • Food and Dining: Food in Egypt is generally affordable, especially if you try local eateries and street food. High-end restaurants and dining in tourist areas might be more expensive.
  • Sightseeing and Activities: Entrance fees to historical sites, museums, and excursions to popular attractions will add to your expenses. Consider creating an itinerary in advance and budgeting for these activities.
  • Transportation: Within cities, transportation costs can be relatively low. Taxis, buses, and ride-sharing services are common. Longer trips between cities might involve more significant expenses.
  • Miscellaneous: Budget for additional expenses like souvenirs, tips, and travel insurance.

As an estimate, a mid-range budget traveler could plan to spend anywhere between $50 to $150 per day in Egypt. For a more luxurious experience, the cost can go higher. However, it’s essential to research and plan according to your preferences and financial capabilities.

How many days is ideal for an Egypt trip?

Egypt is an exciting place with a lot to learn about its history, culture, and natural beauty. But with so many things to see and do, how long is the best trip to Egypt? The answer depends on what you want to do, how much money you have, and how you like to travel. Let’s look at the different things that can change how long your trip to Egypt should be.

If you’re interested in Egypt’s ancient history, you should give yourself plenty of time to visit the country’s museums and historical sites. Cairo is home to many famous places, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the Citadel of Salah El Din. Luxor in southern Egypt is also a must-see for history fans with its marvelous temples and tombs.

Second, if you’re interested in natural beauty, add time for things like diving in the Red Sea or visiting the Western Desert. These places are a beautiful contrast to Egypt’s old buildings and should not be missed.

Third, consider taking a shorter trip if you are on a tight budget. Egypt is a relatively inexpensive place to visit, but the cost of a more extended trip can add up quickly. Even if a trip is shorter, it can still be a great way to see the best of the country without breaking the bank.

So, how long should a trip to Egypt last? We suggest spending at least 7–10 days in Egypt to see the main sights, and it will allow you to visit Cairo, Luxor, and maybe even Aswan or Alexandria.

If you have more time and want to see places that aren’t as well-known or spend more time on each site, we suggest a 14–21-day trip. It will allow you to learn more about Egypt’s past and culture and better understand what makes this country unique.

In conclusion, the best time for your trip to Egypt depends on what you want to do, how much money you have, and how you like to travel. Egypt is a great place to visit, whether you have a week or a month. It offers much, from old history to beautiful natural scenery and modern culture. So start planning your trip to Egypt immediately, and prepare for an adventure you’ll never forget.

Is Egypt a safe destination to Visit?

Egypt is generally considered a safe destination for tourists to visit. The country relies heavily on tourism, and the government has taken extensive measures to ensure the safety of tourists. There are police checkpoints throughout the country, particularly in tourist areas, and security measures are in place at airports, hotels, and major tourist sites.

As with any travel destination, it’s always wise to exercise caution and take commonsense safety precautions. It is advised to avoid large crowds, especially during demonstrations or protests, and always to remain alert and aware of your surroundings. It is also recommended that you follow the advice of your tour guide or travel operator and check with your embassy or consulate for any travel tips before your trip.

Overall, as long as you take the necessary precautions, Egypt is a safe and welcoming destination that offers a wealth of history, culture, and natural beauty for visitors to explore and enjoy.

What is the best time to visit Egypt?

The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, during the country’s mild winter. The temperatures are pleasant during the day, ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (about 18-30 degrees Celsius), and more relaxed at night. This is also the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices.

Visiting Egypt from May to September can be a good option if you prefer to avoid crowds and endure hotter temperatures. Temperatures during this time can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher, but this is also the low season so you may find better deals on tours and accommodations.

It’s also important to note that Ramadan, the month-long Islamic holiday of fasting and prayer, can affect travel to Egypt. During Ramadan, many businesses and tourist sites have reduced hours or may be closed altogether. The dates of Ramadan change each year based on the Islamic calendar, so it’s essential to check the dates before planning your trip.

In summary, the best time to visit Egypt is during the winter season, between October and April, but if you don’t mind the heat and want to avoid the crowds, visiting during the summer months can also be a good option.

Tipping or Baksheesh in Egypt

Tipping, or baksheesh, is a common practice in Egypt and is considered a way to show appreciation for good service. It’s important to note that while tipping is not mandatory, it is expected in many situations, and it’s a good idea to carry small bills and change for this purpose.

Here are some standard tipping practices in Egypt:

  • Tour guides: Tipping your tour guide at the end of your tour is customary. The amount will depend on the length of the tour and the level of service provided, but a good rule of thumb is around 10-20% of the total cost of the tour.
  • Hotel staff: Tipping hotel staff, such as bellhops and housekeeping, is familiar. A small tip of 10-20 Egyptian pounds per day is appropriate.
  • Drivers: If you hire a driver, it’s customary to tip them at the end of your trip. The amount will depend on the length of the journey and the level of service provided, but a good rule of thumb is around 50-100 Egyptian pounds per day.
  • Restaurants: It’s common to leave a tip of around 10-15% of the total bill at restaurants. Some restaurants may include a service charge on the bill, so check before tipping.

In summary, tipping or baksheesh is a common practice in Egypt, and it’s important to have small bills and changes on hand. The amount to tip will depend on the service provided. Still, as a general rule, a tip of 10-20% of the total cost is appropriate for tours and restaurants, while smaller tips of 10-20 Egyptian pounds per day are appropriate for hotel staff and drivers.

What are the best places to visit in Egypt?

Egypt is rich in history and culture, with many fascinating places to visit. Here are some of the top destinations that should be on your list when visiting Egypt:

  1. The Pyramids of Giza: The iconic pyramids are one of the most famous landmarks in Egypt and are a must-visit destination. They are located just outside of Cairo and are the last surviving wonders of the ancient world.

  2. Luxor: Known as the world’s most excellent open-air museum, Luxor is home to some of the most impressive ancient Egyptian monuments, including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple.

  3. Cairo: Egypt’s bustling capital city is a vibrant and chaotic metropolis full of life and energy. Highlights include the Egyptian Museum, the Al-Azhar Mosque, and the Khan El Khalili bazaar.

  4. Abu Simbel: This ancient temple complex, located near the Sudanese border, is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt. The temples were built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II and are known for their enormous statues and intricate carvings.

  5. Aswan: This laid-back city in southern Egypt is known for its stunning natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Highlights include the Philae Temple, the Aswan Dam, and the Nubian Museum.

  6. Alexandria: Located on the Mediterranean coast, Alexandria is a historic city once home to one of the ancient world’s most famous libraries. Highlights include the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

  7. Sinai Peninsula: This rugged and mountainous region is home to some of Egypt’s most beautiful natural scenery, including Mount Sinai and the Red Sea coast.

In summary, Egypt has many incredible destinations to explore, from the ancient monuments of Luxor and the Pyramids of Giza to the bustling streets of Cairo and the natural beauty of the Sinai Peninsula.

What to bring with you on a trip to Egypt?

When planning a trip to Egypt, it’s important to pack the right items to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are some things to consider bringing with you:

  1. Sunscreen: Egypt is a desert country, and the sun can be intense, so it’s important to pack sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin.

  2. Comfortable walking shoes: Many of Egypt’s top attractions involve a lot of walking, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

  3. Lightweight clothing: Egypt can be hot, so pack light clothing from breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. Packing clothes that cover your shoulders and knees is also a good idea, particularly if you plan to visit religious sites.

  4. Scarf or shawl: Women visiting Egypt may want to bring a scarf or shawl to cover their heads when entering mosques or other religious sites.

  5. Water bottle: Staying hydrated is important in Egypt’s hot climate, so bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.

  6. Insect repellent: Mosquitoes can be a problem in some regions of Egypt, particularly during the summer, so pack insect repellent to keep them at bay.

  7. Camera: Egypt is a country full of fantastic photo opportunities, so bring a camera to capture all the incredible sights.

  8. Power adapter: Egypt uses European-style power sockets, so if you’re coming from outside Europe, you’ll need to bring a power adapter to charge your electronic devices.

Packaging these essential items will prepare you for a comfortable and enjoyable trip to Egypt.

Advices for women while traveling to Egypt

Traveling as a woman in Egypt can be a rewarding and exciting experience, but it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and comfort. Here are some tips for women traveling to Egypt:

  1. Dress conservatively: Egypt is a Muslim country, and it’s important to respect local customs and dress conservatively. It’s a good idea to cover your shoulders and knees when in public places, especially when visiting mosques or other religious sites.

  2. Avoid walking alone at night: It’s best to avoid walking alone at night, especially in quiet or poorly-lit areas. Instead, take a taxi or use a ride-hailing app to get around.

  3. Use a guide or tour group: Using a guide or tour group can be a good idea, especially if you’re traveling alone. This can help you navigate local customs and culture, and can provide an extra layer of safety.

  4. Be cautious with alcohol: Drinking alcohol in public is prohibited in Egypt, and it’s important to be cautious with alcohol consumption. Stick to drinking in licensed bars and restaurants, and avoid getting drunk in public.

  5. Be aware of your surroundings: It’s always important to be aware of your surroundings, especially when traveling in a new place. Be cautious of pickpockets, scams, and other potential dangers, and trust your instincts if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

  6. Research local customs and culture: Researching local customs and culture can help you better understand the country and avoid inadvertently offending locals. For example, it’s important to remove your shoes when entering a mosque, and to avoid physical contact with people of the opposite sex in public.

By following these tips and being aware of local customs and culture, women can have a safe and enjoyable experience traveling in Egypt.

Learn Arabic words to enjoy your visit to Egypt

Learning a few Arabic words and phrases can enhance your experience when visiting Egypt, as it shows respect for the local culture and can help you communicate with locals. Here are some Arabic words and phrases to know:

  • Salaam Alaikum: This is a common Arabic greeting that means “peace be upon you.” Locals will appreciate it if you greet them with this phrase.
  • Shukran: This means “thank you.” It’s always polite to show gratitude when someone helps you or does something for you.
  • Sabah Al-Khair: This means “good morning.” It’s a polite way to greet someone in the morning.
  • Masaa Al-Khair: This means “good evening.” It’s a polite way to greet someone in the evening.
  • Laa Shukran: This means “no, thank you.” You can use this phrase when declining an offer or a service.
  • Min Fadlak: This means “please.” You can use this word when making a request.
  • Afwan: This means “you’re welcome.” You can use this word to respond to someone who has thanked you.
  • Aiwa: This means “yes.” It’s a simple way to answer a question in the affirmative.
  • Laa: This means “no.” It’s a simple way to answer a question in the negative.
  • Ma’a Salama: This means “goodbye” or “go with peace.” It’s a polite way to bid farewell.

By learning these basic Arabic words and phrases, you can show respect for the local culture and communicate more effectively with locals during your visit to Egypt.

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