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Budget Egypt Tours

If you are among those who are looking for Budget Egypt Tours, we offer a wide range of budget travel packages to Egypt designed for travelers on a budget.

This does not mean that we have restrictions on the attractions that a traveler can enjoy in Egypt. On the contrary, budget travelers can explore the best historical sites and visit the best tourist attractions in Egypt.

You can visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo, and other places in Cairo.

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In Luxor and Aswan you will enjoy sailing on the Nile on a cruise and seeing the picturesque Pharaonic temples and monuments.

Enjoy visits to Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, Abu Simbel Temples, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, and other pharaonic landmarks.

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We offer a wide range of Egypt Budget Tours.

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3 Days Cairo & Alexandria – Egypt Budget Tour

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If you want the best budget Egypt tours, you've come to the right place. Easy Tours Egypt has this 3-day tour around Cairo and Alexandria that fits into a small budget. You will go to the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple before going on a tour to Alexandria to see the Library of Alexandria, the Qaitbay Citadel, Pompay's, and the Catacombs.
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Cairo Layover Tours

3 Days Private Tour in Cairo – Egypt Budget Tours

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Enjoy this budget trip to Egypt in 3 days. Your tour will be around Cairo, where you will be able to visit the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah El-Din, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, and Abu Sirga Church, Hanging Church, and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Also, you will see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Valley Temple, the Zoser Pyramid in Sakkara, and more.
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4 Days Cairo & Alexandria – Egypt Budget Tours

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Imagine spending six days travelling around Egypt, visiting all of the hidden gorgeous sites that are home to various monuments that date back 7000 years. Book the Egypt budget tours with Tours Of Egypt now and begin your experience in Egypt. 
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Egypt Tours

5 Days Budget Tours to Cairo & Alexandria

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You want to go on a trip to Egypt, but you're worried about how much it will cost. Don't worry anymore, because Easy Tours Egypt will give you this 5-day cheap tour to Egypt, and you will go to the most famous places in Cairo and Alexandria. Don't wait; start a tourist tour right now.
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5 Days Cairo & Luxor by Air Budget Tour

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Enjoy this 5-day trip that is good for people with limited funds. During this tour, you will go to Cairo and Luxor's top tourist spots. From Cairo, you can go to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and the Egyptian Museum. Then, fly south to Luxor to see the Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple, the granite statues of Ramses II, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and more.
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5 Days Tour in Cairo – Cheap Egypt Tours

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Enjoy this cheap Egypt tours, which lasts 5 days and is full of fun, pleasure, and new things to learn. You'll spend most of your time in Cairo, where you'll see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, the Zoser Pyramid, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Library of Alexandria, the Qaitbay Citadel, and more.
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6 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise Package

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Travel to Egypt on a budget with Easy Tours Egypt. Start this 6-day vacation to Luxor, Aswan, and Cairo to cruise on the Nile and see the major sights. Visit High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Horus, and Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan. Continue to Valley of Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, and Memnon Colossi. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple and Egyptian Museum before returning to Cairo.
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Islamic Cairo

6 Days Budget Cairo Tour Package

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Learn about Egypt's rich history on this cheap 6-day tour in Cairo. Your trip will begin with a stop in Cairo, where you can see the Egyptian Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and the Egyptian Museum. You will also see the Zoser Pyramid in Sakkara, Dahshur, the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, the Abu Sirga Church, the Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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Hot Air Balloon Ride at Luxor

7 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise – Cheap Egypt Tours

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Here is a 7-day, low-cost trip to Egypt that will let you see the best of the country. which will start in Cairo to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and the Egyptian Museum. Then, fly to Egypt's south to see Luxor and Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Temple of Horus, and Kom Ombo. Then go to Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and more.
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Egypt Budget Tours

7 Days Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Budget Tour

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Start your 7-day adventure in Egypt today at the best price to learn the amazing Egyptian history and see the most popular tourist spots in Egypt. In Cairo, you'll see the Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Egyptian Museum. On the way back, you will take a sleeper train down to Luxor and Aswan, stopping at notable sites including High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and more.
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5 days in cairo

8 Days Budget Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight

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Enjoy an 8-day budget journey to Egypt. This cheap trip will show you all the beautiful places in Egypt. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Egyptian Museum. On your way to Luxor and Aswan, you'll tour Karnak, Luxor, Ramses II's Granite Statues, the Valley of the Kings, and more.
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8 Days Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Package

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An 8-day trip to Alexandria, Cairo, and Luxor in Egypt that doesn't break the bank and is full of fun. You will learn about all the magical places in Alexandria, Cairo, and Luxor, such as the Library of Alexandria, the Qaitbay Citadel, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Sphinx, the Zoser Pyramid, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and more.
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Abu Simbel Templeو Abu Simbel Tour From Luxor

8 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Sleeper Train

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Book this 8-day Egypt package travel to explore all the attractive destinations in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Starting in Cairo, you will see the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Egyptian Museum. Also see Hight Dam, Philae Temple (unfinished), Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple at Luxor & Aswan.
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Cairo Layover Tours

8 Days Islamic Cairo & Alexandria Budget Tour

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Enjoy an 8-day trip of Cairo and Alexandria's major sites Cairo's highlights include the Salah El-Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, Abu Sirga Church and the Hanging Church, the Pyramids of Giza, Al Azhar Mosque and Al Mouayyed Mosque. Then proceed to Alexandria to see the Library, Qaitbay Citadel, Pompay's, and more.
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Coptic And Islamic Cairo Tour

9 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight

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Cheap flights to Egypt? Enjoy a 9-day vacation to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan! Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Egyptian Museum in Cairo. On to Luxor and Aswan for Karnak, Luxor and Ramses II's Granite Statues, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Temple of Horus, and Kom Ombo Temple. Finally, return to Cairo to see the Zoser Pyramid at Sakkara, Memphis, and Dahshur.
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Egypt Tours, Things to see in Giza

9 Days Cairo – Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Flight

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Booking now to enjoy this 9-day journey through Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan is considered to be one of the finest affordable Egypt packages that we have available; book immediately to take advantage of this great deal! The highlights of this journey include learning about Egypt's fascinating history and seeing some of the country's most popular tourist destinations.
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9 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Tour

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Enjoy one of our cheap Egypt tours for nine days to see all the country has to offer, starting in Cairo and traveling to Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada. Now is the time to book and begin a fantastic adventure in Egypt at the most competitive price possible with Easy Tours Egypt.
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5 Days Cairo & Alexandria

10 Days Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Flight

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Don't miss this 10-day cheap Egypt tours. and enjoy visiting Egypt's top attractions. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Egyptian Museum. Then on to Luxor and Aswan to visit Karnak, Luxor, the Avenue of Sphinxes, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, and more. And then Alexandria's Library, Qaitbay Citadel, Pompay's Pillar, and Catacombs. You'll return to Cairo to end your journey.
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Egypt Tours

10 Days Cairo, Alex, Luxor, Aswan & Sharm

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Enjoy the most affordable Egypt vacation package for ten days that includes visits to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Sharm El Sheikh. You will get the opportunity to see the most popular sights in Egypt and learn about ancient Egyptian history. Make your reservation now and begin your Egyptian journey!
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11 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada by Train

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Don't be afraid to book this tour if you're looking for one that will fit your budget. It will be a trip you'll never forget, as you visit many of Egypt's most famous tourist spots and learn about the country's rich history. During these 11 days, you'll make memories you'll never forget and take a lot of pictures in amazing places.
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12 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight

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Discover the most important tourist attractions in Egypt. Cairo and a cruise on the Nile are included in this tailor-made budget trip for your vacation. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, as well as the historic district of Old Cairo and Saladin's Citadel. Afterwards, go to Luxor, where you will board a Nile cruise to Aswan. Take in the breathtaking sights as you travel down the Nile.
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12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm by Train

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On this Egypt budget trip with Nile cruise, you will see the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, and Coptic Cairo. On the way to Luxor, you'll see the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Kom Ombo, and the Unfinished Obelisk. Finally, you will visit Sharm El Sheikh to enjoy the sunlight and fresh air.

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Because Easy Tours Egypt is conducted by the best Egyptian Tour Guides with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, they understand guests’ need to be self-sufficient while yet receiving quality service. As a result, we have selected tour guides with extensive expertise and a wide range of qualifications to ensure that our clients get the most out of their Egyptian vacations and memories.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why book with Easy Tours Egypt?
Why book with Easy Tours Egypt? Because we have so much experience, we are happy to use it to make high-quality tourist trips. It doesn’t matter where you want to go in Egypt because we have a network spread across the country.

Is there a discount on booking my tour in advance?
We’re happy to discount people who pay for their tour in full upfront. If the full payment for your tour is made, we will gladly cut the price of your trip by 5%. Discounted tours will not change the date or get money back.

Is there a special price for groups?
Is this true? Easy Tours Egypt does offer a special deal for big group flights. Depending on the type of trip, how long it is, and the number of people, there will be pricing.

How can I contact Easy Tours Egypt to book a tour?
If you want to make a booking, you can call, email, or chat with Easy Tours Egypt at any time. You can also fill out a reservation request form that tells us what kind of trip you want to take, how long it will be, and any other information you can think of. We will get back to you right away with a suggestion from one of our representatives.
– It’s at the bottom of our homepage. You can call us toll-free, send us an email, or use our chat service. Here, you can fill out the form to make a reservation.

What should I do to book a tour and confirm my reservation?
All you have to do is contact us through one of the ways we’ve already discussed in the previous question. In a short time, you’ll get an answer that explains your options. Then, you can make a tour that fits your needs. Once we know what you want to do, we will send you a detailed walking line with all the information and plans you need to make your trip go well.

How much will I pay as a deposit? How will I pay for it?
– A 20% deposit is required for most tours, except during peak times like Christmas and New Year’s when the deposit is 30%. You can use PayPal or a bank transfer to pay the deposit. Our representatives will be ready to help you with any extra information or support you need to make this payment.

If I have to cancel my flight, will I get a refund?
In our Terms and Conditions, we talk about restitution.


Is Egypt safe to visit?
Many tourists have been coming to Egypt for hundreds of years, and the Egyptian people have a good reputation because of how well they treat and welcome tourists. Egyptian cities are usually very safe, especially in places where tourists go. You’ll also be safe because the Egyptian army and police keep an eye on all archaeological sites. In Egypt, tourism is very safe, and the country wants to keep this up.

Is it safe for women to travel alone?
A lot of women have been able to go on trips alone and haven’t been hurt. The police, tourist police, and army are always nearby, and the Egyptians are generally safe and will try to protect solo tourists. The police, tourist police, and army are always nearby. Women who go on their own in Egypt are usually more safe than they are in places like Greece or Italy.

Make sure to take the same safety precautions you would in any other place, and don’t be tempted to walk alone in deserted areas. Take a taxi back to your home. From time to time, you’ll get invitations from people you don’t know, but don’t accept any of them!

Visa & entry to Egypt

How am i able to get my visa to go to Egypt?
Visitors to Egypt should have a passport that is at least six months old when they arrive, and everyone from outside the country should get a visa to enter Egypt. If you want to apply for a traveller visa, you can do so at any Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building in the world.

You can buy a one-month visa in advance if you’re from the following countries and don’t want to wait until you get to Egypt to apply for one. These countries are: Australia, Canada, the EU, Georgia and Japan. This only takes a few minutes to do in the bank window before you go to customs.

Egypt usually has 3 sorts of visas.t.
• Entry Visa – valid for one month; given to any non-Egyptian nationals who come into the country without having bought a visa first.
Any non-Egyptian national who comes into the country for a short period of time, such as for transit, will get a transit visa. A tourist visa, on the other hand, can be valid for up to three months and can be used to visit the country. Single or multiple-entry tickets are also available. Most tourists to Egypt buy their tickets from an Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building before they arrive in the country.

How am i able to apply for a visa to enter Egypt if I live outside my country of nationality?
– In this case, the person will apply for a visa from the Egyptian consulate or embassy in the country where he lives. He can also buy a visa when he arrives at the Cairo, Hurghada, or Luxor airports. In this case, they need to get a visa from the Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building in the country where their passport was made.

Can I extend my traveler visa when it expires?
It is possible to add a traveller, but this will require an extension from a compound building in the Tahrir compound in Cairo or government offices in another city. There is a 2-week grace period when the visa expires, during which you can buy an extension without being punished.

Can I mix my visit to Egypt and another country?
Tourists who go to Egypt usually go to other countries in the Middle East or region on the same trip. We offer business services in Jordan, Turkey, and many other places, and you can find them on our website.

Are there direct flights from the US. to Egypt?
No, EgyptAir, the official Egyptian airline, does not have direct flights from the United States to Cairo. There is a flight from New York, John F. Kennedy airport, to Cairo every five days. The trip takes twelve hours. EgyptAir, on the other hand, also flies directly from l. a. to Cairo. It takes about 17 hours to make this trip. Most people from the US stop in Europe (usually London or Paris) or in a specific area of the world (usually Morocco).

If I gain Cairo flying field from US., what’s the stopover?
Your arrival station depends on the airline you’re being abused by. Terminal 3 is also known as the new terminal in Egypt. Western European and American airlines mostly use this terminal. There are also times when planes like EgyptAir and planes from other countries like Africa and Japan land at Terminal 1.

Purchasing Items

Can I bring cigarettes and alcohol with me when I visit Egypt?
It is always recommended for travelers who want cigarettes and alcohol to buy them on arrival. There are duty-free shops at airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to buy up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes upon arrival.

What happens if I do not buy alcohol and cigarettes upon arrival, will I have the opportunity to buy them elsewhere in Egypt
For tourists 48 hours after arrival to buy these products from any store in Egypt. Duty-Free locations are located in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh. There are also many other locations in Cairo and in the hotels of Sharm El Sheikh, El Gouna, and Hurghada.

Can I bring alcohol and cigarette supplies with me from any other country while visiting Egypt?
Cigarettes or alcohol that is brought to Egypt from another country is 1 liter of alcohol and 200 cigarettes.


Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Most Egyptians, who live in 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 will speak enough English and other languages to meet the needs of most travelers.

Do I have to learn Arabic to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
It is always good to learn some Arabic words to express greetings or thanks. If you plan to visit places other than popular tourist destinations, it is recommended to learn some Arabic phrases. Overall, Egyptians are friendly and happy to help anyone, especially foreigners and tourists, even if there is a language barrier.

Opening Hours, Visit religious places & Taking Photographs

What are the working hours for antiquities in Egypt?
Most of Egypt’s monuments, historic sites and museums are open from 09:00 to 17:00. Outdoor historical sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, for example, are open from 8:00 am until sunset. Some museums have morning hours, from 9 am to 4 pm, and hours in the evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of Ramadan from the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change dramatically.

What are the working hours of different stores in Egypt?
Most stores in Egypt are open from around 10am and remain open until 10pm. However, many shops, cafes, and restaurants, especially in major cities such as Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor and Alexandria, remain open long afterward and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours in tourist areas such as Khan al-Khalili and within hotels. During Ramadan, the holy month of Ramadan for the Islamic calendar, opening hours may change significantly as shops are closed in the middle of the day and remain open later.

Is it permissible for non-Muslims to enter historical mosques in Egypt?
Non-Muslims are generally welcome to visit mosques in Egypt. However, it is always advisable to seek permission before entering mosques outside Cairo and Alexandria where people are not accustomed to tourists. Tourists and foreigners are welcomed in almost all mosques in Egypt, except those where relatives of the Prophet Muhammad are buried, such as the Hussein Mosque and the Sayyida Zeinab Mosque. Tourists are more than ever welcome to visit most mosques at any time except when they are used to pray, on Friday and during the five daily prayers of the day.

Is there any special dress to follow while visiting a mosque in Egypt?
There is no special clothing to wear while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, it is strongly recommended to wear modest clothing and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and possibly their arms and legs. Women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering the mosque.

What are the most important historical mosques in Cairo?
Cairo, dubbed “the city of a thousand minarets”, is characterized by a large number of magnificent historical mosques. The most prominent of these are the Mohammed Ali Mosque in the Citadel of Salah al-Din, which was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, built-in 1361, and the Al-Azhar Mosque, built-in 970 AD, which was restored and expanded several times thereafter, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As. The first mosque in Africa was built in 640 AD, the Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, built-in 878 AD, and the Mosque of Hakim, built 1013 AD. Tourists are welcome in all these mosques on any day, except Friday.

Are tourists allowed to enter Christian monuments in Egypt?
In Egypt, churches are treated like mosques. Most churches and monasteries welcome tourists and foreigners, except during Lent. A modest dress is also recommended while visiting Christian sights in Egypt.

What are the most prominent Christian monuments in Egypt?
Christianity arrived in Egypt since the first century AD As the birthplace of Christian monasticism, Egypt hosts many interesting churches and monasteries. These include the monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, the monastery of Abu Makar and the monastery of the Syrians in Wadi Natrun, and the monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul near the Red Sea to the northeast of Hurghada. There are many historical churches in Egypt, especially in Cairo and Alexandria, such as St. Barbara Church and the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo.

Can I take pictures while visiting Egypt’s monuments?
Photography is allowed at most historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some charge an additional fee for taking a camera. However, in some museums, such as the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are required to leave their cameras at the reception desk before entering.

Can I take pictures of people, streets, etc. in Egypt?
Egyptians are known worldwide for their tolerance and hospitality; however, it is always polite to seek permission before taking a picture of people, especially women, shops or products. Photography is not allowed around army bases, airports, dams, bridges and in the metro. In most places where photography is prohibited, there will be signs to notify you.

Hotels & Health

What is the check-in time at hotels in Egypt?
As with many hotels worldwide, the check-in time at most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 pm. If you arrive at the hotel late at night or early in the morning, you may have to pay an extra night to reach your room immediately without having to wait until the normal check-in time.

What are the different hotel types in Egypt?
Accommodation for travelers in Egypt is widely located – everything from global luxury to simple accommodation in the inn. Compare the most beautiful hotels with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains like Movenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, Sofitel. There are a variety of local hotels ranging from luxurious and simple to a hotel. Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale; however, this standard differs from international standards used elsewhere.

Why stay in a hotel near the pyramids and not in the city center?
If you are in Cairo just for a few days, it will be easier for you to see locations starting from a base in Giza. Traffic from the city center to the pyramids can cause the journey to take more than an hour, which means an early start if you want to experience a full day, especially if you need to enter the Great Pyramid when you are in the plateau before 0800. If you are in Cairo For a while, the hotels in the Pyramids are all resort-based, built on an acre of land with outdoor pools and comfortable areas, something that downtown hotels can’t really afford. This is why you tend to find downtown hotels like towers; extremely long and narrow, while Giza Pyramid hotels are limited in height, but they cover more land.

The cost also comes into the equation as a simple 4-star hotel in the downtown area is more expensive than a 5-star resort in the pyramids. Cairo resembles most of the major cities in the world in this regard, as the ownership of the city center is much more expensive. Although it may seem that downtown hotels carry the luxury of being able to wander around the area for shopping, restaurants, etc. Most Pyramid hotels offer free shuttle buses to allow you to do the same, plus taxis are not expensive and will still work out cheaper in the end.

Are there any health problems I should worry about in Egypt?
In general, tourists face some unique health problems in Egypt, but sometimes travelers experience stomach upset caused by drinking tap water or eating from a local restaurant that is not recommended by the tour guides or hotel receptionist. Some travelers may suffer sunburn or heat stroke due to heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.

Currency & Tipping

What is the official currency of Egypt?
The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound, or “Geneh” in Arabic, usually abbreviated as LE. One Egyptian pound is 100 piasters or “Irish” in Arabic. There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pounds and there are coins of 25 piasters, 50 piasters, and 1 pound. It can sometimes be difficult to find a change in large bills, so a change in taxis and tips is always recommended.

Will I be able to replace the dollar, euro or other currencies in Egypt?
There are a large number of banks and exchange offices that can change cash and traveler’s checks in Egypt. Moreover, many tourist shops, restaurants, and bars will actually accept dollars or euros at relatively close prices to official rates. Make sure you know the current exchange rate of the dollar or the euro to the Egyptian pound.

How common is credit card use in Egypt?
Credit cards are widely used in Egypt in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Most stores in markets such as Khan Al Khalili and Luxor Tourist Market accept credit cards. The most common types of credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

Is it common practice to offer advice in Egypt?
Due to the low salaries of many professionals in Egypt, many people rely on advice or Bakhshish as it is called in Egypt, as a major part of their income. Consequently, tipping is considered customary in Egypt.

How much should I tip?
The amount depends on the situation. It is good at the restaurant to give between 5 to 10% of the instructions to the waiter directly even when adding service to the bill. Tax service does not go to the waiter. For a small interest, such as carrying luggage or parking in a car, some Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often in Egypt, you’ll find someone leaning to the bathroom to keep it clean. Give them one Egyptian pound is the right amount.

Giving tipping to the tour guide and driver is entirely optional. If you decide to give them, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.


Will it be easy for me to find a transfer from Cairo Airport to other destinations in the city?
There are many transportation options available from Cairo Airport. The fastest and most common way is to take a taxi. The moment you leave the airport, you will find many taxi drivers offering you a ride. It is advisable to avoid riding old black cabs because they do not use meters and drivers may ask for an excessive fare. New white taxis, which use a meter, are a good option if you are traveling anywhere around Cairo, but at the airport, you may find yourself negotiating the price even with these new taxis. If you are going to downtown Cairo, you must pay more than 60 pounds.

There is a limousine service provided by Cairo Airport, which is more expensive than other modes of transport, but it is still relatively cheap when compared to the cost of transportation in North America or most European countries.

We recommend using the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus, which you can book in advance if you are already in the country by calling 19970. You can also rent a car on arrival if you are looking for an office in the arrival hall, but you must wait a short time. It’s more expensive than a taxi, but it eliminates the hassle of negotiating the price and you’ll have a car that is especially comfortable for you.

Are there any trains from Cairo to the major cities in Egypt?
Trains in Egypt generally fall into two categories; air-conditioned trains that include luxury coaches and local trains that stop in each village or town every 15 to 20 minutes. Local trains are crowded and do not offer much comfort. Air conditioning trains usually offer first and second class cars. Both offer good options for travelers, but for a modest extra fee, first-class cars offer bigger and more comfortable seats. There are about 15 air-conditioned trains from Cairo to Alexandria daily and five flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, which also stops in the major cities of the Nile Valley on the road. There are also two sleeping trains per night from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, providing you with a private cabin and a hot dinner. The demand for trains in Egypt can be very high. It is recommended that you book your tickets several days in advance.

Is it a good idea to take the train from Cairo to distant destinations in Egypt like Aswan?
In general, the level of railway service in Egypt is good. The Egyptian railway network connects the Nile Valley, the Delta, and the Suez Canal. In summer, there are also trains to resort areas along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast.

Due to the high prices of domestic flights in Egypt, air travel does not always suit budget travelers. While travel by train takes longer, it offers a cheaper option and an unforgettable experience of seeing the entire Nile Valley by train. Sleeping trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor are designed specifically for tourists, departing Cairo at 9 pm and arriving in Luxor at around 4 am and in Aswan at around 7 am. These trains are comfortable and guests will be provided with a private cabin and a hot dinner.

Bus travel is available to all these locations for the Turgoman bus station, which is located near the main train station in central Cairo. Buses offer another option for affordable travel.

Can I travel by train from Cairo to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh?
No, Egypt’s rail service does not pass through the Suez Canal to reach many cities in Sinai and does not go south of Ismailia along the Red Sea coast. Unlike planes, tourists can take buses from Cairo to reach cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. It is also possible to rent a taxi to take you to these places, but this can be costly without traveling to divide the cost.

Is it a good idea for tourists riding in public buses to cities like Cairo and Alexandria
Buses in cities like Cairo and Alexandria literally cover the entire city. These buses are cheap (fare less than 1 EGP), and it can be difficult to know where each bus will take you and sometimes the buses are very crowded. Therefore, it is recommended to use other means of transport, such as taxis or metro when in Cairo.

Is it advisable to ride on the Cairo subway?
The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. As the streets are crowded with cars and people most of the day, the metro has become the fastest means of transportation in the Egyptian capital. Although the metro can be crowded during rush hours, it is still a good way to get around central Cairo.

Cairo’s metro travels from Helwan, the southernmost point to the meadow, in the northeastern part of the city. The second line runs from Shubra in northern Cairo to Giza in the western section of Greater Cairo. The third line of the Cairo Metro will eventually arrive at the airport, but only 5 stations are currently operating. The ticket price is EGP to transfer from any station to another on any of the three lines. Each train on the metro has two specific conditions for ladies throughout the day, which may be a good option especially when trains are very crowded.

Best Attractions in Egypt

What are the attractions and activities that should not be missed during your visit to Egypt?
Egypt, with its rich history, is a country that offers a lot to tourists and the traveler cannot see everything in one visit or even in a few visits. This is why there are a number of attractions and some activities that tourists are advised not to miss if they visit Egypt. These include:
– Visit the Pyramids of Giza
– Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
– Visit Salah al-Din Fort and Mohammed Ali Mosque
– Visit the White Desert
– Diving or snorkeling in Sinai or cities on the Red Sea
– Go on a cruise from the Nile from Luxor to Aswan or Bound Versa
– Explore the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai
– Eating kebab and kofta, a traditional Egyptian meat dish
– Visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor
Visit Abu Simbel
– Go to Khan El Khalili tourist market in Cairo
– Explore Islamic Cairo on foot
– Discover the magic of Egyptian oases such as Siwa or Bahariya
– Visit the monuments in the West Bank of Luxor, including the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings
– Eat “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish

This is just the highlight of Egypt. There are many places around the country to enjoy it, but if you are in a hurry, use these as a guide. You are sure to see more amazing things along the way.

Visa requirements for Egypt

Visitors to Egypt should have a passport valid for a minimum of six months when arriving and everyone foreign nationals should acquire a visa to enter Egypt. you’ll apply for a traveler visa at any Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building round the world.

Passengers of the subsequent nationalities can buy a one-month visa while not applying upon arrival in Egypt: Australia, Canada, Croatia, EU, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Choson, state, Serbia, Ukraine, UK and also US. This solely takes a number of minutes to try and do within the bank window before looking customs

Egypt usually has 3 sorts of visas:

  • Entry Visa - valid for one month; granted to any non-Egyptian nationals coming into the country while not an antecedently purchased visa
  • Transit visa - granted to any non-Egyptian nationals coming into the country for a such as the amount of your time for reasons of transit
  • Tourist visa - valid for up to three months Associate in Nursingd accessible with single or multiple entries; purchased by the bulk of tourists to Egypt from an Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building before arrival within the country