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Sleep under the blazing desert stars amid the unreal chalk-rock formations of the White Desert. Soak in the tranquil, old-world ambiance and the unique culture of breathtaking Siwa Oasis.

Dip into one of the numerous cool and hot natural springs that lie peppered around the oases.

Wonder at the crumbling ruins of the medieval mud-brick fortified towns that protected oasis dwellers from marauding desert tribes in Al-Qasr and scramble over the ruins of Roman forts and the oldest Christian cemetery in the world around Al-Kharga Oasis.

Take the ultimate desert adventure, a multiday a safari into the foreboding Great Sand Sea and beyond.

Eastern Desert

The Eastern Desert, a large, arid expanse bounded to the east by the Red Sea Mountains and to the west by the Nile Valley, was formerly crisscrossed by historic trade routes and populated with villages that played critical roles in the formation of many of the region's greatest civilizations.

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Western Desert

Cairo can have its pyramids, and Luxor can retain its temples - here is the desert of deserts, an incomprehensible natural beauty like no other. The Western Desert of Egypt runs from the Nile and the Mediterranean to the Sudanese and Libyan borders, indifferent to any bounds put on a map.

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Siwa Oasis

Like most tourists to Siwa, you'll be wiping your eyes as you drive 300km south from the coast across the monotonously featureless and arid desert.

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Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya is the most accessible of the desert circuit oasis, at 365km from Cairo. Surrounded by ridges, the oasis' bottom is filled with lush date palm plantations and hundreds of cool springs.

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El Kharga Oasis

Al-Kharga, being the nearest oase to the Nile Valley, used to be a place of exile for naughty Nile Valley residents. Remoteness, scorching heat and devastating winds made the oasis a symbol of sorrow and exile.

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Dakhla Oasis

Thanks to its idyllic location along the Western Desert circuit route, Dakhla lives up to most tourists' fantasies of oasis living. Traditionnal villages with historic mud-brick forts defend the settlements and hint to a less peaceful past.

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Farafra Oasis

Farafra, the least inhabited and most secluded of the Western Desert's oasis, is easy to overlook if you close your eyes for a moment. Despite the fact that little evidence of Pharaonic habitation has been discovered, Farafra did make a cameo appearance in the mythology of King Cambyses' army, which is supposed to have vanished on its journey to Siwa in the 6th century BC.

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White Desert

When you get your first glance of the White Desert (Sahra al-Beida) dreamscape, you'll feel like a contemporary Alice who has fallen through a desert looking-glass into a fantasy world. From a distance of just 20 kilometres northeast of Farafra, the yellow desert sands east of the road begin to be punctured by chalky rock formations that seem to have sprung out of the earth almost supernaturally.

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The best time to visit Egypt depends on where you want to go. Generally speaking, winter (December to February) is the tourist high season and summer (June to August) is the low season in all parts of the country except on the coasts, and to a lesser degree in Cairo.

Weather-wise, June to August is unbearable almost anywhere south of Cairo, especially around Luxor and Aswan, where daytime temperatures soar up to 40°C. Summer in Cairo is almost as hot.

When visiting somewhere such as Luxor, winter is easily the most comfortable time. Cairo isn’t quite as pleasant, with often overcast skies and chilly evenings, while up on the Mediterranean coast Alexandria is subject to frequent downpours resulting in flooded, muddy streets. Even Sinai’s beaches are a little too chilly for sunbathing in January.

The happiest compromise for an all-Egypt trip is to visit in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November).

There is very little that you might need and won’t be able to find in Egypt. That said, you may not have the same degree of choice as at home.

So bring sunglasses, a torch (flashlight), sunscreen and a hat. If you’re a light sleeper you may also want to bring earplugs.

If you are visiting during winter, a sweater or light jacket is necessary for evenings, especially in desert areas.

Here’re the most important things you should bring it with you.
Hats, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Comfortable walking shoes, Power Adapters, Medication, Camera, Alcoholic Beverages.

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  • Wear a wedding ring. Generally, Egyptian men seem to have more respect for a married woman.
  • If you are traveling with a man, it is better to say you’re married rather than ‘just friends’.
  • Avoid direct eye contact with an Egyptian man unless you know him well; dark sunglasses help, mirrored ones are even better.
  • Try not to respond to an obnoxious comment from a man – act as if you didn’t hear it.
  • Be careful in crowds and other situations where you are crammed between people as it is not unusual for crude things to happen behind you.
  • Keep your distance. Remember that even innocent, friendly talk can be misconstrued as flirtation by men unused to close interaction with women. Ditto for any physical contact.

  • Be wary when horse or camel riding, especially at touristy places. It’s not unknown for a guy to ride close to you and grab your horse, among other things. Riding with an unknown man on a horse or camel should be avoided.
  • You may find it handy to learn Arabic for ‘don’t touch me’ (la’ tilmasni). Also worth memorizing is ihtirim nafsak (literally ‘behave yourself’) or haasib eedak (watch your hand). Swearing at would-be Romeos will only make matters worse.
  • If you do get groped, don’t expect people to be ashamed or apologize if you call them out. Most guys will just sort of stare at you blankly and wander away. So all the advice to ignore, ignore, ignore is wiser – you won’t be standing there with your adrenaline running, shouting and feeling like an idiot.
  • Being befriended by an Egyptian woman is a great way to learn more about life in Egypt and, at the same time, have someone nonthreatening to guide you around. Getting to know an Egyptian woman is, however, easier said than done. All we can say is seize on whatever opportunities you get.

  • Learn the language. Although English is widely spoken as a second language in Egypt, make an effort to learn a bit of Arabic. Knowing the basic greetings will win the respect of locals, and a firm command of the numbers will give you some bargaining power.
  • Sail the Nile. Until recently feluccas were the only sail-powered option, but there are now a growing number of cruises, most of them operating between Esna and Aswan.
  • Rent a bike. The opening of the bridge across the Nile in Luxor has seen a huge rise in the number of coaches and taxis on the West Bank, with all the usual issues of pollution. But bikes are easy to rent on both sides of the river and slow traveling gives a different perspective on the country you pass through.
  • Don’t bribe guards. Do give them a present if you want – they are paid so little that any amount will be welcome. But don’t exploit your economic superiority by bribing them to let you do things you shouldn’t do.
  • Dress conservatively. Rural areas in the deserts are home to very conservative communities that do not see many travelers. Be cautious with revealing dress, showing affection in public and any behavior that may offend sensibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to visit?

Yes, Egypt is very safe to visit.
Many tourists visit Egypt every year for centuries and the Egyptian people enjoy a good reputation because of the good treatment and hospitality towards visitors. Egyptian cities are generally very safe, especially in areas visited by tourists. In addition, the Egyptian army and police secure all archaeological sites, and you will feel safe in your surroundings. Egypt is proud of its high safety record of tourism and will do its best to keep this up all the time.

Who needs a visa 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:

1- Entry Visa – valid for one month; granted to any non-Egyptian nationals coming into the country while not an antecedently purchased visa
2- 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
3- 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.

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Is it safe for women to travel alone?

Many women travel alone and have found that they have been safe. The police, tourist police, and army are always close by and the Egyptians themselves are generally safe and will try to protect solo travelers. On the whole, it is generally safer for a solo female traveler in Egypt than places like Greece, Italy or Spain.

Although the chances of being confronted are almost negligible, please ensure that you take the same precautions that you would anywhere else and do not be tempted to walk in deserted areas alone: get a taxi back to your abode! You may receive some invitations, which on the whole are innocent, do not accept any of these from strangers.

How much should i tip in Egypt

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. The 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.

Is it necessary to get travel insurance?

Easy Tours Egypt are always keen on the safety and security of its customers so we recommend buying travel insurance for all our customers to help protect you against the unexpected. For your convenience, we offer a travel insurance plan at a competitive price. Our basic plan can be purchased at the time of booking or at any time prior to final payment. Please contact us for more information if you need a travel insurance policy.

What are the best tourist attractions in 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.

Is there a discount on booking my tour in advance?

Easy Tours Egypt is pleased to offer a discount to customers paying the full cost of their tour in advance. If the full payment of your tour is received, we will gladly reduce the declared cost of your trip by 5%. Discounted tours will not be eligible for changes to the date or refund.

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.

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.

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.