Giza pyramids area has hot summers and cool but rarely cold winters. If traveling in the summer, wear breathable fabrics lightweight clothes like cotton and linen. For winter, it is better that you wear warmer clothes, like a long-sleeve top and a coat.
You can enter the citadel, it consists of three floors and watchtowers on the four sides and surrounded it from three sides, you will take amazing photos there and you can see the sea through its windows.
Distance between Luxor and Aswan is 181 kilometers. It takes about 3 hours by car.
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Definitely, it is completely safe to travel to Taba.
It is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth, and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt.
Elephantine is an island in the center of the Nile at Aswan. This was the original 'border town' between Egypt and the Nubian lands to the south and in ancient times was a significant strategic position both for the defense of the border and as a trading route.
Distance between Luxor and Aswan is 181 kilometers. It takes about 3 hours by car.
Distance from Egypt to Dubai is 1,265 km.
Distance from Egypt to Jordan is 675 kilometers. If you travel with an airplane from Egypt to Jordan, It takes 75 minutes to arrive.
Jordan is not part of Egypt. Jordan is located in the Middle East. It is bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba; Israel and West Bank to the west, Syria to the north, and Saudi Arabia and Iraq to the east.
It is not important to learn Arabic to enjoy your visit to Jordan. but it is better to learn some phrases as expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases.
The official currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar.
Jordan is a very safe and stable country. Tourists can move around the country freely without any worry.
You can catch a domestic flight to Sharm El Sheikh, followed by a local bus transfer to Dahab(we can arrange it for you private or sharing). The other option is to get a local bus from Cairo to Dahab which takes approximately 12 hours.
There is no airport in Dahab but The closest airport to Dahab is Sharm El-Sheikh airport.
Dahab has various stunning snorkeling sites like The Blue Hole (absolutely, the most visited spot of Dahab snorkeling places.), Canyon , Ras Abu Galum, Eel Garden, Lighthouse Reef, Napoleon Reef, and Gabr el Bint.
Since the 2011 revolution, Dahab has remained one of Egypt's safest destinations, that is back to a significant security presence across the country, including armed security officers stationed at important sites and road checkpoints.
There are a lot of activities you can do in Sharm .you can visit, camping or diving in Ras Mohammed National Park. Also diving at Thistlegorm, Naama Bay, Jolanda Reef, Ras Um Sid Beach , Trip to Saint Catherine's Monastery and more.
Scuba diving and water sports is the most things that Sharm famous for. Sharm El Sheikh has also become a favourite spot for scuba divers from around the world. Being situated near the Red Sea, it provides some of the most amazing underwater scenery and warm water, making this an ideal place to dive.
The best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh is in summer from May to October when the weather starts to be warm and sunny. This is the best time to enjoy water sports, such as scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling , sea walks and more water activities.
The cheapest way to travel to Sharm el Sheikh by taking a bus. It takes 8 hours to arrive to Sharm. You will pay just approximately 16 $.
According to the Foreign Office, Sharm El-Sheikh is considered safe place to travel both for holidays and flights. And that's back to that the authorities in Egypt, especially in Sharm el-Sheikh, keep a significant security presence across the country, including armed security officers stationed at important sites, critical infrastructure, and road checkpoints. So you will feel safe during your tour.
The Rosetta Stone was carved in 196 B.C. The Rosetta Stone was found by French soldiers who were rebuilding a fort in Egypt. The Rosetta Stone was found in a small village in the Delta called Rosetta (Rashid). It is called the Rosetta Stone because it was discovered in a town called Rosetta (Rashid).you can visit it from Alexandria by just Driving for 60 km to Rashid , The Rosetta Stone is being displayed now in the British Museum.
The lighthouse was designed to lead,guide& protect sailors, & to that end was dedicated to Zeus Soter (Deliverer). Around 300 BCE Ptolemy I Soter (r. 323 - 282 BCE) commissioned the building of a massive lighthouse to guide ships into Alexandria and provide a permanent reminder of his power and greatness.
Of course, it worth it, Alexandria has a lot to see. You can see greek and Roman monuments as catacombs and Pompey pillar. Also, it is an amazing chance to taste one of the best seafood plates in the world and during having your meal you will enjoy the amazing sea view you have never seen before. visiting Montazah Palace and gardens and enjoy the unforgettable view. and don't forget to visit the location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous lighthouse in antiquity. And lots of interesting places.
Alexandria was a remarkable city in the ancient world. For more than two thousand years, it was the largest city in Egypt and was its capital for almost half of that time. As a vital trading post between Europe and Asia, it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Of course, You will be safe around Abu Simbel, but we prefer that you follow your tour guide to feel safer.
Egypt has a variety of tasty cuisines but the most important Traditional Egyptian Food is “Ful & Ta'meya (Fava Beans and Falafel you can call it green burger too)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, Fattah, Konafa and Roz Bel Laban for dessert and finally Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
Absolutely, Luxor is well worth visiting. Luxor is ancient Egyptian Capital. ... In ancient times, the city was known as home to the god Amun, a deity who became associated with Egyptian royalty. Luxor has the most important temples in Egypt. So If you want to see iconic sites such as the Valley of the King's, Karnak Temple, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, Luxor Temple, Medinet Habu, Colossi of Memnon, Tombs of the Nobles and Luxor Museum. So don't miss the opportunity to visit Luxor.
As a tourism company and specialized in organizing trips in Egypt for 20 years. If you want to cover the most important sightseeing in Egypt, you have to stay for 5 to 8 days. But if you want to spend some days in the red sea you can stay for 8 to 10 Days even from North America.
Most Egyptians can speak or understand at least some English words or phrases but Fewer Egyptians can speak Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. 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 meet the needs of most travelers.
All visitors to Egypt are required to have both a passport and a visa unless you come from one of the visa exempt countries or territories, which include Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (as of May 2018). Citizens from some countries in the North Africa and the Middle East can also visit Egypt visa-free under certain conditions.
US dollar, pound sterling, and euro are accepted mainly in tourist areas and major cities.
All these three currencies can be exchanged easily into EGP at the official exchange rate at any Egyptian bank, bank desk in airports, foreign exchange counter in most upper hotels, and even at the same place where you buy your entry visa upon arrival in Egypt.
Of course, you can take photos in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have to pay extra charges for taking in a camera. historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.
Thought a little inconvenient as it may be, visiting Egypt during Ramadan is truly a fantastic way to discover an important part of the Egyptian culture and enjoy the special atmosphere pervading throughout the country. Houses, mosques and some streets are specially illuminated with Fanous Ramadan (special Ramadan lanterns), creating a magical atmosphere and the culture, the prayer and the sharing of food, everything here makes it a very rewarding experience.
During Ramadan, the general pace of life in Egypt slows down compared to that in normal days. Shops, museums, and historical attractions officially close earlier before sunset. Some restaurants and cafés open only after sunset and may stop serving alcoholic beverages. While almost all tourist hotels will be completely operational, including their restaurants and bars serving meals and alcoholic drinks as usual. Some hotels may hold "parties" at night with very friendly atmosphere and everyone is welcome, even though you are non-Muslim.
The climate is hot from May to October and cool from October to May. In the Summer, it is dry and hot in most parts of the country, and humid in the Nile Delta and Mediterranean coastal areas. So that sun protection is the most essential consideration for this season. Pure cotton clothes and sunhats are essential.
You should seek medical advice from your local health practitioner before travelling to Egypt and ensure that you receive all of the appropriate vaccinations. As a guide Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Rabies are strongly recommended.
Many of our holidays include an overnight sleeper train journey from Cairo - Luxor or Aswan and vice versa. The sleeper train is the highest class of rail travel available in Egypt, though by western standards it would be considered of a moderate standard. Cabins on board the sleeper train are equipped with two bunk beds and fresh linen is supplied. Dinner and breakfast are included within the fare.
There are also VIP train and sitting train but the quality is less than sleeper train and without dinner and breakfast.
You are advised to see what is included and excluded in the program.
Egypt is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Tap water in Egypt is actually safe to drink but as it is heavily chlorinated we do not recommend that you do as it causes stomach upsets. Bottled mineral water is available in hotels, shops and restaurants and inexpensive.
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10 PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
Most of the sightseeing in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM. But some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Tipping is serious business in Egypt. 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 appropriated. If you want to tip your tour guide and vehicle driver is totally 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.
Try to skip the tank tops and wear a light t-shirt instead. It doesn't need to be long sleeved, just make sure your shoulders are covered and get a hijab or at least bring a scarf to cover your hair during holy mosques tours.
Yes, you will find checkpoints everywhere. They will communicate with the checkpoint at your destination to make sure you reach your destination safely and within a certain time. The majority of Egyptians are very friendly, courteous and helpful to tourists .As for casual crime (muggings and robberies), is quite safe.it is still safe to walk at night as the big cities come alive and most, all the restaurants and cafes are open late. It is safe to ride taxis and especially airport and hotel taxis go through high security checks.
This will be another amazing fact. Security guards/convoys are not provided by any cruise line or other travel agencies, the security is provided only by the Government of Egypt on all tours. This can be in the form of a security officer accompanying the group, or a police car that precedes the bus. It depends on the willingness of the Egyptian police. Tourism is a major revenue to Egypt. Thus, the government always makes sure that passengers feel safe and well protected either cruise tours or any other agency.
Normally, reservations are made privately, which means that when you make the reservation, it is supposed to be a private tour and the vehicle and the guide will be provided only to your family/group, you will not join other travelers. Furthermore, if passengers indicate their desire to join fellow travelers in order to reduce the cost, we can arrange it.
Simply care about our customers, we believe that they are our friends and our responsibility to ensure that they enjoy every single second in our beautiful country. Our professional Tour guides are carefully selected, drivers always following the rules, behaving in a polite manners and always make sure the customers are happy. With our hotline, we are always there for any emergency reserve or modification.
You just have to browse through our tours and if you like any of them, click on "Check Availability" to send us more information, ask any questions you may have. Then one of our operators will be following up with you. In the end, you will be sent the final confirmation with full details. If you are looking for something or a tour that you did not find in our tours, please describe what you want to our tour operator. We do make custom tours on request as tailor-made tours.
Children (0-2 years) are 100% free , for children (3 years - 11 years) pay 50% of the adult fare. Children over 12 are treated as an adults. But if they are holding an international student ID, they are subject to a 10% discount on the adult rate.
There are always attractive offers for groups. Groups of over 11 people get 1 free. More than 21 people, the number 22 are free.
There are also other free tours, gifts, etc.
That's true Vans / small cars have not been accumulated in the bathrooms, so when you drive on the road to Cairo, which takes about three hours, you may need to go to the bathroom. You are simply obliged to inform your guide once you feel you need to use the bathroom. The guide will tell the driver to stop at the nearest health facilities. There cleaner through the road to / from Cairo several.
That's true Vans / small cars have no bathrooms, so when you are on your way to Cairo, which takes about three hours, you may need to go to the bathroom. You are simply need to inform your guide once you feel you need to use the bathroom. The guide will tell the driver to stop at the nearest stop.
The legendary sound and light shows are playing in Giza Pyramids using world-renowned latest lighting technologies, laser and projection are used to visualize mysteries of the Pharaonic civilization. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people attend these wonderful shows to revive the legend.
It is a fabulous way to enjoy a night on the Nile while you are in Cairo. Cruise boat for two hours sailing trip on the Nile with belly dancer, folklore show, western music and dinner on a cruise out of 5 stars. All the time, you will be happy with a selection of Egyptian dishes, made with the freshest ingredients, and prepared to be a memorable dining experience.
It is a boat was found in the south of the Great Pyramid in 1945 and is believed to have been used by King Cheops on his trips.
Take a step back in time; about three thousand years ago, to be exact. A few kilometers from the center of Cairo is a time machine waiting to take you on a fantastic journey to the days of the pharaohs, once brought to life by an incredible group of actors and actresses , accurate buildings, clothing and lifestyles.
Most Egypt visitors come to Egypt by air, but a huge portion of them use Cruises to visit Egypt together among other countries in one single expensive tour.
Some of the international agencies will give you good prices, but most of them are very expensive compared to the locally-based agencies as they use them as ground operators, and all what they do is to get you as a customer, then the local company do all the tour for you, so using local travel agents will save you a lot of money.
Readymade packages are to save you headache and time, so if you found a ready-made package that suits your time table and your desires in a trip, just go ahead and book it.
Yes, booking your trip online has become too easy just requires being familiar with the Internet itself and aware of network safety and know how to pay money online.
Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and as such it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices.
Most of our trips do not have a single traveler supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you are travelling on your own, you should contact us first to check availability and the supplement.
Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact us for price information. If there is no availability in the hotel you want, we will give you an alternative hotel in the same category.
Starting and ending hotels are listed on your travel voucher. We use a variety of hotels en-route and so a complete list of hotels won’t be provided until 1 – 3 weeks before your tour, depend on the booked date. If your family requires contact information, or in case of emergency, please give them phone 002-01270106622, can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult one of our travel consultants before you book your tour.
Most of our tours include 24 hours airport transfers and you should give us your arrival and departure flight details.
Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the price included list however in most cases we use private cars, public transportation, sitting trains, sleeping trains, domestic flights.
We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.
With one exception, we transport your luggage from the vehicles to your hotel, or cruise. Bellboys will move it from the lobby, to your room, for a small tip.
Yes, there is a ‘left’ luggage department at the airport and it costs about $10 US per day, per suitcase. You can also leave luggage with your first hotel concierge and reclaim at the end. Of course, expect to tip them.Luggage allowance when traveling to Egypt International flights generally allow 2 pieces of luggage each person, plus one carry on. Each bag should weigh no more than 50 lbs (23Kgs) each bag for check in luggage and about 22lbs for your carry on. Charter airlines restrict this further.
We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Each tour includes a suggested packing list.
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we can send you a guarantee letter. [Especially for Indians, South African]. To help you to get your visa, but this after booking the tour, not before. Most of the Europeans, Canadians, and Americans can get the visa on arrival.
It’s important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Our page does provide links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.
Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion. Our Tour Dossiers include suggested tipping amounts.
We use a variety of hotels, the name of which will be provided after making your reservations. Just in case we cannot provide the hotel of your choice, we will carefully select another nearby, with the same category/rating. Most hotels that we use are near the pyramid area, and each has its own restaurant, some open 24 hours. Beside this, we can suggest other restaurants in that area.
Our Representative who will meet you in the airport will be holding a sign with our agency name, Tour Egypt Club, with a blue background. This is the same logo that is used on our web site. On that same board will be your name as given to us on your reservation. In your tour voucher will be the name and phone number of our representative who will meet you.
Bank transfer is the easiest way to guarantee that your money is delivered to us safely and quickly. Credit cards and on-line payment are not common in Egypt. For safety reasons, we prefer that you contact your bank and send us your deposit by bank transfer, keeping your bank account data private, and we receive the amount easily.
In order to keep our costs as low as possible, we do not offer travel insurance. It is possible to purchase travel insurance for the entire year from your home country at a rate less than what we would be able to offer for the short duration of your tour.
All staff of Tour Egypt Club are well educated and speak English and several other languages. Your Agent will try to be available 24 hours/day. IF, for any reason you cannot reach him, don’t hesitate to call the General Manager, Mr.Nasser (011 222 633 72)
Be careful while choosing where to eat , Your hotel restaurant and those that your tour guide/Representative suggest, are the best options. Because of the dry/hot climate, consuming more water is necessary. Most visitors to Egypt prefer to purchase bottled water to use when they are away from the hotel. If you become ill, we will be able to help by bringing you local medicine we know is beneficial. In case of severe illness, we will bring a doctor, at your own expense.
A guide is in charge of explaining and providing information to the tourist in the right place at the right time, setting your mind and self free in the tour to enjoy is not guaranteed without a guide.
In Egypt, in the major cities, you will find all the international famous restaurants everywhere you go. Having a guide with you insures you know about the Egyptian restaurants and where to find them for Egyptian food.
Tour Egypt Club is a reliable company for many reasons:
1.We are registered as local Tour Operator by ministry of tourism
2.We do what we promise for our clients without any hidden cost.
3.We explain everything to our clients so that nothing is hidden.
4.We are available 24 hours for serving our clients.
5.A Good Reputation is what we aim for with services we provide.
6.Check our client’s feedback.
We suggest changing some of your currency to the Egyptian pound at the airport bank when you arrive. There are also banks in each city where this is possible, and ATM machines are abundant.
The currency is LE pounds currently about 15.5 LE to $1 US. The rate changes daily against the US dollar.
There is no restrictions or limits on taking in money.
No, but there may be limits on what you can take out of your own country. Unless you are investing using cash, this should not be an issue.
Euros, dollars and sterling are accepted.
Yes, both the US dollar and the Euro are accepted everywhere.
Yes you can, but it is not recommended. Our accounts are Canadian therefore the card company will charge you the exchange rate, plus a fee, in addition to the 3.5% we charge. It is best to use Visa as we have a US Visa account and there are no additional fees over the 3.5%.
Our agent in Jordan, Dubai will meet you at the airport with our name, Tour Egypt Club on a sign, along with your name underneath.
Security is especially tight and all hotels have metal detectors and Police at the entrance. People are only allowed to come and go through one or two entrances. Media hype exaggerates what is happening. Egypt is safer than most cities in the USA.
Tour Operators are required to give your itinerary in, around and outside Cairo, to the authorities. In addition they have to provide a list of names, passport numbers and nationalities for all individuals and groups. This allows the police to secure the areas they visit .
It is warm, between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius during the winter time, which is December to February. It is much hotter during the rest of the year.
You should wait 24 hours to fly after diving.
There are no longer any fees for camera or video camera use. However, many sites will not allow you to take them in, and you may have to check them in at the entrance. If they do allow them they must be set to museum mode as they will not allow regular flash. This damages the artifacts. The rules do change regularly.
The heat in Aswan and Luxor is intense. So the best time to go on a Nile cruise is between October and April which the weather will be warm.
Accommodations are various in Egypt. Range from world-class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 2 PM.
- Economy - basically tourist class - 3 and 4 stars
- Deluxe - The major chain hotels - 4 and 5 star luxury
- There is top of the line hotels, as the Mena House, Grand Hyatt, etc, and they are priced according to each request.
These could be three single beds or one double bed and a single withdrawal or a cot. There is no fixed rule; which varies from one hotel to another.
Within 3-star hotels are often neglected and not recommended. We do not use or book these hotels because they do not meet Western standards.
It means, two meals a day, breakfast and dinner.
- Many hotels & Nile Cruises now have fitness facilities. The higher hotels are more likely to have these services, along with spa treatments.
- Yes. It will be 3 or 4 nights aboard the ship, depending on the cruise schedule and your reservation details.
There are only a few Nile Cruises with balconies. Some other ships have large windows that open and French windows, but these are no balconies.
Lake Nasser in the south of the Aswan High Dam. There are several luxury cruise high-end operating on Lake Nasser. Views the Sightseeing includes the temples of Abu Simbel, and many other temples rescued from the waters in the construction of the High Dam.