General Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Is Egypt an expensive country?
It is not easy to answer this question; Egypt has a variety of places, products and goods that belongs to different price ranges. The cost of your trip usually starts with your flight and hotel booking. To travel on first class and stay in a 5-star resort of course would cost more than travelling in economy class. However, Egypt is not considered an expensive country. Food and transportation are not really expensive. And there are always cheaper alternatives to every single thing here.
What is the official currency in Egypt?
In Egypt, banknotes are divided into 200EGP, 100EGP, 50EGP, 20EGP, 10EGP, 5EGP, and 1EGP in paper form. However, 1EGP and quarters exist in form of coins. Always, always keep your coins in a separate pocket because you are going to need them.
Should I go with the international travel agencies or the locally-based ones?
Local agencies are usually more aware of the country they work in; therefore, they offer better quality for more affordable prices.
What is the weather like in Egypt? And when to visit?
Egypt is a warm and sunny country. However, some places, like Upper Egypt, are warmer than others. Some cities, the ones on coasts and seas, have milder and colder weather. November-March: If you love colder weathers, these are the best months to visit Egypt. The Weather is a little bit cold and still somehow sunny. It doesn’t rain often in Egypt. However, Alexandria and Mediterranean Sea cities tend to be cold with a chance of raining. These are the ideal months to visit Luxor and Aswan, or the cities on The Red Sea. April – May / September – October: These are the best months to visit Egypt in general, especially if you want to go everywhere and don’t want to choose between the North and the South. The weather is mild and nice, sometimes a little bit warm but nothing close to dog days! Visiting Egypt in these months can offer you the complete trip and complete activities: between water sports and sand boarding and camps in the desert. June – August: If the heat won’t get you peeved, you can stay all day long on the sand, enjoying the amazing beaches of Egypt. It’s usually very hot in Luxor and Aswan. However, Mediterranean Sea cities and Red Sea cities will give you the perfect summer trip!
How common is the use of credit cards in Egypt?
Credit cards can be used anywhere in Egypt, especially in big cities. You can pay by credit card at your hotel, some restaurants and some shops. However, make sure to always have cash on you. And if not, there are a lot of ATM machines all over the streets in Egypt. The credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Is visiting Egypt safe for solo female travelers?
Egypt is as safe as any travel destination, especially in touristic places. However, if you are a solo female traveler, you may need to dress modestly is a way of respecting the local culture, the metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, and trust your instincts: if something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
Can I use the train to visit places far from Cairo?
The Egyptian railway network connects the Nile Valley, the Delta, and the Suez Canal. The standard of the service is very good and the trains are quite cheap. It takes around 2 or 3 hours to go to Alexandria from Cairo, and you can always take the sleeper trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor. These trains are comfortable and the guests will have a private cabin with a face wash basin and a hot dinner.
Can I bring my supplies of alcohol and cigarettes with me from any other country while I visit Egypt?
The allowance for cigarettes or alcohol brought to Egypt from another other country is 3 liters of alcohol and 200 cigarettes.
Are non-Muslims allowed to enter historical mosques in Egypt?
Sure! Egyptian Mosques welcome people from different religions to visit. However, you need to know that you must take off your shoes and women should cover their heads.
Are tourists allowed to enter the Christian monuments in Egypt?
Churches are the same as mosques. Everyone is allowed to enter churches. Except during Lent.
Do I have to only eat Egyptian foods while in Egypt?
Not even. Egypt enjoys a huge variety of restaurants that serves different cuisines. Italian, Indian, American, Asian (Korean, Chinese, Japanese), etc. Egypt is known for its new food inventions and for being creative in their cuisines. Never worry! Even we know that you’ll fall in love with the Egyptian food; Try (Fool), Egyptian beans, and (Koshary) a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, try (Kebab and Kofta) the Egyptian traditional meat dish, and there are different things you can try!
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Our Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Why Book With Egypt Travel Deals?
Do you coordinate all the transfers, guides and sightseeing tours?
Yes. From the moment you arrive at your destination, you will have all hotels, transfers (by land, air or sea) and guides arranged for you. We book all the excursions and activities mentioned in the itineraries, Also with any private tour, you have the flexibility and time to modify your itinerary based on how you are feeling each day.
Do you offer payment plans, and when are they due?
Absolultely ! This is one of our specialities. This is something We created when I first started planning for Your best Deal. This is a huge benefit for people who need to save and plan accordingly. Our payment plans can differ for each tour. Please find your specific tour and see the information regarding when your payments are due, Send Your Budget Plan to help you find creative ways to make your "Once in a Life Time" Adventure a reality.
Do you arrange tourist visas for your travelers?
Wherever possible it is our pleasure to include visa service and airport assistance as part of your Travelling experience. Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination.
What kind of support will I receive while traveling?
You will be in close contact with our Special representative throughout your journey, for a comfortable and seamless experience. You will also have local guides who will accompany you to and from transfer sites, on all your excursions and during specific activities. Egypt Travel Deals also provides 24 hour Emergency Contact information in country.
Do you offer accessible travel and tours?
In certain select destinations, Egypt Travel Deals provides special tours for travelers with special needs, disabilities, or with mobility issues. Please consult with us directly prior to booking for any specific requests and we will do our best to facilitate you whenever possible.

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