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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book my tour?

To secure your booking, you must contact Egypt Ever After by emailing the Inquiry Form. A representative will contact you to confirm the itinerary, 50% wire deposit and finalize the payment schedule. You must confirm these details and make a 50% wire deposit within 5 business days of the confirmation email.

When is the best time of year to travel to Egypt?

Weather-wise, the best time to travel to Egypt is between October and April, especially November to February. Winters (November to April) are mild, and summers (May to October) can be extremely hot. Temperatures vary greatly, depending on season and region. Daytime temperatures range between an average of 14° C (57° F) in winter and an average maximum of 40° C (105° F) in summer. 

Is a wire transfer a safe way to pay for my tour?

A wire transfer payment is commonly used for Egypt Tours because it's 100% safe, reliable, and saves you money on International transaction fees. 

What happens when I arrive at Cairo International Airport? 

When you arrive, an Egypt Ever After representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name. They will escort you through the Visa line (unless you purchased it in your home country) and assist you through customs. Next, you will be transferred to your hotel and checked in.

 

Should I buy my travel visa before I come to Egypt?

For most nationalities, purchasing a visa for Egypt can be done on arrival at Cairo International Airport. However, some countries require you to apply for an Egyptian Visa before your travel. 

You may need to apply for an Egyptian visa at your local embassy or consulate, with approval from the relevant authorities. This process may take several weeks and is your responsibility.

 

Should I tip?

Tipping is customary in Egypt for small services, dining out, luggage porters, drivers, guides, and more. We will discuss tipping at your welcome dinner in Cairo. 

 

Should I exchange currency when I arrive?

Yes, your Egypt Ever After representative will assist you with currency exchange at the airport. Note that most shops and tourist sites accept USD, Euros, and GBP - many shops accept Mastercard & Visa. However, it’s recommended to carry Egyptian pounds as well.

 

Are drinks included in the tour package? 

Coffee, tea, bottled water, juice, and soft drinks are included in your package while you are on board the Dahabiya. Alcohol (beer & wine) is available but not included in your package. 

 

Can I use my cell phone in Egypt? 

Most cell phones will work in Egypt, but please research your phone online to be certain. You can only use your mobile phone if you have a roaming program, and there is always an extra roaming surcharge. Your Egypt Ever After Representative can assist you with purchasing a sim card to avoid high roaming fees. Please Note that Egypt does not have ESIM  technology available for iPhone 14 (no sim slot.)

 

Do the tour guides speak English? 

Yes, both of your guides speak English.

 

Is transportation included in the tour package? 

Yes, except for your International flight. All transportation within Egypt is included in your tour package. All ground transportation includes air-conditioned vehicles.

 

What is the accommodation like?

All accommodation includes 5-Star Hotels (equal to 3-star hotels in the USA) with private bathrooms in Cairo & Luxor, a 5-Star Dahabiya, and one night in a modest guest house with a private bathroom in Aswan.

 

What are the physical demands of the tour? 

Moderate to good physical health is recommended for this tour. Please note that you will walk most of the day and sometimes on rocky terrain. Also, note that the museums do not have elevators, and there is generally no wheelchair access to the sites.

What vaccinations do I need?

Vaccinations for Egypt are not mandatory; however, vaccinations against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A are recommended. Contact your local Municipal Health Service for detailed information. Malaria does not occur in Egypt.

What is social etiquette like in Egypt?

Public displays of affection should be kept to a minimum. Be mindful when taking photos, and always ask permission from someone before doing so.  At archaeological sites and museums, signs will guide you. Do not take photos of military officers, soldiers, or government buildings. Please be advised that Egyptians are generally conservative in the smaller villages. We advise women not to wear tight-fitting or revealing clothing when going on excursions. When visiting religious buildings like mosques, churches, and monasteries, we recommend a long-sleeved shirt and trousers or a skirt below the knee.

What voltage does Egypt use, and what type of plug should I bring?

Egypt's voltage is 220V. You need a two-prong plug. You need a converter and/or an adapter, so be sure to check before you arrive in Egypt.

What should I pack for my trip to Egypt?

  • Travel and health insurance

  • Copies of your passport and insurance documents

  • Camera, binoculars, and flashlight (for dark archaeological sites)

  • Comfortable shoes, cotton or linen clothes, and warm sweaters for cool evenings

  • Contact lens solution, spare glasses, and sunglasses

  • Lightweight hat, sunscreen, insect repellent

  • Medication in the original bottle (with prescription) and toiletries

 

Please be advised that Drones are illegal in Egypt and will be confiscated at the airport.

Please be advised that ALL CBD products are illegal, as well as marijuana and schedule 2 drugs such as Vicodin.

 

 

 

 

 

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