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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help me book my flight to Egypt?

No, we are a small team and, unfortunately, do not have the resources. But we will add this service in the future!

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. 

Should I exchange my currency at the airport, and how much?

Yes, you can exchange a small amount. But keep your home currency as well. You can use your debit card at your hotel when you need additional Egyptian currency. NOTE: Most major sites only accept credit or debit cards now. 

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 traveling. 

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 all services, including dining out, luggage porters, drivers, guides, and more. We will discuss tipping when you arrive 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. NOTE: Most major sites only accept credit or debit cards now. 

 

Are drinks included in the tour package? 

No, however, coffee and tea are usually free of charge at breakfast at the hotels.

Alcohol (beer and 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. Your Egypt Ever After Representative can assist you with purchasing a sim card. Please Note that Egypt does not have ESIM  technology available for newer iPhones (no SIM slot.)

 

Do the tour guides speak English? 

Yes, all of your guides speak English.

 

Is transportation included in the tour package? 

Yes, except for your International flight. Your tour package includes all transportation within Egypt, including air-conditioned vehicles.

 

What is the accommodation like?

All accommodation includes 4-star Hotels (equal to 3-star hotels by Western standards) with private bathrooms, a 4-star Cruise, 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. 

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. Do not take photos of military officers, soldiers, or government buildings. Please be advised that Egyptians are 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, 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, a converter, and/or an adapter, so be sure to check before you arrive.

What should I pack for my trip to Egypt?

  • Travel and health insurance

  • Copies of your passport and insurance documents

  • Small flashlight (for dark archaeological sites)

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

  • Contact lens solution, sunglasses

  • Lightweight hat, sunscreen, insect repellent

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

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

 

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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