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From the largest city in Africa to the oasis in the desert: anyone who travels around Egypt will visit a fascinating country with the most beautiful historical sights. Whether it's the world-famous pyramids, mosques, temples, or Tutankhamun's tomb, it's all equally impressive. In addition to these tourist attractions, a holiday in Egypt guarantees much more beauty. How about a trip on the Nile, a dive at Dahab in the Red Sea, a visit to one of the fertile oases, or a ride on a dromedary? Traveling to Egypt will introduce you to one of the oldest civilizations in the world and a land of natural beauty.

Of Egypt's desert regions, mountainous Sinai is perhaps the most impressive. Being close to both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, this area makes a trip to the coast a breeze. The Gulf of Aqaba is one of the parts of the Red Sea where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling above beautiful coral reefs. The coastal town of Dahab is a perfect base for this.

During your holiday in Egypt, you will undoubtedly encounter the lifeblood of the country; we are of course talking about the Nile River, one of the longest rivers in the world. Several well-known cities are located on the river, including the capital Cairo. Africa's largest city offers too many admirable places to list. An anthology: the old heart of the city, the bazaar Khan al-Khalili, various museums, churches, mosques, and of course the world-famous pyramids.

Egypt Luxury holidays

Ancient Egypt

4 Days / 3 nights
Starting from: $650 USD per person

Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting times that there might have ever been. Standing in front and inside the pyramids, one will ask how this was ever built! Our Ancient Egypt tour will take you back in time and you will get a real feel of the Old Egypt.

Classic Egypt

8 Days / 7 nights
Starting from: $1,725 USD per person

Our Classic Egypt trip will take you to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and you will enjoy a 4-day river cruise on the Nile, with visits to many highlights as well, such as the Valley of the Kings and the venue of the Sphinxes.

Highlights of the Middle East

14 Days / 13 nights
Starting from: $3,240 USD per person

Our Highlights of Middle East tour combines the best of Jordan and Egypt. You will be visiting Petra, the Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, Cairo, the Great Pyramids and you will enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile. Explore the best-kept secrets from the Middle East and step back in time during this 14-day tour.

Practical information

Itineraries While it is our intention to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The contract is a general guide to the tour, region and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money. Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract
Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a go pro; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for different weather conditions;
•  Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with light colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for C and F Type Plugs. 

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.

Visa & Entry requirements The Egyptian tourist visa policy states that the majority of travellers who want to enter the country for tourism must obtain a visa. All foreign visitors to Egypt, whether they need a visa or not, must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitisers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor. 

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. According to Egypt’s national aviation authority, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority, flying a drone is technically legal in Egypt if you obtain permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, but according to our research, it is very difficult to obtain permission.

Electricity For Egypt, there are two associated plug types C and F. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins and plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Egypt operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz. 

Religion Today, the majority of the Egyptian population is Muslim, with a small minority of Jews and Christians. 

Climate Although different regions experience different weather patterns, Egypt has an arid desert climate and is generally both hot and sunny. As part of the northern hemisphere, seasons in Egypt follow much the same pattern as in Europe and North America, with winter falling between November and January, and the peak summer months falling between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert, record lows have dipped below freezing during the winter months. Most regions have very little precipitation regardless of the season, although Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Aswan, a popular tourist destination on the banks of the River Nile, is 124 degrees Fahrenheit (51 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures remain high at the coast but are made more tolerable by regular cool breezes. 

Best time to visit The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April when temperatures are cooler, but still pleasantly warm across the country. This makes exploring the busy streets of Cairo, visiting the Pyramids in the desert, and exploring ancient Pharaonic tombs more comfortable and enjoyable.

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Egypt. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.  

Money and currency The currency of Egypt is called the pound! But it’s not the British pound, it’s the Egyptian Pound. Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash in case you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine is not able to connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge, varying from 3 % - 10%.

Dress code Unless you’re heading to Egypt in winter, you’ll need to pack for hot weather. You’ll need plenty of lightweight clothes, and don’t forget your sunglasses. Bring your sun cream too, and make it a high factor (30 and above) because the UV rays are pretty intense here. Things can cool down a little in the evening, so bring a lightweight jumper or a jacket to protect yourself from any chills.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391