Egypt Day Tours

Top Egypt Day Tours - Best Day Trips in Egypt

Explore world-famous tourist spots and capture lasting memories with our Egypt Day Tours. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara to Luxor Temple, Abu Simbel, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and more, experience the breathtaking wonders of Egypt. Discover the affordability and diversity of Egypt’s tourism offerings, catering to various interests and backgrounds. Don’t miss out on the best excursions in Egypt, taking you to must-see destinations. Make an online reservation for the ultimate Egypt day trip and begin your unforgettable journey.

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Cairo Activities

There are many local activities that you can try in Cairo, Cairo is the best location to get to know the Egyptian culture and people, all Cairo activities start in Cairo.

The coolest things to do in Cairo are waiting for you! You will find that the Egyptians are famous for their sense of humor, and you will feel right at home. On your daily walking tour of Cairo, you will see a lot of interesting things.

In addition to the Pyramids of Giza, which is the most famous of the Giza day tours, there is a wide range of wonderful activities that you can do around Cairo such as horse and camel riding, motorbike driving next to the pyramids, lunch, and dinner on the Nile and other activities Suitable for families and friends because travelers need to know stems from a sense of awe.

The Cairo Tower, Al-Azhar Park, the Opera House, and the Royal Palaces Museums are just a few of the places where you can take unforgettable photographs in Cairo.

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Cairo Tours

Cairo Day Tours always start in Cairo, and this is because Cairo is where you can learn the most about Egyptian culture and people.

As you enjoy your day trips in Cairo, the people there will make you feel welcome, and you’ll see that it’s true that Egyptians are known for being funny. Your day tour in Cairo will be a lot of fun.

Friends and family always go together on Cairo day tours because there are things to do in Cairo for people of all ages and interests, especially at the Giza pyramids, which is the most popular tour on Giza day tours. Because the wonder is what makes tourists want to know more.

Cairo is the biggest city in the Arab world, and it has a lot to see and do. It has a long line of museums, the best of which is the Egyptian Museum, which has a lot of mosques from different times.

You can take memorable photos at places like the Cairo Tower, Al Azhar Park, The Opera House, and the royal palaces museums in Cairo. We have a special section for photography fans, which you can find here: Egypt photography tours.

One thing that makes Cairo excursions special and always at the top of the plan is that Cairo is close to more than one governorate with exciting tourist attractions, such as Alexandria.

You can book Alexandria day tours from Cairo and enjoy a full day in the Mediterranean bride, which is known for its Greek attractions and a library in Alexandria, and the Citadel of Qaitbay, which is the best Alexandria day tour tour tour. Also, you can take day trips to Fayoum from Cairo because it is only an hour and a half away.

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Luxor Tours

Only Luxor has as many must-see attractions as it does. We've run a number of self-guided Luxor excursions that let you see the best of the city without a guide.

Book any of our flights or customize them to meet your specific requirements. No matter what happens, we'll be here for you. Plan your next vacation to Luxor with pleasure.

Luxor tourism offers a wide range of exciting experiences. Take the East Bank Tour, which visits Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, before moving on to the West Bank. Finally, go to the West Bank for a trip that takes you to Luxor, Karnak, and Colossi of Memnon. Take a hot air balloon flight early in the morning.

From Luxor to Aswan, take a Nile cruise to visit Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna, all while taking in the stunning scenery of the Nile. A day in Cairo will allow you to view the Pyramids of Khufu and the Sphinx as well as the Egyptian Museum in Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili. You may also visit Aswan to see Philae Temple, the Obelisk, and the High Dam as well as the Abu Simbel temples.

All of these excursions will leave a lasting impression on your appreciation of Luxor's past and present.

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Sharm el Sheikh Excursions

Check Sharm El Sheikh Excursions, which offer a wide range of things to do both on and off the water. Take a day trip to Jordan and go to Petra via Aqaba. Then go to Cairo and see the Great Pyramids of Chefren, Cheops, Mykreinus, the Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo. Finally, go shopping in Khan ElKhalile Bazaar.

You can also go to St. Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinia, or take a one-day tour of Luxor that includes the Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon. All of these trips from Sharm El Sheikh will make sure that your trip to Egypt is full of amazing things to do.

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Overnight Tour To St. Catherine Monastery From Cairo

A two-day journey from Cairo takes you deep into the Sinai Desert to see Egypt's most significant biblical monuments. When leaving Egypt, stop at the Oyun Musa (Moses Spring) to see where the prophet got refreshing water during the exodus. Learn about the tale of the burning bush at St. Catherine's Monastery before returning to Cairo through the desert route. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration 2 Days 1 Night Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Pick up service from your hotel in Cairo & back Transfer to Catherine & back by an air-conditioned vehicle Overnight camping in Moses

Overnight Tour to Luxor From Cairo By Flight

Book a private round-trip package from Cairo to Luxor that includes your excursions, meals, overnight accommodation, and flights so that you have more time to experience the Egyptian capital. With an Egyptologist guide, you'll learn everything about Luxor, Hatshepsut, Karnak's temples, and the Valley of the Kings. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration 2 Days / 1 Nights Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Accommodation in Luxor 1 night hotel on bed & breakfast basis. All Sightseeing Tours in Luxor. Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary English speaking guide throughout your tours. All transfers by

Overnight Tour To Alexandria From Cairo

Alexandria, Egypt's second-biggest metropolis, is only a three-hour drive from Cairo, the country's capital and largest city. Visit this culturally rich port city, which is both historic and contemporary at the same time, and which is very different from the nation's capital in terms of its overall atmosphere. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration 2 Days / 1 Nights Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included 1 Night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on Bed & Breakfast basis. Entrance fees to all mentioned sites. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle Expert tour guide All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any
$50

Privat Day Tour To Egypt Countryside

You may experience rural life up close and personal by staying with us and experiencing all of the above: breathing fresh country air, eating organic food, riding a donkey, volunteering with local farmers, and experiencing our actual local life. This is a journey that offers a singular perspective. Start exploring the countryside right now! Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 8-10 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Pick up services from your hotel in Cairo and return All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle Expert tour guide All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras not mentioned in our

Day Tour To Fayoum Oasis & Wadi Al Rian From Cairo

This pleasant day excursion from Cairo is hosted by an Egyptologist and takes you to a variety of picturesque locations. Take an air-conditioned minibus to the historic desert village of El Fayoum. The mudbrick remains of Karanis, a temple-filled city constructed in the 3rd century BC, and the magnificent Qarun Lake, which you'll see from a boat, are other notable attractions. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 8-10 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Air-conditioned van with modern model Expert tour guide All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program All Service charges
$45

Private Half Day Tour To Coptic Cairo

Enjoy a three-hour private tour of Coptic Cairo and its historical treasures with a member of the Coptic Christian community. With the help of a personal guide, you may visit a number of old churches, including the Hanging Church and Abu Sreqa, where the Holy Family is claimed to have taken sanctuary. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx. 4-5 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included All transportation by air-conditioned van. Expert English-speaking tour guide. Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites. All Service charges & taxes. Excluded Any extras not mentioned.

Day Tour To Minya, Tell El Amarna & Beni Hassan From Cairo

From Cairo, this day excursion will take you to some of Upper Egypt's lesser-known ancient monuments. Visit the ancient capital of Akhenaton at Tell el-Amarna before continuing on to Beni Hassan, where you'll see the old cemetery. Before returning to Cairo, there will be a break for an included lunch. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration Approx. 10-12 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Air conditioned van with modern model Expert tour guide All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras Entry visa to
$80

Private Day Tour To Wadi El Natrun Monasteries

To the holy and inspirational Wadi El-Natrun, the beautiful monasteries of that sacred and inspiring location, such as Deir al-Baramus the oldest, Dier Anba Bishoi, and his corpse remain in the monastery, Dier Abu Maqar, and Deir El-Suryani, its holy and spiritual tour. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration Approx. 7-8 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle All services charges and taxes Expert tour guide Entrance fees Excluded Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Private Day Tour To Luxor From Cairo By Flight

Flight from Cairo to Luxor for a whole day. Luxor's top sights may be seen in an one day if you fly from Cairo to Luxor. Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple and the Valley of Kings with a private tour guide. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration Approx. 10-12 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Air conditioned van with modern model All transfers & Domestic flights Tour guide All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras Entry visa to Egypt
$65

Day Tour To Giza Pyramids, Memphis And Sakkara

Discover some of Egypt’s greatest antiquities on a private Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis day trip from Cairo. With an Egyptologist guide, visit Giza to view the pyramids, Great Sphinx, and Valley Temple. Then, devote the afternoon to Saqqara and Memphis, to know more. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx. 6-7 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Air conditioned van with modern model Tour guide All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras Entry visa to Egypt
$65

Day Tour To Saqqara, Memphis And Dahshur

There are many tourists that come to Egypt and just see the Giza Pyramids, but on this journey to Saqqara and Dahshur, and Memphis, you may view some of the less well-known pyramids of Egypt. Instead of wasting time arguing over transportation, take a guided trip with an Egyptologist to Saqqara to see the Pyramid of Djoser, the Bent Pyramid, the Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 6-7 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Tour guide All transfers by modern air conditioned vehicle Entrance fees for
$80

Day Tour To Alexandria City From Cairo

Take a private tour of the gardens, landmarks, and mosques of Alexandria with a guide who is an expert on all things Egypt and archaeology. On your own, you'll learn interesting tidbits about the city and more. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx. 12-14 hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Entrance fees All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle Expert tour guide All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
$65

Day Tour To Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque

Of only one day, you may see all the major sights in Cairo. As you visit the Egyptian Museum, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and the Citadel of Saladin, an Egyptologist guide will provide insightful commentary. Visitors new to the area, or those with limited time, will enjoy this trip. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration Approx. 6-7 hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Air conditioned van with modern model Expert tour guide All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras Entry visa to Egypt (We
$85

Private Cairo Layover Tour From Cairo Airport

Tour of Cairo's International Airport While You're Waiting The Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus, considered the most important ancient attraction and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, will be the first stop on your amazing Cairo Airport Layover Tour. Next, a photo stop at the Great Sphinx will be made, followed by a visit to the Valley Temple. You'll go on to the Egyptian Museum and more after this fantastic Pyramids tour. Departure/return location Cairo International Airport Tour Duration Approx. 6-7 hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Pickup service from airport &
$49

Day Tour To Saladin Citadel, Islamic & Coptic Cairo

The Salah El Din Citadel, where Egypt's kings ruled until the mid-19th century, is included in this one-day trip to Old Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Known as the Alabaster mosque, the Mohamed Ali Mosque is located inside the walls of the complex. Before visiting Khan El Khalili, take a tour of Coptic Cairo, a region with a long history of Christian pilgrimage. You'll have a professional guide at your side the whole time. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 8 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included  Pick up services from your hotel & return. All transfers by
$40

Private Day Tour To Old Islamic & Coptic Cairo

The Hanging Church and the Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, two of Cairo's most famous religious structures, are included in a full-day, private tour of Egypt's intriguing metropolis. Make the most of your day with a private guide by going at your own speed and making time to see the things that interest you most throughout your visit. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx. 6-7 hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included All transportation by air-conditioned van Expert tour guide Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites All Service charges & taxes Excluded Any extras
$35

Private Day Tour To The Old Islamic Cairo

It's easy to get a sense of discovering Islamic architectural gems in Cairo's core, on a street called Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, which is lined by mosques, mansions, palaces, shrines, and even a collage of one of Cairo's historic gates and a portion of the city's medieval walls. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 5-6 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Pickup from your hotel and return Expert English speaking tour guide All transfers by modern air conditioned vehicle Entrance fees for all mentioned sites All services charges and taxes Excluded Tipping Any extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
$40

Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids And Sphinx

The west region of Giza Governorate is where you'll find the vast ruins of the ancient kingdom of Giza Plateau's renowned pharaohs, including the Great Sphinx. Departure/return location Cairo Tour Duration Approx 4-5 Hours Tour Type Private Tour Tour Availability Everyday Included Private day trip to the Great Pyramids, Valley temple and Sphinx from Giza Guided introduction to each of the three pyramids Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost) Photo opportunity of the pyramids skyline Visit the enigmatic Sphinx Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour Pickup and drop-off from

Breathtaking places to see and visit in Egypt

  • Greater Cairo: Visiting Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Saqqara & Dahshur Pyramids, Citadel of Salah El-Din, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Khan al Khalili bazaar.
  • Alexandria: Roman and Greek monuments, Library of Alexandria, Qaitbay’s Castle, Qasr El Montaza (El Montaza Palace).
  • Luxor: Its picturesque temples, including Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsut Temples & Valley of the Kings.
  • Aswan: Visit the most famous Temples in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples and Philae Temple, with an enchanting Nile Cruise trip.
  • The Red Sea: Sinai resorts (Dahab, Hurghada, Sharm el-sheik) with stunning sights, including Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai.

Tips for traveling responsibly

  • Learn the language: While English is a common secondary language in Egypt, take the initiative to acquaint yourself with basic Arabic phrases.
  • Embark on a Nile voyage: Experience the charm of the Nile River by embarking on a dahabiya or cruise between Esna, Luxor, and Aswan.
  • Avoid offering bribes: Instead, consider presenting a small gift to guards, as their salaries often fall below fair standards.
  • Preserve the ruins: The continuous influx of tourists has taken a toll on the condition of temples, pyramids, and monuments. Please refrain from touching these ancient sites to prevent further deterioration.
  • Dress conservatively: When venturing into rural desert regions, respect the customs of conservative communities that rarely encounter travelers.

Things to read before Traveling to Egypt

Frequently Asked Questions.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Egypt is a popular tourist destination with a rich history, cultural heritage, and numerous iconic attractions. Many visitors enjoy their trips to Egypt without encountering any safety concerns. However, like any travel destination, it is essential to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings.

In recent years, Egypt has tried to enhance security measures and maintain a safe tourist environment. Popular tourist areas, such as Cairo, Alexandria, the Nile tourist regions, and Red Sea resorts, are often considered safe for travelers. These areas are well-patrolled and have dedicated tourism police to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors.

It is important to note that certain regions or areas near borders or remote desert locations may have specific security considerations. It is advisable to stay informed about local conditions, follow any travel advisories issued by your government, and heed the guidance of local authorities and tour operators. Additionally, taking standard safety precautions such as keeping your belongings secure, avoiding isolated or poorly lit areas at night, and being cautious when using public transportation is always a good idea.

By staying informed, planning your itinerary carefully, and following local guidelines, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip to Egypt.

How much does it cost to go to Egypt?

The cost of a trip to Egypt can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of your stay, the level of accommodation and transportation chosen, the activities and attractions you plan to visit, and your preferences for dining and entertainment. Here are some general cost considerations to keep in mind:

  • Flights: The cost of airfare to Egypt will depend on your departure location, the time of year, and the airline you choose. Prices can range significantly, so comparing different airlines and booking in advance is advisable to secure better deals.
  • Accommodation: Egypt offers various accommodation options to suit different budgets. From luxury hotels and resorts to mid-range hotels and budget-friendly hostels, you can find options that fit your preferences and price range. The cost per night can vary, typically higher in popular tourist destinations like Cairo and resort areas like Sharm el-Sheikh.
  • Sightseeing and Activities: Egypt is known for its historical sites and attractions, many of which require entrance fees. The costs can vary depending on the specific site, with popular attractions like the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, or the Karnak Temple complex having higher entrance fees than lesser-known sites. It’s advisable to research the entrance fees in advance to include them in your budget.
  • Transportation: In Egypt, local transportation options such as taxis, buses, and trains are generally affordable. Private tours or hiring a driver may incur additional costs. Consider the mode of transportation that best suits your travel style and budget.
  • Food and Drinks: Egyptian cuisine offers a variety of delicious dishes, including street food options and restaurant meals. The cost of dining out can vary depending on the type of establishment and location. Local street food is often more affordable, while restaurants in tourist areas may have higher prices. Additionally, consider budgeting for bottled water and beverages during your trip.

It’s important to note that prices mentioned here are general estimates and subject to change. Researching and planning your trip, comparing prices, and considering seasonal or promotional offers can help you understand the overall cost.

Can I get a visa on arrival in Egypt?

Yes, it is possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Egypt for citizens of many countries. The visa on arrival allows eligible travelers to obtain their visa at international airports in Egypt.

To apply for a visa on arrival, you will typically need the following:

  • Valid passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Egypt.
  • Fee payment: You must pay the visa fee in cash upon arrival. The fee amount can vary depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay.
  • Supporting documents: Although the requirements can vary, it is advisable to carry supporting documents such as proof of accommodation, return flight tickets, and sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay.

It is recommended to check the official website of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or contact the Egyptian embassy or consulate in your home country to verify the most up-to-date information and specific requirements for obtaining a visa on arrival. This will help ensure you have all the necessary documentation and meet the eligibility criteria before traveling to Egypt.

It’s worth noting that some countries have bilateral agreements with Egypt that allow their citizens to enter without a visa for a specified period. However, for most travelers, obtaining a visa on arrival is a convenient option to enter Egypt for tourism or other permitted purposes.

What should women travelers wear in Egypt?

Women travelers in Egypt are advised to dress modestly and respectfully, considering local customs and cultural norms. Here are some general guidelines regarding clothing for women in Egypt:

  • Modest attire: It is recommended to wear clothing that covers your shoulders, chest, and knees. Choose loose-fitting garments that do not cling to the body.
  • Tops: Opt for tops with sleeves that at least cover the shoulders. It is preferable to avoid low-cut or revealing necklines.
  • Bottoms: Choose pants, trousers, or skirts that cover the knees. Avoid wearing shorts, particularly in more conservative areas.
  • Dresses and skirts: If you prefer dresses or skirts, ensure they are of modest length, reaching at least the knee.
  • Scarves and shawls: It can be helpful to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your head or shoulders, especially when visiting religious sites or conservative areas. It can also provide extra comfort during hot weather.
  • Swimwear: When visiting beach resorts or swimming pools, it is acceptable to wear swimsuits. However, respecting the local culture and covering up outside designated swimming areas is recommended.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring Egypt’s historical sites and navigating uneven terrain. Sandals or closed-toe shoes are suitable options.

While it is essential to dress modestly, it is equally important to consider practicality and comfort, especially given Egypt’s warm climate. By dressing respectfully, women can show cultural sensitivity and may feel more at ease during their travels.

It is worth noting that dress codes can vary depending on the specific location and context. In major tourist areas and resorts, you may encounter more relaxed attire. However, when visiting religious sites, rural areas, or more conservative communities, adhering to modest dressing guidelines is advisable.

As with any travel destination, observing and respecting local customs and norms is recommended. Being aware of your surroundings and adapting your clothing choices can help ensure a comfortable and culturally sensitive experience while traveling in Egypt.

What types of tours are offered in Egypt?

Egypt offers a wide range of tours catering to various interests and preferences. Here are some popular types of tours available in Egypt:

  • Historical and Cultural Tours: Egypt is renowned for its rich history and ancient civilization. Historical and cultural tours often include visits to iconic sites such as the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor and Karnak temples, Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and Abu Simbel temples. These tours provide in-depth insights into Egypt’s fascinating past, guided by knowledgeable Egyptologists.
  • Nile River Cruises: Nile River cruises offer a unique way to explore Egypt’s historical landmarks while enjoying the comfort of a floating hotel. These cruises typically sail between Luxor and Aswan, stopping at key sites along the Nile, including temples, tombs, and local villages. Travelers can witness picturesque landscapes and experience the timeless beauty of the Nile.
  • Desert Safaris: Egypt’s vast deserts, such as the Western Desert and the Sinai Peninsula, offer opportunities for adventurous desert safaris. These tours often involve camel rides, jeep excursions, and camping under the stars. Travelers can discover ancient rock formations, visit oases, and experience the tranquility of the desert landscape.
  • Luxury and Boutique Tours: For those seeking a more indulgent experience, luxury and boutique tours are available in Egypt. These tours often provide upscale accommodations, personalized services, and unique experiences tailored to individual preferences. They may include private guides, exclusive access to sites, and fine dining experiences.
  • Adventure Tours: Egypt offers opportunities for adventure seekers, including activities such as trekking in the Sinai Mountains, sandboarding in the desert, kiteboarding in the Red Sea, and hot air balloon rides over Luxor. Adventure tours allow travelers to engage in thrilling experiences while discovering Egypt’s natural beauty.
  • Family-Friendly Tours: Egypt welcomes families and provides family-friendly tours that cater to the needs and interests of all ages. These tours often include interactive experiences, educational activities, and visits to child-friendly sites such as the Children’s Civilization and Science Museum in Cairo.

These are just a few examples of the diverse tour options available in Egypt. Whether you’re interested in history, adventure, culture, relaxation, or a combination of these, there is likely a tour that suits your preferences. It’s recommended to research reputable tour operators, read reviews, and choose a tour that aligns with your interests and budget for a memorable experience in Egypt.

What is the best time to take Nile River cruises?

The best time to take Nile River cruises in Egypt is during the winter months, November to February, and the shoulder season in spring (March to April) and autumn (September to October). These periods provide more comfortable temperatures and pleasant weather for enjoying the cruise and exploring the historical sites along the Nile.

During the winter months, temperatures in Egypt are much milder, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Daytime temperatures range from around 20 to 25 °C (68 to 77 °F) on average, with cooler evenings. This provides a pleasant and pleasant atmosphere for sailing and visiting the historical sights along the Nile River.

The spring and fall seasons also offer favorable weather conditions, with mild temperatures and fewer crowds than peak tourist seasons. These months see temperatures around 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), making outdoor activities and exploration comfortable.

It should be noted that the summer months, especially from June to August, can be scorching in Egypt, with temperatures frequently exceeding 40°C (104°F). The intense heat during this period can make outdoor activities uncomfortable, and it is advised to avoid the peak summer season for Nile River cruises.

By planning your Nile River cruise during the winter months or shoulder seasons, you can enjoy milder temperatures, fewer crowds, and an overall more enjoyable experience. However, it is essential to check weather forecasts, consult with reputable travel agencies or cruise operators for the latest information, and ensure that the dates chosen match your preferences and travel plans.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt?

Yes, it is a common practice to give tips in Egypt. Tipping is a cultural norm and an expected gesture of appreciation for services rendered. It is customary to give tips to service providers such as waitstafrestaurant waitstaff staff, tour guides, drivers, and others who assist you during your visit.

When dining at restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip of around 10-15% of the total bill. Some restaurants may include a service charge, but leaving an additional tip for exceptional service is still common. Similarly, hotel staff who assist with luggage or provide extra services appreciate a small tip.

It is customary for tour guides and drivers to give a tip at the end of your tour or excursion. The amount can vary depending on the length and complexity of the tour, as well as the level of service provided. A tip of around 10-15% of the tour cost is considered appropriate as a general guideline.

It’s worth noting that tipping in Egypt is a personal choice, and the amount you tip is at your discretion based on the level of service you receive. However, it is important to remember that tipping is an integral part of the local culture and can significantly contribute to the livelihoods of those working in the service industry.

When giving tips, it is recommended to have small denomination notes or coins readily available, as it can be challenging to get change for larger bills. It’s also a good practice to carry a supply of small bills to ensure you have appropriate tipping amounts when needed.

By tipping in Egypt, you show appreciation for the services provided, contribute to the local economy, and support the livelihoods of those working in the tourism industry.

Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt?

Yes, you can generally take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt. Photography is allowed at most historical sites and monuments, including popular attractions like the Pyramids of Giza, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, and other significant archaeological sites.

However, it’s essential to be respectful and follow specific guidelines or instructions from the site authorities or tour guide. While photography is generally permitted, certain restrictions might exist in certain areas or at particular sites. For example, some sites may prohibit tripods or flash photography inside certain chambers or tombs.

It’s always advisable to check with your tour guide or the site authorities to ensure you know any specific rules or limitations regarding photography at each site. By being mindful and respectful of these guidelines, you can capture beautiful memories of your visit while preserving the integrity and preservation of these ancient treasures.