Egypt may be luring you this season and it won’t be wrong to tour that country! It is easily the biggest holiday destination in the world! Who can dispute the charm of the pyramid or resist the call of the Nile?
However, it would be handy to familiarize yourself with basic Egypt tourist information. Here are 3 things you must know before going to the land of the Pharaohs:
i. Be wary of money seekers: The locals of this country are mostly poor. They usually target tourists to seek money by offering small services or favors! So, it would be wise not to get into conversations with random strangers or with too many people! Even for offering a small help with luggage, the person is going to plead for a ‘khidmat’! Though, you should offer them tips where it is due, but you still need to be wary of the opportunists.
ii. Carry loose coins: Since you will need to offer tips and ‘khidmats’ to almost every staff you run into, it is best to carry loose coins and change! If you don’t, then you may have to regret overspending on tipping! Besides, if you have a genial heart, then you will lose half your money on tipping strangers!
iii. Cover yourself from shoulder to knee: You need to cover yourself from shoulder to knee when in this country! No, you cannot show cleavage or shoulder or thigh! So, just dump the micro mini skirt or that off-shoulder gown or the low-neck top! You should also wear dresses which have sleeves (even short sleeves would do)! If you wear skirt, then chose one which reaches well below your knee!
For more Egypt tourist information, you can buy a travel guide!
If you have bought an Egypt tourism package for a 5-day trip, then you won’t get the time to check all the cities! Cairo and Luxor could be explored well and if you have time, you may go for a day cruise on the Nile.
However, if you have opted for a 10-day tour, then here are the cities you must visit:
i. Cairo: Cairo, the capital city, must definitely be in your plans irrespective of the duration of your stay. You simply cannot miss out on this place unless you have already toured it during your previous visit! At Cairo, you can explore the bazaars and visit the top museums. At Giza, you get to check out the highest pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
Total number of days you should spend in Cairo: 3 days
ii. Luxor: Luxor will be another city you should visit. The best attractions are the Luxor Temple (try visiting it during sunset or after twilight), the Valley of the Kings and other temples! Also, spare some time to enjoy the hot air balloon ride!
Total number of days you should spend in Luxor: 2 days
iii. Sharm el Sheikh: Sharm el Sheikh will offer you a completely different facet of Egypt! It is a beach destination and will delight you with its seaside offerings. From diving sites to lovely sun-kissed beaches, it has got something really vivacious for every vacationer!
Total number of days you should spend in Sharm el Sheikh: 2 days
iv. Aswan and Alexandria: You can wrap up your trip by dropping by at the towns of Aswan and Alexandria! They can be explored in a matter of 2-3 days under your Egypt Tourism packages.
Total number of days you should spend in Aswan and Alexandria: 3 days