On some websites, travelers are advised to make visits on their own and not to pay the agency that you have hired, since it is no more dangerous to do so in Egypt than in any other Western country. This is true but we must take into account several aspects:
If you do not know the prices well, in the transfers you can be charged as much or more than in the agency, with the difference that the agency is responsible for you and that normally your vehicles are trustworthy, new and prepared for the Western tourism.
How to prepare Egypt Travel Plans?
Without knowing the country and its monuments, you can miss many things that you would not miss with a guide. In addition, if your agency’s guides are good, the quality of the service and the attention and information received will be much higher than what can be received from anyone who offers to guide you, whether they are official guides or not. Why? Because, normally, good guides have a fixed job and are well paid, but those who are not or do not find work because of the current shortage of tourists, are engaged in attracting tourists to earn some money.
You can research the web about the temperature, culture, currency, monuments, best hotels, and other things easily. This means you can prepare your itinerary with a little research. Pay special attention to those waiting at the doors of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, as there have been cases of even robbery to tourists by some of these soulless ones.
Do not forget:
- In the medicine cabinet: sunscreen and anti-mosquitoes (it is not that in Egypt there are many, only is an advisable precaution in the cruises).
- Clothes fresh cotton and comfortable shoes, preferably covering to prevent ankle sprains. Sunglasses and hats.
- Flashlight: As cameras are not allowed use in museums and tombs.
- Shopping: Haggling is essential and always with a smile usually ends at better prices. Always negotiate with LE and imagine as if they are Euros since it is a good trick to get closer to the real prices in Egypt, another thing is that you manage to get it at that price, but you can try to get closer.
Egypt travel plan is something very pleasant: you discover an extraordinary country, a multi-millennial civilization, with its very warm people, its mixed culture between orient and west, its architecture between ancient temples, medina and its souks with spicy scents and (Ibis, pink flamingos, crocodiles etc) and its paradisiacal beaches, notably in El-Gouna or Hurghada and other places.
Be friendly to the people and learn a little bit of the native language words to impress the locals. If you can befriend someone, it is best in your interest. He or she will be glad to invite you to their home and provide an insight into their day to day life. Fortunately, the population is quite warm and friendly to welcome you!