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As one of the four ancient civilizations of the world and with a history of more than 5000 years, Egypt is a popular tourist destination which boasts the famous Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and Nile River. Let us customize a private Egypt tour for you to explore the ancient wonders of this mysterious land.

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What Are the Highlights for First Time Travelers to Egypt?

Egypt is the oldest kingdom in the world with the well-known Giza pyramids,Valley of the Kings, Nile River, coastline of the Mediterranean sea and Red Sea. The whole Egyptian land itself is a huge open-air museum where visitors can enjoy the marvelous architecture from thousands of years ago. As the first time traveler, if you have one week time, you may consider Cairo for Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum, and Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Valley of the Kings and many famous temples; if you have two weeks, try to explore Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Hurghada (the Red Sea); if you have more than two weeks, plan your Egypt tours to cover most of the highlights including desert safari or to add neighboring countries like Morocco, Israel or Jordan.
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What Time Are the High Season and Low Season to Travel Egypt?

Egypt has a Mediterranean climate with only two seasons around the whole year. Summer is from May to October while autumn is from November to April. The months from June to August are too hot and windy, the rest months are suitable for travel as the climate is mild. October to April is the travel high season. It is suggested to avoid the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan which varies from year to year, when the scenic spots, shopping malls and restaurants' business hours are not fixed in the month, which can easily cause some travel problems for your Egypt tours.

Is the Visa Required for a Trip to Egypt?

Citizens of most countries need to apply for a visa if they travel to Egypt. There are 41 countries whose citizens are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival and 46 countries whose citizens could apply for an Egypt e-visa. The citizens from United States, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, the 27 states in the European Union, Russia, Serbia and more are eligible for both. Citizens of the following countries, such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, Malawi and Kenya have to obtain a visa before entering Egypt.

How to Get to and Travel Around Egypt?

To enter Egypt, travelers can take international flight to cities like Cairo, Alexandria or Luxor, Cairo International Airport (CAI) is the main international airport in Egypt. For domestic travel, if you take a guided Egypt tour, whatever it is a private or group tour, we will arrange the daily sightseeing and transportation for the whole trip. The only thing you will do is to enjoy the trip.

While, if you are an independent traveler, subway and taxi are relatively ideal. There are no traffic lights and English road signs in Egypt, you may use your map navigation software for assistance. Other ways of transportation such as bus, minibus, sightseeing carriage are not recommended as they are either too crowded, not safe enough or not worth the cost. For inter-city travels, train and bus are common form of transportation. In addition, there are many cruise routes available for visitors who are not in a hurry.
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What is the Official Currency in Egypt? Is USD Acceptable in Egypt?

The official currency in Egypt is Egyptian pound, there are coins and paper currency. Coins include 1, 5 and 10 Plastres; paper currency include 5, 10, 25 and 50 Plastres and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Egyptian pounds. For reference, 1EGP=100 Plastres. USD is also acceptable in most business transactions in Egypt. If it is not convenient to exchange EGP in your own country, you can exchange a small amount of USD before leaving for Egypt and then exchange to EGP after arrival. During your Egypt tour packages, it is better to bring some 10 and 20 Egyptian pounds with you for convenience.
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