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Prepare for Your Trip with these handy FAQ's

Knowledge For the Savvy Traveler


Q - Where do I fly into?

A - You may fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI) at any time on Day 1 of your adventure. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. On the final day of the adventure, you will be transferred from your hotel to Cairo International Airport (CAI) for your return home. Flights may be booked for any time throughout the day.

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Q - Can you accommodate any special dietary requirements?

A - We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs re. Please contact us in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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Q - What is the Weather Like?

A - Egypt is located in a dry desert region which means that summers are hot and winters are moderate, with nearly 10 hours of sun each day. Check online prior to your departure for the most up-to-date weather.

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Q - Do I need a Visa to Enter Egypt?

A - Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it is important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you are visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality.

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Q – Can I drink the water in Egypt?

A - Drinking tap water is not recommended in Egypt. Remember to avoid drinks with ice. We recommend brining a refillable water bottle as filtered water is widely available.


Q – Which public Holidays are Obersved in Egypt?

A – The following holidays are observed;
7 Jan: Coptic Christmas
28 Apr: Coptic Easter
25 Apr: Sinai Liberation Day
28 Apr: Sham el-Nessim
1 May: Labour Day
5 Jun: Eid al-Fitr
23 Jul: National Day
12 Aug: Eid al-Adha
11 Sep: Coptic New Year
1 Sep: Islamic New Year
6 Oct: Armed Forces Day
10 Nov: Birth of Prophet Mohammed

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Q – Do I need Travel Insurance?

A – We absolutely recommend having Travel Insurance. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every trip.

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Q – Can I use my Credit Card in Egypt?

A – Major Credit cards are usually accepted by modern hotels, large retailers and tourist sites but are less commonly accepted by smaller vendors in remote areas. Always carry enough cash for smaller purchases in case credit cards are not an option. As always make sure to contact your CC company before travel so they know you will be overseas. This will reduce the chance of your card being declined.

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Q – Should I tip in Egypt?

A - Always a good idea to say thanks with a tip for those that assist you. Tipping is customary for most services in Egypt. A tip of 10–15% is customary at cafes and restaurants and loose change is acceptable for food purchases from street vendors and markets. It is also a good idea to tip guides ($10-12 per day) and drivers ($2–4 per day).

Traveler FAQ's: Travel Tips
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