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There are luggage limits on aircraft and taxi’s also have limited space. Unlike western countries, porters are not always readily available. You’ll get some exercise carrying your own bags. Smart casual is suggested, this guarantees and great photo opportunity.
Let’s get started mentioning about important Egypt travel tips you need to know about.
Arriving in Cairo: Visas
Payment in cash: Upon arrival if you plan to purchase an entry visa you must pay in cash. You will have the option of paying with US Dollars (USD), using the British Pound (GBP) or in Euro’s (EUR).
The visa fee is as follows:
$25 USD or the equivalent to your currency.
You can use the currency converter to assess the daily rate.
Many nationalities including all Western European and Arab countries, USA, Australia and New Zealand are able to obtain a one-month single entry visa on arrival at Cairo International airport or at the Egyptian land border.
On arrival, If you plan to purchase an entry visa you must pay in cash. You will have the option of paying with US Dollars (USD), the British Pound (GBP) or in Euro’s (EUR).
The visa fee is 25 USD or the equivalent to your currency.
This custom is well known as ‘baksheesh‘ throughout the Middle East, tipping is very much a part of everyday life in Egypt and is more than just a reward, or a thank you for services rendered.
In a country where wages are extremely low, it is an essential means of supplementing income – this helps support families and provides extra care.
This practice is not merely reserved for foreigners. Egyptians have to honor ‘Baksheesh’ as well – as an exchange for the convenience to park their cars, ensure fresh produce and pick up their mail, it is a form of security and convenience you could say.
If you are satisfied with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
This is one of the most important Egypt travel tips to know about.
Egypt has only two seasons.
During the year, throughout Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool.
WINTER: a mild winter from November to April
HOT SUMMER: This is from May to October.
The notable variance in the seasons are variations in daytime temperatures and some changes in prevailing winds. In the coastal regions, temperatures range between:
AVERAGE MINIMUM of 14 C in winter.
AVERAGE MAXIMUM of 30 C in summer.
Temperatures vary widely in the inland desert areas, especially in summer, when they may range from 7 C at night to 43 C during the day. During winter, temperatures in the desert fluctuate less dramatically, but they can be as low as 0 C at night and as high as 18 C during the day.
In Cold Weather:
Essentials for Daily Comfort :
During Warm Weather:
Please note that it is highly recommended to bring warmer layers for your overnight on the felucca during the winter months (Nov-Feb).
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We are always on the go, so we like you to travel light. This is your definitive guide to learning about Egypt travel tips.