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Tips to Plan your Budget Friendly Egypt Tour After Corona Pandemic

Credit: Accesswire- Published on April 22, 2020
*GIZA, EGYPT / ACCESSWIRE / April 22, 2020 /* This list of essential travel tips to Egypt will help you prepare your trip to one of the fascinating countries in the world, which we are sure you will never forget. Known as the country of the pharaohs and marked by the passage of the Nile, Egypt will allow you to discover one of the oldest and most advanced civilizations in history through many of its most famous places. Cairo, where you will be speechless when you are in front of the Pyramids of Egypt, tour the mythical Nile visiting ancient temples, look for tombs of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings or reach the wonderful Abu Simbel, the perfect end to any trip to Egypt.

Based on the experience of our trip to Egypt, we have made a list of what we believe are the best tips for Egypt Tours.

*1. What is the best time?*

The best time to travel to Egypt is from September to May. In this period, you will avoid the hottest months since although the climate is hot and dry during most of the year, in the months of July and August, thermometers soar above 40 degrees.

In case you can only travel in summer, we recommend concentrating all visits during the first hours of the day when temperatures are still bearable. Also, keep in mind that the visits to the temples are not long; there are parts of the temples where you are in the shade, and the buses and cars are air-conditioned.

If you include the Red Sea area to spend the last days of relaxation on the beach or diving, the best time is from May to September.

*2. Security*

The current situation in the country has stabilized after a few years in which tourism, unfortunately, disappeared completely due to insecurity due to terrorist attacks and the Arab Spring. In recent years, tourism has been recovering until reaching quotas that begin to seem like those of its best years, so in principle, we can say that traveling to Egypt is safe. Furthermore, it must be borne in mind that tourism is one of the largest sources of income in the country, and the government allocates many resources to guarantee security in all tourist places and hotels. If you travel for free, it is advisable to follow the traditional road routes set by the agencies and the government to always travel safely.

In cities like Cairo, you can move around freely on foot, although you have to be careful with the traffic when crossing the roads and if you take a taxi, agree on the price before.

*3. Requirements to enter the country*

To enter the country, in addition to having a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, you need a visa that lasts 30 days. The visa can be processed at the same airport of arrival or in advance online. In both cases, the price is 25 dollars, and if you pay in euros, they will return the change in Egyptian pounds.

One of the best tips for traveling to Egypt and other countries is to always carry one or more copies of the passport on paper and another in the cloud, either in an email account, on Google Drive, or in Dropbox.

*4. Vaccines and travel insurance*

In the case of vaccines, in principle, there are no obligatory ones to travel to Egypt, although we always recommend (and we believe it is very necessary) to make an appointment at an International Vaccination Center and take the book with the vaccines you have on. Another of the best tips for traveling to Egypt is to have good travel insurance.

In addition to insurance, it is advisable to follow a series of basic precautions such as drinking bottled water to avoid the usual stomach problems, always carry sunscreen and mosquito repellent in the Nile area.

*5. How to start the journey*

To get to Cairo, you can take a direct flight from Madrid or Barcelona with the EgyptAir Company that takes just over 4 hours. If you opt for other companies and you don't mind making stops, we recommend flying to Luxor, an option that allows you to start the trip with the Nile cruise and end in Cairo with a visit to the Pyramids, ending the trip with everything top. From Cairo, you can also take an internal flight to Luxor or make the journey by night train.

To make the transfer from the airport to the hotel, if you travel on your own, you can take a taxi or Uber in which a driver will wait for you at the airport exit.

*More tips for traveling to Egypt*

Other top tips for traveling to Egypt include:

Β· Haggle for each item you want to buy or service you want to hire. In tourist markets like Khan Al-Khalili, they can multiply up to 10 the real value. In these cases, a good option is to ask the guide, if you are organized, for the price range in which they move to have a reference.
After this, you also have to be cautious and keep a line that is never intended to make the seller lose money. In the end, haggling is also a game, and it is best to take it easy and, above all, education.
Β· In Egypt, it is customary to tip, in addition to restaurants that can reach 10%, any help that a local gives you at a tourist site will be accompanied by a request for money.
Β· It is important to wear appropriate clothing, especially if you are a woman and in the special case of visiting a mosque.
Β· Don't forget to try some of the most delicious dishes in Egypt, such as baba ganoush, kebab, mezze, shawarma, tabbouleh, or fetir, among others.
Β· Buy a nice souvenir like an Anj or key to life, papyrus, or a djellaba, forgetting some classics like perfumes, which usually do not end up being expected.

*CONTACT:*

Company: Memphis Tours
Website: https://www.memphistours.com/Egypt
Email: soha.elshafey@memphistours.net

*SOURCE: *Memphis Tours
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