The Ultimate Guide When Visiting Egypt Yourself

in Egypt

Visa!

Make sure you have an entry visa to Egypt, or you could get the visa upon arrival at any Airport in Egypt within minutes for about 15 USD

Hotel Accommodation

Starting from about 15 USD per person per night! Use hotel search sites to get best rates, these are very effective in getting the best Hotel rates any where.

Nile Cruises

Try contacting the site of the Nile Cruise that your prefer you will get the best Nile Cruise rates by reserving directly.

Your International flight

We do not suggest a specific Airline company as you might find a good flight deal at your country. But when using Egypt Air as International flight you can request any domestic flights to be included with your international ticket and can get a special discount. For buying tickets Online we suggest Airtreks and Airfare; for domestic flights in Egypt use EgyptAir.com.

Transportation in Egypt:

Train Route:  Cairo - Alexandria - Luxor - Aswan and back to Cairo

Categories: Seat Train and Sleeper Train

Buses from / to different cities in Egypt (Cairo - Sharm - Hurghada - Luxor - Aswan - Alexandria - Marsa alam)

Red Sea Ferries betwen Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh

Public Transport: buses, Metro and Taxi

Public bus services, and in Cairo, the Metro in Egypt is very cheap, but try and avoid it if you can as they are usually crowded. Taxis are not expensive so use for traveling about town. Your hotel will assist you; another good idea is the new Cairo cab which can be ordered from the reception desk they can be contacted by calling short phone number 16516.

For transfers between cities like Cairo to Hurghada you can use the "Superjet" or "East Delta" bus companies which offer very reasonable rates.

Important sites in Egypt!

The list of things to see in Egypt is endless, but the more important suggested tour sites are:

CAIRO:

The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

The Egyptian Museum

LUXOR:

Luxor Temple

Karnak Temple

Hatshepsut Temple At Deir El-Bahri

ASWAN:

Abu Simbel Temples

Alexandria:

The Montazah Palace Gardens

The Pompeii Pillar

SINAI:

Saint Catherine Monastery

Diving at Ras Mohamed protectorate

Suggested restaurants in Egypt

Cairos restaurant scene is looking better every year. In addition to the many Egyptian restaurants in all price ranges, this city is an excellent place to sample other Middle Eastern cuisines. Fresh fish, ordered by the pound from a display and cooked to order, is a local specialty. Cairo now boasts fine Italian, Swiss, French and Asian restaurants. Muslims do not eat pork, and few restaurants serve it. Alcohol is also forbidden to strict Muslims; however, most restaurants serve at least wine and beer.

Expect to pay within these general guidelines, based on the cost of a dinner for one around 5 - 10 USD  at places like KFC, Pizza hut, Mcdonalds etc. In most other restaurants, major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are accepted, but its best to call first to make sure. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted.

Electricity:

The electricity current is 220 volts, 50 Hz, and uses round-pronged plugs. North American and other non 220-volt users are advised to bring a converter! If you are coming from the UK, you will need an adapter for your plugs (these are available from most high street chemists  Boots, Superdrug etc.).

Enjoy your Holiday!

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This article was published on 2010/04/01