Egypt is a dream destination for any traveler who is looking for a bustling location with a vibrant culture. Tourists are often drawn to witness the nearly unimaginable engineering of the pyramids and the colossal tombs and temples that hold the secrets of the Egyptian pharaohs and the gods they worshiped. Besides the astonishing antiques, Egypt is a magical country that’s known for its complex but interesting myths, legends, and mysticism.
Here is a quick Egypt travel advice for anybody who’s planning to visit this part of the planet for the first time:
- Egypt is a Muslim country and it is advisable to always respect their faith. Some things that may be taken as a norm in your country such as kissing, wearing revealing clothes, or fondling your loved one in public are frowned upon. So, always try to be conservative in your ways and attitude.
- Being part of group excursions is one of the best ways to visit the most famous tourist attractions. The groups have tour guides who will not only explain a few facts about the sites you are visiting but will also arrange for transport and help you sort a few issues you would find difficult if you tried going alone.
- The best place to learn scuba is in Hurghada. Most tourists opt for Hurghada excursions because it allows them to split their trips between diving in the Red Sea and visiting other amazing wonders of Egypt like the Nile valley. Other things to do in Hurghada include windsurfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, desert quad tours, snorkeling trips, desert safaris, and visiting local villages.
- What is inside the pyramids? Well, you can find out by going inside the pyramids. Going inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, Khafre’s Pyramid, Mers Ankh Tomb, or Menkaure Pyramid will cost you around 300LE (about $16) and it’s really worth it if you are interested in the pyramids. While there is nothing much to see inside the pyramids other than the King’s Chamber, the experience of walking and seeing the inner workings of such incredible, 30ft high monuments is just amazing.
- Although public transport is cheap, try to avoid it if you can. When you opt for public transport, you may sometimes find yourself in an awkward position when locals start starring at you or talking about you. Taxis are not very expensive, so strive to always use them when travelling about town. Your tour guide will also let you know the best taxi companies to use.
- Don’t be tempted to think that 5-star hotels are the best. There are several 4-star hotels that provide the same facilities as the multinational options and sometimes offer even better services.
Egypt excursions offer so much and nothing comes close to experience this magical country in person. Everything is amazing—the temples, the history, the Nile, the sand, the smell, to the moment you gaze at the great pyramids of Giza. Hopefully, the above tips will help you enjoy your time in the ‘gift of the Nile’.