Frequent Asked Questions

Can I use my credit card in Egypt?

Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. However, it's always a good idea to carry cash as a backup, especially when shopping in local markets.

Do I need a visa to visit Egypt?

Yes, most travelers need a visa to enter Egypt. You can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport or apply for one in advance through the Egyptian consulate or embassy in your home country.

What should I expect from Egyptian cuisine?

Egyptian cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, with staples like rice, bread, falafel, and hummus. Seafood and lamb are also popular, and there are plenty of vegetarian options available. Don't miss out on trying the traditional breakfast dish of ful medames or the sweet dessert of basbousa.

Can I drink tap water in Egypt?

It's not recommended to drink tap water in Egypt, as it may contain harmful bacteria. Stick to bottled water, which is widely available.

What's the voltage in Egypt, and will I need a power adapter?

The voltage in Egypt is 220-240V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Most outlets are two-pronged, so you may need a power adapter if your devices have three prongs. Make sure to check your devices' voltage and compatibility before plugging them in.

What are the benefits of using a tour company for my Egypt tours?

Using a tour company for your Egypt tours can provide many benefits, including expert guidance from a local tour guide, organized transportation and accommodation, and a structured itinerary that ensures you see all of the top attractions. Around Egypt Tours can often provide insight into Egyptian culture and history that you might not get on your own.

What should I look for in an Egypt tour itinerary?

A good Egypt tour itinerary should include all of the top attractions, such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, as well as some lesser-known but equally fascinating sites. It should also allow for some free time to explore on your own and include activities that interest you, whether that's a Nile River cruise or a hot air balloon ride over Luxor.

Can I travel to Egypt with children?

Yes, Egypt is a great destination for families with children. Many tour companies offer family-friendly tours that cater to children, with activities such as camel rides and visits to child-friendly museums. However, make sure to check with Around Egypt Tours to ensure that the itinerary is appropriate for your children's ages and interests.

Can I bring pets on an Egypt tour?

No, pets are not allowed on Egypt tours, with the exception of service animals for individuals with disabilities. Make sure to check with the tour company beforehand to understand their policies on service animals.

Can I travel to other countries from Egypt on my tour?

Yes, We at Around Egypt Tours offer packages that include visits to other countries in the region, such as Jordan and Morocco. Make sure to check with us before booking to understand what is included in the package and any visa requirements for other countries.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Egypt has been one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality with friendly locals, you will feel at home and as safe as ever. When visiting Egypt tourist places it is important to follow some sensible precautions and recommendations, you will be able to explore and enjoy the generally safer cities in Egypt with a calm mind. With a generally low crime rate, visitors will be more than safe, especially in areas that are frequently visited by tourists.

Why book with Around Egypt Tours?

Around Egypt Tours is a young innovative travel company yet matured and experienced. Founded in 2005, Around Egypt Tours has made a considerable impact on the Egyptian tourism sector by promoting Egypt as one of the fascinating destinations in the world, offering a wide range of benefits to its clientele. By Booking one of our Egypt Budget Tours, we make sure that your trip with us is a unique experience that will leave you wanting more. For that we have customer-focused programs and itineraries, tailored to your needs and desires for a personal experience like no other. Offering the best value for programs and packages with competitive prices in the market. In order to ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations, you will have a great customer service team that will accompany you throughout your process and during your trip. We assure you a complete and unique experience, with expert guides and excellent service, first-class accommodation within Budget and much more, you will have a pleasant trip.

Is Egypt affordable to visit?

Egypt is a very affordable destination that you can visit on a budget. Many western and local hotel options meet everyone's travel budget and style. If you are a budget traveler, you can see and do a lot in Egypt without spending a lot of money.
Browse our Egypt travel packages, and you'll find the most affordable Egypt tour packages that save you time and money.

Is there a special rate for groups booking with Around Egypt Tours?

Yes, we offers a discount for groups bookings. so you can collect a group of travellers and get a discount.

Do Egyptians speak other languages apart from Arabic? 

Have no fear, most Egyptians who live in cities have a basic command of the English language. However, the same cannot be said of French, Italian, Spanish and German. However, professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to non-Arabic speaking visitors. Meeting the needs of most travelers with a mix of English and other multilingual phrases.

Are you expected to tip in Egypt?

Service charges are included by default in the bill when dining at a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not to the  staff. So, it is wise and courteous to tip the staff an additional from 5% to 10% directly.

What is the official currency of Egypt? 

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, or "Geneh" in Arabic, and is commonly written as LE. One USD is Equal to 30 EGP. There are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 LE bills. It is advisable to have some change for taxis or tipping. Money can be exchanged at exchange houses on the main streets and near tourist sites or at the airport.

What clothes are recommended to take to visit Egypt with its tourist places and Nile Cruises? 

Modest dress in public streets would be recommended during your Egypt tour, But aboard the Nile cruise ship or hotel you can . In mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both men and women will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.

What are the top Egypt tours for 2023 to do?

Several incredible Egypt travel packages are waiting for every traveler on various days, prices, and types. Here are the best Egypt tours:

Short Break Egypt Tours for 05 Days start from 539 $

Egypt And Jordan Tours 06 Nights starts from 1080 $

Egypt Tours from USA 08 Days Cairo and Nile River Cruise starts from 1199 $

10 Days Cairo, Alexandria, and Nile cruise starts from 1399 $

All Inclusive Trips To Egypt From USA& Cairo, Nile Cruise, Hurghada in 11 Days starts from 1549 $

The Best of Egypt and Morocco in 11 Days starts from 2300 $




What souvenirs should I buy in Egypt?

Traditional Egyptian items like papyrus artwork, Egyptian cotton products, spices, and alabaster souvenirs are popular choices.

Can I visit the inside of the pyramids?

Yes, you can enter some of the pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, but there might be additional fees and limited access for preservation purposes.

What's the best time of year to visit Egypt?

The best time to visit is during the cooler months, from October to April. The weather is pleasant for sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, this is also peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices.

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Audrey L
Oct 2022

I enjoyed myself immensely! This trip experience is one that I will never forget, and that's just putting it mildly. Our Tour Guide, Prince, was far beyond impressive.

Nov 2022

Excellent tourism experience. The tour guide (Ahmed) has a wealth of knowledge about the ancient Egyptian history and culture. He is significantly helpful, polite and always willing to help.

Typhanie L
Sep 2022

I've utilize Around Egypt Tours numerous times! Professional Guides/Egyptologists, excellent service, and they go above abd beyond for an enriching experience. You won't regret booking with them! They're the best in Egypt!