Egypt Travel Tips

If you are looking for some great travel tips to help make your Egypt tours as smooth as possible? Our Egypt travel advisors are here to assist you with various Egypt Travel advisory and trip details. All you've got to learn about Egypt vacation tips will tell you about the Egyptian culture and traditions. Check our Egypt travel advice list that you need to know befor arrival in Egypt, including food and drink of Egypt, Egyptian cuisine, Egypt weather and climate, safety in Egypt for tourists, and Egypt visa requirements Egypt to help you plan your Egypt Travel packages!

Our Safety Standards Covid-19

We as Around Egypt Tours prioritize your well-being, health, and safety. For that reason, we've amended our cancellation policy; also, we've modified our procedures to develop the global health and safety protocols to match the recommendations and the guidelines of the(WTTC), to reflect our interests and values towards our Guests.In terms of hygienic practices, Around Egypt Tours is respond to all The WHO guidelines as following:
– Groups in tours and activities will not consist of more than fifteen people.
– A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
– Masks will be given to our clients in Every tour.
– Free alcohol sanitizer bottle will be provided every day on your tour.
– All our staff will wear a mask and gloves while dealing with our clients.

Our Hotels have been chosen carefully, earned the “Hygiene Safety” certificate, to match the recommendations of the Ministries of tourism and health in Egypt, and WHO protocols.

– The handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
– The temperature will be monitored daily; anyone who has a fever or displays symptoms will be separated and placed in quarantine.
– All our transportation service will be disinfected before and after each service deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
– Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
These measures are applicable starting from August 2020 until further notice.


• Covid-19 Emergency Cancellation Policy

Around Egypt Tours offers a highly flexible cancelation policy, in case infections, or outbreaks of COVID-19. If that happened, we would be refunding you the amount paid for the booked tour, or in some cases, your payment will be a credit for future travel. You have the flexibility to apply this amount towards new travel services booked within 12 months.
According to the airline's terms and conditions, only flight cancellation/changing fees are charged, and bank surcharges fees are applied on the deposit amount paid.

Faqs

Can any traveler enter Egypt?

Yes, Egypt is now open for All travelers, but they need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken at a maximum of 96 hours prior to their flight departure. The rule does not apply for children younger than 6. Upon arrival in Egypt, travelers need to present copies of their test results and proof of their health insurance. Digital copies will not be accepted.

Is quarantine mandatory for travelers entering Egypt?
No, quarantine is not required for travelers entering Egypt.
 

Is the PCR test mandatory for traveling now?
Yes, the test should not be older than 96 hours before arrival in Egypt. All travelers aged 6 and up must take the test.
 
Other important information for travelers who want to visit Egypt

Restaurants, cafes, sports clubs, and movie theatres are open and operating at 50 percent capacity. Restaurants and cafes must close by midnight, while other shops, including grocery stores, close by 10:00 pm. Public parks and beaches are closed.
Public transportation and commercial flights are operating.
There are some travel restrictions on intercity travel. Masks are required indoors and on public transportation.

 

Safe Travels

We as Around Egypt Tours prioritize your well-being, health, and safety. For our partners and us, the safety of travelers is always our top priority. We do our best to meet the global standards to ensure a safe experience and bring confidence back to all travelers.
Whenever you are ready to take your next vacation to Egypt, we are here to support you and to reflect our interests and values towards our travelers. All our tourists will always have the best experience in our country.

View Details

COVID-19 has essentially caused tons of issues in recent times, and therefore the WHO has even labeled it as a global pandemic. You want to save your well-earned money once we finally beat this pandemic successfully. You want to plan for a vacation to forget all of your worries and luxuriate in a lifetime of fullness and satisfaction. To satiate your desires, You will choose among the varied Egypt Travel Packages, which would be your preference and site choices.
You would be ready to experience the Land of the Pharaohs altogether it's glory and luxuriates in its great history and cultural heritage. The subsequent tips will offer you an overview of a number of the packages you will enjoy once this pandemic runs its course. Let us now take a glance at a number of the enticing Egypt Travel Packages that are sure to make your heart flutter and race out with joy.


1. Cairo Day tours

You can enjoy the beauties of the capital of Cairo city, where you will experience and enjoy the rich antiquities and monuments of ancient Egypt. The capital has some beautiful places for sightseeing, including the Giza Plateau, the famous Giza Pyramids, and therefore the Great Sphinx. You will even get to go to the great city of Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt.
Another place to go to during this package would come with a visit to Saqqara, which contains the very first pyramid that was ever built. It Is called the Pyramid of Djoser and was built during the 27th Century BC. and; also, the newly 100 coffins were uncovered in good condition for the senior statesman and priests from the 26th Dynasty. Once you are through these visits, you will visit the old Cairo and roam the shops to witness some beautiful antiques and other wares.


2. Visit the Pyramids and Egyptian Museum

This package mainly includes visiting the Pyramids, where you would visit the famous Giza Pyramids, Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. The visits would also include the Valley Temple alongside the famous Sphinx. Would even be ready to visit the famous Egyptian Museum and Khan-el-Khalili, a famous bazaar located at the historic center of the capital city. This is one of the added benefits of the Egypt Travel Packages that you should never miss out on.


3. Express Tour by Egypt Nile cruise

You would even be ready to enjoy an Express Tour of the town that will cause you to experience this breath-taking beauty country. You would be ready to enjoy the surreal beauty of Kom Ombo, which is an agricultural town in Egypt and an erstwhile Greek settlement. Another beautiful city to go to on this tour would be Edfu, located on the Nile River's western bank between Aswan and Esna. You will visit Edfu and luxuriate in the sweetness of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, and therefore the city still houses some of Egypt’s ancient pyramids. You would even be ready to visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut located at El-Deir- El-Bahari and even the Colossi of Memnon.


4. Take part in King Ramses Sun Festival

This is perhaps the foremost delightful experience to enjoy if you're visiting Egypt. The Abu Simbel or King Ramses Sun Festival is widely known in honor of the famous Pharaoh Rameses II, whose monuments still grace the country. His idea was to mark his land and intimidate any other foreigners who dared venture into his territory. You would be able to witness some of his monuments larger than life in this visit, which includes the statues of Ramses dedicated to Amun, Ptah, and Re-Horakhty, who are considered to be Egyptian Gods? These temples are located at Aswan, and tourists would be ready to visit there and enjoy the festival's beauties as these temples.

Conclusion

As we have seen above, these are some of the Egypt tours packages that you can put in your mind when you want to plan your next vacation to Egypt after the crisis is over. You would be able to plan accordingly and witness the surreal great thing about this country together with your own eyes.

View Details

Things to do in Egypt

Egypt, The birthplace of ancient civilization, is a country you must have visited at least once in your life. Egypt has accomplished a delicate mission Balance between modern life and ancient life. If you've always wanted to visit this wonderful country, here are some of the most brilliant things to do in Egypt that are going to make you want to book your Egypt vacation Right now.


1- Pyramids of Giza

The last standing landmark of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, these pyramids, which have been constructed by ancient Egyptians as a tomb of their great Pharaohs, is considered the most considerable landmark to be described in Egypt. This whole structure as a building is a testament to this era's scientific advancements and one of the secrets of mysterious pharaonic civilization.

2- Temples of Luxor

Luxor, the Pharaohs' old capital, is essentially an open-air museum with a rich past spread in every corner of the Area city. The most notable things to do in Egypt are the Temples of Karnak, and the Memorial at the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, and more! All will totally blast your mind.

3-Cairo city

Explore things to do in Egypt by visiting the ancient Islamic Cairo and explore Al-Azhar Mosque, the dazzling Sultan Hassan Mosque, among many other Mosques and minarets from the Fatimid period to the Mameluke era. Try climbing up to the roof of Bab Zuweila, shop at the famous souk of Khan el-Khalil, and soak up the spirit of the ancient city in its countless labyrinths of history.

 4-Alexandria

Alexandria is established by Alexander the Great; this seaside town was the residence of Cleopatra. There are some remnants of the rich history, the buildings' architecture, the grand squares, the parks, the citadel, etc. It's a quiet town where you can chill after a long day or take a lazy walk along the corniche Seashore, enjoy Egyptian food in the cafes, or shop until you're gone.

5-Aswan

Among things to do in Egypt, Aswan city is a reminder of Egypt's rich history and culture, an ancient town on the Nile River's south end. You can visit Abu Simble temple, Nubia's settlements, the Tombs of the Nobles, Aswan Botanical Gardens, Elephantine Island, unfinished obelisk, or take a camel journey to the St. Simeon Desert Monastery. check our Nile cruises packages and visit more!

 

6-Nile cruise

Relax and admire the sights, sounds, and beauty after a hectic drive in Egypt, history, and essence on the Nile River cruise. There are several choices, ranging from 4 days sailing cruise or five days or more. These Nile cruises begin with Luxor and Aswan.

7-Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai A beautiful place to explore Egypt's natural beauty. You should walk the mountain and see a magnificent sunrise or dip In the Red Sea's calming waters.

8-Siwa Oasis

Designed around the remains of an old citadel of mud-brick, sturdy landscape, and hot springs. Don't forget to visit Shali, the ancient town, and the Temple of the Oracle, where Alexander the Great was named Egypt's ruler. Also, take a 4x4 into the desert to see the Great Sand Sea and enjoy the Bedouin style life and the Roman Spring eye. Finally, you have to taste the newly planted dates and olives.

9- The white desert

The White Desert is a wonder of nature and for all nature enthusiasts and international experience. Natural snow-white rock formations are utterly surreal in the middle of the desert. It looks like a sci-fi movie set made by design out of the Cray during sand storms.

Several things to do in Egypt. The past, the history, the food, and nature all of these making it one of the world's most beautiful countries with limitless abundance. Egypt is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, which can never be forgotten.

Experience more things to do in Egypt, you can browse our Egypt travel packages and Nile cruises and seize the chance to witness all the beauty of the ancient Egyptian treasures.

View Details

The Grand Egyptian Museum

 

It is considered to be one of the greatest touristic and archaeological projects in 2021 currently in progress by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism which is anticipated to open at a time that will be convenient for everyone, as world heads of state, kings, princes and international dignitaries will be invited to attend this global event as they will come to see the civilization of Egypt's new icon that is anticipated to be one of the most essential elements in all Egypt travel packages.

 

 

Here are 6 things you cannot miss about this huge Egyptian project.

 

  • It is considered to be the greatest museum in the world that presents the ancient Egypt civilization and the pharaonic antiquities as it targets 5 million visitor every year.
  • It was established on an area of 117 acres in Giza at a cost of more than one billion dollars.
  • It houses thousands of artifacts from ancient Egypt.
  • It will display more than 5,000 artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun for the first time in the world.
  • It houses the world's first hanging obelisk.
  • It supports the preservation of Egyptian cultural heritage and the promotion of the Egyptian tourism sector.

 

And this project is considered one of the greatest Cairo historical sites, touristic and archaeological projects for which the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism is making a huge promotional plan that coincides with its opening date for all the world to witness the civilization of ancient Egypt which required coordination with several stakeholders to be built with that greatness.

 

Because the museum is located in front of the pyramids of Giza, the facade is designed in the form of triangles that are divided into smaller triangles in a symbolic framework for the pyramids, according to a Polish scientist's mathematical theory that talks about the infinite division of the shape of the triangle.

Its buildings are located on an area of 100,000 square meters, including 45,000 square meters for museum display, and the remaining space includes a library specialized in Egyptology, a conference center, a research center, restoration laboratories, a 3D cinema, and places dedicated to serving visitors such as restaurants, and shops selling reproductions gifts, and parking.

 

It is noteworthy that the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, was keen to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, although it had not yet been officially opened or the construction work had been completed, expressing his great admiration for it, so he posted pictures of him inside the museum on his personal account via social networking sites and wrote a comment On the photos, "Egypt really has a lot to make me want to come back to it again to attend the opening of this great edifice".

View Details

Ancient Egypt Gods

 

Ancient Egypt experienced lots of Egyptian deities that ancient Egyptians considered as gods and goddesses. Until their number reached more than 1500, according to many historical sources, and the most famous ancient Egypt gods back then were Amon, Horus, and Osiris, and they kept being worshiped until the advent of Christ, after then Egypt was turned to Christianity.

 

 

Amon

It is the lord of all ancient Egypt gods and their leader. Ancient Egyptians consider it to be the creator of the world and its name meaning is "the invisible". Its head is the head of a ram and appears as a bearded man wearing a hat with two long feathers, sometimes sitting on the throne, sometimes taking the form of a god, and sometimes the shape of a ram with curved horns.

Worshiping Amon first appeared in the territory of Thebes, and is considered to be one of the members of the Ashmunin Thamun, then it became the official idol of the modern empire, it was called the “King of the Gods” and merged with other great gods, becoming “Amun-Ra”, “Amon-Min”, and “Amon-Khnum”.

 

Osiris

It is considered to be the god of fertility, agriculture, god the dead, the underworld and the flood, and Abydos was the center of worshiping Osiris and it was depicted in the shape of a beard, colored either in green or black, wearing the crown of Upper Egypt, and embalmed like a mummy.

It is the most known god and it owes his fame to being worshiped for nearly two thousand years and based on that fame, his temples were erected along the shores of the sea and it continued until the advent of Christianity.

 

Isis

The literal meaning of the word Isis is "the seat or throne". It was depicted as a woman breastfeeding her child, the mother goddess of Horus. When it wears the celestial disc and cow horns, it becomes the goddess "Hathor", it was also depicted in the form of a woman with the throne chair on her head, so it was called the goddess of the royal throne.

Sister and wife of the god "Osiris", and the mother of the god "Horus", who protected him from many dangers. it played an important role as a charming goddess, always representing a woman bearing the sign of the "throne" on her head, and sometimes wearing a crown consisting of two horns and the sun disk between them, and took different forms of ancient Egypt gods. Worship spread in Europe since the Greco-Roman period.

 

Horus

The god Hor or Horus, the son of the god Osiris and the goddess Aizah or Isis, the wife of the god Osiris, was depicted in the form of a falcon or a human with a falcon head. The Egyptian people believed that the eyes of Horus were the sun (right) and the moon (left).

An ancient deity of the sky, and since the beginning of historical times, Horus has been a symbol of the king, living or dead.

 

Apis

Apis was the most important deity among the sacred calves in the land of the Nile, and he was a god of fertility, and the center of his worship was in the city of Memphis since the early dynastic era, and became associated with Ptah, the god of that city, then became the great spirit "Ptah" that appeared on earth in the form of a calf and with the death of Apis turned into The god Osiris and was called Osiris - Apis.

The calf "Apis" had distinctive marks on its skin and was represented by placing the sun disk between its horns.

 

Ptah

The local deity of the city of Memphis currently in Cairo was always represented in a human form and wrapped like a mummy with a shaven head, and at first he was nothing but a master of craftsmen and industry, and then attributed to him the creation of arts, and held in his hands symbols of rule, strength and life, which is a scepter made of a grandfather column and a scepter.

 

Hathor

The goddess of the sky and the patroness of women, love and music, the daughter of Ra and the wife of Horus, and sometimes called the mother of Horus, where the name of this goddess means the dwelling of Horus, and her sacred animal is the cow and her sacred symbol is the musical instrument sistrum.

Hathor is considered the protector of women and the goddess of fun, love, music, dance and songs, and she feeds the living with her milk, so we see the pharaoh suckling from the breast of the cow.

Its name means "House of Horus", and it is the "Ain of Ra" that destroyed his enemies, in addition to that she was worshiped as the goddess of the dead in Thebes in particular. She is often represented in the form of a woman carrying a crown consisting of two horns between the sun disk or a cow, and sometimes we see her as a lioness, a snake or a tree. , but he was saved from it, and he had a special worship in popular circles in the late era.

 

Ra

The god Ra is the sun and the giver of life, and his center of worship was Heliopolis. it became the god of heaven and the father of Pharaoh and united with many ancient Egypt gods such as (Amun - Khnum - Mentu - Sobek) and called (Amun - Ra, Hanum - Ra, Mento - Ra, Sobek - Ra).

 

Anubis

Or “Enhart” and its name means “the one who brings the distant”. The Egyptians portrayed him in the form of a man with a crown of 4 feathers on his head. The city of Thana was his original home, and it was merged with the god “Shu” under the name “Anuris-Shu” and then took great fame.

 

Atom

Its name means perfect or complete. The Egyptians believed that he created himself from himself at the top of the eternal hill, and therefore he is the creator of the world. He was created from himself and by himself “Shou and Tefnut”, and on this basis he is at the top of the list of the Heliopolis ninth, he merged with the god “Ra” and was known as "Atom Ra".

 

Aton

The “sun disk”, which was not worshiped before the modern state, rose during the reign of King “Akhenaten” to be the only god.

Like “Aten” at first the head of a falcon, then as a sun disk with rays ending in a human hand that often holds the sign of life.

Among his nicknames, the heat emanating from the sun’s disk, the Lord of the two horizons, who shines in his horizon in his name, as the father of “Ra” who returned to us as “Aten”.

 

Imhotep

The engineer of King “Djoser” for whom he built his architectural group, as he was the first to use stone in a complete building, and his genius extended to medicine as well. In the 26th dynasty, the Egyptians began to worship him and named him Ibn “Ptah”, and after that the Greeks alone with “Asclepius” their god of medicine.

View Details

Things You Need to Know About Khufu Pharaoh

 

 

Information About Cheops ( Khufu Pharaoh )

 

Khufu Pharaoh is the second king of the Fourth Dynasty in ancient Egypt. When King Khufu Pharaoh was born, he was living inside the palace of his father, King Sneferu, in Dahshur, to the south of the Giza pyramids. In this area, King Sneferu built two pyramids, one of which is located in the north of Dahshur and is called the Northern Pyramid or the Red Pyramid.

The reason for this name is that the workers who built the pyramid left many writings in red on the pyramid, so the people called it this name. The pyramid of King Sneferu is the greatest pyramid in Egypt. And he built another pyramid next to it, known as the Curved Pyramid or the Southern Pyramid.

It is believed that the engineer who built this pyramid built it at an angle of 45 and then to 43, so the pyramid was bent and became called the Curved Pyramid. Khufu Pharaoh took power after the death of his father, Sneferu. Under the name (Khanm Khawaf Li), which means the god Khnum who protects me.

He is from the village of (Manat Khufu), meaning (the nurse of Khufu), which is the town of Bani Hassan currently. Expeditions were sent to Wadi Maghara to bring turquoise. Where they found his name and a picture representing him falling on the head of a person with a fighting pin. He has a single statue of ivory found in Abydos.

His name is engraved on the throne chair. The statue is five centimeters long. It is now in the Egyptian Museum. He ruled according to the Turin papyrus about twenty-three years.

During his reign, the Great Pyramid was built in Giza, and it was the largest stone building in the world at this time. It was called (Khufu's Akhet) meaning the Khufu horizon. It was built in the year 2650 BC.

 

 

King Khufu Pharaoh built the greatest building in history, the Great Pyramid of Giza, known as the Pyramid of Khufu ( Cheops pyramid ), attributed to him.

 

- King Khufu great pyramid is consisting of 2,600,000 pieces of stone, 5,000 years old, all held together until now without cement.

-The weight of the stones in the Great Pyramid ranged between 2 and a half tons to 15 tons.

- One piece of stone in the ceiling of King Khufu Pharaoh's chamber, weighing 70 tons of granite, about the weight of a railway locomotive.

- The height of the Great Pyramid is about 149.4 meters, as a skyscraper of 148 floors, which raises the debate about how these pyramids were designed, which reveals that scientists in the era of the pharaohs had a secret and special scientific method to cancel the Earth’s gravity in a certain area, which means that any weight becomes like "The Feather," according to Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud.

- From the amazing calculations, the ratio of the circumference of the Great Pyramid divided by the height of the pyramid equals 3.14, also in the chambers of King Khufu Pharaoh, the same ratio is 3.14, the sarcophagus of the king is also 3.14, and this is not a coincidence, in design and engineering, and this is also a secret of the pharaohs.

- The height of the pyramid is 149.4 meters, and the distance between the Earth and the sun is 149.4 million kilometers... Is this also a coincidence?

- The unit of measurement in the pyramid is the "hierarchical inch", it turns out that it is approximately equal to the "English inch".

-The location of the Great Pyramid is exactly in the middle between the five continents.

- The front part of the Great Pyramid is directed to the main directions (North-South-East-West), and not any north, specifically the magnetic north and not the geographical north, which reveals the secret of this design.

- The entrance passage to the Great Pyramid refers to the polar star, while the inner vestibule refers to Sirius, which are types of stars in the sky, which raises questions about whether the Great Pyramid is an observatory.

-The limestone cladding of the Great Pyramid is very beautiful, but the earthquake in 1301 caused the fall of most of this limestone cladding, and the rest of it was stolen and built with it in ancient Egypt and its walls, mosques, and homes.

View Details

 

The history of the establishment of Cairo International Airport as a civil airport dates back to the establishment of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority in 1945 AD, which moved to it after the end of the Second World War - all Egyptian airports and aviation facilities that were under British administration to the Egyptian side, including the military base “Paine Field” which was Under British administration to serve allied forces in World War II.

 

  • The new Civil Aviation Authority began preparing an international civil airport on the land of Pine Field base to accommodate the largest number of traffic, so the travel and arrival halls were expanded to accommodate the movement of passengers coming and leaving the Egyptian territory.

 

  • In 1946, the name of the airport was changed from “Paine Field” Airport to Farouk I Airport, and the number of passengers traveling through the airport this year reached nearly 200,000.

 

  • After the July Revolution, the name of the airport was changed from “Farouk I Airport” to “Cairo Airport.”

 

  • In 1955, some studies were conducted to build a new passenger building instead of the old one, in order to keep pace with the increasing traffic, and the site of the new building was chosen between the two main runways, and construction work began in 1957.

 

  • On March 18, 1963, the airport was opened experimentally - while Cairo Airport was officially opened on May 18, 1963, in the presence of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

 

  • The capacity of Cairo Airport at that time reached 5 million passengers annually.

 

  • The expansions continued until the total capacity of Cairo International Airport reached at the present time to more than 30 million passengers annually after the construction and operation of the new Terminal 2 with a capacity of 7 and a half million passengers annually.

 

  • Cairo Airport has three runways capable of accommodating the largest models. The number of passenger terminals for travel and arrival is three main buildings: the old Terminal 1, Terminal 2 (the newest buildings) and Terminal 3 dedicated to EgyptAir and Star Alliance flights, in addition to a terminal Seasonal Hajj and Umrah flights and Terminal 4 designated for private aviation.

 

  • Cairo Airport is served by two control towers equipped with the latest air navigation equipment and systems.

 

  • Cairo Airport is one of the largest airports in the African continent in terms of area, capacity, and volume of travel traffic. Cairo Airport is also a hub for air traffic between East and West and serves many international airlines, especially in transit passenger traffic.

 

  • Cairo Airport is considered the gateway to the African continent in air traffic, and the development and expansion of Cairo International Airport continues, through the implementation of many projects in order to maintain its leading position among the world’s airports, especially within the African continent, where Cairo International Airport entered the world of airport cities. By exploiting the lands surrounding the airport and offering them to investors to implement large investment projects related to the field of aviation and airports, providing thousands of job opportunities and making it an attractive factor for many airlines.

 

  • The state has recently been keen to implement several projects of roads, axes and power stations as infrastructure projects aimed at increasing the investment value of the lands surrounding Cairo International Airport when they are presented to investors.

 

  • Cairo Airport has received many awards and certificates, most notably the best airport in Africa in 2006 and the first airport on the African continent in air cargo in 2019, the latest of which is the health accreditation certificate for safe travel from the Airports Council International (ACI) in light of the Corona pandemic.

 

  • Cairo International Airport has a vital role in promoting the ancient Egyptian civilization with the inauguration of the Cairo Airport Museum, which has been dedicated to displaying a group of Pharaonic artifacts in front of travelers from different countries, especially transit passengers, with the aim of introducing and promoting the ancient Egyptian civilization in a way that contributes to revitalizing tourism and attracting more visitors to Egypt. Egypt.

 

  • Cairo Airport has been and still is a witness to various national events and activities, as it is Egypt's first gateway to receive and bid farewell to its guests coming to it in various international events and forums held on the land of Egypt, such as conferences, sports championships, and other national events.

View Details

 

He raised many conflicting theories about him, some scholars reject the common history of him, and others claim that his age dates back to 10 thousand years BC, and that his face was re-carved in the dynastic era.

 

-The Sphinx

The statue of the "Sphinx" crouching in front of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt still raises questions and confusion and does not cease to provoke scientists to search behind it and clarify its secrets, in light of the emergence of many theories that say that the approved information about the age of the Sphinx and who built it is inaccurate.

 

-What is a Sphinx

Here are some sphinx information and sphinx Egypt facts,

  • The “Sphinx” represents the shape of a creature with the body of an animal ( a lion ) and the head of an Egyptian king sitting on the Giza plateau, looking east in the direction of Sinai.
  • The statue had a 1-meter-long nose, but it was destroyed, there are rumors that the nose was destroyed by the artillery of Napoleon's soldiers, and other rumors accuse the British or the Mamluks of destroying it.
  • There are catacombs located in and around the body of the “Sphinx.” One of the most important of these catacombs is located approximately in the middle of the statue’s back, on the opening of the upper basement. It is a “metal door” that can be opened and locked, and it is not known precisely where this basement leads.
  • There is also a crypt at the front of the statue between the painting of Thutmose called the “Dream Panel,” and its chest, The capacity of its opening is about 5 square feet, and it is covered with an “iron cover,” 6 feet deep.
  • There was a royal chin and a live "cobra" on top of the head of the "Sphinx", and it was lost, and part of the chin is currently preserved in the Egyptian Museum, and another part is in the British Museum.

 

-Egyptian King Khafre (2558-2532 BC)

What is rumored about the Sphinx is that it was built in the dynastic era, specifically during the reign of the Egyptian King Khafre, the builder of the second pyramid in Giza, who ruled until 2532 BC.

 

-The largest single stone statue in the world

It was carved from a single giant limestone boulder, and it is believed that it was covered with a layer of colored plaster when it was built, with a height of about 20 meters from the ground to the top of the head, which makes it the largest statue in the world made of a single stone.

Due to the age of the statue, it has been covered through the ages with sand that used to hide most of its body in many cases, which necessitated the removal of that sand from him several times, the most famous of which is recorded on the “dream plate” placed between his front feet, which reveals that King Thutmose IV removed the sand from him After ascending the throne of Egypt in 1401 BC.

 

-4500 years old sphinx

Accordingly, the age of the statue, according to the majority of Egyptologists, is no more than 4,500 years, but there is another opinion of a limited number of archaeologists and geologists, who sees that the age of the Sphinx may be much older, and they also refuse to say that Khafre is the builder the statue.

View Details

 

Cairo is one of the most important cities in Egypt. It is the capital of Egypt and is inhabited by more than 20 million people. The city of Cairo is famous for many historical names that were given to it. One of the most important names that was given to Cairo is the city of a thousand minarets, due to the large number of mosques that were built throughout Cairo, and the most important of these mosques Is the mosque of Amr ibn al-Aas. It was founded by Al-Muezz Lidin Allah Al-Fatemi to be his capital, and it was called Cairo of Al-Muezz.

 

More information about Cairo, Egypt

Cairo today is one of the largest and most populous Arab cities and is the administrative city in Egypt. Cairo has become an important tourist destination when visiting Egypt because it contains many tourist places, ancient archaeological monuments and important cultural landmarks that express different cultures all over the world.

The city of Cairo is famous for its popular atmosphere mixed with the fragrance of history and the smell of heritage spread in all its alleys and streets and its nightlife filled with a lot of fun and entertainment in cafes that attract visitors to watch the Nile River in the evening.

 

Weather in Cairo

The weather in Cairo is characterized by moderation most days of the year, which makes visitors turn to Cairo. The temperature in Cairo ranges between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius, which makes the weather suitable for various recreational activities.

It can be considered that there are two seasons during the year, a hot summer from May to October, and a mild winter from November to April. The climate of Cairo Governorate is also characterized by being very dry, and rain falls in low intensity during the winter, and humidity levels rise during the summer, which makes Cairo’s weather receptive and beautiful.

The winter and spring seasons, i.e., from September to March, are the best time to visit Cairo as the temperature in Cairo is at its lowest and the tourist can enjoy a lot of outdoor recreational activities.

 

Cairo International Airport

The official airport in Egypt is Cairo International Airport, which is one of the most important and largest airports in Africa, and it is possible to travel through Cairo Governorate Airport to other Egyptian cities such as Sharm El Sheikh, Aswan, and other Egyptian cities.

 

Attraction places in Cairo

Cairo contains many distinct and unique tourist places mixed with historical and modernity that attract tourism in Cairo, such as the Cairo Tower, the International Garden, Al-Azhar Mosque, and other tourist places in Cairo.

 

The best hotels in Cairo

There are many 5-star Cairo hotels and 4-star Cairo distinguished hotels that provide various high-end and luxurious hotel services and many Cairo hotel apartments.

One of the best hotels in Cairo is the Conrad Cairo Hotel, a 5-star Cairo hotel, which is characterized by its luxury and its strategic location in the heart of Cairo and its charming and picturesque view of the Nile River, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the Nile, one of Cairo's distinguished hotels, with its charming and picturesque view of the Nile.

One of Cairo's distinct 5-star hotels is the Safir Hotel Cairo, and one of the best hotels in Cairo that attracts visitors is the Sheraton Cairo Hotel, and do not miss your stay at the Fairmont Cairo Hotel, which is located next to the Nile River and features a charming view of the Nile River and the Egyptian pyramids.

As for the 4-star hotels in Cairo, dear visitor, you will find the Nabila Cairo Hotel, the Pyramisa Cairo Hotel and other Cairo hotels that provide various services to all visitors residing in Cairo.

View Details

Egypt is a piece of heaven made for people that appreciate the value and the beauty of history. It offers the chance for the solo female travelers to feel empowered once they looked at the history and great constructions made by Egyptian women. A solo woman traveler will always find what she is looking for between Egypt's fantastic destination, both ancient and new, and create some amazing joyful memories that will remain to the end of time. Here are a few answers to the most common questions about traveling to Egypt as a solo woman and some safety guidelines to know to make your adventure unforgettable.


 1. Will I be Harassed in Egypt?
 2. Places to Avoid … and Not to Avoid
 3. How to Get Around Egypt as a Female Traveler
 4. What to Wear in Egypt as a Solo Girl
 5. Find Yourself a Safe Hotel
 6. Book Local Female Guides
 7. Mark Your Territory

 1- Will I be Harassed in Egypt?
 Unfortunately, harassment is a universal phenomenon that happens in Egypt also. You would possibly face some minor verbal abuse, so you've got to be careful, and therefore the best way to deal with it to ignore it and move on with your tour guide. That’s why it is good to have a tour guide with you all the time who will keep away any discomfort or harassment. And if you lost your tour guide and felt concern, the tourism police will always be by your side.


 2- Places to Avoid … and Not to Avoid
 Cairo and Luxor at night is the place to be as the heat fizzles out and many families stroll to the streets where all the hidden beauty of the city rises, which offers the ultimate unexpected pleasure for all of the female travelers. Most of Egypt’s budget hotels are acceptable for solo women, so make sure to stay in a hotel fully rated and comfortable before making any step.


3- How to Get Around Egypt as a Female Traveler
 Female travelers can use either taxi or Uber & Careem because there isn’t any difference between the two in safety. Both Cairo and Alexandria are easy to get around due to the various ways of transportation at low prices. Always sit within the back seat if you used a taxi or uber. And if you used a metro, ride the women-only carriages. On all the other public transportations always sit next to a woman.

4- What to Wear in Egypt as a Solo Girl
 Dress Conservatively Modesty is the best Virtue the key to receiving good treatment and respect.
 It is advised to always dress modestly while traveling across Egypt because Egypt's nature is a bit conservative, so always cover your knees, upper arms, and cleavage. When you decide to visit or enter the mosque, cover your ankles and wrists and put a headscarf on your head to cover your hair. Save all the shorts and singlet for the beach.


5- Find Yourself a Safe Hotel: A Home Away from Home
Hotels are the best places to stay in as all the entrances are security checked and secure, so pick a high rated hotel before traveling to Egypt, which can become your second home while traveling. Always carry your hotel business information once you are out if you got lost and need to get home and your Arabic isn’t good.


6- Book Local Female Guides
It is always good to have a local female tour guide with you while traveling across Egypt. It is always better to be accompanied by a trusted local guide than being alone who will provide the most incredible details about Egyptian history.

7- Mark Your Territory
 Be Aware of your surroundings & plan every step. It is always wise to learn the full details and information about the places you will be visiting not only on the internet but also on the ground by exploring the government sites, travel blogs, and public forums to learn about the concerned places. Learn the names of the tourist place you intend to visit and learn some Arabic world like:
 1. Salam or Marhaba    ⇒Hello
 2. Bi-Teetklam ingleezi? ⇒ Do you speak English?
 3. Jameel  ⇒ Beautiful
 4. Ismi...    ⇒ My name is…
 5.Shukran ⇒ Thank you
 6. Afwan    ⇒  You are welcome (Reply to Shukran)


Book Your Egypt Vacation Now
 With its unique ancient history, historical artifacts, cultural adventures, and countless activities to do from dusk till dawn, Egypt is the place you can sense the old, the new, and everything in between. To experience everything Egypt has to offer, you can browse our Egypt travel packages and Nile cruises and seize the chance to witness all the beautiful gems in the timeless cities Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan.

View Details

The Most Famous ten kinds of Egyptian Food – Egyptian Culture Food

Egypt isn't only famous for its ancient monuments, culture, and resorts, but it's also famous for its fabulous food and other
beautiful things. Egypt on the first tourist countries in the world for several reasons; in between them is Food. This article will
show up the most famous kinds of Egyptian food:

1. Koshari
Kushari ⇒ Egyptian Food
One of the most famous Egyptian food dishes a mix of rice, lentils, macaroni topped with fried onions, garlic, chickpeas, and tomato
sauce. koshari is normally eaten in dedicated koshari restaurants that serve the dish exclusively.

2. Ful & Ta’meya ⇒ (Fava Beans and Falafel)
Ful & Ta’meya – Egyptian Food
The most famous Egyptian fast food;  they're the main fast food within the  Egyptian breakfast. The ful is made of fava beans. The
Ta’meya or falafel is made out of crushed fava beans made into a paste then fried. It is made in the shape of flat discs and is typically eaten as a sandwich with salad.

3. Hawawshi  ⇒(Egyptian Meat Pie)
Hawawshi – Egyptian Food
Spiced ground beef cooked in a whole loaf of bread, either in a rotisserie oven or baked in a regular oven. Hawawshi is perhaps best
known as a staple of home-style Egyptian cooking to make you feel good.

4. Shawerma
Shawerma⇒ Egyptian Food
While Shawerma isn't originally a native Egyptian dish, it became so due to Egypt being a part of the  Ottoman Empire.
Shawarma is a large cone of pressed lamb or chicken rotated vertically in front of a flame grill. As the meat is cooked, it is sliced
off and mixed on a griddle with chopped tomato, onion, and parsley before being rolled in a sizeable Syrian sandwich, wrapped in foil.

5. Kabab & Kofta (Grilled Meats)
Kabab & Kofta
Flame-grilled chunks of lamb (kebab) and spiced minced meat made into a sausage and grilled on a skewer (kofta) are a favorite Egyptian food meal. They're usually served with bread and green salads, mostly tahini, baba ghanoush, and they are a must for any meat lover visiting Egypt.

6. Mulukhiya
Mulukhiya ⇒ Egyptian Food
It is one of the favorite dishes of Egyptians. Hard to like on the first encounter, this is a soup made from mallow leaves. Green in color, it has a thick, viscous texture. Cooked in an animal stock like chicken, beef, or rabbit, and served with rice or bread. And it’s one of the most delicious dishes in Egypt.

7. Fatta
Fatta ⇒ Egyptian Food
Fatta consists of rice and fried bread, covered in garlic and meat soup and Large chunks of stewed beef.

8. Baklava
Baklava ⇒ Egyptian Food
Crushed nuts baked between layers of filo dough and topped with a sweet syrup.

9. Basboosa
Basboosa ⇒ Egyptian Food
Light and crumbly cake baked and topped with a sweet syrup.

10. Konafa
Konafa ⇒ Egyptian Food
At first glance, it looks like hay, but it’s actually really thin and
It’s another dessert we recommend you try in Egypt. The Kanefeh is a cake prepared with some semolina noodles, similar to angel hair, rolled and flattened and cooked together with butter and a creamy cheese over low heat topped with a sweet syrup with a few nuts are added.


Make your Meal More delicious with Around Egypt Tours

You can enjoy & try Egyptian food while discovering Egypt's best destinations through your Egypt vacation. You can browse our Egypt travel packages and Nile cruises and seize the chance to witness all the beautiful gems in the timeless cities Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan.

View Details

All What you need to learn About Egypt Nile Cruise

Egyptian vacation will be complete with a Nile cruise. All the new visitors will have a variety of options when it comes to a Nile cruise. Here what you don’t know about Egypt Nile cruises and how to enjoy your Egypt vacation while exploring all the history and beauty of this country.

The History of Nile Cruises in Egypt

The Nile cruise history goes back to 4000 years ago when the ancient Egyptians learned how to navigate their way through it. At the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, travelers create what became a Nile cruise. In 1858, the main manner for travel across the Nile was a dahabiya, which was limited. In 1870 the tourism company Thomas Cook brought speedy steamers, which revolutionized the entire industry by cutting the time of sailing from three months to a 20 days sightseeing expedition.

 

The Nile Cruises Duration between Luxor and Aswan

A Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan would take five days, and a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor would take four days. During this tour, you will visit the East & West Bank of Luxor and Aswan, plus experience the full luxury and comfort on this floating boat.

 

The Nile Cruises Categories

 Various Nile cruises in Egypt will fit every traveler’s criteria and needs, whether traveling on a budget or desiring to experience the luxury cruise between the beautiful destinations of ancient Egypt. A Nile cruise will give you closer access to all the destinations simply by boarding one. There are three Nile cruise categories:


1. Standard Nile Cruises

On the budget and cheap Nile cruises holiday, travelers will experience all that this country offers and a relaxing, comfortable treatment at the most affordable prices. Every traveler will get to witness the beauty and greatness of this great civilization at every sunrise and sunset.

2. Luxury Nile Cruises

If you want to get the full ride with all fun, then the luxury Nile cruise is the one for you where you get to spend your stay in paradise with a deluxe five stars accommodation between Luxor's golden cities and Aswan.

3. High Luxury Nile Cruises

High luxury Nile cruise is for travelers who want to feel like royalty and live a truly magical time. Everything on the high luxury cruise is designed to make you feel like a king between the immortal cities of Luxor and Aswan.

Nile Cruises Types

The Nile cruises differ in type as there are private Nile cruise called dahabiya, and the other one a group Nile cruise, a typical Nile cruise with 50 cabins or more.

1. Private Dahabiya Nile Cruises

A private Nile cruise is known as a Dahabiya, which has about ten cabins where every traveler can explore the beauty of the Nile without on their own in total privacy. That’s why it became known as the most exclusive and luxurious way to experience the Nile river in
total comfort, peace, and quiet.

2. A Group Nile Cruises

A group Nile cruise with 50 cabins or more is a way to build a friendship with kind people who appreciate the ancient Egyptian civilization's beauty and history. Onboard the cruise, everyone will experience the most incredible treatment and witness a remarkable piece of art that shines in day and night, spreading a sense of excitement, joy, and blessing on whoever lays their eyes on them between Luxor and Aswan.

Facilities on Board Nile Cruises

– Restaurant, lounge, and bar
– 24-hour reception
– Wireless internet access
– Telephone system with international calls
– Doctor on calls on board
– Laundry service & housekeeping
– Gift shop
– Beauty salon
– Gymnasium
– A private bathroom (with bathtub, hairdryer)
– Private safe box & mini bar
– Complete water purification station
– Sun deck with swimming pool


Nile Cruises for Families

There is no more fantastic adventure or a complete vacation to have with your family than a Nile cruise. There are always rooms for a family on a Nile cruise as long as you book early. Where a family can genuinely bond under the historical attractions on the banks of the Nile and the satisfying service that will have your family experience full joy.


Best Time to Enjoy the Nile Cruise in Egypt

Any time to go on a Nile cruise is perfect, but the best ideal time to go on a Nile cruise is between October and April in the winter months as it’s not hot, and it’s not recommended that you travel during the peak summer months from June through August.

What You Will Visit During the Egypt Nile Cruises?

In Luxor ⇒ Luxor is the world’s greatest open-air museum, located in Upper Egypt and used to be the capital of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom(1975-1640 BC) and the New Kingdom(1570-1050 BC). You will explore one of the largest religious temples in the world, known as Karnak temple, located at the heart of the city, and the colossal Colossi of Memnon belongs to Amenhotep III in the 18th dynasty and more! Check our cruise packages to know more about the sightseeing in Luxor.

In Aswan ⇒ Aswan is the southern guardian and a gateway due to Its strategic location. You will explore many of sightseeing such as :
• The grand temple of Abu Simbel, one of the main highlights in Aswan, was created in 1244 B.C by Ramses II to immortalize his identity & legacy.
• The beautiful Philae temple was built in 696 BC.
• The Temple of the Sky God Hours, Edfu temple
• Kom Ombo temple of the crocodile deity Sobek
Finally, you will get to explore more and more during your Egypt Nile cruise vacation: browse our cruise packages to learn more about the sightseeing.

Answers for Most Common Questions About Egypt Nile Cruises!

Is there a Nile Cruise from Cairo to Aswan?
Yes, there is a long Nile cruise from Cairo to Aswan from 10 to 15 days starting from the point of departure, whether Cairo or Aswan.

Is a Nile Cruise Wheelchair-Accessible?
All the Nile cruises are equipped with a wheelchair-accessible. The accommodation and the interior of most cruises are
fully prepared and designed initially to handle traveler needs.

How Safe are Nile Cruises?
Sailing onboard a Nile cruise is safe. The Nile cruise itself is secure and safe. It is equipped with the usual safety features, a life jacket, a resident doctor on board, and cams all over the Nile cruise to control any move.

Will there be Wi-Fi on the cruise?
There is wifi onboard the cruise, which you have to pay for to access, so it is advised to buy a local sim card so you can have access to the internet at cheap prices. But with Around Egypt Tours, you will have access to the internet for free anywhere.

View Details

how much Egypt visa

Planning a trip to visit Egypt to see the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids? Anyone traveling to Egypt will first have to take these easy steps to get an Egypt tourist visa. You can enjoy the sights of Egypt only after obtaining a visa to Egypt.

View Details

Egypt People

When planning for a vacation or visiting a place, there are various things to consider. In addition to the beauty of the place, the locals' friendliness is also very important. The beautiful places with rude people is a real drag for tourists. Tourists always prefer people with helping and loving natures because they absolutely can make their vacation go from pretty good to the best ever!

Egyptians are the most helpful people with the purest hearts. Many tourists are so impressed by the Egyptians they meet during their holidays. On your vacation to Egypt, you will not only have the best time of your life, but also you will meet the most amazing people. This is because the Egyptian people are very helpful, and every tourist is like a guest in their own house. It is in their culture and nature to welcome their guests and help them have a wonderful time in their country.


Wonderful Nature

All Egyptians have wonderful nature with a welcoming heart. Every single tourist is welcomed by the locals and is helped if required. The people are so welcoming and warm that they will even welcome you to their houses, and you'll get to see Egypt through their eyes. Their amazing nature will make you want to return over and over to visit this excellent land.

Always Ready To Help

Egyptians will always help you, no matter what. Irrespective of the situations, with their care and warmth, you will always be cheered up. No matter if you are lost on the path or trying to find the restaurant of your choice, the locals will always be there to guide and encourage you.

Hospitality

To Egyptian pepole, everyone visiting their home country is a guest of their house. Hence, there are almost zero robberies affecting tourists, nor are tourists scammed and harassed in most cases.


Rich Cultural Heritage

Egyptian culture is so magical and splendid that tourists will entirely fall in love with it and its beauty. Local Egyptian guides will
tell you fascinating historical stories related to their culture and religion, which will also greatly enrich and enliven your Egypt travel package.
Egypt people will surely help you to have the most fantastic time of your life. With your stay in Egypt, you'll enjoy the best you can. With Around Egypt Tours, you will explore the beauty of the Egyptians with the help of locals.

View Details
Inquire Now