Egypt Travel Information
Bringing Egypt closer to you.
This information will give you many ideas about having a fantastic time vacationing in Egypt. Find out which is best for you, custom designed tours, independent travel or packaged tours to Egypt. Below is some helpful travel information to assist you with your tour so you can enjoy Egypt your way!
Visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry.
A partial list with foreign embassies in Egypt, and their website addresses.
The Nile flows through Egypt from south to north. Lower Egypt is thus the north and Upper Egypt is the south. That's because the country slopes downhill toward the Mediterranean. Going upriver means heading south to Luxor and Aswan and going down the Nile means heading north towards Cairo and Alexandria.
Egypt is a conservative country and visitors should respect this attitude. No topless or nude bathing is permitted. It is advisable to wear cotton in summer as the heat can be like a furnace. In winter wear layers that can be taken off during the heat of the day and put back on for cool evenings.
In Egypt, dining out can range from stand up sandwich bars to luxurious five course meals. You can find small, inexpensive establishments that serve good Egyptian food for only a few pounds. If you're in a hurry, try the local snack bars.
Modern Egyptian currency (specifically paper money) ranges from the 25 Piastres (quarter pound note) up to a 1,000 pound note. Unlike, for example, American bills, Egyptian currency is not the same size. The smaller the note denomination, the smaller its physical size.
A list of suggested tipping for: Tour escort, Driver, Local Guide, River Cruises, Wait staff, Chambermaid,Nile River Cruises