Egypt

The sandy bridge connecting Africa and the Middle East, a sweeping landscape cut by the legendary River Nile and littered with ancient treasures and iconic monuments, and cradle of one of human history’s most enduring chapters—few destinations stir as much intrigue in the heart of the adventurous traveller as Egypt.

Join us as we head into the Valley of the Kings to see the rock-cut tombs and temples of the Pharaohs, and marvel at the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza—rightfully ranked among the world’s most astounding archaeological wonders.

Explore the museums and monuments of Cairo and Alexandria or take an unforgettable cruise down the Nile as it twists through some of the country’s most remarkable landscapes.

Take a look through our itineraries and start planning your Egyptian adventure of a lifetime!

 

Our all inclusive approach

Our Egypt itineraries offer great value for money, featuring top quality service and atmospheric wilderness camps and accommodation. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, entry fees, private vehicles and transfers, eliminating the need for you to travel with large sums of money.

Innovative itineraries

From exploring the Pyramids of Giza to floating on a felucca down the mighty Nile River, our adventures encompass the many highlights of this fantastic country.

Experienced local guides

Our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guides are extremely hospitable and are always delighted to welcome you to their country. From introducing you to the local culture to suggesting the most authentic restaurants, they will ensure your journey is authentic and hassle-free.


 

Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.


Hotels

We use 4 star (Egypt rating system) hotel accommodation in the cities, all twin share with private facilities. Please do not expect the hotels to be of a western 4 star standard. Some hotels are clearly 3-4 star, and some are closer to 2-3 star, however they are chosen for their position, cleanliness and comfort.

Felucca Cruise

This is a traditional and basic sea-craft with broad canvas sails. The craft is mainly reliant on wind power, and so itineraries are subject to change according to the winds. The felucca carries 1 to 10 people, and the deck is strewn with soft cushions and rugs, and covered by a canopy that offers shade and protection from the sun. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag (not provided) to sleep on the mattresses on the deck. There is a communal shower/toilet on board.

Boat Cruise

We use a 4 star Nile river boat, all twin share with private facilities. During the Nile cruise there will be other groups of all nationalities on board as we will be joining a public vessel. However sightseeing and activities will generally be conducted in our own group.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

Egyptian Pound

USD, GBP & Euro are easily exchanged in Egypt

ATM's are common in cities, towns and resorts. Visa is widely accepted.

International Dialing Code

+20

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Egypt is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are required for passport holders from the following countries:

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

Details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Citizens from eligible countries (which includes Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom) can purchase a tourist visa on arrival into Egypt at the kiosks at Cairo International Airport or other authorised airports. It is necessary to queue, fill out an application, purchase the visa sticker to present along with your passport at the immigration desks. Requirements: Travellers must be from one of the eligible countries and have a passport with six months remaining. You cannot pay the visa fee with a credit or debit card so it necessary to take US Dollars cash with you (NB. Egyptian Pounds or other currencies aren't accepted as payment for tourist visas). It’s also best to take the exact amount to save trouble. The visa on arrival allows visitors to spend up to 30 days in Egypt and only allows one entry into the country.

From November 2017, citizens from eligible countries (which includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom) may be able to apply for an Egypt tourist electronic visa online prior to arrival to Egypt. The Egypt e-Visa application is simple and quick to complete, and strongly recommended as it smooths the immigration process. You can do it at home, in advance of your trip, allowing you to skip the process of obtaining a visa on arrival or the possibility of being refused entry. You are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 7 days before your departure. Visa applications can be made online at the Government of Egypt e-Visa Portal: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home

Egypt visitor visas can be obtained through an online e-Visa process if the applicant meets the following requirements:

Holder of a passport valid for at least 8 months from entry date

Nationality of eligible country

The applicant plans to travel to Egypt for a stay of 30 days or less

Completed the online application correctly

Submits payment via credit/debit card

After you have completed your e-Visa application and made the payment, your application will be processed. Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account on the Egypt e-Visa Portal.

The Egypt e-Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If the visa expires before use, the applicant is required to apply for a new visa before travelling. The dates cannot be modified once the visa has been approved and sent via email.

Tourists travelling with an Egyptian e-Visa must present the following documentation to the immigration officer upon arrival at an Egyptian port of entry:

Printed copy of the approved e-Visa for Egypt

Passport valid for at least 8 months (must be the same one used to complete the e-Visa application form)

Travel itinerary

Hotel bookings or details of travel arrangements

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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