ad // Egypt is a fascinating country and definitely somewhere that should be on your bucket list for places you want to travel. The sights are magnificent, the food is yummy and the weather is gorgeous all year round. The idea of planning a trip to Egypt might seem daunting but it definitely doesn’t have to be!
Whether you’re wondering where to go or what to do or how to ensure an easy and stress-free trip to Egypt then there are plenty of tips and advice you can take on board to ensure your trip is as amazing as possible.
To get you started, I’ve highlighted 5 different tips and areas of your trip below which will help you make the most of your trip to Egypt and ensure the best holiday!
Here are 5 tips for making the most of your trip to Egypt:
Get organized when you travel
This advice goes for almost anywhere you visit. If you’re traveling abroad, it’s extra important to be organized with the correct documents, passports and visas, to avoid any disruption or inconvenience getting in or out of the country.
Simple organization hacks you might want to adopt for your trip to Egypt are having two copies of any documents and booking information – one print out and one on your phone, just in case one gets lost, keeping everything in a safe and secure place before and during your trip and organizing travel to and from your destinations before your arrive.
For Egypt specific advice for those in the UK, it’s worth checking the GOV website. Egypt doesn’t currently have any vaccination requirements for COVID and your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. British passport holders normally need a visa when visiting Egpyt, so ensure you have that sorted before you go.
Pack appropriate clothing for your trip
Anywhere that has a climate different from what you’re used to will require some level of planning and organization when it comes to what to pack to wear. It’s likely that you’ll be doing a fair bit of walking, as you visit attractions and sights, so comfort is KEY.
It’s also hot in Egypt – all year around! So you’ll need to keep that in mind when packing. Loose fitting clothing, linen, cotton and light colours are good ideas when it comes to packing for the heat you’ll experience in Egypt.
It’s also worth considering the fact that, although there isn’t a dress code for tourists in Egypt, you might want to dress a bit more modestly, in order to respect the local tradition, culture and religion. Whilst on the beach or in the hotel, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear whatever you want, if you’re at a historical or religious site, then wearing loose trousers and covering midriffs might be a wise idea.
Create an itinerary of where you want to go
There is so much to see and do in Egypt, which you’re probably already aware of and is probably one of the main reasons for your visit! It can certainly get a bit overwhelming when trying to decide what to dedicate your time to doing.
It’s likely you’re going to want a bit of time to switch off and relax in your hotel, by the pool or on the beach – and that’s great! But you should definitely get in a few trips to historical sites during your visit. What you can realistically see and do will also depend on where you’re staying.
Some things you might want to consider seeing are:
- The Pyramids
- Cairo Egyptian Museum
- Valley of the Kings
- Luxor Mummification Museum
Consider using a tour company
If you’re completely overwhelmed with what to do, when to do it and how to do it, then you might want to consider using a reputable tour company such as Landious Travel, who organize an extensive range of amazing tours and excursions to help you navigate Egypt with a bit more ease.
They categorize their excursions depending on the city or area you’re staying in, to make it easier for you to choose one that’s the most convenient and for their trips, the cost also includes entrance tickets to any excursions, travel and lunch.
This trip from Cairo to Hurghada will allow you to see the three Giza Pyramids and The Great Sphinx. You’ll get lunch as well as time to explore the Egypian Museum, before finishing up with a boat trip along the nile. What an incredible experience!
Try the local cuisine
I think trying local cuisine wherever you go is really important and a great way to immerse yourself in the culture even more. There are plenty of amazing foods to try when you visit Egypt, including shawarma, koshary, koftas and more!
Of course, there is much more to consider when planning your trip to Egypt but hopefully these tips will help you get a rough overview of the types of things you’ll have to think about when going to Egypt for a holiday. It’s a beautiful place, with so much to see, do and learn, as well as beautiful weather and gorgeous food. What more could you want?