1. Research On The Culture And Country General Laws Before Travelling
Before you travel to Egypt, it is highly important to do research on the culture and laws of the country. This is highly important and the most valuable tip you will ever find online and offline.
Remember, Egypt is predominantly an Islamic state and culture. Depending on the country you are coming from, you may get a culture shock when visiting Egypt. First, Egypt is loud, hot, disorderly, and full of traffic, with people walking everywhere.
It is beautiful chaos!
We understand that visiting Egypt is not for everyone. You will find people shouting at you almost all the time, trying to sell you something, when catching a cab, hiring them as a guide, and more. Do your due diligence before travelling to Egypt to prevent unwarranted harassment or attention. When travelling, always remember this saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
2. Do Not Pack Culturally Offensive Clothing
This tip does not apply to Egypt, but to all the countries you plan to visit. We understand Egypt is a hot country almost throughout the year, and you may be tempted to pack revealing clothing to deal with the heat. However, you must remember that Egypt is an Islamic country.
Therefore, wearing shorts, miniskirts, strappy tops, and any other form of clothing that exposes too much skin is a huge NO. It will bring you unwanted attention that you do not need and even be seen or taken as an act of disrespect to the local culture.
However, this does not mean that you will have to wear a burqa. All you need to do is pack loose, light, conservative clothing that will cover your knees, shoulders, and chest. It is wise to respect other cultures and people as you would like people to respect yours.
3. Book Your Nile Cruise First
If your goal is to go on a Nile cruise while in Egypt, it is wise to plan for that first before travelling to other places within Egypt. Remember, the Nile cruise runs on certain days of the week, and it is not a show-up-and-book-for-that-day kind of deal. With Nile cruises, it is a booking-type deal – meaning that you book in advance.
Currently, there are no cruises from Cairo; they run from Luxor to Aswan and back. These cruises are for 4 days and 3 nights from Luxor to Aswan. Some cruises depart only on Mondays or Wednesdays. Some run only on Fridays. Therefore, to prevent disappointments, always check out the cruise days, amount, travel time, and anything else relevant before planning anything else.
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4. Some Tourist Sites In Egypt Does Not Require A Guide
You do not technically need a tour guide while visiting Egypt, but having one improves your travel experience. You can easily pay at the kiosks and guide yourself around. Having a tour guide also helps prevent a lot of harassment. In fact, I have witnessed a lot of tourists losing their temper by how people were annoying them the entire time by attempting to sell them stuff or offer to guide them.
On the other hand, some sites do not need the services of a tourist guide. Unless you are booking a guide for the whole Egypt trip, you should consider booking a guide the moment you get to Egypt.
5. Do Not Travel Without A Currency Converter App
You should never travel to any country without a currency converter app. The advantage of having this app is that it allows you to compare prices. Since you are travelling from a different country, you will need to convert your currency into Egyptian currency. This means that you need to know the current rate before trading your money.