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Giza is one of the most popular pyramids of Egypt. It is also one of the most incredible temples. It is an incredible history in every area of the country. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page, and Egypt tours are the most important part of this fabulous book. As Egypt is famous for many things and it is also famous for its food, so you should try Egyptian food. Egypt has one of the most iconic rivers, the River Nile, and it is one of the most famous tourist places. 

What is the best time to visit Egypt?

People should know the best times to visit Egypt. In Egypt, the weather is warm. However, it is pleasant. Moreover, the attractions are not crowded in spring, and you can find cheaper rates too. So spring is the best time to visit Egypt.

You should also avoid visiting Egypt in August and June. Moreover, you should also avoid visiting during Ramadan. Egypt has warm weather, but the temperature rises during summer. So it becomes hotter to see the attractions properly. Moreover, the attractions are busy in these months.

You can expect busier attractions and higher prices from December to February. So you can experience the best site visit in March or November. 

Factors to consider before visiting Egypt

There are certain factors that you need to consider before visiting Egypt. You should know these factors and make particular arrangements according to these factors. These include

  • Water

Water is one of the most important considerations. Although you can use tap water to brush your teeth, it is not good for drinking as it is highly chlorinated. It can take hardly 5 EGP or $0.30 to get bottled water.

  • Hydration

Egypt is famous for its high temperatures. You need to keep as hydrated as possible. You need to make sure to drink enough water. The best you can do is to bring electrolyte tablets with you on your trip to Egypt. This is how you can have an extra boost on your trip.

  • Know the currency

The Egyptian pound is used in Egypt, and it is written as LE. The LE is divided into plasters, such as cents. You must make sure of the difference between the notes before visiting Egypt.

  • Expect to pay people

When visiting Egypt, you can expect to see a lot of tourist attractions. Many tourist attractions are worth seeing, and you can click pictures with camels. However, the majority of animal owners want money from tourists. So you need to expect to pay people for the pictures. 

  • Comfortable clothing

In Egypt, you are in the desert. So it is extremely hot in deserts. Heat exhaustion, dehydration, and sunburn are common in the upper parts of Egypt. You are more likely to feel dehydrated when sweat evaporates. So the best you can do is carry a bottle of water and prefer to wear cotton-made clothes. This is how you can feel comfortable throughout your tour. 

  • Avoid the crowds

If you do not like crowds, you can visit tourist attractions and pyramids in the second half of the day. There are fewer crowds in the second half of the day. Most people saw the pyramids and moved to the Egyptian museum, Khan el-Khalili. Most of the crowd has seen the museum after 12 pm, so you can visit after 12 pm. Egypt Tours can help you have the best tours.

  • Shop at Khan el-Khalili

You can find a lot of things throughout your tour that you might want to purchase. But you should save money and shop at Khan el-Khalili. This is a perfect place to purchase things as the items are available at the most affordable rates. 

How to get a visa in Egypt?

You might have heard about Egyptian e-Visa. An Egyptian e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that you can apply for online seven days before travel. The Egypt government issues this visa to eligible countries. You can get an e-Visa comparatively quickly without spending much money. You can have two options when choosing an Egyptian e-Visa...

  • A single-entry permit

The single e-Visa for 30 days is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. The tourists are allowed to visit Egypt once in the validity period for both tourism and work purposes. 

  • A multiple-entry permit

This is the type of visa that you can use to stay in Egypt for six months from the date of issuance. The multiple-entry permit expires after six months. During the validity period, you can visit Egypt at any time and stay for 30 days. You can enter and leave the country as many times as you want within the validity period of six months.

What are the best places to visit in Egypt?

A lot of people visit Egypt to visit tourist attractions. There are certain best places that you can visit in Egypt and make your tour special. Some of the most visited, famous, and attractive places to visit in Egypt are as follows.

  • The pyramids of Giza, Cairo
  • The Valley of the Kings, Luxor
  • Abu Simbel 
  • Alexandria
  • Aswan
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Islamic Cairo
  • White Desert

What are some travel essentials that you need to carry with you?

There are certain travel essentials that you need to carry with you throughout your trip to Egypt. The travel essentials include

  • A camera for easy travel photography
  • A travel drone (if allowed in the chosen destination)
  • The favorite travel insurance that can cover most of the activities and travel situations 
  • Hand sanitizers
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet bags
  • Laptop bag
  • Lightweight battery packs
  • Worldwide travel adaptors
  • Luggage scales
  • Expandable suitcases

The bottom line

These are some of the most significant things that you need to know about your trip to Egypt. These points are enough to prepare people for their trip to Egypt. You need to pack the essentials and not overpack the stuff. This is how you can have the best experience of traveling to Egypt.

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