Who are we?
We are a professional website belongs to TRAVEL IN tourism company. The Ministry of Tourism recognizes TRAVEL IN under License No. 1995 – category (A) as a pioneer member of the Tourist Chamber and the Egyptian Association of Tour Operators in Egypt. The website design in a professional way to offer all the tourist services in Egypt, all designed by skilled Egyptians and field experience in implementing all tourism programs in different Egyptian cities.
Why book with Egypt Trippers?
There are many reasons to book your trip through Egypt Trippers. We have been in the business of high-quality tours in Egypt for a long time and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high-quality, personalized tour experiences.
What are the health procedures EgyptTrippers.com are taking during COVID-19?
We are taking care of all our guest's health and safety. So we take seriously all the safety procedures needed to keep you safe during covid 19 as all our staff, guides, drivers vaccinated. And we will provide you with all sterilized cars during the visits. We will provide you with a daily face mask and sanitizer during your stay (for free).
How to make your booking easy way?
You can make reservations on our website in two ways. The first one chooses the programs designed by our professionals experienced in designing and implementing tourism programs. The second way is creating your trip by yourself by choosing step by step from booking flight and accommodation by choosing from more than 500 hotels, resorts, Nile cruise in our database.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
You don,t have to pay the total tour price only, a 25 % deposit for the booking seriously.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
We are accepting all the payment methods with all card types without any hidden expenses.
Are there any other services on our website?
We have designed our site to cover all the services needed by the tourist when visiting Egypt to make his visit as enjoyable as possible. Our website contains a reservation for accommodation, transportation, and all trips packages and entertainment in all places in Egypt.
What makes our website unique to others?
Our website is unique because of the careful design of the packages and tours covering the needs of the tourist with options. Confirm the program as soon as possible even you can book and confirm your holiday on your way to flight.
What are the payment methods?
You can choose from several payment methods, credit card or by bank transfer also, you can pay on arrival, but this will be only in the case of some places that can accept late payment.
What does the price include?
Price includes all the features available in your accommodation choice, and for the trips, you will find it detailed in each trip or package what the price consists of and not include in the price. The price also will consist of all taxes, and there are no hidden charges. Our representative will send a detailed invoice to your Email after the payment.
How do I know that my reservation is confirmed?
Once your selection is complete, we will immediately send you a confirmation email with a confirmation number to confirm your booking. Due to the excessive occupancy in some accommodation places, it is possible to delay booking confirmation in these places but not more than 24 hours
Can I cancel or change my booking?
If you have any inquiries or decided to change or cancel any of your confirmed reservations, you will find us 24 hours available on mobile # (+201003648405), or you can send us an email at [email protected].
Are there any cancelation fees?
We will not charge you any cancelation fees for any of our services. Only you will charge cancelation fees if the hotel charges us due to the hotel policy, which is different from one hotel to another. We recommend that you see the hotel policy on the hotel page, and most of the hotels will give you a suitable period to cancel free of charge.
What is the children’s policy?
The child policy is to pay for the child’s accommodation and tours, which our sales agent will explain on every capacity and tour page. Be informed that the child policy is different from one hotel to another.
Is it safe to use my credit card on Egypttrippers.com?
Our operating system guarantees a high-security system, and all the payments on our system will be with the most trusted transferring system. We guarantee that we will never store your credit card info or share it with any other entity.
How do I contact you while on my trip?
We have representatives available in every city you will have your stay-in. Our representative will provide you with his available 24 hours mobile number also you can call our contact center 24 hours on (+201003648405)
Is Egypt safe to visit, especially after the political events that took place after the Egyptian Revolution?
Tourists have been visiting Egypt for centuries, and Egyptians have a well-earned reputation for warmth and generosity toward guests. Egyptian cities are commonly protected, especially in the region where travelers visit. These days Egypt is politically and socially stable, and there are no Demonstrations in any part of the country. Egypt Trippers has just seldom needed even somewhat to change tour itineraries to stay away from protests, and there has never been an example when our customers were at risk. The majority of our customers rave nowadays about how safe they felt during their trip.
Has Egypt been reviewed as a safe destination among other countries in the world?
Egypt generally has a meager crime rate. Travelers will be safe in Egypt if they play it safe, which would apply to any traveler goal worldwide.
Is there any unique guidance for women travelers while visiting Egypt?
Generally, as you are in a Muslim country, you should respect their culture. We recommend that the dress should not be very tight; keep your shoulders and knees covered. Men should also avoid short clothing as all Egyptians generally dress more modestly than in many parts of Europe and America.
How can I get a visa to visit Egypt?
Visitors of Egypt must have a valid passport for not less than six months after their entry, and all foreign citizens must get a visa to enter Egypt. You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian government office or embassy around the world. Travelers of these nationalities can buy a 1-month section visa without application upon entry in Egypt: Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. It takes a couple of minutes to do at a bank window before you go through customs. Egypt generally has three types of entry visas. Entry visa– valid for one month; given to any non-Egyptian native entering the country without a previously purchased the visa Transit visa– given to any non-Egyptian resident entering the nation for a restricted time for Transit reasons Tourist visa– valid for three months and accessible with single or various visits; bought by most of the guests to Egypt from an Egyptian government office or department before arriving in Egypt.
How to apply for a visa to enter Egypt if I live away from the country of my nationality?
When the traveler has a residence permit to live in another country, they can apply for a visa from the Egyptian embassy or consulate in that country or buy a visa upon arrival in the Cairo, Hurghada, or Luxor Airports. If they do not hold a residency permit, they must obtain their visa from the Egyptian embassy/consulate in the country that issued their passport.
If I have already obtained a visa to enter Sinai, will I visit other destinations in Egypt?
The visa for Sinai allows tourists to travel anywhere in the Sinai Peninsula; however, if they want to visit another part of Egypt, like Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, or Aswan, they will need to obtain a new visa using the methods described before.
Can I extend the period of my tourist visa beyond its expiration?
It is possible to extend a tourist, but this requires obtaining an extension from the Mogamma building in the Tahrir Complex in Cairo or other governmental offices in another city. There is a two-week grace period after your visa expires, during which you may purchase an extension without being subject to a fine.
Can I travel to Egypt by sea?
Although Egypt has many ports situated both on the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, the number of passengers arriving in Egypt by boats or ferries has dramatically decreased because of cheap airfare and package holidays that use air travel. There is only one exception: crossing Aqaba, Jordan, to Nuweiba in Sinai. The boats that used to sail directly from Greece or Cyprus to Egypt’s Mediterranean ports no longer exist.
Can I bring a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Egypt?
We recommend that travelers who wish to have their supply of cigarettes and alcohol purchase them upon arrival. There are duty-free shops in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh,s airports. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
What happens if I didn’t purchase my alcohol and cigarettes upon arrival? Will I have the chance to buy them elsewhere in Egypt?
You will be able to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes. Tourists have 48 hours after arrival to buy these products from any duty-free shop in Egypt. Duty-free locations are in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh airports. There are also several other locations in Cairo and hotels in Sharm El Sheikh, El Gouna, and Hurghada.
Can I bring my supplies of alcohol and cigarettes with me from any other country while I visit Egypt?
The allowance for cigarettes or alcohol brought to Egypt from another country is 1 liter of alcohol and 200 cigarettes.
Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Students study English in schools all over Egypt, so most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic. They will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Do I have to learn Arabic to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
Generally, Egyptians are friendly and are happy to help anyone, especially foreigners and tourists, even if there is a language barrier.– Many travelers enjoy their stay in Egypt without learning a single word of Arabic; however, it is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. If you plan to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases.
What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt?
Most of Egypt’s monuments, historical sites, and museums open from 9 AM until 5 PM. For example, open-air historical sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM, and evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. Luxor west bank start from 6 AM During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
What are the opening hours for shops and different stores in Egypt?
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10 PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants, especially in major cities like Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, and Alexandria, stay open much later. Some facilities and shops are available 24 hours a day in tourist areas like Khan El Khalili and hotels. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, opening hours may change significantly with shops closed during the middle of the day and staying open much later.
Is it allowed for non-Muslims to enter historical mosques in Egypt?
Non-Muslims are generally welcome to visit mosques in Egypt; however, it is always advisable to seek permission before entering mosques outside Cairo and Alexandria, where people are less accustomed to tourists. Tourists and foreigners are welcome in almost all mosques in Egypt, except mosques where Egyptian people bury the relatives of the prophet Mohamed in such as the Mosque of El Hussein and the Mosque of Sayeda Zeinab. Tourists are more than welcome to visit most mosques at any time except when used for prayer, on Friday, and during the five prayers of the day.
Is there any special dress code to be followed while visiting mosques in Egypt?
There are no special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, We would highly recommend modest dress, and in some mosques, women will have to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will have to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
What are the most important historical mosques in Cairo?
Cairo, nicknamed the City of a Thousand Minarets, features many remarkable and historical mosques. The most notable among them is the Mosque of Mohamed Ali in the Saladin Citadel, built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Mosque of Al Sultan Hassan, built-in 1361 AD, the Mosque of Al Azhar, built in 970 AD and restored and enlarged many times afterward, the Mosque of Amr Ibn El Aas, the first mosque in Africa built in 640 AD, the Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, built-in 878 AD, and the Mosque of Al Hakem, built-in 1013 AD. Tourists are welcome in all of these mosques on any day, except Friday.
Are tourists allowed to enter the Christian monuments in Egypt?
In Egypt, The government treats the churches the same as mosques. Most churches and monasteries welcome tourists and foreigners, except during Lent. Modest dress is also advisable while visiting Christian monuments in Egypt.
What are the most notable Christian monuments in Egypt?
Christianity arrived in Egypt as early as the 1st century A.D. As the birthplace of Christian monasticism, Egypt hosts many interesting churches and monasteries. These include the Monastery of Saint Catharine in Sinai, the Monastery of Deir Abu Makkar and the Monastery of the Syrians in Wadi El Natrun, and the Monasteries of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul near the Red Sea to the North East of Hurghada. Many historical churches in Egypt, especially in Cairo and Alexandria, like the Church of Saint Barbara and the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo.
Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt?
Photography is allowed in most historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some have extra charges for taking in a camera. However, photography is prohibited by the government in some museums, like Egyptian Museum and some historical sites, like the Valley of King’s tombs in Luxor, and visitors have to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
Can I take photographs of the people, streets, etc., in Egypt?
Egyptians are well known worldwide for their tolerance and hospitality; however, it is always polite to ask permission before photographing people, especially women, and stores or products. Photography is non-permitted around army bases, airports, dams, bridges, and in the metro. In most places where photography is prohibited, there will be signs to notify you.
What are the check-in and check-out times in the hotels in Egypt?
The same as many hotels all around the globe, the check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM. If you arrive at the hotel late at night or in the early morning, you may have to pay for an extra night to get to your room immediately without waiting until the standard check-in time.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Egypt?
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range of everything from world-class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The most excellent hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international chains like Movenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, and Sofitel. A step down from these is a variety of local hotels that ranges from luxurious to simple. Egyptian hotels have a rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale; however, this scale is different from international standards used elsewhere.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Egypt?
Generally speaking, tourists face few unique health problems in Egypt. Still, occasionally travelers experience gastric disturbance resulting from drinking tap water or eating from a local restaurant not recommended by their tour guides or the receptionist in the hotel. Travelers might suffer sunburn or heatstroke because of the summer sun if they are not careful. Taking the proper proceeders and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
Are there specific vaccinations to be taken before traveling to Egypt?
There are no obligatory vaccinations that you should take before being granted the visa of Egypt. However, we would recommend that senior people and young children take vaccinations against Hepatitis C, Typhoid, and an oral dosage of Tetanus. The CORONA virus vaccination will also be the best safe and healthy.
What is the official currency in Egypt?
The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, or (Geneh) in Arabic, and commonly abbreviated as L.E. One Egyptian pound is 100 piastres or “irsh” in Arabic. There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 LE, and there are coins of 25 piastres, 50 piastres, and 1 pound. It can sometimes be difficult to find change for large bills, so it is always advisable to change on hand for taxis and tips.
Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Egypt?
There are many banks and exchange offices that can change cash and traveler’s checks in Egypt. Moreover, many touristic shops, restaurants, and bars will accept dollars or Euros at relatively close rates to the official ones. Makes sure you know the current exchange rate of dollars or Euros to Egyptian pounds.
How common is the use of credit cards in Egypt?
Credit cards are widely used in Egypt in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Most stores in markets like Khan El Khalili and the Luxor touristic market accept credit cards. The most common types of credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt?
Due to the low salaries of many professionals in Egypt, people depend on tips, or baksheesh as they are saying in Egypt, as a significant part of income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Egypt.
How much should I tip?
The amount depends on the situation. It is good to give between 5 and 10% tips directly to the waiter in a restaurant even when service is on the bill. The service tax does not go to the waiter. A few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate for a small favor, like carrying luggage or car parking. Not more than 10 L.E. Often in Egypt, you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tour guides also usually accept tips. Fifty to 100 Egyptian pounds per day per person would be a sufficient amount for them. Drivers of the vehicles during your tours in Egypt might expect half of that amount.
Will it be easy for me to find transportation from Cairo Airport to other destinations in the city?
There are several transportation options available from Cairo Airport. The fastest and most common way is to take a taxi. As you step out of the airport, you will find many taxi drivers offering you a ride. It is advisable to avoid riding in the old black taxis as they don’t use meters and the drivers may ask for an exaggerated fare. The new white taxis, which use a meter, are a good choice if you are going anywhere around Cairo, but you may find yourself negotiating the price even with these new taxis at the airport. If you are going to Central Cairo, you should pay more than 60 L.E. Cairo Airport offers a limousine service, which is more expensive than other transportation means, but still relatively cheap when we compare it to the cost of transportation in North America or most European countries. We recommend using the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus, which you can reserve ahead of time if you are already in the country by calling 19970. You can also hire a car upon arrival if you look for the desk in the Arrival Hall, but you may have to wait for a short time. It is more expensive than a taxi, but it removes the hassle of negotiating a price, and you will have a comfortable, private van to yourself.
Are there any trains that go from Cairo to major cities in Egypt?
The trains in Egypt are two categories; air-conditioned trains that include the luxury wagons and local trains that stop in each village or town every 15 to 20 minutes. The local trains are crowded and uncomfortable, But the A/C trains usually offer first and second-class cars. The first-class cars provide more extensive and comfortable seats. There are around 15 A/C trains from Cairo to Alexandria every day and five from Cairo to Luxor/ Aswan, which stop in the major cities of the Nile Valley on the way. There are also two overnight sleeper trains from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, which will provide you with a private cabin and a hot dinner. Demand for trains in Egypt can be very high it is recommended that you book your tickets several days in advance.
Is it a good idea to take the train from Cairo to distant destinations in Egypt like Aswan?
1-classic trains: you should receive your tickets two days in advance, and this train takes over 12 hours and a lot of stops in major cities in Egypt. 2- Sleeping trains: the tickets cost 100$ and spend 12 hours to Aswan, and we recommended using air flights.
Can I travel by train from Cairo to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh?
No, the railway service in Egypt does not pass the Suez Canal to reach many cities in Sinai, and it doesn’t go further south than the Ismailia along the Red Sea coast. Besides airplanes, tourists can take the buses from Cairo to reach cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. It is also possible to hire a taxi to take you to these places, but this can be expensive without traveling companions to divide the cost.
Is it a good idea for tourists to ride in the public buses of cities like Cairo and Alexandria?
The buses in cities like Cairo and Alexandria cover the whole city. These buses are cheap (less than 1 Egyptian pound fare), it is difficult to know where each bus route will take you. Therefore, we recommend using other transportation, like taxis or the metro when in Cairo.
Is it advisable to ride in the underground metro in Cairo?
The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. With the streets crowded with cars and people most of the day, the metro has become the fastest means of transportation in the Egyptian capital. Although the metro can get rather crowded during the rush hours, it is still an excellent way to get around Central Cairo. The metro in Cairo goes from Helwan, the southernmost point, to Al Marg, located in the city’s northeastern section. The second line goes from Shubra in the north of Cairo to Giza in the western area of greater Cairo. The third line of the metro of Cairo will reach the airport eventually. Each train has a women’s car, which is a good option, especially when the trains are very crowded.
What are the sights and activities to visit while visiting Egypt?
Egypt has a rich, distinctive history that offers a lot to the tourists, and a traveler will never see everything in one or even a couple of visits. That’s why there are monuments and some activities that tourists must visit if they are in Egypt. These include: – The Pyramids of Giza – Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – Saladin Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque – The White Desert – Diving or snorkeling in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea – Going on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice-versa – Exploring the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai – Eating Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish – The Luxor and Karnak temples in Luxor – Abu Simbel temple – Going to Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo – Exploring Islamic Cairo on foot – Discovering the magic of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya – The monuments of the West Bank of Luxor, including the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings – Eating Fool, Egyptian beans, and Koshary are just the highlights of what Egypt has to offer. There are many places around the country to enjoy, but use these as a guide if you hurry.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with EgyptTrippers.com?
We are glad to organize and arrange a holiday for a group starting from 6 pax with a discount of 15% on the total price of the holiday package, Nile cruise, and day tours.