Egypt information

When travelling abroad, there are always ‘essentials’ or ‘need to know’ snippets of information that are required by you in order to make the most of your holiday. Here in Egypt, Memphis Tours aims to give you all of the required information offering maps of Egypt for locations, travel requirements, clothing, specialized tours relating to yearly celebrations and religious festivals. We also provide you with information about the famous sights in Cairo,  Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and rest of Egypt. Read through our Guide and be prepared for your visit to Egypt. In this section you will find the answer to all of your questions.

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FAQs
Can we consider Egypt as a safe destination?
You know a country is safe when you’re able to stroll its streets without a care in mind soaking in your surrounding and enjoying the local’s hospitality. Egypt has always been and still is one of the Safest Tourist Destinations in the world. In addition, the safety of our customers is a top priority in all our Egypt tour Packages & naturally for Memphis Tours Egypt as a service provider in the Travel Industry.
Why choose Memphis Tours Egypt?
Memphis Tours Egypt is a Local Travel operator that has been leading the Egyptian Travel market since 1955. We offer unique and diversified Egypt holidays pyramids and Nile cruise, Egypt Tours & other Egypt Packages. Moreover, we guarantee you an exceptional Egypt Travel Experience with Guided tours, amazing sightseeing, exceptional accommodation & transportation from the start till the end of your trip to Egypt.
Do you provide a discount for private groups traveling with Memphis Tours Egypt?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt offers reduced rates for private Egypt Tours & Trips for large groups. To get a discount rate, the group should consist of at least ten people, and the rate varies according to the type and the length of the trip. As for groups of at least fifteen people, you will be offered higher discount rates for your visit to Egypt.
How much should be the deposit & How can it be paid?
As a confirmation for your trip to Egypt, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of your Egypt Tour is required. However, during peak seasons during the winter, especially in December, the deposit rate becomes 50% of the total cost of your trip to Egypt. We offer Several payment methods either through Credit card, Visa or direct bank transfer to Memphis Tours Egypt. For further information or help on your trip to Egypt, you can contact our representatives anytime.
Is there any additional fees if I paid using a debit or credit card?
No, Memphis Tours Egypt does not add any further fees or surcharges for using credit or debit card transactions.
How can I acquire my Visa in order to Visit Egypt?
A Passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months is needed to start your trip to Egypt. However, for some nationalities, a one-month entry visa will suffuse such as Canada, Australia, Croatia, Republic of Korea, European Union, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, United Kingdom and the United States.
What are the available means of transport in Egypt?
Egypt is filled with diffrent means of transportation to help you get from point A to Point B. Without a doubt, the most abundant form of transportation is the white taxi. However, they do have a tendency to not use the Gps in calculating the distance or ask for an extra taxi Fair. A Better alternative when you visit Egpyt are Uber and Kareem that provide transportation solutions with practically the same cost. Another way of moving Around in Egypt is the underground transportation, the Metro an extremely accessible & popular option especially when the streets get busy.
Do Egyptians only speak Arabic?
Normally, the majority of Egyptians are aware & manage to utilize most of the basic terms and phrases needed for smooth communication. Yet the same can not be said about the English, French, Spanish, Italian and German languages. However many of our guides and other travel guides are becoming more proficient with the language making your tours to Egypt that much easier.
Is it recommended to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges are included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, the bigger share of the revenue goes to the Restaurant and not the waiters. With the previous knowledge tipping as a practice is equal parts favourable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an extra 10 %.
Will I need to learn Arabic for my Egypt Visit or Egypt Tours?
It’s definitely useful to have a command over some basic phrases and terms of speech and Egypt is no exception. However, this is not a must but Expanding on your index of Arabic terms is definitely a great way to make your trip smoother.
Are there different categories of hotels available in Egypt? And what is the check-in-time system?
Egypt is Filled with Several Categories & Levels of accommodation to suit all of our Egypt Packages and desired Egypt travel experiences. Allowing you to spend a nice vacation in Egypt on your chosen packages. The usual check-in time is 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM however it is preferable to check through the hotel itself.
Is it allowed to take pictures of the attractions in Egypt?
In Egypt, photography is allowed in the majority of attractions & museums. However, some places apply an extra charge for taking pictures while others prohibit the use of cameras entirely, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Is it permitted to bring in cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt?
It is favourable to buy them upon arrival from the airport’s duty-free shops. There are many such shops selling a rich variety of cigarettes and alcohol in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. It is permitted to purchase up to 3 litres of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
How should we dress in Egypt while visiting a mosque?
It’s very likely that you visit mosques on one of our tours to Egypt, the way to go here is a simple and more conservative outfit. In some mosques, women have to cover their hair, arms and legs as a gesture of respect to this holy place. Moreover, both genders are required to remove their footwear before entering the prayer area of the mosque.
Are there any health tips to consider before heading to Egypt?
he weather in Egypt tends to lean towards the hotter spectrum in extreme cases a sunburn or sunstroke is possible. However, a basic Sun protection kit of sunscreen, sunglasses & hardware on hand throughout your trip to Egypt is more than enough.
When are the monuments open during the day in Egypt?
Generally, historical landmarks and museums in Egypt are open from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Pyramids of Giza and all the open-air landmarks open their gates from 8 AM until sunset. As well as, there are a few museums open for two shifts: a morning shift starting from 9 AM to 4 PM and an evening shift from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. It is notable that during Ramadan, these schedules change according to the circumstances of this holy month.
When do the monuments open during the day in Egypt?
Generally, historical landmarks and museums in Egypt open starting from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Pyramids of Giza and all the open-air landmarks open their gates from 8 AM until sunset. As well as, there are a few museums open for two shifts: a morning shift starting from 9 AM to 4 PM and an evening shift from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. It is notable that during Ramadan, these schedules change according to the circumstances of this holy month.
Are there any tips for women during their Egypt Tours & Egypt packages?
It is preferred to woman to wear comfortable modest outfits, especially in non-touristy places and generally avoid exaggerated tight clothing and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid opened front necklines. In the end your free to wear as you please but with consideration to Egypts local norms. It is important to bear in mind that the metro are divided into female and male carts with the first being better for female passengers in times of Rush-Hour.is recommended to wear comfortable modest outfits especially in non-touristy places. Women are entitled to avoid exaggerated tight clothing and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid too opened front necklines. Thus, travellers can wear whatever they want but in respect to the Egyptian culture. It is important to note that there is a separate car for women in the Metro, and it is preferable for women to use it, especially during rush hours.
How much should I pay as tips?
While Dining in a restaurant the norm is an average of 5 to 10% tip directly to the waiter. It is optional to give a few Egyptian pounds when carrying luggage or parking a car or to the person who is responsible for cleaning bathrooms, with a maximum limit of 5 Egyptian pounds. Tipping your designated tour guide and Driver is up to you but is highly appreciated in case of a Satisfactory experience. All in all, when giving a tip determining the amount is your decision to take
What are the best things to do during my trip to Egypt?
Egypt has a neverending supply of things to do, places to be & people to meet. If you are planning to visit Egypt. An essential pitstop in your Egypt Travel Experience has to be the capital and beating heart of Egypt, Cairo. In which, you will get to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel amongst others. Another must-see attraction is the Egyptian Museum. One of the essential parts of a true & authentic experience is the historical Al-Moez street. If you are seeking for an unforgettably relaxing yet value-packed vacation in Egypt, you will have to go on an exceptional cruise down the Nile. Pick and choose one of our Nile cruise boats and traverse the pristine, unspoiled waters of the Nile. Not only will you cruise the Nile surrounded by beauty, but you will also get to Explore the history of the Pharaohs making it one of the most enjoyable trips in Egypt. Another Unmissable part of our Egypt Tours is its Beaches, with a plethora of Coastal Cities and beach venues such as Sharm-el-sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab and many more.
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