OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide
Egypt

Travel tips for Egypt - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

Sharm el-Sheikh medical services 1. Egyptians do not care about punctuality too much and are often late. This should be borne in mind when negotiating a meeting with local residents.
2. You shouldn't be surprised by men kissing or hugging strolling down the street - this is in the order of things in Egypt.
3. Taking a service from the Egyptians, you must be ready to pay for it. People in Egypt are responsive and friendly, but not always help for free. If you don't have money with you, it's better to decline a help offer politely.
Egyptians are religious people. Most of the inhabitants of the country profess Islam, therefore life in Egypt is based on Muslim dogmas. Once the …
Read further
4. During Ramadan, eating and drinking on the street, as well as drinking alcohol, are forbidden. People visiting public places in a state of alcoholic intoxication may be arrested.
5. Egypt is a Muslim country. Women should give preference to relatively covered clothes for walks in the city. Do not take signs of attention from Egyptian men or answer them with a smile - this may be regarded as encouragement and consent to further acquaintance.
6. Outside the hotel room, it is recommended to wear airy light cotton clothes. A headdress should always be with you. For a trip to Mount Sinai or spending the night in the desert, prepare some warm clothes in advance.
7. Leaving the hotel, you have to leave your room keys at the reception but not to take them with you. That's how the stuff can understand that there are no guests in the room. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
8. Going to the city or on a tour, it is better to leave documents in the room. On the streets of Egypt, you can walk without a passport.
9. Smoking hookah is allowed wherever it is available. In Egypt, it is customary to use one mouthpiece for the whole group of friends. Unwillingness to take it in the mouth after another person due to disgust may be offensive.
10. Bargaining is accepted in the country. If the seller agreed to sell the goods at the price offered by the tourist, one should finish haggling and make a purchase.
11. In Egypt, it is strictly forbidden to photograph any military facilities.
Tourists coming to Egypt are struck by the variety of goods. If you don't want shopping in the country to disappoint you, it is better to decide what …
Read further
12. Picking up fragments of corals and historical monuments from the ground is not allowed.
13. On Egyptian beaches, women are not allowed to sunbathe topless. Violation of this rule may result in arrest.
14. Swimming in the Nile, sitting on the riverbank without a towel or walking on it without shoes is not recommended.
15. There is poisonous fish in the sea, so do not touch anything with your hands while swimming. After swimming, take a shower and wash your hands with soap.
16. Usually, tourists need to pay for help to come down from the camel's back.
17. Avoid drinking tap water - it is not of the best quality and may lead to stomach upset.
Egypt guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Egypt

Colorful and unique places in Egypt

Black Desert

From the series “Top 11 Most Unusual Deserts on the Planet”
In Egypt, travelers will have an opportunity to visit one of the most unusual sandy regions in the world, the Black Desert. It was forming through thousands of years by volcanic activity that took place in the area. Now, the desert is strewn with black stones of hardened lava. In some places, you can see majestic hills covered with black stones. Other parts are large plains with lands of orange to brown color.

Grim and at the same time extremely attractive landscape seems unearthly. Tourists come to admire it from all over the world. The Oasis of Bahariya and another outstanding natural attraction of Egypt, the White Desert, are located close to the Black Desert. The uninhabited and absolutely lifeless desert attracts not only curious tourists, but also professional photographers. At … Read all

Alexandria Lighthouse

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
In 332 BC, Alexander the Great has founded the city, which was called Alexandria. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the main symbol of the city, which in a few years gained the status of a major port and commercial center. It's the seventh wonder of the world. The structure was built in the 4th century BC. The unique system of signal lights complementing the lighthouse appeared much later, in the 1st century BC. It's believed that outstanding architect Sostratus was an author of the lighthouse project. Construction works took 20 years.

After its completion, the lighthouse was the first structure of its kind in the world. Its scale was second only to the Giza Pyramids. The height of the lighthouse was about 30 meters. The structure stood on the small island of Pharos, which was located at … Read all

Pyramids of Giza

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
The Great Pyramid of Giza is listed among the most striking wonders of the world. The structure was successfully preserved during thousands of years. The Giza pyramid complex is considered a unique monument of architecture. The most famous part of the complex is the Khufu Pyramid. The base of the pyramid is a perfect square with a side of 227.5 meters long. Scientists estimate that the original height of the pyramid reached 146 meters, but for thousands of years the building partially collapsed and now has a height of 137 meters.

The most amazing mystery of the unique architectural complex is its purpose. There are so many versions that explain the aim of constructing pyramids. The tombs of the pharaohs, the most important accomplishments of the place of religious rites and beacons for … Read all
All unique sightseeing Egypt
Country maps Maps of Egypt
Car rental on OrangeSmile.com Car rental in Egypt
Map of cities Cities map of Egypt

Top Destinations for Sustainable Tourism

The winners are not surprising. It is not hard to find a sustainable hotel in Stockholm or Helsinki, and there is a reason for that. Sweden ranked as the most sustainable destination in the world, followed by Finland, Austria, Estonia, and Norway. Not only these countries strive to decrease the negative impact of tourism on the environment but also offer many interesting opportunities for guests. Read this

18.06.2021

Photogallery of sightseeing Egypt

Advices for popular cities of Egypt

Cairo
1. Tips in Cairo should be given literally for any service. Do not forget to leave cash reward to a waiter in a restaurant, maid at your hotel and, of course, to a guide, as well as a passerby, who has helped to find the way to places of interest. 2. There are always police officers on duty in the streets of the city. Feel free to ask them for help. The representatives of law enforcement will tell you how to get to the street of your destination and will always help. 3. Do not wear short … Read more
Sharm el-Sheikh
1. Travelers going for a trip in winter should definitely bring along some warm clothes. The fact is that at night the temperature often drops to +15 C, so this stuff will be useful to fans of evening walks. 2. Despite the fact that in summer the temperature seldom falls below 40 degrees, the heat doesn’t strike. It’s better to go for long walks and excursions in the morning; in the afternoon travelers are recommended to spend time indoors. 3. Sharm El Sheikh has well-developed intercity … Read more
Hurghada
1. The most affordable and profitable way to make long distance and international calls is to use street phones. They accept special plastic cards that can be bought literally at any local store. It’s worth remembering that not all street payphones provide international calls. 2. Mains voltage is 220 V; there are standard European-style sockets in all local hotels. If necessary, you can ask for an adapter in a hotel or buy it at any specialty store. 3. Tourists are advised to use only … Read more
Alexandria
1. The best time to visit Alexandria is between May and June when good weather reigns here. 2. In the city, you can take pictures of any sites you like, having previously asked permission from local residents. 3. When making purchases in a store, it is better not to show a seller any expensive items (for example, the latest iPhone or a camera). Experienced sellers can increase the price of a product several times if they find a buyer too rich. 4. Many museums close quite early, so … Read more

Trip preparations to popular regions of Egypt

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018