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Egypt Travel Guide

Encounter the wonderful wonders of Egypt

Egypt is home to the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, the mighty Nile, deserts, and the oldest and most notable civilisation in the world. Wander the ancient city of Cairo. For an out of this world experience, dive into the Red Sea where you can encounter vast schools of fish and perfectly synchronised marine life. Climb a dune to see a breathtaking view of the desert, ride a felucca and take a well-earned rest on sandy beaches. No matter what time of the year you go, Egypt always invites you to experience the best sun, sand and sea adventures.

Egypt facts

egypt language

Languages Spoken

The official languages spoken in Egypt is Egyptian Arabic (known as Masry).

egypt currency

Currency

Egyptian Pound (EGP).
Symbol: ج.م
100 EGP is approximately $9

time in egypt

Time Zone

Eastern European Time Zone
UTC +02:00
Australia is 8 hours ahead of Egypt

Top places to visit in Egypt

the pyramids of Giza standing tall in Cairo

Cairo

Delve into the chaotic but exciting city of Cairo where you'll immerse yourself in Egypt’s culture and visit the most famous remnants – Pyramids of Giza. Wander the ancient monuments, hit the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar and head to the Egyptian Museum where you'll discover historical treasures.
pyramids of luxor in an egyptian desert

Luxor

A mid-sized city in upper Southern Egypt, Luxor has so much to offer the traveller from historical tombs and museums to River Nile flowing between the modern city and the west bank. Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and walk among the pillars of Luxor temple.
a traditional felucca travelling down an Egyptian river

Aswan

Also in the south, lies Aswan. Feel the ease of a welcoming and relaxing city, full of incredible things to see and do. Venture into the temples of Abu Simbel for a complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture, tour the monastaries of Wadi Natrun and join a local familiy for home-cooked dinner in a nearby Nubian village after cruising down the River Nile on a traditional felucca.
coral reefs and sealife in the Red Sea, a blue coloured sea off the Egyptian coast

Hurghada

Take a trip to Hurghada where you can unwind on sandy beaches and soak up the gorgeous sun. If you fancy some excitement, Hurghada also offers snorkeling opportunities for beginners so why not take a dive and explore the stunning coral gardens of the Red Sea.

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a traditional felucca travelleing along an Egyptian river

Best of Egypt

This short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Egypt’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Explore the ancient monuments along the River Nile and discover the famous Pyramids of Giza. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Luxor and Aswan, sample traditional food and meet remarkable people, and sail the Nile in a traditional Felucca for a relaxing experience.
8 days
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the giza pyramid standing tall in the egyptian desert

Egypt on a Shoestring

Travel around Egypt on a compact adventure at minimum cost. In a country with no shortage of highlights, we make sure you hit all the main ones, including Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Plenty of ancient monuments to visit and free time to explore the famous cities. After dining on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village, you’ll feel like a local in no time.
8 days
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a camel riding along a barren Egyptian desert with a giant pyramid pictured in the backdrop on a sunny day

Egypt Upgraded

Show up in Cairo to greet the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. If you're not too sqeamish, opt to visit the mummy room in the Egyptian Museum. Wander the ancient seaside at Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs and visit New Alexandra Library. Fly to Aswan and ride down the Nile on a felucca to the Nubian village for dinner. Venture into temples of Kom Ombo, Karnak and Luxor and finish your last evening with a meal on the Nile.
12 days
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FAQ - Travel in Egypt

How long does it take to travel to Egypt?

Settle in for the long haul, because flights from Australia to Egypt take about 26 hours. Alternatively, if you're planning on a trip to Europe, you could take a flight from London only takes 4.5 hours!

Do I need a visa to travel to Egypt?

If you're visiting Egypt as a tourist, you would need a visa. Visas obtained on arrival at Egyptian airports are valid for 30 days. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after you plan to leave Egypt. If you plan on staying longer than 30 days - contact the Egypt embassy for more details.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Before travelling to Egypt, we advise you take certain precautions outlined in the latest travel safety information. We also advise you to have travel insurance which can cover you for emergency medical needs, baggage protection, travel accident protection, trip protection, and 24-hour emergency assistance.

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