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Category: Egypt Travel Guide

10 Things To Know Before Traveling To Egypt

So you’re off to see the pyramids and ride camels? Before you whisk off to experience Egyptian culture, you may want to read this handy Egypt travel guide first so that your stay goes off without a hitch. It’s a different country than where you came from, and you’re better off if you know certain things beforehand:

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1. You’ll need a visa if you’re going to visit. The Egyptian embassy people recommend that you get one in advance to get rid of the hassle. However, if you’re an American then it’s possible to buy a 30-day visa in the airport for about USD $25.

2. Don’t drink the tap water. You’ll get diarrhea if you do. Here the tap water is so suspect even the locals avoid it. Use bottled water, even when you brush your teeth. 

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Must Do Things When in Egypt

When people think of visiting Egypt, the first thing they think about is visiting the great Pyramids. That’s natural and only right. You can see it right from the airport transfer ride. But the problem is when people think that’s the only thing that people can do in this ancient and yet modern country. If you’re planning a visit, here are some must do things when in Egypt you really mustn’t miss.

Other Attractions

So what else can you visit besides the Pyramids? If you’re traveling with your family, you can visit:

The Abu Simpel Temple

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Egypt Event Travel Guide For Every Month

Egypt Event Travel Guide For Every Month

Egypt is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and it can be very entertaining. In fact, you can enjoy various festivities for just about any month of the year. To illustrate this point, here’s a handy Egypt monthly event travel guide to help you schedule your Egyptian holiday.

  • January. Of course, New Year’s celebrations can be fun here too. But the real festivities of the month are on January 7. That’s the day when the Coptic Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. So on this day, you have lots of celebrations, street fairs, and dancing in the streets.
  • February. This month is for the Abu Simbel festival, and the Abu Simbel Temple is perhaps the most famous Egyptian landmark next to the pyramids themselves. It was built by Rameses II between 1279 and 1213 B.C.

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