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Aswan
Washington
Day 10
05:00 pm
16h 31m
Estimate time
08:31 am
Plane
11,173 km
Day 11
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Travel Tips

Sure, Egypt is a spectacular destination with its remarkable history and unique culture. Here are some travel tips for your trip to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan:

Best Time to Visit:
Comfortable times to visit Egypt are from February to April and October to November. During these periods, temperature levels are relatively lower compared to the extremely hot summer months.

Route and Accessibility:
Cairo International Airport is the main point of access to Egypt for international travelers. From Cairo, you can reach Alexandria by train, bus, or taxi. Domestic flights or trains are available from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan. Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan are also popular.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These cities are at low altitudes, so acclimatization should not be an issue.

Accommodation and Booking:
There's a wide range of accommodations from luxury hotels to more budget-friendly options. It's advisable to book in advance especially during peak tourist season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended due to the heat. However, more conservative attire is appropriate when visiting religious sites. Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses are essential. Pack comfortable shoes for walking and visiting archeological sites.

Health and Safety:
Stay hydrated and use sunscreen to keep safe under the sun. Public tap water is generally considered safe to drink but to be extra cautious, you can drink bottled water. Also, ensure you have travel insurance in case of medical emergencies.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Egyptians appreciate it when tourists respect their customs. Dress modestly, especially in religious sites and rural areas. Tipping (baksheesh) is common in Egypt for services rendered.

Lastly, visiting historical monuments, hiring a guide is quite useful as they provide insights into Egypt's rich history and culture. Enjoy your Egyptian tour!