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Aswan
Washington
Day 8
05:00 pm
16h 31m
Estimate time
08:31 am
Plane
11,173 km
Day 9
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! A trip to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, in Egypt is an unforgettable journey rich in history and culture. Here are some travel tips to make your trip even more enjoyable:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit is between October and April when temperatures are cooler but still pleasant. Avoid the summer months (May to September) when temperatures can get excruciatingly high.

Route and Accessibility:
Flights from major cities around the world land at Cairo International Airport, from where you can catch domestic flights or trains to Luxor and Aswan.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Egypt is relatively flat, so altitude sickness is not a concern. However, the hot desert climate can cause dehydration, so drink plenty of water.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are various accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to budget options. Booking in advance ensures you secure the best deals and avoid any last-minute inconveniences.

Clothing and Essentials:
Lightweight, breathable clothing is ideal for the daytime when it can get very hot. It's advised to carry a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection against the sun. In the evenings it can become cooler, so bring a light jacket or sweater.

Health and Safety:
Avoid drinking tap water and stick to bottled water. Be mindful of what you eat to avoid the infamous "Pharaoh's revenge" or traveler's diarrhea. Stick to well-cooked foods and fruits you can peel. Also carry a basic first aid kit, and purchase travel insurance for any unforeseen emergencies.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Egypt is predominantly Muslim, so dressing modestly is advisable. Use your right hand for eating and greeting, as the left is considered impure in Egyptian culture. Tipping, known as 'baksheesh', is common, so keep some small denomination Egyptian pounds handy.