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Things to Know Before Traveling to Egypt

While you can do plenty of research before your holiday, there’s always going to be things to learn once you get there. So if you’re someone that likes to have the insider knowledge, here’s what you need to know before you go to Egypt.

  • It’s best to stay a little longer at attractions

You are on vacation, you are expected to enjoy the sights and views so there is no need to rush back to your hotel. Here is why it is a great idea to watch just a little while longer. You along with another traveling group would likely arrive at a site around the same time, but if you wait just a bit longer you get to have the site to yourself after other tourist groups have left. This offers you the opportunity to take bomb pictures for the gram or to explore more.

  • Tipping is a huge part of Egyptian culture

Egypt’s tipping culture is fascinating and unlike many other countries. For just about every service anyone provides, you will be expected to give a tip! This means you are expected to tip the hotel staff, luggage handlers and other staff you meet at the hotel.

However, it’s still important to be aware of any other scenarios where you may be asked to tip. Say for example a guide shows you a cool photo spot, it is expected that you tip him.

  • Get a camera pass

To visit a couple of Egypt’s attractions you need to pay both for entry and for a camera pass. You can only be allowed to take pictures of certain locations if you have a pass. So if you are a photographer it would be a wise choice to get a pass.

  • Do not forget your scarf

Traveling with a scarf in Egypt is a no-brainer. This is simply because you can use the scarf for a number of different things. The scarf can serve as a pillow, a towel to wipe your sweat, a fashion statement, or serve to keep you warm when the nights get cold.

If you are a lady you can use the scarf to cover up yourself so as to avoid undue attention, especially when visiting the temple areas or the busy streets of Cairo.

  • You might want to bring snacks

Throughout Egypt, you’ll always be able to find a corner shop selling biscuits, crisps or even ice creams to cool you down after some sightseeing. But when you’re traveling for a little longer than a week, you may soon start to crave some healthier options.

At restaurants and hotels you can be sure to find something to suit your taste, but remember that sightseeing is hungry work and you’ll want something to keep you going between mealtimes.

Now that you know what you should do when you go on a trip to Egypt, you are ready to catch a flight to this interesting country. To get the best experience, you need to travel with the best tour companies around, especially one that is specified to everything Egypt. Visit our home page http://egyptluxuryprivatetours.com to get started.

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