occupies the North-Eastern part of Africa and encroaches on Asia in the Sinai
Peninsula, covers an area of 1,001,400 square Kilometers, with a population of
60 million living mainly on the Nile river's banks. The very existence of the
country depends on the slender ribbon of the Nile (the world's longest river).
Egypt named by the Pharaohs, the oldest
civilization in the world. How could you miss one third of the world's treasures
which Luxor has?
There is so much to do and see all over
Egypt- this lovely warm land with its charming and hospitable people. Your one
and only problem is likely to be time - you may never want to leave.
The Egyptian Pound (LE or EGL) is divided into 100 piasters.It is allowed to
import and export any amount in foreign currency.
GTM +2 hours and 3 hours for summer time (from May 1st to October 1st)
Personal effects are admitted duty free.
14 miles from the city centre.
Banks: from 8:00a.m to 2:00p.m, Sunday though Thursday and closed on Fridays and
from 09:00a.m to 02:00p.m, closed Fridays.
from 08:30a.m to 05:00p.m, closed on Fridays and Sundays.
Generally open from 09:00a.m to 09:00p.m and closed on Sundays.
Mild, with temperatures increasing as you travel from north to south. Cairo can
be chilly from December to February, and very hot from June to September, though
the traveler is often relieved by a northerly breeze with temperatures dropping
during the night.
Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt from
May to October are usually compensated for by extremely low humidity.
In summer, light cotton garments and in winter woolens. In the winter, a sweater
and an overcoat may be needed in the evening. In all seasons light walking shoes
and a hat are essential and avoid very brief clothing as the norm is semi
Sun-glasses, sun oil, a pocket torch and binoculars.
220 volts, 50cycles. Sockets take the standard continental Europe round-prond
plug. American appliances will need adapter plug and transformers.
Arabic is the language spoken in Egypt. The most common foreign
languages spoken by Egyptians are English with French a close second, perhaps
also German and Italian.
Egypt offers many "best buys", such as silver, leather,
gold, mother-of-pearl, brass, copper and alabaster .In winter, most shops are
open twice daily.
All Egyptian consulates grant entry visa. Passport authorities at all
ports of entry are also empowered to grant visa on spot. Passports must be valid
for least three months subsequent to the date of the passport visit. For more
than seven days it is necessary to register all passports, this can be done via
local police station but is easier done by giving all passports to hotel
reception which will make the necessary arrangements free of charge. Group visas
are granted on a group passport on condition that visit is organized via a
travel agency and that members remain in the group.
Egyptian currency may not be taken in or out of the country,
individual visitors must declare on entry any foreign currency they are
At Luxor and Aswan, there is a fee for video filming on an hourly
There is no charge for still
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hotels, Nile cruises, golf courses, desert safari,
reservations, special offers, budget, rates, ...... and more.