17 Things to Know Before Traveling to Egypt

Having recently returned from a vacation to Cairo and Luxor, I want to share some practical advice about what to expect when planning a trip to these popular tourist destinations.

I strongly recommend that you also lean on local experts and their resources to guide you from start to finish in Egypt.

USE TOUR COMPANIES AND HOTEL CONCIERGES TO ARRANGE ITINERARIES

Sightseeing in Egypt is a dusty business. I made the mistake of wearing athletic shoes that I love and have climbed pyramids in Mexico with.

YOU’LL GET DUSTY

If you’re visiting Egypt as a tourist, expect to tip nearly everyone who helps you from the bellman to tour guides to servers in restaurants.

YOU’LL TIP FREQUENTLY

You’ll enjoy a variety of mezze, grilled meats, kushari, desserts, and more. Eating was a pleasure.

BE SMART WITH FOOD

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