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EGYPT DESTINATION GUIDE

"I'll take you back in time to a land of ancient pyramids, royal tombs filled with gold and the mighty Nile, the world's longest river"

Travel Director
Egypt at a glance
Cruise the Nile in a felucca, marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, and explore the valley of the Kings where King Tutankhamen was buried in gold. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director on a journey back in time to one of the world's first civilisations.
Currency
Egyptian pound
Winter avg
17°C
Summer avg
38°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Cairo
Language
Arabic
Good morning
Sabah alkhyr
Good evening
Masa' alkhayr

What to pack for Egypt

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Adaptor plug

In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Comfortable shoes

From exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza, to wandering the Botanical Gardens, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Egypt holiday.

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Light clothing

Egypt is known for its blazing heat, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothing. Since Egypt is a Muslim country, you’ll need to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.

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Sunglasses

The sunshine can be blinding in Egypt, so bring a pair of sunglasses to protect you from the sun rays and the sandy desert.

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Sunscreen

Protect yourself from the sun with SPF 30 or higher and be sure to apply it regularly. It’s also advised to bring a hat and a light scarf to shield your skin.