True to Travel EGYPT 2021

9
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Per person sharing

Your True to Travel 2021 holiday starts in Cairo. A visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx are included in your program. See the famous Pyramids & Sphinx with a private English-speaking guide. Travel northwards to the beautiful Mediterranean coast and spend a night in Alexandria. Your Sinai adventure starts with a night under the stars and some traditional Bedouin cuisine. Spend 4 days in Dahab, Dahab, a laid-back beach town known as a diver’s paradise and the perfect spot to chill out for a few days. If you are a diver, do not miss out on a trip to the famous “Blue Hole”, an underwater sinkhole that has become one of the most popular dive sites in the world. Your last stop on your holiday will be St Catherine. Its Monastery is the oldest consistently inhabited Christian monastery in the world, with a history dating back seventeen centuries. Enjoy a sunrise view over Mt. Moses before returning to Cairo Airport.

At a glance

CAIRO 3 Nights
ALEXANDRIA 1 Night
WADI GHAZALA 1 Night in tented Camp
DAHAB 3 Nights
ST CATHERINE 1 Night
Accommodation Standard double room (Tented Camp in Wadi Ghazala
Meals 9 Bfst, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners
Transfers All transfers/transportation in AC vehicle
Tours In Cairo, Alexandria, Wadi Ghazala & St Catherine

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Cairo

  • Welcome to Egypt. Clear customs and meet with our representative in the arrival hall for transfer to your hotel.
  • Check-in and spend the remainder of the day relaxing
Day 2

Cairo (B)

  • After breakfast, you are met at the hotel by your Tourguide for a morning visit to the famous Pyramids and Sphinx. Optional tours can be booked for the afternoon 
Day 3

Cairo (B)

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • The remainder of the day is free to explore the city with its many markets & souks

Inclusions

  • Return airfares from Johannesburg on Qatar (Specific and Limited Seats)
  • Departure and Fuel taxes (subject to change)
  • 09 Nights Accommodation in standard double rooms ( Tented Camp)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers & transportation in AC vehicles
  • Tours with private English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Increases in airfares and departure/fuel taxes
  • Optional tours & Activities
  • Visa fee 
  • Tips
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

Validity

  • Valid for travel between 01 May and 14 July 2021
  • Seasonal, Weekend, Events and School holiday Supplements may be applicable 

    Contact us for any other travel date required

Country information

Best time to travel
The best time to visit Egypt’s sites (Cairo, Red Sea Resort and Nile Cities) is from February to April and again between October and November. During these months, the sky and seas are perfectly blue.
Winter time temperatures (December to February) are mild and can be overcast. Note that December is peak season and rates are calculated accordingly

Egypt Culture and Greetings
Egypt’s Essential Views are defined as Honour, Loyalty, Education, Modesty and Pride
Greetings between men and women: A handshake may be acceptable in certain circumstances and the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head as a sign of acknowledgment.

Drinks & Food
There is a wide variety of offerings available ranging from the cheap food carts and street food that serve Egypt’s working class to fancy restaurants that cater solely to tourists and the upper class. Tea (shai) is the national drink of Egypt. Invitations to sit and drink tea together are an important part of the culture. Egyptians generally drink tea sweetened with a large amount of sugar. Alcohol is not widely consumed because of Islamic rules. Beer is popular and readily available in the larger cities. Buy your duty-free alcohol before entering the country. 

City Travel
Government-owned Transport Authority run buses and tram services in Cairo (Very crowded). Buses and fixed taxi routes are run by private companies. The easiest way to get around Cairo is by Metro. Most used transport mode are taxi’s. Fix the rate before you start your journey. A comprehensive rail network runs through the country. Serving the Nile cities are various AC day and night trains with sleeping and restaurant cars serving Luxor and Aswan (Sleeper trains must be booked well in advance)

Tipping
Also known as Backsheesh will be requested from you by “everyone”. Change your money into Egyptian Pounds for tips to porters, waiters, room staff and drivers. Official Guides are tipped in Foreign currency. Remember that the tips supplement the income of low Egyptian wages paid

Local interesting meals
Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favourite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals