Frequently Asked Questions
We have found that are clients frequently asked the following questions so we have provided the answers for your convenience. If there is something you wish to know that is not list here please do not hesitate to contact us directly
Q: Is it safe to Travel in Egypt?
Many travellers think negatively when it comes to safety issues about traveling to Egypt due to concerns for traveling in other Middle Eastern Countries.
Air travel has probably never been safer than it is now. And the security precautions the Egyptian government has had in place to protect tourists for the last 10 years are impressive. There are metal detectors at the entries to all the sites, and at the hotel entryways, you see the military presence everywhere and over-the-road travel between certain cities tourists frequent has been by army escorted convoy. And there have been no problems. Tourism is one of the country’s most important sources of hard currency, and besides not wanting any untoward incidents, Egypt is very pragmatic and wants in no way to jeopardize a vital economic benefit.
If seeing Egypt has always been your dream, this is a good time to turn the dream into reality.
Q: Do I need a visa?
A passport and visa are required. Travellers can obtain a renewable, 30-day tourist visa at any port of entry, for a $50 fee, payable in U.S. dollars. We will assist you with getting your visa in the airport on arrival.
Visitors arriving overland and/or those previously experiencing difficulty with their visa status in Egypt must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Military personnel arriving on commercial flights are not exempt from passport and visa requirements.
Q: Can you accommodate special requests?
We make every attempt to satisfy all of our client’s special requests. If you require a specific diet or have an allergy we will make every attempt to ensure that all included meals meet your needs. If you have an ailment or disease that prohibits you for certain activities please let us know in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements. Additionally, we think you will find on the tour that we assist our clients with getting special rooms, making purchases, etc. We have been asked to do many things – if we can do we WILL.
*Please be aware most sites, hotels and restaurants do not meet the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Q: Will you meet me at the airport on arrival?
Absolutely, a tour manager will meet you at the arrival hall. In most cases, you will be shuttled by bus from the plane to the immigration area. Immediately upon entering the building you should look for your personal Representative, they will meet you inside customs. They will be holding a sign and direct you where to wait until all parties in the group have arrived. Then you will be issued your visa and assisted through immigration control in our special express window. Your tour manager will then collect all the checked luggage and have them delivered to the bus.
Q: How can I be reached while on tour in case of an emergency?
You will be given an emergency contact number before leaving for your trip where family are able to reach you whilst on the trip. This will be the office of our partner in Egypt and these people can always get you a message or supply you with the phone number for the current hotel or the cell phone number of the tour manager traveling with the group
Q: What is it like to tour Egypt with You?
Your tour with us is simply the best. We offer tours that are more comprehensive private and exclusive than other typical tour companies you will find for Egypt.
Q: Can you assist me with my return travel plans or extensions?
Of course, we can provide you with travel assistance to/from and within Egypt. We will where possible take care of all the details regarding your reservation, confirmations and changes or additions to your itinerary if applicable.
We frankly have no competition because our tours are so special. In many tours we have been able to arrange special permission for private visits, access to areas not normally open to tourists, lectures or guiding by world renowned personalities, authors, Egyptologists and is the most comprehensive you will find in Egypt. We have established excellent contacts and a remarkable reputation which allows our group to gain access to special sites, have private viewings and virtually experience Egypt like it is meant to be seen.
Q: What should I budget for tips while on tour?
We recommend $150 USD per person per week payable up front in full. This way we handle all the tips and the only thing you have to worry about is enjoying your Beyond First Class Vacation of Egypt.