FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the frequently asked questions and their answers, hope you will find what you are looking for. If you didn’t find what you are looking for, then go to ask online you will get an answer for your question with every help we can do to make your trip so enjoyable.

 

Why you book with Life Egypt Tours?

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with ZERO additional cost to you.
  • Pay only 25% deposit by bank transfer or Western Union to book your tour.
  • The balance is to be paid upon your arrival in Cash Payment or by Credit card.
  • We promote tour guides with professional licenses or certificates, and we guarantee you will be fully satisfied.
  • If your foreign office issues a travel warning and advises against travel to a specific destination we will hold on account any monies paid to us as credit to use against a future booking or change/cancel your booking free of charge.

 

What to Bring?

  • Passport valid for More than 6 months.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Hat, Sun block, Sunglasses, Light torch.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Hotel Room Slipper Shoes.
  • Photo / Video Camera.

 

What are the formalities for entry to Egypt?

Many nationalities (including:- USA, Canadian, UK, European, Australian, New Zealand) can obtain their Egyptian visa on arrival in Cairo airport. The price is US$25. Some nationals will need to arrange their Egypt visa in advance. for specific regulations you can.

 

What is the best season to go? 

October and April: daytime pleasantly warm; cool evenings and nights. Daytime temperatures: 20 – 25°C (77°F) in Cairo, 24 – 30°C (86°F) in Luxor, 22 -32°C (89.6°F) in Aswan.

May to September: Strong change to warm sun, very little shade. Sunglasses, sunscreen (sunblock), a hat and a bottle of water are essential. Temperatures 25 -35°C (95°F) in Cairo, 30 – 40°C (107.6°F) in Luxor, 31 -40°C (107.6°F) in Aswan.

 

Children Policy?

  • Policy 1: for packages, Nile cruises, and hotels
            Under 6 years old: free of charge 
            Under 12 years old: 50% of total tour cost for an individual
            All children 12 or older are considered adults.
            If your tour package includes flights, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
 
  • Policy 2: for sightseeing tours & shore excursions
            Under 2 years old: free of charge
            Under 6 years old: 25% of total tour cost for an individual
            Under 12 years old: 50% of total tour cost for an individual
            All children 12 or older are considered adults.
            If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
 

Tour guides

All our tour guides are knowledgeable Licensed Egyptologist with at least 5 years experience.

  • Our qualified tour guides are all fluent English, Dutch, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Arabic speaking and offer a very personal look at Egypt, its history, its culture and its people.

 

Payment Condition

  • All prices are quoted in US Dollar per person.
  • spaces will be secured upon receive deposit of 25%, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays the required deposit is 50%, is payable upon confirmation by bank transfer or Western Union and the balance is to be paid upon your arrival in Cash Payment Credit card.
  • We don’t accept the payment online through the internet.
  • Booking of your trip, will be Confirmed as soon as we receive the 25% down payment.
  • Please send a copy of bank transfer to our direct through e-mail.
  • We accept any currency.

 

Currency and exchange rate?

The official currency is the Egyptian pound (L.E – E£ or EGP), in Arabic, guineh. one pound consists of 100 piasters (PT), in Arabic, irsh. The 50pt, E£1, E£5, E£10, E£20, E£50, E£100 and E£200 notes are widely used. Money exchange service is easily available through banks and Money exchange bureau.

 

Can ATMs be used without any difficulty?

It’s possible to travel in Egypt now relying on plastic as ATMs are becoming more and more widespread. There are ATMs in the main towns and in certain hotels. Most tourist shops and restaurants also accept foreign currencies. In many places you will be charged a percentage of the sale (anywhere between 3% and 5%) to use them.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 60 days prior to the day of the tour – No cancellation charge.
  • Less than 60 days prior to the day of the tour 25% cancellation charge.
  • Less than 21 days prior to the day of the tour 50% cancellation charge.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the day of the tour 100% cancellation charge.

 

Gratuities (Tipping)

It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

You may use the following as a guideline (as appropriate):

  • Porterage: $1 per bag & Hotel house-keeping staff: $1 per person per night.
  • Waiter/Waitress: $1 per person (lunch and/or dinner).
  • Driver/ guide: $6 per person per day.
  • Bus Driver: $2 per person per day.
  • Day tour guide: $2 per person per half day $5 per full day
  • Cruise staff: $4 per person per night.
  • Ferry to Philae Temple: $1 per person for roundtrip.
  • Edfu carriage ride: $1 per person for roundtrip.
  • Private Car tour guide: $10-15 per person per day.

 

What is shopping like in Egypt?

Egypt is an Aladdin’s cave, provide everything one would expect from an exotic Middle Eastern bazaar. Souks and bazaars abound in every town. Top buys include Papyrus, perfume concentrate, carpets and rugs in hand loomed designs. Backgammon boards, handcrafted shisha pipes, Pharaonic statues in marble and alabaster, Egyptian cotton and clothing.

 

Can I use my laptop in Egypt?

Taking a laptop on vacation to Egypt is easy, a lot of hotels provide free high-speed Internet access and you will find Wi-Fi hotspots in the main towns.

  • Pack an Internet connection kit that contains a spare phone cord, an extra Ethernet network cable, a phone adapter and a surge protector.
  • Prepare for differences in electricity. You may need an adapter to accommodate type “C” plugs in Egypt. Check the voltage capacity of transformer block on your laptop. If it cannot handle 220 to 230V, buy a new transformer.

 

What type of electric converter will I need to charge my phone and razor?

Egypt uses 220 volt and plugs are two prong rounded. If your appliance is already compatible with 220-240 volt electrical input. The outlets you will encounter during you stay in Egypt look like this Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Arab Republic of Egypt are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it’s crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types.                                  

   

 

 

Is it safe for women to travel alone?

Many women travel alone and have found that they have been safe. The police, tourist police and army are always close by and the Egyptians themselves are generally safe and will try to protect solo travellers. On the whole, it is generally less safer for a solo female traveller in Egypt than places like Greece, Italy or Spain.

Although the chances of being confronted are almost negligible, please ensure that you take the same precautions that you would anywhere else and do not be tempted to walk in deserted areas alone: get a taxi back to your abode! You may receive some invitations, which on the whole are innocent, do not accept any of these from strangers.

 

Do women have to cover arms/shoulders/legs when walking around the cities/towns?

This is a tourist book fallacy. Women walking around these towns can do so as if they were walking around their home towns in the summer. You will be amazed at how many of the local women dress like this as well, looking more like tourists than Egyptian.