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  • Egyptian Pyramids

What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the official and most widely spoken language in Egypt. English is taught in schools and is considered a secondary language that is most commonly used for tourism purposes.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and upscale shops. There are also ATMs available at hotels and outside major banks.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Egypt?

Citizens of countries in North America are required to obtain a visa prior to entry. Typically a renewable 30 day visa will be issued.

When is the best time to travel to Egypt?

The best time to visit Egypt would be during the winter months, from October to April. The temperatures are mild and pleasant, although evenings can become quite cool. December through January are the peak tourist months so expect large crowds if travelling at this time. The best time to enjoy the beaches, without having to endure the large crowds of summer tourists, would be from March to May. Temperatures at this time are warm and tourist sites are not too crowded.

Is there transportation within Egypt?

Trains, busses and taxis are the most common ways for tourists to travel between the cities in Egypt. There are also self-drive cars available that can be organized through your travel agency (Goway in this case).

Is Egypt a family friendly destination?

Yes, Egypt is most definitely a good place to visit on a family vacation. Egypt offers a number of museums where you can view ancient Egyptian artifacts, tombs of multiple pharaoh’s and many more pieces representative of Egyptian history. Of course there are also plenty of pyramids to be viewed and enjoyed by the whole family. If looking to relax, egypt also offers a number of beaches to be enjoyed on an Egypt vacation.


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