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Traditions Only Egyptians Can Understand

Egyptian traditions

Egypt is a nation with a rich cultural heritage, and its traditions and rituals play a significant role in defining its identity. The heritage and customs of Egypt will wow you if you choose to take an Egypt trip. These are several customs that only Egyptians can completely appreciate, from prehistoric ceremonies to contemporary festivals.

The Egyptian culture

The Egyptian culture

  • The "Zar" Ritual is a custom we highlight on our day trips to Egypt. This age-old tradition is still carried out there and is said to help ward off evil spirits. A person who is said to be possessed by a ghost is circled by a group of ladies while they sing and dance. The ladies ward off the spirit by clapping, singing, and drumming.
  • The "Henna" Celebration: The bride-to-be has elaborate henna designs painted on her hands and feet during this pre-wedding ceremony in Egypt. The bride is supposedly blessed by the designs, which are sometimes accompanied by singing and dance. Sharing people's customs is among the top things to do in Egypt, according to travel packages. You become more accepting of others because of this. Choose one of our Cairo day trips if you wish to teach them about your own culture.
  • Festival of "Mawlid" Enjoy Mawlid celebration while in Egypt It is a celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's birth to go on a luxury trip. Although the event is observed in various ways throughout Egypt, singing, dancing, and gift-giving are usually part of it.
  • The month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast and engage in spiritual introspection. With many people breaking their fast together and sharing meals, it is a time for family and community to travel to Egypt on special spiritual excursions. I urge you to pick your favourite excursions from our Egypt Classic tours at this motivational moment. Back then, there was a lot of happiness and pleasure on the streets of Egypt.
  • Commemoration of "Eid al-Fitr": Ramadan comes to a close with the three-day holiday known as Eid al-Fitr. It is a time when friends, family, and the community get together to celebrate by sharing meals and gifts.
  • "Eid al-Adha" Celebration: Eid al-Adha, otherwise called the Blowout of the Penance, is a four-day Islamic celebration that remembers the readiness of Ibrahim to forfeit his child as a demonstration of submission to God. It is a significant Egypt strict visits and it is praised with the penance of a creature, normally a sheep or a cow, and the meat is dispersed among loved ones, as well as poor people. In the event that you are hoping to spend Eid al-Adha in an alternate objective, book our Alexandria day visits. There are numerous attractions that will flabbergast you like Alexandria library and Qaitbay stronghold.
  • "Nagaa Hassan" Parade: Nagaa Hassan parade is a yearly occasion that happens in the town of Nagaa Hassan, situated in the Minya Governorate, where the occupants hold a parade to praise the suffering of Holy person George. The parade includes singing, moving and conveying symbols of the Holy person. El Minya is viewed as one of the astonishing spots that tells about Egyptian landmarks, subsequently book our El Minya day visits to appreciate customary attractions like Tel El Amarna and Beni Hassan.
  • Kahk Celebration: On Eid Al-Fitr, kahk, sometimes referred to as Egyptian cookies, is a traditional delicacy that is extensively devoured. These often have the form of a crescent and are baked using butter, flour, and honey. I suggest that you try kahk on your Egypt Easter tours since its flavour and aroma will enhance your pleasure to a whole new level.
  • Music known as "Shaabi" is quite common in Egypt and is distinguished by its catchy rhythms and lively speed. People of all ages like the classic Egyptian style that is frequently played at weddings, gatherings, and other occasions. On your inexpensive tours of Egypt, you'll learn more about all these fascinating traditions.
  • "Ful Medames" Breakfast: Ful Medames is a customary Egyptian breakfast dish that is made with fava beans, and it's viewed as one of the most seasoned and best Egyptian dishes. It's a staple breakfast dish that is frequently presented with bread and different fixings, like tomato, onion, and cumin. The main thing you ought to take a stab at during your Egypt social visits is Egyptian food, in light of the fact that the Egyptian kitchen is one of the most gorgeous on the planet.

Eid al-Adha


These are only a couple of instances of the numerous practices and customs that make Egypt an extraordinary and exceptional spot. Whether it's old customs or present day festivities, Egypt's way of life is well established in its practices and is a vital piece of its character. Understanding and valuing these practices is critical to genuinely figuring out Egypt and its kin.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal:

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.

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