Egypt is peak bucket list. Just think, on a group trip to Egypt you could see an Ancient Wonder of the World, soar high above a desert landscape in a hot air balloon, and haggle your way through the streets and markets of Cairo. It’s ancient, it’s modern, it’s totally unique—and Egypt is waiting for you.
Traveler photos from Egypt
Egypt—book it now!
“Egypt was an amazing time!…We visited museums, temples, tombs, cruised Nile River, sailed off the Red Sea. Buffets all around. Pyramids, islands, snorkeling…Just about everything you can do we did it all in this trip! Worth booking for sure.”
–Diego, traveled on Egypt Expedition Sep. 2021
Dream come true
“Pyramids, temples, and mummies galore! The rich history of Egypt and civilization is everywhere…I also never had a bad meal, the food is amazing! The hot air balloon ride was a gorgeous experience and so fun, worth waking up early for for sure!”
–Rachel, traveled on Egypt: Cruise the Nile Feb. 2023
You’ve never seen Egypt like this
Know before you go
The official language of Egypt is Arabic, but most locals also speak English. Try your hand at some of the local language:
- Hello: Salam
- My name is (your name): Ismi (your name)
- How much does this cost?: Bekam Hada?
- Yes: Na’am
- No: La’a
- Thank you: Shukran
- Where is the bathroom?: Ayn el-merhad?
As you prepare to spend time in a new continent, country, and culture, prepare yourself for ancient tombs, world-famous Pyramids, and vibrant cities. Read on to learn more about Egyptian and Muslim culture, and see specific tips to help you make the most of your trip.
- While in Egypt, the Egyptian Tourism Police mandates all foreign groups must accompanied by an armed guard and/or convoy. Often they will blend into background, but if engaged, can be another local touch point and perk!
- Areas like the Red Sea are more relaxed with clothing, but Egypt is a conservative and Muslim country so you should be mindful of covering more “private” body parts on this trip.
- PDA is not accepted or normal in Egypt. This includes holding hands and hugging.
- We said it once but we’ll say it again: Do not drink the tap water. Egypt is still technically considered a developing country and the tap water is not safe to drink, and not even to brush your teeth.
- There's no technical speed limit in Egypt, and in many places there are no traffic lights. This means a lot of traffic, traffic noise (horns), and required extra caution to cross the streets.
- Bargaining is common in Egypt; at the markets, try it out and start by asking for a price that’s half of what’s initially offered!
- Be considerate when taking photos of locals, and know that some people, especially women, might not want their photo taken at all, or will ask for a payment in return for the photo. When in doubt, just ask the person if you can take a photo of them.
Using the bounties of the Nile Valley, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a gastronomic heaven. You’ll sample a variety of local dishes on your trip, but read on for tips when dining in Egypt, and delicacies you must try:
- Ful Medammes: This dish of fava beans is the most common breakfast for Egyptians, usually served with eggs, cheese, or bread.
- Mahshi: A favorite for vegetarians, Mahshi is veggies stuffed with some sort of rice filling and leaves (grapevine, cabbage).
- Shwarma: A popular street food, shwarma gives you the choice between chicken or beef marinated with spices and placed in a wrap then served with tahini. YUM.
- Roz Bel Laban: Egypt’s version of rice pudding. If you like rice pudding you’ll love Roz Bel Laban.
- Falafel (Ta’meya): Another breakfast treat or snack, Egypt’s ta’meya is made with fava beans instead of the traditional chickpeas.
- Fattah: Tracing all the way back to ancient Egypt for special celebrations, this is a main dish that combines crispy bread, rice, meat, and sauce.
- Sayadeya: A coastal delicacy that uses white fish fillets marinated in lemon juice and spices then lightly fried!
- Tea: Tea is the national drink of Egypt and is offered everywhere! Breakfast, after lunch, and when socializing… and that’s the tea.
We plan it all. And then some.
Our group trips to Egypt come with everything included. That’s accommodations, flights (unless you wanna book your own), activities, and an expert Tour Director who knows history, mythology, and all the Egyptology.
Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book ’em yourself)