View of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Egypt Tours & Vacation Packages

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  1. Describe your dream Egypt trip.

  2. We match you with top travel specialists to plan your customized experience.

  3. Book your trip when you are ready.

Walk through the Valley of Kings, marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, and witness the power of the mighty Nile. Egypt’s history - both ancient and modern - stands as a testament of resilience as the vast Sahara Desert surrounds this oasis of humanity. Discover the age-old secrets and new identities of Egypt when you design your custom itinerary with Zicasso.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Egypt at a Glance

Can I travel to Egypt this year?

Egypt is open to American travelers. Arrivals must have proof of a negative Covid RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before flight departure, but 72 hours or less is ideal. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results written in Arabic or English; digital copies will not be accepted.

Entry requirements are subject to change, and your Zicasso travel specialist can provide updated information at the time of your inquiry.

Related: Countries Open to American Travelers

How far in advance should I plan a Egypt vacation?

Your perfect trip to Egypt is possible, and our Egypt travel specialists are ready to help you plan it.

Travelers are welcome now to explore the country’s ancient heritage in the tombs and pyramids, embrace thriving culture featured in the Grand Bazaar, and find the surprising beauty of the beaches on the Red Sea. By planning your trip sooner rather than later, you will have more options for your preferred experiences and the accommodations you want to have.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we recommended travelers to Egypt reserve their trip approximately eight to nine months in advance, especially when traveling during peak season.

If you prefer to travel during the high season, we now recommend booking your trip between 10-12 months in advance. By planning and reserving your trip early, you give yourself better chances for booking your preferred accommodations, tours, and guides, which can make all the difference in your trip.

Related: Best Time To Visit - Egypt

How do I plan my trip to Egypt?

Egypt is open now, and you can book your next trip through Zicasso for travel in 2021 or 2022. Every journey to a new country represents cultural and logistical differences that can inspire plenty of questions or reflect perceived challenges, but after Covid-19, the answers to familiar questions may have changed.

“Do I have to wear a mask inside the museums?” “Do I have to wear a mask when touring a tomb or ancient city?” “Is the Grand Bazaar open?” “How can I travel to Aswan or Abu Simbel?” “Are the beaches on the Red Sea open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home, and how can I get one?” By working with an Egypt travel expert, they can answer all these questions and more before you even book your trip. A travel specialist is also available to help handle emergencies that may arise during your trip — from an accommodation adjustment to an activity change.

Related: How to Plan Your Trip in 3 Easy Steps | How to Plan Your Trip Budget

Must-See Destinations in Egypt

Our Egypt travel specialists have compiled recommendations for any length of trip. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Egypt.

Cairo | Luxor | Aswan | Abu Simbel | Alexandria | Hurghada

  • Explore the Egyptian Museum to view the exceptional display of antiquity
  • Discover the great history of Cairo
  • Wander labyrinthine-like medieval lanes at Khan el-Khalili souk
  • Discover the size of the Temple Complex of Karnak and view stellar designs
  • Traverse the renowned Valley of the Kings to find 63 tombs, including that of Tutankhamun
  • Delight in the layers of history embodied in the Luxor Temple
  • Discover numbered plaques and reconstructed buildings that date back to 3000 BC
  • Delight in sensational views and ancient honeycombed tombs

Related: Top 6 Must-See Places in Egypt | To Things to Do in Egypt

Best Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt for the weather is from mid-October to April. This allows you to avoid the heat but also comes with larger crowds.

While summer can be hot in the desert, it can also be a great time to visit Egypt if you prefer smaller crowds. Visiting in summer also has the added bonus of less expensive accommodations and more availability. Visitors to Egypt in summer can often find that they have certain destinations to themselves during private tours.

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What to Consider When Traveling Through Egypt

Travel considerations during your Egypt trip include safety, logistics, and accessibility with a special focus on the type of trip you wish to have. The following information is based on our recommendations on what you should consider:

Is Egypt Safe for Travel?

Egypt is safe for travelers. A mixture of high-quality accommodations, customized and private tours, and local authorities help travelers stay safe. Visitors also find comfort in knowing how guides, travel specialists, and local authorities work together to stay informed about local and regional safety.

Advice from locals will always give you the best chance of having a unique experience. Guides are often happy to offer recommendations on delicious and safe restaurants or specific neighborhoods to visit after a tour ends. While traveling in Egypt is safe, it is always better to follow your guides and travel with official private transfers, such as pre booked cars or taxis to and from restaurants, hotels, museums, or other destinations to ensure your safety. By traveling on pre booked excursions, with knowledgeable guides, and on the advice of a travel specialist, you will not only stay safe but this will also ensure you see the tremendous history.

When in Egypt, do not drink tap water. Your travel specialist, accommodations and tour guides, provide bottled water. You can also purchase extra bottled water a local store. Make sure the lid is still sealed tight. In the same regard, avoid fresh vegetables and fresh fruit; however, the food is fine if the fruit or vegetables are cooked.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The most convenient airport to fly in and out of in Egypt is Cairo and is also the busiest airport in the country. The second-busiest airport in Egypt is Hurghada Airport (HRG). The top active airports in Egypt are:

  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Hurghada Airport (HRG)
  • Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH)
  • Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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