FAQ

- How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?
 

You must have a valid passport for at least six months. You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian embassy in your country before your arrival.

If you are a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, the Ukraine, a country that is part of the Russian Federation, or a country that is a member of the European Union, you will apply for a visa Upon arrival at the Egyptian airport, You will need to pay $ 25 or the equivalent amount and for your information your tourist visa is valid for 30 days.
 

- Are you offering tours to Egypt combined with a visit to other countries?
 

Shaspo Tours offers different tours for Egypt & Jordan, as well as Egypt Desert and Tanzania Safari Tours.
 

- Are there direct flights from USA to Egypt?
 

The Egyptian official airline offers flights from the United States to Cairo. There is a flight from New York, the JFK Airport, direct to Cairo. The journey takes approximately 18 hours. Egypt Air also flies from Los Angles directly to Cairo. however, most tourists coming from the United States stop either in Europe (usually London or Paris) or in North Africa (usually Morocco).


Do Egyptian people speak English or any other languages?
 

Egyptian people study English in the schools so most of them can speak and understand at least some English words. Although few people can speak other languages as French, German or Spanish, there are professionals who can speak these languages and are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic to fulfill the needs of most travelers.


Do non-Muslims tourists are allowed to enter Mosques in Egypt?


For sure, non-Muslims tourists are most welcome in all mosques in Egypt. They are welcome to visit the Mosques in anytime except in prayer times, on Friday and during the five prayers of the day. For women, modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, they will be asked to cover their hair. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
 

What about bringing a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Egypt?


It is recommended for travelers to purchase their supply of cigarettes and alcohol upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. They have 48 hours after arrival to buy these products. There are also several other locations in Cairo and in hotels in Sharm El Sheikh, El Gouna and Hurghada to buy them. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.


Do you offer a special rate for private groups who are booking with Shaspo Tours?


For sure Shaspo Tours is offering a special rate for private groups. We are offering discounts starting from 10% and more, it depends on the nature and length of the trip.


What is the cost of Shaspo Tours deposit? How will I pay it?


The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times (Christmas, New Years and Easter period), as the deposit will be 50% from the total amount.
Deposit can be paid either by Credit Card (Visa or Master Card), Wire Bank transfer, or Western Union.


How far in advance should I book my tour?


You should book your tour from one to two weeks before your arrival. Although during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, earlier is much better to secure space for your holiday before arrival.

 

What is the hotel’s chick-in and chick-out time in Egypt?


It is the same as the majority of hotels all over the world, as the chick-in time in Egypt is around 12 or 1 PM. In case you arrived in the early morning or late at night, you may wait in the lobby till the normal chick-in time or you could pay for an extra night in order to get your room immediately.

 

What are the categories of hotels in Egypt?


There are many types of hotels in Egypt, from the world class luxurious to the most simple inn accommodation. You can find the world famous hotel chains like Hilton, Four Seasons, Movenpick and Sofitel. Also you can find a wide range of local hotels with rating system from 1 to 5-stars.

 

What is the official currency of Egypt?


It is the Egyptian Pound, which commonly shortened to LE. The single Egyptian Pound consists of 100 Piasters. There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 LE and coins of 25 piastres, 50 piastres, and 1 pound (100 piastres).

 

Is it possible to exchange dollars, Euros or any other currencies in Egypt?


Of course it is possible, as there are a large number of banks and currency exchange offices in Egypt. On the other hand, many shops and restaurants accept dollars and Euros at rates relatively close to the official ones.

 

How popular is the use of credit cards in Egypt?


Many places in Egypt accept credit cards including shops, restaurants, hotels and cafes. Among the most common credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

 

Is it a common rule to give tips in Egypt, and how much should I tip?

 

Tipping is customary in Egypt, this is due to the low salaries of many simple professionals in Egypt, and so many people depend on tips as a major part of their income.
The amount of tips depends on the situation, if you are in a restaurant it would be better to give about 5 or 10% tip to the waiter even when there is service added to the bill. As for a small favor such as Parking a car or carrying luggage, it is common to give a few pounds, less than five pounds.

 

Can I Customize My own private tour in Egypt with Shaspo Tours?


Of course you can, our packages can be customized to fit your dreams. For minor amendment kindly specify what you want to change at “comment area" of the request form "Check availability form". For major amendment, please use manage your vacation form to design your tour.

If not sure… try the easiest way to customize your tour by contacting our Live Support team to get the professional help from our expert tour consultants.

Contact Us
  • 83 A Haroun El-Rashid Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

  • Email:

    info@shaspo.com

  • Phone:

    02/ 27798052 -- 03/ 4944402

  • Fax:

    02/ 27798051 -- 03/ 4944415

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