contact us home
Climb that mountain Climb that mountain Climb that mountain Climb that mountain

About Egypt

Climate :

While northerly winds temper the climate along the Mediterranean coast, interior areas are hot and dry most of the year. From December through February, temperatures average 20°C (68°F) on the coast and 26°C (80°F) in Aswan. Alexandria receives the most rain with 19cm (7.5 inches) annually, while Aswan gets just 2mm.
Currency :

Egyptian pound (LE) = 100 piasters (pt) Traditionally a cash society, there are an increasing number of ATMs for cash advances and major credit cards are widely accepted in tourist areas. Bank hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Electric Power is 220V running at 50Hz using a round pin attachment plug.
Entrance Fees:

Most fees are included in the cost of Royal Way Tours. A few exceptions:
  • Mummy Room at the Cairo Museum LE 100
  • Tutankhamun´s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings LE100
  • Entrance to the Pyramid of Cheops is limited and costs extra.

  • Flights:

    Most visitors arrive by air through Cairo International Airport, which is served by national carrier Egypt Air and several major international airlines. A number of smaller regional carriers serve airports Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada (Al-Ghardaka) and Sharm el-Sheikh. Health: Avoid tap water. B ottled water is safe, inexpensive and readily available.
    The people Population:

    Population growth:

    1.83% annually.
    Life expectancy:

    Male 68 years, female: 73 years.

    Less than 0.1%.
    Ethnic groups:

    Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins and Berbers) 99%; Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%.

    Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6% ? Literacy: Male 68.3%, female 46.9%.
    Tipping and gratuities:

    Tipping is a way of life in Egypt. Nonetheless, it is not required and highly dependent on customer satisfaction.

    Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes.

    Required tourist visas can be obtained for $15 cash upon arrival at Cairo International Airport and other major entry points. South Africans must obtain their visas in their home country. Visas are not available when traveling from Israel.