There is a lot to like about Egypt tours from Eilat, but one thing which would make people elsewhere a bit envious, is the convenience. Afterall, a flight to Egypt from either Eilat or Tel Aviv only takes about one hour. Anyway, if you are curious about visiting Egypt from Eilat or if you are contemplating booking one of our private guided Egypt tours from Israel, please continue reading. In this short post, we try to offer some tips and answer some of the most common questions people have about traveling to the Land of the Pharaohs.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What to See In Egypt?
There are just far too many Egypt tourist attractions to be able to visit them all in a single trip. Nonetheless, if you plan your trip properly, you should be able to see quite a few of the vest best ones. To this end, we would recommend spending at least two or three days in Cairo to see the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and etc.
After Cairo, we would recommend that you visit Luxor to see the Valley of King, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor Temple. We would also recommend visiting Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, and then heading to Abu Simbel to see the magnificent rock-cut temples of pharaoh Ramses II and his wife, queen Nefertari.
Top 5 Attractions to See in Egypt
- The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in Cairo
- The rock-hewn Temples of Abu Simbel in Aswan
- Valley of the Kings in Luxor
- The Temple of Horus in Edfu
- The Karnak Temple in Luxor
What to Pack for Egypt?
If you are looking for tips or some advice about what to pack for Egypt, our recommendation would be that you should try to avoid packing in things which you most likely won’t need or use. What you choose to take with you is very much a personal matter, but there are a few things which we feel are essential. These would include things like a pair of sunglasses, some sunscreen lotion, a wide-brimmed hat, and some light loose-fitting clothes.
We would also recommend taking a comforable pair of shoes which are suitable for walking. Usually we will also recommend taking at least one outfit of formal clothing. Female travelers should also consider packing in a shawl or head scarf if they are likely to be visiting and mosques during their stay.
Distance and Flight Time from Eilat to Egypt
The shortest flight distance from Ramon Airport in Eilat, Israel to Cairo International Airport in Egypt is approximately 350 kilometers, with an estimated flight time of approximately 55 minutes. These figures are based on direct flights from Eilat to Cairo.
How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Egypt?
Israeli citizens and/or those traveling an Israeli passport need to apply for an Egypt tourist visa at their nearest Egyptian embassy or consulate before traveling to Egypt. You can apply for your visa in person or you can use a visa agent.
Israeli citizens can however visit Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula without a visa for a period of up to 14 days. This is only applicable if you enter Egypt via the Taba border crossing.
Is It Safe To Visit Egypt?
Egypt is just as safe, if not safer than many other popular tourist destinations. Nonetheless, visitors should stay alert and aware of their surroundings in very busy touristy areas. We also recommend that female travelers and those traveling alone should avoid being out on foot late at night in very quiet and/or poorly lit areas.
Anyone who has concerns about the current situation in Egypt can check the latest Egypt Travel Advisory issued by the Israeli government prior to booking any Egypt tours from Eilat. The same advice would also apply if you were to book one of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Israel.
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