When you are planning a vacation to Egypt, you will want to consider working with a professional Egyptian service and then examining the Egypt travel packages they have available. By choosing a Egypt travel package, you will find that it can help to reduce the amount of time it takes to get your vacation scheduled. It can also very often help you to save some money, as well.
However, that does not mean that working with just any provider will do. It is important that you take the time to find and work with a well established Egyptian tour company that has a proven track record if you want to have a great experience during your trip.
Experience and Reputation of the Company Offering Egypt Vacation Packages
Whether you want to spend time cruising the Nile, exploring ancient Egyptian Pyramids, or finding interesting markets and places to dine in Egypt, you need a tour provider who truly knows every part of Egypt thoroughly. Not only should they have guides who are local and who are familiar with the ins and outs of cities like Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, but they should also be able to provide you with quality service that makes you feel comfortable and safe when you are out and about.
Take some time to learn more about how long a particular company has been in business and what type of reputation they have developed. There are many fly-by-night companies that crop up in Egypt offering vacation packages despite the fact that they have no real experience or reputation. These are the types of companies you want to avoid when you are visiting Egypt, or any country for that matter.
Companies that have been offering tours and Egypt travel packages for several years are likely doing something right, since they are still in business. It tends to be a good idea to go with a known entity rather than someone brand new. After all, the longer a company has been in business for, the more experience they will have. If, for example, you decide to book one of our own Egypt tour packages, you will be booking through an Egyptian tour operator that has been in business since 1955; a company that has so far sold nearly a quarter of a million Egypt travel packages.
Types of Egyptian Vacation Packages Available
When you are choosing your Egypt provider, you will want to make sure you look at the types of vacation packages that are available. If you are looking for a company that can do more than just provide you with tickets to the Egyptian Museum, and you are looking for actual tours that include a guide, make sure they can accommodate your needs. Take the time to look through all of the different Egypt tour options that the company has on their site.
In addition, you might find that the tours that are available aren’t quite right, and that you might want to visit a different location or have different types of activities included in a single Egypt travel package. In this case, you will want to make sure that there are custom options available for the travel packages.
Some of the best travel companies will be able to provide you with customized options that will work well for your schedule and the places that you would like to visit. If that sounds like something you need or want, make sure it is available with the provider you are considering.
It should also be mentioned that no matter how accommodating a tour operator is, they are simply unable to customized cruise itineraries. The cruise ship operators are the ones who decide where their cruise ships stop. Most of the large cruise ships travel between Luxor and Aswan, and typically stop at places like Edfu and Kom Ombo.
In terms of the types of travel packages being offered, most companies will a variety of options, including things Sahara Desert tours, Nile River cruises, city tours, day tours and etc. More established providers will also offer multi-destination tours as well, such as Egypt and Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, or Egypt and Dubai for example.
Is the Value of What Is Offered Worth the Cost?
Once you get your list of potential providers narrowed further, and you start to get an idea of how much the Egypt travel package will be costing you, it is time to make sure it is worth the cost. You have to make sure the value of the package is worth the price you are expected to pay. Keep in mind that a portion of what you are paying for is the convenience that working with the providers can bring. When you have them take care of the hard work of setting up the tours and activities, you won’t have to worry about it.
Many people find that paying a little extra for this convenience is well worth it since they will not have to spend all of their time leading up to the vacation trying to get their itinerary sorted out. If you book through a reputable Egypt provider, your trip should include professional guides, modern air-conditioned transport, good hotel accommodation and etc.
Do You Really Need an Egypt Tour Operator?
You might be wondering if you really need to work with a company that can set you up with Egypt travel packages or if you could do it all on your own. While it might be possible to book tours on your own, find your own accommodation and places to dine, it is not necessarily a good idea. Just think about all of the work that you would have to put into setting up a truly flawless Egyptian vacation.
Not only would you have to take the time to look at all of the various options for travel destinations in the country, but you will need to contact each of them to set up tours. You also need to make sure that you juggle all of the tours that you want to take on your itinerary and be sure that you will be able to get from Point A to Point B to make it to each of the tours or events on time. You need to find the best options for travel within the cities, outside of the cities, and between the cities.
You will also find that it tends to cost more when you are trying to take care of all the bookings on your own. You will not have the same relationship with these locations that Egyptian tour operators have. Now, think about all of the time that you would be spending trying to book all of the tours on your own. You don’t want or need this much frustration in your life.
You Should Still Do Research on the Location
Even though it is a great idea to work with the professionals for your Egypt travel packages, that does not mean that you shouldn’t do any research. If you take some time to learn more about the locations you will be visiting during your trip to Egypt, whether it is Cairo or the pyramids at Giza, you will find that the knowledge you have can make your vacation even more enjoyable.
Doing some research before booking a trip to Egypt can also lead to you seeing things or places that you otherwise would not have. For example, most good Egypt vacation packages that include some time in Cairo will feature a visit to some of the Egyptian capital’s best known attractions, such as the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. The truth is that there are many other interesting things to see and do in Cairo as well.
There are also many fantastic attractions just a short distance from Cairo, such as the Step Pyramid at Saqqara and the Dashur Pyramids which are among the oldest Egyptian pyramids ever discovered. Doing some research can also shed some light on attractions that may be close to any of the other cities you visit during your trip to Egypt, such as Luxor and Aswan for example.
Most tours in Luxor will include a visit to places like the Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Karnak Temple. The fact is that there are numerous other nearby sites that are worth a visit as well, including places like the Valley of Queens and the Valley of the Nobles. By doing some research, you could come up with new ideas that could enhance your upcoming trip even further.
Hotel and Cruise Ship Accommodation
Booking hotels online prior to your trip to Egypt is generally very easy and very convenient. However, doing so is not without risk. To begin with, there is a good chance that you won’t get the best possible prices. A particular hotel may also tell you that your choice of room is not available on the dates you have given them. This might be true, but it could also just be an attempt to get you to book a more expensive hotel room.
Another problem is that hotels tend to very selective of which pictures they post on their websites. This practice is not only confined to Egypt. In most instances, hotels only publish the best looking pictures on their websites. A hotel room may look truly wonderful online or in a brochure, but it may look very different in reality.
A good tour operator has to think about their own reputation and will only partner with hotels that aren’t going to damage their reputation. Also, the bigger and more well-established providers are often able to secure special rates by entering into business agreements with hotels which they have vetted.
All that has been mentioned above concerning hotels also applies to booking a cruise on the Nile. Again, a good provider will always ensure that you get maximum value for your money when booking you onto a cruise. Not only should they book you onto a 5-Star cruise ship, but they should also book one of their guides onto the cruise so that they can accompany you on sightseeing excursions in places like Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.
Travel companies that do this will usually have other clients on the cruise as well, and the guide’s job is to provide small group tours during the cruise.
Bookings, Payments and Refunds
Ending up with an Egypt travel itinerary that suits your needs and desires perfectly is of course one of the most important aspects of a dream vacation in Egypt. You want an itinerary that ensures you will get to see all of those ancient wonders which you have been longing to see. You want to know that all your transport needs will be taken care of and that you will be staying in nice hotels. In short, nobody can deny the importance of securing an itinerary that really is perfect in every way.
Unfortunately, there are other things which are also of the utmost importance and these are also things which need to be taken into account when booking a trip to Egypt. Things like bookings, payments and refunds can cause you to experience sleepless nights. This is another reason why it is so crucial that you work with a well-established tour provider for your trip to Egypt. Things like payment and refund policies should be made clear to you right from the very beginning.
A good provider should also be willing to accept a deposit and then allow you to pay the outstanding balance in installments or at a later point in time. One can’t really expect a tour provider to finalize a booking without first getting a deposit. Your deposit allows your chosen provider to make hotel reservations, cruise reservations, and also book seats on domestic flights if your chosen itinerary includes any domestic flights in Egypt.
A well-established Egypt tour operator should also allow you to pay the balance when you arrive in Egypt for your trip, and it should not be the first thing they talk about when they meet you at the gate when your flight lands in Cairo, Luxor or Aswan. You should be able to pay the balance once you get to your hotel, or even the following day.
It is also important that you determine what sort of refund policy the company has. Remember, something unforeseen could happen that leaves you with no other option but to cancel your trip to Egypt. A good travel company should be very transparent about this unless they are trying to hide something. If you ask to see a copy of their refund policy, they should immediately email a copy to you.
Book Now, Travel Later Option
The bigger and more established Egypt travel specialists will allow clients to book their dream Egyptian holiday package months in advance. In other words, they will let you book your tour and/or cruise whenever you want and then travel at a later date. This essentially allows you to lock in existing prices. If prices go up before you travel to Egypt, the cost of your Egypt tour package will remain unchanged providing you have paid your deposit in full.
It is worth noting that not all Egyptian travel companies offer a Book Now, Travel Later option. The Covid pandemic has clearly demonstrated how beneficial this sort of option can be, and we believe it is someone you should look into if you are planning on booking a holiday in Egypt.
When you are ready to visit Egypt for a once in a lifetime experience, and you want to make sure that you have the best Egyptian holiday ever, take the time to find and work with a well-established Egypt travel company that specializes in Egypt travel packages.
Whether you want to spend your days exploring places like Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, or whether you want to enjoy relaxing days and unforgettable nights on the mighty Nile, it really will make planning your trip so much easier if you work with a professional Egypt tour provider. It will allow you to visit and experience the best of Egypt in comfort and style, and without any stress whatsoever.
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