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Is Cairo safe for female tourists?

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Is Cairo safe for female tourists?

One of the most common questions that women ask when it comes to packing for Egypt is Cairo safe for female tourists? 

Some people say that You cannot travel to Egypt alone as a solo girl, we are disagreeing with this opinion, if you can’t book Egypt Family Tours, you have the chance to travel as a solo girl. Before traveling to Egypt, you have to know that Egyptians are seriously one of the nicest and most hospitable people on the planet, you will feel happy while you are dealing with them, they feel so happy when they help foreigners and they tend to be gregarious, naturally hospitable, and extremely open to talk to strangers.

Here we will help you to know how to stay safe while traveling solo in Egypt and will give you the best Women's Travel Safety guidelines for Egypt.


Quick Links:

1- How to deal with harassment and how to avoid it 

2- Book and enjoy safe accommodation 

3- Experience Cairo day tours in a safe way 

4- Best Clothes to wear as Solo Woman Traveler 

5- Secure transportation tips for Women tourists



How to deal with harassment and how to avoid it

 Egypt has low-level harassment of women, both local and travelers. When you face any harassment, try to not give any attention, If you completely ignore them they don't bother you. Don't hesitate to ask for help from The Tourism Police, they will be by your side or ask for help from Egyptian people, Most Egyptians are hugely ashamed of the harassment problem and 



Book and enjoy safe accommodation

If you are planning to visit Egypt as a solo traveler, you can book your hotel from top-rated hotels in Cairo for a safe and secure stay, try to book top-rated hotels with good reviews for security checks, also it will be near from Cairo attractions to save your time and to enjoy Egypt Luxury tours. Try to keep with you a hotel’s business card, in case you feel that you miss your way, hotels business card will be a good idea, give it to any driver and he will help you to come back to your hotel.


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Experience Cairo day tours in a safe way

Take the decision and travel to Egypt one of the safest destinations, visit Cairo city, and have the nicest experience. During your stay in Cairo, you will sense the old, the new, and everything in between.  

Enjoy top Egypt Tours and explore well-preserved ancient pyramids, unique masterpieces at The Egyptian Museum, historical Churches and mosques are such a valuable experience. If you are planning to visit Cairo and will explore it on your own, No worries, you will feel safe during your tours. It’s a good idea to be accompanied by a trusted local professional guide during your visits to Cairo highlights. You can hire a Local Female Guide from your travel agent who will guide you to top historical Cairo highlights and will give you exciting information and facts about the great Egyptian history.



Best Clothes to wear as Solo Woman Traveler

Cairo is not the place to wear your hot Shorts and Short dress. To avoid unwanted attention and annoying comments, try to dress modestly and wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees. T-shirts with pants will be perfect and comfortable to wear during your historical day tours, also it will be a good message to The Egyptians people that you respect their culture. Try to keep a scarf handy for visiting mosques, churches, and religious sites. 

If you are planning to have Red Sea vacation from Cairo city, take the decision and be ready to touch the real beauty of the sea during your stay. you can wear your Bikinis, swimsuits, t-shirts, and shorts at the private beaches of hotels. On public beaches, you can wear a t-shirt and shorts or swimsuit.

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Secure transportation tips for Women tourists

Scout Cairo city and safely go around this marvel city, you can hire a taxi to arrive at your requested destination, try to not sit beside the driver to feel more comfortable. There is Metro in Cairo which considers as one of the safest, cheap and comfortable public transportation, Enjoy mixed” carriages for men and women or use the middle two carriages (4th and 5th) of each train that are reserved for women who do not prefer to ride with men in the same car.

If you are planning to travel from Cairo to Aswan or Luxor by Sleeper train, it will be secure as you can book SGL Cabin.

It will be a good idea if you book your secure transfer with any trusted travel agents which offers private vehicles with drivers and English speaks representative. You can hire a private transfer for Cairo historical tours and airport or station transfers.  

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Questions and Answers related to Egypt Tour Packages.

Egyptian cities are very safe in general, especially at the areas where tourists are visiting frequently, as tourist sites are far from episodes have occurred and it was not affected, even during protests happened after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 Most of our clients arrived during these periods mentioned how it was safe during their trip to Egypt.

Traveler 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 traveler 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, he can apply for a visa upon arrival at the Egyptian airport, it will cost him $25 or the equivalent amount, and visa will be valid for 30 days.

For sure you can visit Egypt and Jordan, where you can explore fascinating Egypt and Jordan and more with Ibis Egypt tours.

If you have a visa for Sinai, it will allow you to visit any destination in Sinai, but if you want to visit Cairo, Luxor or Aswan you can obtain Visa according to rules at questions number One.

Yes, there are direct flights from the United States to Cairo organized by Egypt Air, where you can find a flight from New York, the JFK Airport, direct to Cairo five times a week. it takes approximately 12 hours. There is flights belongs to Egypt Air as well flies from Los Angles directly to Cairo, it takes approx. 17 hours, However tourists arriving from U.S.A prefer to make transit either in Paris, North Africa ( They prefer to stop in morocco ), or London.

Because of the cheap price of the airline tickets, clients prefer airlines, but the only exception for this client arriving from Jordan via Aqaba Port, as they are crossing by ferry boat from Aqaba Harbor to Nuweiba, but the ships were coming to Egyptian Mediterranean harbors from Cyprus or Greece, is not working nowadays. On the other hand you can find a variety of cruises coming to Egypt’s Mediterranean and the Red Sea Ports, it is stopping at the different harbors for one or two days, and Ibis Egypt tours will be more than happy to offer day trips to Egypt and Jordan for clients wanted to enjoy tours to Egypt or Jordan, and clients can obtain visa at the Egyptian ports, kindly open this link, it contains different Egyptian Shore Excursions trips for clients who intend to ride an international cruise will stop at the Egyptian ports or Jordan port.

We recommend for you to Purchase Cigarettes and Alcohol upon your arrival to Egypt, where you will find duty free shops at Egypt’s airports, at Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, and El Gouna, you will be allowed to purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of alcohol upon arrival.

All travelers arriving to Egypt have 48 Hours to buy cigarettes or alcohol from any duty-free shop either located at Egypt’s airports, or from other locations located in Cairo or from hotels in El Gouna or Hurghada or Sharm El-sheikh, the traveler can purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of Alcohol.

Deposit required for your holiday is 25% of the total holiday cost, except at the peak periods “ Christmas, New Year and Easter “ deposit will be 50% of the total price. and you can pay the deposit by credit card ( Visa or Master Card ) or by bank wire transfer to Ibis Egypt tours bank account.

Ibis Egypt tours is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to receive your booking inquiries via email, telephone, or live online chat. Our number, email, and a link to our chat service can be found at our homepage. www.ibisegypttours.com

Yes for sure Ibis Egypt tours offering special prices for private groups. We are offering discounts starting from 10% and more, depending on the nature and length of the trip. For groups more than 15 people, we will offer you one person in double free of charge from the group.

Ibis Egypt tours has good deals with all hotels all over Egypt, which makes our prices competitive, another thing you’ll notice is the inclusions. While we don’t include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see, on the other hand, we leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.

A charge of 3% will be paid as bank fees for payments made by credit card, No additional charges will be applied.

As Per our terms and conditions, Ibis Egypt tours refund depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation, Except Shore Excursions day trips booking you will refund whatever amount you have paid in advance in case of force majeure.

Ibis Egypt tours is glad to offer a discount for clients wanted to pay the total amount of their tour in advance, However, If you paid the total amount of your tour six months before arrival, we will be more than happy to offer 5% discount for your trip.

You should book your tour maximum one week before your arrival. On the other hand during peak periods “ Christmas and New Year’s, Easter “ earlier is much better to secure space for your holiday before arrival.

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