Egypt Travel Guide
Travcoa Escorted Journeys takes small groups of 18 on a guided trip down the Nile. Passengers stay in presidential suites. The tour also encompasses the Upper Delta's ancient sites.
Insider find: A roster of local guides across Africa, including in the Zambezi River Valley, in Zimbabwe, and in Hwange National Park, near the Botswana border. Their walking and canoeing expeditions bring clients face-to-face with bull elephants, rhinos, and lions.
If you anticipate needing a hand with your heavy suitcase or a complicated connection, hire a Cairo Airport staffer, who, for just $50, will greet you upon arrival and guide you through immigration, baggage claim, and customs clearance.
Though this small shop sells Segafredo espresso and plenty of small bites, in-the-know travelers come to Coffee Time for Egypt’s local beer, Sakara.
This oft-overlooked gem in Cairo, holds an impressive collection that reflects modern Egyptian culture.
Search among thousands for scarves, capes, and djellbas.
Composed of many historic ruins under restoration, the museum creates facsimiles put in place to hold up the fragile structures.
Craving a hot cup of tea and crumpet? Take a seat on the tufted leather couches at the airport’s English Lounge. Are pasta and a glass of Chianti more your thing? You’ll find bliss in the blue-and-white Italian Lounge.
Although there are 550 Bijoux Terner boutiques worldwide, the affordable accessories shop has only two outposts in Egypt, one in Cairo International (the second in Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport).
What Lies Beneath: Three levels of burial chambers dating back to the 2nd century A.D. An impressive architectural achievement, its three levels of tombs reach a depth of 100 feet.
The gallery is frequented by the older Cairo set of artists.
A seven-bedroom sailboat, fit for 14 passengers. Trips can be tailored for first-timers or Nile aficionados.