Egypt has been one of the most sought-after destinations by Brazilians. That is because the country carries a historical load that interferes a lot with people’s imagination, after all, who doesn’t want to see up close everything they have studied and heard about history, right? As we know of this great passion of the Brazilians, we decided to bring some tips so that your Egypt tours is as you always dreamed after all, a prepared traveler is worth two.
So, let’s go to our tips:
1- When not to travel
As everyone knows, the climate in Egypt is desert and, as such, it has only two different seasons: winter, which runs from November to April, and summer, which extends from May to October. The heat season is really hot in the country and extremely dry as well. During the winter and with the exception of the Mediterranean coast, which usually receives reasonable rainfall, the rest of Egypt rarely sees even a drop of water falling from the sky. South of the capital it is common for years to pass without rain and it is exactly there that the main tourist attractions are found, such as the cities of Luxor, Aswan and also Abu Simbel. Also you can take a Nile River Cruise between Luxor and Aswan.
Local guides say that the temperature does not usually exceed 40 ° C, but the thermal sensation worsens during the summer with the dry climate and the presence of the typical desert wind – which triggers the famous sandstorms. On days like these, no one usually leaves their homes until late in the afternoon because the heat is really unbearable. So, avoid traveling from May to October so that you can enjoy the tours without cooking in the desert, literally.
2- Always have a change in your pocket
Egypt’s ruined economy ended up leading many people to poverty and, therefore, they end up seeing tourists as a great source of income. So, it is common for all Egyptians to expect a tip from you, the tourist, for the services they provide. The guy who gave you information on the street, the one who took a picture for you, the waiter who served you, the taxi driver who ran your race, the camel guy, the porter and everyone else are waiting for you to thank them with a tip. That is why it is important to always have a change in your pocket so that you do not experience any embarrassing or embarrassing situations. Nowadays, some establishments already prohibit this practice on the part of their employees, but, as we have already said, a prepared traveler is worth two.
3- Be careful with your clothes
As everyone should know, most Egyptians are from the Muslim religion, which is very strict with decorum, especially in relation to women. You can see this clearly in the clothes used in Egypt. Outside the capital, it is common for men to wear the famous and typical Arab robes and women for their part to wear abeya, some use the niqab – the one that only shows their eyes. In Cairo, it is more common to see people following Western fashion with women wearing long trousers and blouses and covering their hair with the help of a scarf. So, if you want to take a leisurely stroll, without drawing attention
and making the most of it, avoid short, tight-fitting outfits as well as low-cut clothes and also with the shoulders out, respect the local culture.
Always choose to wear modest clothes, and when visiting any mosque, you should wear clothes below the knee, covering your arms and a handkerchief for your hair. In the most tourist areas, especially on the beaches of Sharm and Hurghada, travelers are well suited.
These were just some of the most important tips for you to enjoy your trip to Egypt without any major problems. So plan your trip well, research the local culture, customs, typical foods and everything else you can discover on the internet before boarding the flight. So, for sure you will be able to get the most out of this unique and unforgettable experience.