With Sharm Smile Tour we guarantee that you will have a truly memorable holiday. We think it's the little touches that make a holiday more special and memorable. We can offer you an extraordinary service at a very good price. Your satisfaction is our main aim. Moreover, the whole Sharm Smile Tour teamwork members are high educated, high qualified and informative enough to meet your expectations.
If you plan to visit Egypt once during your lifetime or you want to hit most important cities and sightseeing within the same visit, in this case from 7 - 10 days will be the most recommanded for trips to Egypt. During your holiday you must visit Cairo and do a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan at a minimum. If you stay longer, you can do the beautiful city of Alexandria or relax in any of the Red Sea resorts like Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada. But if you want a real desert safari experience, you will need to go farther out into the Western Desert (Dakhla, Kharga, Farafra and the famous Siwa Oasis near the Libyan border), but you’ll have to tack on a few extra days to accommodate the addition.
We know this is not easy specially for travelers who are visiting Egypt for the first time. So this is our mission in Sharm Smile Tour and we are capable of doing it professionally. Our long experienced consultants will collect from you some information like for how long is your vacation in Egypt, when will be your arrival day and what you are interested in more... ect, and then they will work hard on affording you all the best available options to choose from which can suit your interests and budget. At the same time our consulting team will provide you with all useful advisories which may help to take the best decision concerning your dream holiday to Egypt.
You will feel us not just as service providers but as real friends who are mainly looking for your satisfaction and happiness. As well as you will find us patient, flexible, honest and trustworthy all the time. Sharm Smile Tour applies the highest standards to the offered service and considers the health and safety of our guests as of paramount importance to us. Sharm Smile Tour quality standards guaranteed.
It differs depending on from which city it will start. The Nile Cruise itinerary from Luxor to Aswan takes 4 nights / 5 days of almost 2 days of sailing. While The Nile Cruise itinerary from Aswan to Luxor takes 3 nights / 4 days of almost 1 day of sailing. the difference in trip length is due to Nile River water flow direction which flows from the south to the north. So it takes longer from Luxor to Aswan because the Nile Cruise in this case sails against the river current. We recommend to start the trip from Luxor to get the best experience of the River Nile and its green valley which embraces one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Nile Cruises are not available everyday but 3 days a week; Saturdays, Mondays & Thursdays from Luxor, while from Aswan on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
A Nile cruise is one of those journeys you feel it imperative to take, at least once in a lifetime. Trips generally run in just the 210-Kilometers stretch between Luxor and Aswan of four or five days for the one way or of eight days for the two ways, with long periods spent tied up at night at the ports of Luxor and Aswan, or at one or more of the most important cities lying between those cities like Esna or Edfu.
There are many different ships to choose from, ranging from traditional steamer Nile Cruises (best suited to those that value history and authenticity) to luxurious modern cruise ships (geared towards those for whom creature comforts are a priority).
The itineraries of the vast majority of Nile Cruises are the same, including these stops, whether southbound or northbound: Luxor, Edfu, Kom-Ombo, Esna and Aswan. Then there's a side trip to Abu-Simbel, south of Aswan and beyond the High Dam there by plane or bus.
There are 41 countries whose citizens are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival any of the country’s entry points “airports and ports”. This type of visa is valid for a one-month period; the 27 states in the European Union, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For other nationalities (except the Gulf countries) visas should be obtained from Egyptian embassies or Consular Missions abroad, and this type of visa is valid only for travel within three months from the date of issue and is valid only for one-month stay in Egypt starting from the arrival date.
Yes, Sharm Smile Tour runs day trips from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada to visit the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum. Traveling between destinations could be by plane or in an air-conditioned bus,These day tours start usually by 1-5AM and finish by 10PM. In Cairo our guests will be escorted by a private tour guide who will work to give our guests a unique experience. Lunch meal is included during the day.
Arabic language is the official language of Egypt but the colloquial Egyptian (Masry) Arabic is the most widely spoken in the country and it is not much different from the starndard Arabic but it is much easier. English and other languages, like French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German ..ect, are most widely used among people working for the tourism sector. English and French are taught in Egyptian schools but it's not spoken as second languages in Egypt. But Not all people in Egypt are fluent in English.
Despite Egypt had a bit of instability in the recent few years due to the revolutions happened in Egypt, but it is now very safe. Police security forces spreed across all Egyptian cities, especially around the areas where tourists frequent, taking the highest measures not to wait till something could happen. Tourism sector is a very vital source for the Egyptian national income. It is advisable when visiting Egypt first time to comunicate with someone who knows Egypt and speaks English well enough to explain it to you. Egypt is usually known as it has a very low crime rate.
The first thing to consider is that baksheesh (tipping) is very much part and parcel of Egyptian culture. Tipping is a way of life in Egypt because most people working have very low wages, so tips are expected in Egypt for almost any high standard of service provided. Service charges and taxes are by default included in any bill. but these fees don't go to people who are serving. So it will be advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10%.
Egypt, with its rich distinctive history, is a country that offers a lot to the tourists and a traveler can never see everything in one or even a couple of visits. This is why there are a number of monuments and some activities that tourists are advised not to miss if they visit Egypt. These include:
- Visiting the Pyramids of Giza
- Visiting Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
- Visiting Saladin Citadeland Mohammed Ali Mosque
- Visiting the White Desert
- Diving or snorkeling in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea
- Going on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa
- Exploring the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai
- Visiting the Luxor and Karnak temples in Luxor
- Visiting Abu Simbel
- Going to Khan El Khalili touristic market and Islamic Cairo
- Exploring Islamic Cairo on foot
- Visiting the monuments of the West Bank of Luxor including the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings
You can pay either in British pound, US Dollars, Euros or change your money into Egyptian pounds from any of the exchange offices that can change cash and travelers’s checks in Egypt. You can even pay by the credit cards as the credit cards are widely used in Egypt in hotels, many shops, restaurants and cafes.
There is no special dress code you need to wear when visiting Egypt. Just in the religious places like mosques or churches it will be required to cover arms and legs for both men and women. In winter in some places it could be very cold so you may need to bring some heavy clothes. Check weather conditions in this time!There is no special dress code you need to wear when visiting Egypt. Just in the religious places like mosques or churches it will be required to cover arms and legs for both men and women. In winter in some places it could be very cold so you may need to bring some heavy clothes. Check weather conditions in this time!
Yes, we in Sharm Smile Tour are flexable enough to check what is the best for our customers and do it immediately. We will not hesitate for even a moment to give any discount once we will find it available as our priority is to make our guests satisfy and happy. Some Egypt travel packages will include discount as well for repeated customers and students.