• Alexandria

  • Aswan

  • Tut Ankh Amon

  • Moto Safari, Hurghada

  • Underwater, Hurghada

  • Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan

  • El Mamsha, Hurghada

  • Sphinx & Pyramids, Giza

  • Cairo by night

  • Hatshepsut, Luxor


Travel Tips





Spring: 70°F - 85°F; Summer: 80°F - 130°F; Autumn: 70°F - 85°F; Winter: 60°F - 85°F. Bring comfortable shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat. Sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses are also recommended. Some religious sites do not allow shorts or sleeveless shirts.



Arabic is the local language. Limited English is generally understood and spoken as well.

Passports and Visas

Passport and visa required.

Passports: To be valid at least 6 months or longer after the date of travel. Please check with the Embassy or nearest Consulate of the country that you plan to visit for their requirements.

Visas: If a visa is required, obtain it from the appropriate foreign consular representative. Some nationalities can get the visa on arrival, Like USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Argentine, Brazil, Ecuador, East & West Europe


The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt.


Tips are always a matter of personal discretion. No employees of Jupiter Travel permitted to request tips either personally or on behalf of other service providers. Although bills normally include a service charge, it is customary to add a small gratuity in restaurants and other places that cater to tourists. Tipping is considered by locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation". There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended. If you become uncomfortable by any behavior you encounter, please advise your tour escort or phone our office. Numbers have been provided in your documents for your convenience.

We will give you a tipping guideline on arrival, you may use this guideline (as appropriate)


The voltage used is 220 volts.

*Note: The U.S. uses 120 volts and you can purchase a converter and transformer at most hardware stores for your 120V appliances.

Health Precautions

No inoculations are necessary when arriving in Egypt. But consult with your health care provider before traveling.

*To prevent "Montezuma's Revenge," avoid the tap water, including raw fruits and vegetables washed in tap water. Your stomach may still become upset due to the change in diet. Bring anti-diarrhea medicine just in case.

Conservation/Code of Conduct

Islam is the dominant influence and many traditional customs and beliefs are tied up with religion. The people are generally courteous and hospitable and expect similar respect from visitors. Handshaking will suffice as a greeting. Because Egypt is a Muslim country, dress should be conservative and women should not wear revealing clothes, particularly when in religious buildings and in towns (although the Western style of dress is accepted in modern nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and bars in Cairo, Alexandria and other tourist destinations). Official or social functions and smart restaurants usually require more formal wear. Smoking is very common.



We are not responsible for loss or damage to luggage and personal belongings; you MUST report any loss or damage immediately at the time of the incident and obtain a written report from the local authority for submission to your insurance provider. If you luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form MUST be filed with the carrier before leaving the airport.


Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance as additional security in the case of cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, illness, or accident. Keep all boarding passes, ticket copies and receipts for expenses paid during your trip if it later becomes necessary to file a claim.




Travelling with Children


Travelling with children can be exciting, a great adventure and carry wonderful memories for years to come -- meet people and do stuff that they just don't get a chance to do any other time. Adults often find they gain a very different perspective on a place when visiting with children, and in many parts of the world travelling with children opens up many opportunities to be welcomed by and get to know locals. For the whole family, travelling together can be a time to get to know each other again, away from the pressures of work and/or education. While most parents will agree that is impossible to have a totally stress free holiday with young children - being organized can help alleviate some of the stress...


The Journey:

Plan ahead -- think through your child's normal schedule and try to keep to it if possible while you are travelling. This means feeding at their normal time, naps and other activities. Get your child into a daily routine AFTER arriving at your chosen destination - not during the trip.
Plan for travel sickness -- bags, medication from your pharmacist or Doctor and a change of clothing. Some medications for children contain sedative properties - a good idea for a very long journey.
Keep everything your child needs for the trip in your hand luggage -- no special toys in the suitcase!
During the trip give children activities at sensible intervals -- not all the toys at once. Spread the entertainment out so you don't run out of ideas after the first hour! Carry plenty of food and drink for the journey - sensible light snack food is good - hungry children don't travel well.

Arriving at your Destination:

Take medication with you if you are unfamiliar with local medicines - child paracetamol, rehydration fluid, travel sickness medicine etc.
Also take a copy of your repeat prescription if your child is on any medication, should you need more medication while away. Play safe and get enough from you Doctor before you leave.
When travelling across time zones, try to get your child adjusted as quickly as possible to the time with plenty of fresh air and meals at local times on arrival.
Lower your expectations - remember this is a holiday and you need to have fun too!

Private & Tailor-made Family tours:

We are happy to arrange private tours for families, or groups of families travelling together. Running your tour privately allows your guide to be more flexible with your itinerary during the day, and to spend more/less time at certain sites according to their interest and the ages.



Children on Cruise boats:

Some cruise boats have small cabins. However, we use a large enough range of boats, that have large cabins for at least 2 adults and one child, but a maximum number of people can stay in a cruise cabin are 2 adults and two children
There are plunge pools and sun-decks on all the cruise boats, but we do recommend that you ensure your children have some games or reading material with them. The boats do not normally sail for more than around 5 hours at a time without stopping to give you a chance to go on-shore and have a change of scene.



Some of the hotels have limited facilities specially designed for children (eg. play areas & games). Most of the 5-star hotels do have baby-sitting services, but this will not extend to nursery or day-care arrangements for older children.
Some simple considerations we make include that fact that some hotel pools do not have shallow-ends while others are more sculptured and fun, some hotels are located right on busy roads, while others havaurants, while others are more relaxed.
Hotels and beach resorts by the Red Sea have many more facilities and more to keep children occupied during the day.
If you have any special requests for particular hotels, please do not hesitate to ask, and we'll be happy to quote for them. Their own secure compounds and gardens, and some hotels just have classical elegant rest

Children Discounts:

We offer children discount according to ages

If sharing their parents room

Child from 0 - 2.99: Free of Charge (they should pay only 10% from the internal flight ticket).
Child from 3 - 5.99: 25% from adult price.
Child from 6 - 11.99: 40% from adult price.
Child 12 years old: Full fare.

If staying in a separate room

Child from 3 - 5.99: 40% from adult price.
Child from 6 - 11.99: 65% from adult price.
Child 12 years old: Full fare.

Useful tips

  • Bring a stroller for children from 1 - 4 years
  • Bring hat for your children
  • Warm clothes "to wear especially in the evening"
  • Cotton clothes "to wear especially in the daytime"
  • Always have fresh snacks for your children
  • Personal small towels for your children
  • Sun tan Lotion
  • Small mineral water bottles for children