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Understanding Our Point System

We pride ourselves on giving you a unique and authentic travel experience that is unrivaled. We will create itineraries for you that are specific to your interests and match your expectations to a tee.  Because we focus on you and what you want to do on your vacation, you will experience a one-of-a-kind trip unlike anything else you have ever enjoyed.  We are not a one-size fits all company; we tailor-make your itineraries. 

We excel in providing:

  • All-inclusive packages that bundle your food, accommodations, and transportation (including taxes and entrance fees).  We are upfront with any and all costs so that there are no surprises.

  • Professionals who know the area and its history.

  • Comfortable accommodations that reflect what you expect.  We choose the crème of the crop in accommodations for each star level so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

  • True value tourism – we show you Egypt… the real Egypt.  The monuments, bazaars, historical locations, and important sites are both authentic and interesting.  We will not waste your time!

We want you to enjoy your trip so we will pull out all the stops to make it so.  Your Egyptian vacation will be chock full of legitimate locations of historical value, meaningful background, and exciting stops.  We believe in connecting with you and will do so with a personal touch.  Call us – we’ll answer the phones and talk with you about your questions. 

We look forward to hearing from you and scheduling you Egyptian vacation!

Telephones In Egypt

To call Egypt:

1. Dial the international access code: 011 from the U.S. or Canada; 00 from the U.K., Ireland, or New Zealand; or 0011 from Australia.

2. Dial the country code, 2.

3. Dial the city code and then the number.

To make international calls:

To make international calls from Egypt, first, dial 00 and then the country code (the

U.S. or Canada 1, U.K. 44, Ireland 353, Australia 61, New Zealand 64). Next, dial

the area code and number. For example, if you wanted to call the British Embassy

in Washington, D.C., you would dial 00-1-202-588-7800.

For directory assistance: The once-disastrous state of directory assistance in Egypt

has undergone a miraculous transformation in recent years. Now you can dial 140

and get English-speaking directory assistance for inside Egypt that is accurate and

up to date.

The same service exists online at www.140online.com, but the numbers are less

likely to be up to date. For business phone numbers and addresses, try

www.yellowpages.com.eg. For international directory assistance, dial 144.

For operator assistance: If you need operator assistance in making a call, dial 120 if

you're trying to make an international call and 140 if you want to call a number in

Egypt.

Toll-Free Numbers:

Toll-free numbers start with 0800 in Egypt. There is a partial and hard-to-search list

of them on the site Telecom

Egypt (www.telecomegypt.com.eg/English/Home_FindNumber_aNumSearchFreePhone.asp).

Calling an 800 number in the States from Egypt is not toll-free; in fact, it costs the

same as an overseas call. In 2007, Cairo phone numbers (city code 02) were

changed from 7 to 8 digits. The rule of thumb is, on the west side of the Nile (Giza,

Mohandiseen, Agouza, Dokki, and so on), add a 3. On the east side of the river, and

in the middle of the river (downtown, Heliopolis, Maadi, Garden City, Zamalek, and

Manial), add a 2. Meanwhile, mobile numbers are all 10 digits and do not need an

area code.

Cellphones

The three letters that define much of the world's wireless capabilities are GSM

(Global System for Mobile Communications), a big, seamless network that makes

for easy cross-border cellphone use throughout Europe and dozens of other

countries worldwide.

In the U.S., T-Mobile and Cingular Wireless use this quasi-universal system; in

Canada, Microcell and some Rogers customers are GSM; and all Europeans and

most Australians use GSM. GSM phones function with a removable plastic SIM

card, encoded with your phone number and account information. If your cell phone

is on a GSM system, and you have a world-capable multiband phone such as many

Sony Ericsson, Motorola, or Samsung models, you can make and receive calls

across civilized areas around much of the globe.

Just call your wireless operator and ask for international roaming to be activated on

your account. Unfortunately, per-minute charges can be high -- usually $1 to $1.50

in Western Europe and up to $5 in places such as Russia and Indonesia.

For many people, renting a phone is a good idea. In Egypt, you will need to buy or

rent a handset, buy a phone number, and purchase a prepaid phone credit. 

Many five-star hotels' business centres rent phones, too.The Conrad and the Four

Seasons, for example, will supply you with a handset for around LE150 a day

($9/£6). With a perfectly functional, low-end handset running LE350 to

LE700 ($21-$42/£14-£28) on the local market, however, it makes sense just to buy

if you're going to need it for more than a couple of days.

SIM cards and phone numbers can be purchased for about LE200 ($12/£8) from

almost any store advertising the products of one of the three local mobile service

providers: Mobinil, Vodafone, and Etisalat. You will have to give them a copy of

your passport and fill out a form.

Prepaid credit, available where you buy your SIM card and phone number, But I

highly recommend visiting this website for the best deals for your prepaid

cards https://travelsim.com/country/egypt/. Prices are $10 ~ $100 depends on your

preferred plan.

North Americans can rent a phone before leaving home from InTouch USA (tel.

800/872-7626; www.intouchglobal.com) or RoadPost (tel. 888/290-1606 or

905/272-5665; www.roadpost.com). InTouch will also, for free, advise you on

whether your existing phone will work overseas; simply call tel. 703/222-7161

between 9 am and 4 pm EST, or go to http://intouchglobal.com/travel.htm.