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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!

WIFI

you'll find wifi in a lot of hotels in the tourist destinations of Egypt. many places are listed on hostlebookers as having wifi or not so you can have a look for yourself and make plans to stay at places definitely with wifi

The hotels we stayed in all had WiFi--some for free, some for an additional daily fee. In Luxor, we relied on an internet cafe around the corner for our needs. Two of the three places we stayed in had WiFi only in the lobby area. If no WiFi, you can always connect your computer to a cafe's connection.

Internet Access in Egypt
Without Your Own Computer

At most places in Egypt, you can easily find an Internet access with a good loading speed for free cheap, with even the smallest and most out-of-the-way villages sporting at least rudimentary Internet capacity. You may have to elbow game-playing kids out of the way, but you'll be able to check the news and collect your messages.

It is also worth noting that a 2006 amendment to the local Ministry of Tourism hotel rating system requires that all four- and five-star facilities provide Internet access.

With Your Own Computer

For travellers with Wi-Fi-equipped laptops, life is good in Egypt. In Cairo, almost every cafe and quite a few fast-food outlets feature free wireless Internet and those that don't are usually within the range of one that does. Additionally, in Luxor and Sharm El-Sheikh, two major mobile service providers, Vodafone and Mobinil, are competing to provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout town. At the time of writing, service was iffy -- free beta rollouts that offered low bandwidth and patchy coverage -- but look for it to improve. One word of caution: Privacy provisions appear to be quite lax on these networks. If you're concerned about your browsing being monitored or your e-mails being read, read the fine print before you log on.

The big hotel chains have also jumped on the Wi-Fi bandwagon in Egypt, but for the time being, they are not offering it for free. The irony of charging LE250 ($15/£10) a day for Internet access when it's available for free just across the street in a cafe or at their three-star competition is lost on them.

For a list of hotspots in Egypt, check out the database at www.jiwire.com. Truly determined Wi-Fi hunters, however, won't be satisfied with anything less than a pocket-size "Wi-Fi spy." Available at Western gadget stores for $20 to $200, depending on features, these handy little devices can sniff out and analyze surrounding wireless networks.

If your laptop is not Wi-Fi equipped, there is cheap and good dial-up access throughout the country that you can access from your hotel room. Most hotels and Internet cafes will also let you plug into their network through the Ethernet port on your laptop.

In the meantime, Terminal One of the Cairo International Airport is equipped with free Wi-Fi service and Terminal Two has a Wi-Fi system with pay cards (available in the terminal).

Electricity supply is 220 volts in Egypt, and plugs are European style, with two round prongs. Adapters are readily available.

Ethernet patch cables are easy to find (and are generally supplied by hotels with in-room high-speed Internet), but replacement power cords, even for very common laptop models, are not.

Censorship

Recently, the Internet is widely censored in Egypt, though access to some sites that are critical of the government have been blocked. A greater concern for some will be the monitoring of certain sites with political nature like "www.aljazeera.net" & "www.madamasr.com" and the use of chat rooms to set up gay men for unpleasant encounters with the police.