Egypt has always been an interesting holiday destination for travelers from all over the world. With impressive ancient sites, year-round sunshine, a fascinating culture, and a warm welcome, Egypt definitely has a lot to offer visitors from New Zealand.
The Egypt holiday packages from New Zealand and the Egypt tours from New Zealand proposed by Inside Egypt include visiting the most important Egyptian monuments such as royal tombs, magnificent temples, the great pyramids in Giza, Saqqara necropolis and museums, as well as modern attractions for which the land of the pharaohs is famous. Our Egypt tours from New Zealand also include a Nile cruise. However, all the highlights that Egypt offers travelers are not located next to each other. For this reason, you need to travel through the land of the pharaohs on our Egypt tours from New Zealand in order to take advantage of Egypt's best places to visit.
The Egypt tours from New Zealand itineraries prepared by our Inside Egypt specialists are very rich, so our guests can see and experience as much as possible during their stay in Egypt. In addition, our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand include VIP Egypt travel experiences. These are exclusive experiences that other travel agencies cannot provide, such as a VIP before-hours visit to the Great Pyramid with Special Access to the Great Sphinx Enclosure and exploring the interiors of historical palaces whose doors are generally closed to visitors.
Our guests travel in comfortable and air-conditioned coaches of a high standard. The long distance between northern and southern Egypt is covered by plane (both ways), which significantly improves the comfort of travel. Our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand include accommodation in 5-star hotels in Egypt, famous for their unique location and the highest standard of service. Inside Egypt's small group Egypt tours are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Our Egypt tours from New Zealand are therefore more personal, giving you an exclusive vacation.
Our guests visit Egypt with a competent Egyptian guide, who speaks perfect English and are under the care of a tour leader who makes their safety and well-being their number one priority as well as watching over the implementation of the tour itinerary. By participating in our Egypt tours from New Zealand, you will also go on a culinary journey through the land of the pharaohs! You will have the opportunity to sample local dishes and delicacies. Egyptian cuisine surprises with a variety of flavors and intense spices. You will be able to find out by eating lunches in our selected local restaurants.
You can extend any of our Egypt tours from New Zealand with the Jordan 5-day add-on and complete both Egypt and Jordan luxury tours from New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to visit two countries in the Middle East, famous for their ancient monuments, during just one trip abroad.
With Inside Egypt you will travel throughout Egypt in style and thanks to our personalized service you will feel extra special.
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Our signature Egypt Vacation takes you on an enthralling 14-day Egypt tour from Cairo to Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Au Simbel, and back again, exploring Egypt's most iconic landmarks. Vacation the Egypt pyramids ahead of the crowds and enjoy a peaceful moment to drink in the atmosphere of the Pyramid of Khufu and the Great Sphinx at the Giza Plateau before tourists are admitted for the day. You’ll also discover the country’s hidden gems with exclusive access to rooms and locations normally off-limits to the public, and sail down the Nile in style aboard our well-appointed cruise ship to delve further into the mysteries of Southern Egypt. Our 14 day Egypt pyramids vacation offers the most in-depth experience of our Egypt vacation tour packages.
This 10 day Egypt travel vacation offers a unique tour of Egypt that is custom designed to highlight the attractions of five Egyptian cities: Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, Luxor, and Aswan. See the Step Pyramid, Egypt’s first pyramid; tour some of the most notable monuments on Earth at the Giza Plateau; enjoy a comfortable 3-night stay on our exquisite cruise ship as it sails down the Nile; explore ancient temples; and marvel at the stunning artifacts that chronicle a compelling history at the egyptian museum in Cairo. The stunning Abdeen and Montaza palaces are normally closed to the public, but this luxury Egypt vacation includes a royal invitation to venture inside and stroll the same halls traversed by kings. You’ll enjoy all the exclusivity and luxury of our signature Egypt trip tours on a briefer timetable.
Don’t let an expedient schedule prevent you from getting a premium Cairo Egypt vacation to experience of the best of this mystical realm. This 8 day Egypt tour and vacation to Egypt is planned with efficiency in mind. You’ll wander through the halls of the Egyptian Museum, see awe-inspiring views of Cairo, and try your hand at bartering with local merchants before spending 3 nights abroad on a first-class trip down the Nile to see historic temples and the Valley of the Kings. Upon returning to Cairo, you’ll tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and enjoy an intimate visit to the Giza Plateau before it’s open to other tourists, drinking in the majesty of the Sphinx and the great pyramids with every comfort our luxury Egypt vacation have to offer.
Unfortunately, our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand do not include flights to Egypt from New Zealand. However the Inside Egypt team is able to compare offers from different carriers, if needed, and find the best flights for you at a favorable price. They will advise on the best flights available to join the Egypt tours from New Zealand.
We do know that there are no direct flights to Egypt from New Zealand. With airlines such as Emirates and Qatar Airways you can fly to Cairo, Egypt from Auckland with just one stop. From other airports in New Zealand, such as Wellington and Christchurch, it is possible to join a flight to Egypt with a minimum of two stops.
If you search and book flights to Egypt from New Zealand yourself, we have some advice for you (Egypt travel advice New Zealand). Buy your tickets for your flights to Egypt from New Zealand as early as possible, preferably a few months before your Egypt tour from New Zealand. Prices always increase the closer you get to the departure date for your flights to Egypt from New Zealand.
If you spot a cheap flight, book your tickets right away and don't wait. Believe us, the price will go up and you will wish you had booked them sooner.
Of course, before buying a ticket, you should first check the prices, i.e. do your research and compare the prices of all carriers that fly from New Zealand to Egypt.
When doing research, websites that are flight search engines are a great help. Popular search engines are KAYAK, SKYSCANNER and MOMONDO. In these search engines, you enter the date and place of departure, and possibly the date of return. Then the search engine will show you all of the possibilities for flights to Egypt from New Zealand to join our Egypt tours from New Zealand.
After completing the research and making a decision on which flights you will choose, it is time to confirm your booking and buy your ticket. You must remember not to make reservations via search engine sites. Use KAYAK, SKYSCANNER and others, to just search for flights and book directly from the airline's website.
Tickets bought directly from the carrier are cheaper. If you buy from a search engine site, you have to take into account a slightly inflated price. By buying directly from the carrier, you will avoid problems with check-in and it will be easier for you to add additional options later, such as luggage, seat selections etc. This will give you peace of mind for a comfortable journey to join our Egypt tours from New Zealand.
All our Egypt tours from New Zealand have been prepared with great care by the Inside Egypt team in such a way as to make the most of your stay in Egypt. We also make sure that you get to see and experience as much as possible in the best way possible on our Egypt Tours from New Zealand. Our itineraries cover a tour of iconic Egyptian monuments both ancient and modern, giving you an amazing insight into the fascinating history of the Egyptian people.
Our Egypt Tours from New Zealand also include a cruise on the Nile on a luxury ship, which is a wonderful attraction in itself and a great way to travel while exploring the country. You will get to understand both northern and southern Egypt with its rich traditions, customs, culture and cuisine.
Even when you only have a short vacation in Egypt and only have a week at your disposal, you will get to explore Egypt's most iconic sites in just 8 days. This will be done in a true VIP style, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our Egypt tours from New Zealand include Egypt's best places to visit. These are:
- the Giza pyramid complex and the Great Sphinx of Giza,
- Egyptian Museum in Cairo,
- The Citadel Saladin with the Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo,
- Khan el Khalili bazaar in Old Cairo,
- temples at Abu Simbel,
- the temple of Isis on Agilkia Island in Aswan,
- temples in Kom Ombo and Edfu,
- Karnak Temple and Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor
- Valley of the Kings in Luxor with the entrance to the interior of three royal tombs
- Colossi of Memnon in Luxor
- Saqqara necropolis with the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser and the magnificent mastaba of Kagemni.
As well as visiting these wonderful sites, some amazing VIP Egypt travel experiences await you on each of our Egypt tours from New Zealand.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with the Egypt tours from New Zealand we offer. You have the choice of three exclusive itineraries and many dates, which are the best time to visit Egypt.
We hope you will find our Egypt holiday packages from New Zealand interesting and we look forward to hearing from you. Our team at Inside Egypt is happy to provide further information regarding our Egypt Tours from New Zealand or will assist you with booking your place on our Egypt and Jordan small group tours.
During the Egypt tours from New Zealand you will stay in luxury 5-star hotels in Cairo. These hotels are perfect for our Egypt and Jordan small group tours and are appreciated for their high standard facilities, great location, excellent service, delicious food, and overall value, as well as being described as an "oasis" in Cairo.
The Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colorful history. Surrounded by verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original works of art and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to Kings and Emperors, Heads of State and numerous celebrities. The Mena House, located 700 meters from the wonder of the ancient world, offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your room at sunrise and sunset. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped Fitness Center and Spa. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivaled service.
The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is a leading luxury Hotel in Cairo. Flanked by the lush zoological gardens and the western bank of the Nile, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is an exclusive boutique hotel that puts you in the center of it all. There's so much to admire about the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence. From its historic design, reminiscent of Cairo's Belle Époque era, to the First Nile Boat - a trendy culinary destination offering five restaurants over the waters of the Nile river, and its world-class service. After a long day exploring Cairo you can reset and relax at the hotel's Spa. You can enjoy a cleansing Turkish Hammam ritual or a relaxing hot-stone massage by renowned Spa therapists. At the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence restaurants and bars, the chefs and mixologists create dishes and drinks that amaze guests and capture the imagination of foodies everywhere. In addition to many international dishes, you will also have the opportunity to sample traditional Egyptian dishes.
During the Nile cruise on your Egypt tours from New Zealand, you will travel aboard a luxury ship that is a floating hotel. It will be MS Le Fayan or another similarly appointed ship. This ship is characterized by a high standard throughout and excellent quality of service, which ensures a comfortable rest during the cruise. The luxury Nile river cruise ship has air-conditioned outdoor cabins with an en-suite bathroom and large windows. The ship also has several suites that can be booked for an additional fee. The option to upgrade your room on the cruise ship is available upon request. The Nile cruise ship is equipped as standard with: a lobby with a reception desk, a bar, a disco, a swimming pool on the upper deck, as well as tables with chairs and deckchairs. In addition, in the evening guests can participate in a varied entertainment program. It is also worth mentioning the very good and varied food that you will find onboard the Nile cruise ship, during your Egypt tours from New Zealand.
You don't have to be a celebrity, a famous politician or a member of the royal family to visit Egypt in style. Thanks to our long-term cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt, we can provide our clients with VIP Egypt travel experiences during our Egypt tours from New Zealand. Our guests have unique private access to Giza's iconic ancient monuments on our Egypt tours from New Zealand. You get to enjoy a VIP before-hours visit to the Great Pyramid and special access to the Great Sphinx enclosure. Or you can visit the beautiful interiors of historical palaces, the doors of which are generally closed to the public. These are exclusive experiences that other Egypt tours travel agencies do not offer.
Our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand also include a magical Nile cruise on a luxury ship. Where personalized service onboard the ship and the Inside Egypt team take care of your needs. From the upper deck of a 5-star ship you will be able to observe the life going on in small towns and villages located on the banks of the Nile, admiring the beauty of Egyptian nature and the stunning sunrises and sunsets over the river. Days will be filled with exploring monumental temples and tombs with our knowledgeable guide who speaks perfect English. Evenings will be filled with live music, art programs and Egyptian folklore. Our luxury ships cruising the Nile are famous for their excellent cuisine that will satisfy even the most demanding palate. Three main meals are served on board and the ship's restaurant specializes in both international and Egyptian cuisine. Drinks are charged extra.
Our Egypt and Jordan small group tours are limited to a maximum of 20 participants, making our Egypt tours from New Zealand more personal. Our guests stay in luxury 5-star hotels and travel comfortably and quickly throughout the beautiful country. The long journey between northern and southern Egypt is covered by plane (both ways). Our Egyptian tour leader (travel concierge) watches over the safety and health of each participant and also takes care of the implementation of the tour itinerary.
Inside Egypt gives you exclusive access to the best experiences in Egypt on its Egypt tours from New Zealand.
Prices for our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand are not listed in New Zealand Dollars or Egyptian Pounds, only in US Dollars. However, you can pay for our Egypt and Jordan luxury tours, New Zealand online with a Visa or Master credit or debit card. You can also make a bank transfer in US currency to our account. If paying by bank transfer you must cover all costs of the international transfer.
You can pay for optional trips in Egypt in cash in US currency or by card. Please note that a 2% charge is applied to card transactions.
It is best to take US currency with you when traveling from New Zealand to Egypt. It will be useful at the airport in Cairo to purchase your Egyptian visa, which costs $ 25 (cash) per person. You can also take Euros or Australian Dollars with you, which can be exchanged on the spot in a bank or at a currency exchange office. Exchange rates according to the National Bank of Egypt can be checked HERE.
We advise you not to exchange currency at the airport immediately after arrival as the exchange rate will be very unfavorable.
In Egypt, you can withdraw Egyptian pounds from many ATMs located in 5-star hotels and large towns. In small Egyptian towns, it is better to always have some cash in Egyptian currency with you, just in case, as there may be a problem with finding an ATM or paying with a card, for example in a small souvenir shop or grocery store.
There is a very developed culture of tipping in Egypt and it is best to give tips in local Egyptian currency or US dollars. Read our guide on tipping in Egypt where we talk about how much you should tip for different services on your Egypt tours from New Zealand.
If you travel to Egypt from New Zealand on one of our Egypt tours from New Zealand, it is worth considering visiting nearby Jordan as part of your Egypt trip from New Zealand. This will allow you to make the most of your vacation time in the Middle East on our Egypt and Jordan luxury tours, New Zealand. Inside Egypt offers the Jordan 5-day add-on at the end of each of our Egypt tours from New Zealand, which means you can visit two Middle East countries, and do both Egypt and Jordan small group tours in just one trip.
Middle Eastern Jordan is a fascinating country, not only because of the famous Petra. In addition to the rock city, counted among the seven modern wonders of the world, this country offers very diverse attractions - from places known from the Bible, through Roman ruins and medieval castles, to the Dead Sea and Red Sea resorts, and the amazing desert of Wadi Rum.
During our Egypt and Jordan luxury tours, New Zealand you will visit the following places in Jordan:
Amman is a city that can charm you. It is a breath of the Orient and a foothold of Arab culture. There are lots of sights to see in the city, including the Amphitheatre. It dates from the 2nd century and is very well preserved. An important historical site in the city of Amman is the Citadel with many buildings like the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace. From the hill on which the citadel is located, there is a view of the city that is truly breathtaking.
The Jordanian desert impresses with its unusual red color and the originality of rock formations. Its natural, historical and cultural richness has led to the area being declared a reserve, and UNESCO has placed Wadi Rum on its World Heritage List.
The ancient city of the Nabataeans, Petra, is a world-class monument. The biggest attraction of Petra is the famous Treasury and crowds of tourists gather in front of it, taking in the great sight. The rock city is crossed by several trails, which lead to unusual places and vantage points with stairs carved in the rock. You can be sure that Petra will completely captivate you.
The ruins of the medieval Shobak Castle are a remnant of the Crusaders. They are located on a hill with beautiful views.
Madaba. The greatest treasure of this Christian-dominated city is a 6th-century map. A mosaic depicting the Holy Land is on the floor of the Orthodox Church of St. George. It shows, among other things, Jerusalem surrounded by walls, boats on the Dead Sea, and fish in the Jordan River - all intricately arranged from tiny, colorful pebbles.
It was from this height that Moses and the people of Israel, led by him from slavery in Egypt, saw the Promised Land. This moment came after 40 years of wandering the Israelites through the desert. However, the prophet himself was not allowed to enter the Promised Land - it was a punishment for the sin committed earlier. This means that Mount Nebo is the place where Moses died. Today, on the top of the mountain, there is the Sanctuary of Moses, with an archaeological park and an extensive view from an altitude of over 800 meters above sea level.
The Dead Sea is actually a lake with no outlet, sandwiched between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Its salinity is so high that organic life is almost non-existent here. The unusual concentration of salt also means that even people who cannot swim will float in its waters.
The Jordan 5-day add-on costs $ 2885 (USD) per person in a twin/double room, based on 2 travelers. The single supplement costs $ 625 (USD). You can easily book your Egypt and Jordan small group tours from New Zealand, just indicate that you want to participate in the Jordan 5-day add-on when you register for one of our luxury Egypt tours. Our Inside Egypt team will be happy to assist with any questions you may have about the Egypt tours from New Zealand and the Jordan 5-day add-on.
Don't miss our Egypt and Jordan small group tours, join us now to make memories that will last a lifetime!
New Zealand citizens traveling to Egypt (New Zealand travel to Egypt) for Egypt tours from New Zealand from June 17, 2022 do not need to undergo PCR tests before traveling to Egypt, nor do they need to have proof of valid Covid 19 vaccinations. They also do not need any other vaccinations to enter Egypt or join our Egypt tours from New Zealand.
However, we do have some advice for New Zealand citizens who are planning a holiday in Egypt (New Zealand travel to Egypt). On the day of entry into Egypt, a New Zealand citizen's passport should be valid for at least six months from the planned date of departure. New Zealand citizens arriving in Egypt must also purchase an Egyptian Visa. Visas to Egypt can be obtained at the Egyptian Embassy in New Zealand, on arrival at the airport in Egypt, or purchased online at http://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg/. An Egyptian tourist visa costs $25 single entry and $60 multiple entry. The visa is valid for 30 days.
While in Egypt on our Egypt tours from New Zealand, you must remember the increased observance of hygiene rules. Recommended activities include: frequent hand washing or use of sanitizer in the absence of access to running water and soap, drinking only bottled water and using bottled water to clean teeth, and thoroughly washing fruits and vegetables before eating. In crowded indoor spaces such as museums, airports, mosques, and churches, face masks should be worn.
Some travelers from New Zealand experience a gastrointestinal discomfort known as Pharaoh's Revenge after the first few days of their stay. It is worth preparing for such a situation and taking medicines for this type of problem. Before and during the Egypt tours from New Zealand, it is also worth taking probiotics.You also need to protect your skin from the sun by applying a cream with a high SPF often throughout the day.
Another extremely important issue that we must remember before traveling from New Zealand to Egypt is travel insurance. Travel insurance for traveling to Egypt is essential for all travelers from New Zealand to Egypt. Our Egypt holiday packages New Zealand unfortunately do not include travel insurance. There are many private clinics and hospitals in Egypt that guarantee high-quality medical care. However, they are very expensive. Egyptian public health services may deviate from what you are used to in your own country. The lack of own financial resources is tantamount to the inability to use any medical care.
Take airy summer clothes in bright colors made of natural fabrics to keep you comfortable during our Egypt tours from New Zealand. You should pack a warm sweater and a jacket when going to Egypt in winter as evenings and mornings can be really cool. Don't forget about packing comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunglasses when traveling from New Zealand to Egypt. Avoid tight-fitting clothes, short shorts and skirts, and blouses that reveal your shoulders. The more of your body you cover, the better, especially when visiting religious sites, as you will not stand out and attract the attention of the Egyptian people. There are very strict dress codes when visiting churches and mosques.
New Zealand citizens traveling to join the Egypt tours from New Zealand must purchase an Egyptian tourist visa (Egypt tourist visa New Zealand). They must also have a valid passport to enter Egypt. The New Zealand passport must be valid for six months from the intended date of return from the Egypt tours from New Zealand.
New Zealand citizens who travel to Egypt can purchase an Egyptian Tourist Visa in different ways:
- at the airport in Egypt, where it is stuck into the passport,
- at the Egyptian diplomatic representation such as the Egyptian Embassy in New Zealand (Wellington),
- online via a dedicated website.
In our opinion, the most convenient and easiest way to purchase an Egyptian visa for the Egypt tours from New Zealand is at the airport on arrival in Egypt. However, you must have US currency in cash to purchase the visa at the airport. All you need to do is approach one of the bank windows, pay the fee, and the purchased visa stamp will then be stuck on a blank page in the passport. It should be shown to the official at passport control. An Egyptian visa is valid only when the official stamps it with entry to Egypt. An Egyptian visa costs USD 25 for a single entry or USD 60 for multiple entries. An Egyptian tourist visa is issued for 30 days and during this time you can enjoy the Egyptian sunshine, magnificent historical sites, amazing culture, and friendly hospitality.
You can apply for an Egypt visa online by visiting visa2egypt.gov.eg. We provide you with the website details for a reason - there are many unofficial websites waiting for tourists online, which ultimately ends up only in the loss of money. That is why you should check the legitimacy of the site, and in case of any doubts - stop the purchase.
On the indicated visa web page, you will need to register and fill out the form. Only after providing your data and other necessary information, will you be redirected to the payment, which should be made using any debit card. After going through the whole process, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to download and print. Then the document must be presented to the Egyptian official at immigration on arrival in Egypt.
As you can see, the visa formalities are not complicated. However, it should be remembered that when buying a visa online, it must be done at least one week before the planned Egypt tours from New Zealand.
If New Zealand citizens are traveling to Sharm el Sheikh, which is located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and do not book further optional trips, for example to Luxor or Cairo, they are not required to purchase an Egyptian visa. All you need is a free Sinai Only visa which entitles you to a 15-day stay in the Sinai Peninsula. This visa is issued at the airport, after approaching the passport control.
As standard, our Egypt tours from New Zealand run in small groups limited to a maximum of twenty participants, giving you more time to discover and explore Egypt's best places to visit at your own pace. Traveling and sightseeing in smaller, intimate groups makes it easier to establish closer contact with the guide, ask him questions or make friends with other participants of Egypt tours from New Zealand. One of the advantages of traveling on our Egypt and Jordan small group tours is that you will enjoy a comfortable journey around Egypt. The means of transport we use are large, as they are designed for more people and allow for proper social distancing, as well as having many empty places where you can spread out comfortably. This significantly affects the high quality of our Egypt tours from New Zealand and their exclusivity.
The participants of our luxury small group Egypt tours are people from many countries around the world who speak English. However, we have the largest number of clients from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, India, and Singapore. Couples, singles, whole families and groups of friends choose our Egypt holiday packages from New Zealand, and people of all ages travel with us. Young people who do not have much time or do not like to organize their own travel, and more mature people who want to entrust their Egypt holiday packages New Zealand to specialists.
We also offer Egypt and Jordan small group tours. Each participant of our Egypt tours from New Zealand can join the Jordan 5-day add-on and visit two Middle Eastern countries rich in ancient monuments during one trip abroad.
Like the concept of Egypt and Jordan small group tours, but would you rather travel exclusively with just family and friends as a private group? We have good news! We also offer Egypt customized tours. Contact us today to find the right Egypt tour from New Zealand for you!