Traveling to Egypt from South Africa is a dream for many people. It is a historic country famous for its fascinating ancient past, where you can relax and visit many interesting sites. Egypt tours from South Africa organized by Inside Egypt include a number of attractions for all tourists who travel to Egypt from South Africa, and want to see as much as possible. You will spend your Egyptian holidays with us in a more engaged way - visiting and learning about Egyptian culture, while becoming an active participant in it.
Our Egypt holiday packages from South Africa visit the most important Egyptian museums and monuments located in various parts of Egypt, such as the pyramids, temples, tombs and a cruise on the Nile by luxury ship. The Egypt tours from South Africa also include a number of VIP experiences that are unavailable to general tourists. These are private tours of the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx of Giza, or private access to the interiors of historical palaces in Cairo and Alexandria, which are normally closed to visitors. It will make you feel special, like a celebrity or a Royal family member on our Egypt tours from South Africa.
Our guests will be able to sample the most exquisite Egyptian dishes as well as European cuisine, admire amazing views like sunsets on the river Nile, experience nature directly and get to know all about Egyptian folklore.
Egypt tours packages from South Africa organized by Inside Egypt is an offer that can't be missed for true connoisseurs. Our small group Egypt tours are limited to a maximum of 20 participants, allowing you to discover Egypt in a truly enjoyable and comfortable way!
The Inside Egypt team consists of Egyptian history, culture, and traditions experts, who prepare your Egypt tour packages from South Africa with great care. This means, among other things, very good organization skills, the best guides who speak perfect English, and comfortable, fast transport (including air transport) throughout the trip to Egypt. For Inside Egypt, the customer's convenience takes the lead. We provide our guests with a stay in the best 5-star hotels in Cairo, whose fame and reputation speaks for itself. Beautifully located hotels of this type have their own individual character, as they have been arranged with attention to the smallest details.
Each of our Egypt tours from South Africa can be extended with a 5-day Jordan tour, which means that during one trip abroad you can visit two Middle Eastern countries that are rich in historical monuments. Our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa make the most of your vacation. Egypt is waiting to be discovered! Regardless of which of our Egypt tours from South Africa you choose, you can experience a unique, inspired adventure that will change your life.
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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 four Egyptian cities: 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 4-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. 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.
If you are planning to travel to Egypt from South Africa and join one of Egypt tours from South Africa, you are surely wondering how to find the best cheap airline tickets. Check out our tips to find out how to purchase the best international tickets for your trip to Egypt from South Africa.
International airline tickets are not included in the price of our holiday packages from South Africa to Egypt. However, Inside Egypt's team can help you book your international airline tickets if needed. We will compare the offers of various carriers for you and find the best connections at the best prices.
We know from experience that you should buy your flights to Egypt from South Africa in advance. Last minute deals do not work for international airline tickets - if you want to buy cheaper airline tickets, you need to book your flights in advance, preferably 2-6 months before your scheduled Egypt tours from South Africa.
In addition to this, you should avoid flight search engines - they add commission for the booking service, credit card payment and currency conversion. Get started by checking the website of various airlines offering the route you want to travel for flights to Egypt from South Africa. There you can buy a ticket without additional costs and hidden fees, and you will also get special discounts, available only to their website users. When hunting for low prices, subscribing to the newsletter will help you - thanks to this you will not miss any promotions!
It is worth mentioning that Egyptair, the national airline of Egypt, has flights to Egypt from Johannesburg a few times a week. It is the only airline to offer direct flights from Egypt to South Africa. The flight from Cairo to Johannesburg (Tambo International) takes eight hours, and from Johannesburg to Cairo seven hours and forty minutes.
Flights to Egypt from Cape Town and Durban (King Shaka) are available with one or more stops.
Our Egypt holiday packages from South Africa are virtually all-inclusive Egypt vacation packages. They include visiting the most important Egypt's monuments and museums with professional guides who are extremely knowledgeable and speak English fluently.
We make sure that our guests travel comfortably in small group Egypt tours. Thanks to our small groups, we can meet the expectations of every participant in our Egypt tours from South Africa. Small group Egypt tours are comfortable for both the participants and the guide. Our largest group size is 20 people, so we provide our clients with the luxury of small groups.
Our clients will stay overnight in the best five-star hotels in Cairo and will also participate in a multi-day cruise on the Nile aboard a luxury cruise ship.
We provide our guests with three meals during the day, along with bottled water. You will find that a trip to Egypt is also a culinary journey. Cuisine in Egypt is an integral part of local culture and during our Egypt tours from South Africa you will sample traditional Egyptian cuisine. Of course, you will also find many standard European dishes during the Egypt tours from South Africa. Everyone will find delicious food to suit themselves and their own tastes.
Bottled water is also provided during the tour, making sure that you don't go thirsty when visiting the sights on our Egypt tours from South Africa.
Our Egypt tour packages from South Africa also include exclusive VIP experiences, available only to special visitors such as celebrities, royalty and famous politicians. These attractions are not provided by other travel agencies in Egypt, who focus on standard mass tourist events. These VIP experiences are, for example, a private (no other tourists) tour of the Khufu Pyramid in Giza with access to its two chambers (the Queen's Chamber and the Subterranean Chamber), which are normally closed to visitors. You will also have special access to the Great Sphinx of Giza where you will have almost an hour of exploring the sphinx. You will be very close to the statue, even being able to touch it and take amazing photos with it. Participants of the standard Giza Plateau tours do not have this option, they can only admire the Great Sphinx for a few minutes at a distance from a special platform. For lovers of historical palaces and residences, we also have an extra special treat - the opportunity to visit two interiors of the historical palaces in Cairo and Alexandria, which are closed to visitors.
The participants of our Egypt tours from South Africa travel comfortably and as quickly as possible. In addition to comfortable vehicles with air conditioning, the long distance between northern and southern Egypt is covered by plane (both ways).
Inside Egypt gives you the opportunity to do both Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa. You can extend any of our luxury Egypt tours with a 5-day trip to Jordan. All you need to do is to indicate that you want to take part in a trip to Jordan when registering for a trip to Egypt.
Our Egypt holiday packages from South Africa do not include: international flights, Egyptian visas, travel insurance, beverages with meals, or tips.
Egypt is a very popular travel destination among South African citizens, with many people choosing to holiday in Egypt from South Africa. All travelers with a South African passport who travel to Egypt from South Africa must purchase an Egyptian tourist visa (Egypt visa South Africa). The most convenient way to do this is on arrival at the airport in Egypt. The visa must then be purchased at the bank's counter and paid in cash in US currency. You can also apply for a visa at the Egyptian diplomatic mission in South Africa. Alternatively, the Egyptian authorities have now made life easier for tourists visiting their country by introducing electronic visas. Thanks to this dedicated tourist website, you can get a document allowing you to enter Egypt.
Taking into account the popularity of Egypt holiday packages from South Africa, the following will present the main issues related to applying for a visa to enter Egypt.
To travel to Egypt from South Africa, South African citizens will need a passport with a validity period of at least 6 months from the planned date of return from Egypt. To get a visa to Egypt, travelers with a South African passport can choose one of the three options available. The first is to obtain a single entry visa, which allows you to enter Egypt once. It costs $ 25 and is available on arrival at the airport. The second option is to obtain a multiple-entry visa, which will allow you to enter the country several times, and costs $ 60. Tourist visas are issued for a maximum stay in Egypt of 30 days.
On the other hand, the third type of visa, although it is free, allows South African citizens to visit only the Sinai Peninsula, including the resort of Sharm El Sheik. This visa is valid for a maximum of 14 days. If you want to visit Egypt and participate in Egypt tours from South Africa, you should purchase an Egyptian tourist visa, which will allow you to visit Cairo or Luxor from the Sinai Peninsula.
If you are applying for an Egyptian tourist visa electronically through the appropriate website when joining one of our Egypt tours from South Africa, the application for an Egyptian visa to enter Egypt will consist of three parts: information about your trip, information about the applicant (the traveler), and information about the host (the hotel/accommodation where you will stay).
In the first section, you will be asked about the type of application, the number of planned entries to Egypt, the type of visa, the country from which you will travel, the estimated date of arrival, and the estimated date of leaving Egypt. The next section will consist of questions about you. You will be asked your date of birth, gender, marital status, profession, country of birth, first and current nationality. Finally, in the third part of the application, questions will be asked about: the type of host (the place where you will stay during your trip, e.g. hotel), host's name, phone number for the host, fax number, email address, and physical address. You will also have to answer the question of who paid for your trip. Of course, you will find in the options to choose the statement that you paid for your holiday yourself.
However, it should be remembered that you should apply for an Egyptian tourist visa electronically no later than seven days before the planned Egypt tours from South Africa.
For more information before your Egypt tour from South Africa, see our Egypt travel tips for the perfect vacation. This will make sure that you're fully prepared to travel to Egypt from South Africa.
The prices of our Egypt tours from South Africa are quoted in US dollars. Payments for our Egypt tours from South Africa can be made via bank transfer or credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard with 3-D Secure. For the wire transfer option, any fees are to be covered by the person paying. When you're in Egypt, any optional trips you choose will also be charged in US dollars. These can be paid in cash, and may also be paid for by card.
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The price of our 14 Days in Egypt Tour (Egypt holiday package from South Africa) is $ 4895. If you are traveling alone and you would like to have a room to yourself, the single supplement for this would be $ 1550.
The price of a 10-day tour of Egypt (Egypt tours package from South Africa) is $4385. If you would like to stay in a single room, the supplement for this is $ 1180.
The price of the 8 day Egypt tour (holiday package from South Africa to Egypt) is $ 3495. The single supplement for this tour if you would like a single room is $ 940.
The deposit for each of our Egypt tours from South Africa is only $ 1000 - to be paid during the booking process. The remaining balance is to be settled 90 days before the trip to Egypt from South Africa.
When planning Egypt tours from South Africa or traveling to Egypt from South Africa, you may wonder what the exchange rate for the South African Rand (ZAR) to Egyptian Pound (EGP) is, and what currency is best to take with you to Egypt. We would suggest that it is best to take US dollars, euros or sterling pounds to Egypt. The exchange rate (converter) of Egyptian Pound to South African Rand (Egyptian Pound to Rand) can be found HERE.
On arrival at Cairo Airport, you will need US dollars in cash to purchase an Egyptian Tourist Visa for $ 25, if you haven't already purchased the visa before your trip to Egypt from South Africa.
In Egypt, the South African Rand (ZAR) cannot be exchanged at exchange offices and banks.However, you can easily exchange other convertible currencies like US dollar, euro, pound sterling, Japanese yen or Swiss franc. HERE you can check the exchange rates in Egypt according to the National Bank of Egypt.
You can also withdraw cash from an ATM in the Egyptian currency - Egyptian pounds. ATMs can be found in most 5-star hotels and large cities. You may not find ATMs in small towns and villages during the Egypt tours from South Africa and you may have difficulty paying with a card. Just in case, it's always a good idea to have a small amount of Egyptian currency with you at all times during Egypt tours from South Africa.
It's better to tip Egyptians in the local currency or US dollars on the Egypt tours from South Africa. Egyptians are used to accepting tips in such currencies. Read our guide on tipping in Egypt where we talk about how much to tip for various services during your trip to Egypt from South Africa.
Egypt has now lifted all COVID-19 restrictions. You can travel to Egypt from South Africa without being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you don't need to do a PCR test before your trip to Egypt from South Africa. There is no compulsory immunization in Egypt that you must have before you join one of our Egypt tours from South Africa.
When on our Egypt tours from South Africa, you should follow the standard rules of hygiene: wash your hands frequently and disinfect them, especially before meals, drink only original bottled water and thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables. Be careful when eating, especially in the first days of your trip to Egypt from South Africa as you may suffer from a gastrointestinal upset. If you notice the first symptoms of any disorders, you should contact a local doctor or buy appropriate medications. The medication can be purchased over the counter at local pharmacies, and prices are relatively low. In closed places with large crowds of people, such as airports, airplanes, coaches, and museums, you should use a protective face mask for your safety.
The level of medical services in Egypt varies greatly. There are many internationally renowned clinics and hospitals in Egypt and there is also a network of public health care facilities, where the level of services deviates from the norm.
If you do not have your own funds, you will not be able to benefit from any medical care during the Egypt tours from South Africa. For this reason travel insurance is very important and you need to make sure that you have travel insurance in place during the Egypt tours from South Africa. Unfortunately, it is not included in our Egypt holiday packages from South Africa, this should be purchased in your own country before your trip. However, avoid the cheapest policies with a limited offer. We advise you to buy a policy that covers many services. The insurance company must, for example, cover the costs of hospitalization (a service very expensive in Egypt), treatment of a chronic disease (e.g. cardiovascular, cancer, epilepsy), mental illness or the effects of passive participation in acts of terror.
When choosing your insurance policy, consider the activities you plan to do during Egypt tours from South Africa. The standard policy does not cover costs that arise from accidents, for example while diving with specialized equipment, surfing, windsurfing, quad biking, water scooter or an air balloon flight.
Some medicines dispensed in South Africa contain substances that are not allowed in Egypt. This can include prescription and over-the-counter medications, and even homeopathic remedies. Egyptian airport services each time decide whether the drugs can be transported into the country. Drugs that raise doubts are taken from the owner and checked in the laboratory. The waiting time for their return is not specified and may take up to several weeks.
To avoid any problems (drug confiscation and criminal liability), bring a medical certificate in English with you on your trip to Egypt from South Africa. This certificate must show that you are taking the particular medication. Don't take too many doses of medication - just as much as you need during your trip to Egypt from South Africa.
You don't have to be a president or even a celebrity to feel like a VIP and travel throughout Egypt in style. Inside Egypt offers Egypt holiday packages from South Africa with exclusive VIP experiences. On our unique Egypt tours from South Africa you will get to feel extra special. Join us on a luxury trip to Egypt from South Africa.
We offer small group Egypt tours that include luxurious accommodation, comfortable transport, personalized service and knowledgeable guides who speak fluent English. As well as this, our Egypt tours from South Africa include the following VIP experiences:
- Private Entry to the Giza Plateau - Guests on our Egypt tours from South Africa have special access to the Giza Plateau in the early morning hours when other tourists are not allowed to be there. All of this legendary space will be open just to you - Featured on all tours.
- Private Entry to the Great Pyramid - Our Egypt tours from South Africa guests can visit the Khufu Pyramid - Great Pyramid, the last standing wonder of the ancient world! As if that wasn't surreal enough, you can also enter the two chambers (the Queen's Chamber and the Subterranean Chamber), inside the pyramid, which are not accessible to standard tour groups! - Featured on all tours.
- Special Access to the Great Sphinx Enclosure - While other tourists can see the Sphinx only from a distant terrace, Inside Egypt guests on our Egypt tours from South Africa are invited to stand between the paws of the magnificent Sphinx. Our professional guide will share his knowledge about this enigmatic monument with you. You can touch the Great Sphinx of Giza and take amazing photos close to it. Such a perspective is an amazing experience! - Featured on all tours.
Join the most exclusive Egypt tours from South Africa ever offered, and enjoy your trip to Egypt from South Africa in VIP style!
Make the most of your holiday in Egypt from South Africa by visiting nearby Jordan from the land of the pharaohs. Jordan is a unique country in the Middle East. It stands out, not only for its beautiful nature and unusual monuments, including the famous rock city of Petra, but also for the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and Christians and a very high level of security. You can extend each of our Egypt tours from South Africa with the Jordan 5-day add-on tour, and take part in our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa.
The itinerary of our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa includes visiting the Jordanian capital, Amann. Half of Jordan's population lives in Amman, and the city is large and densely. Among the new houses you'll find the old quarter, with lots of shops, bars and cafes. Above the city rises a hill with the citadel of Jabal al-Kalat. This is where Amman's history began, and is also a great vantage point, giving you great views over the city and the surrounding area.
We will also visit the rock city of Petra, hidden among the rocks and gorges in the desert. Petra is one of the world's seven new wonders, and in addition to the magnificent buildings, you can also see the amazing rock Siq gorge here.
A large part of Jordan is occupied by deserts, one of this country's famous attractions.The most recognizable desert area is the phenomenal Wadi Rum, which was used, among other things, for the locations in Star Wars. We will visit here and the Jordanian Bedouin estate.
Important places on the tourist map of Jordan are occupied by locations relating to the Bible. The most important of these are Mount Nebo, from which the prophet Moses saw the Promised Land, and the Christian city of Madaba with its Byzantine temples and mosaics. We will also visit these areas on our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa.
At the end of our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa we will visit the Dead Sea. It is a salty waterless lake located in the tectonic Jordan Trench, which is rich in minerals. The unusually salt concentration makes it easy for non-swimmers to float on the surface. The Roman commander Vespasian, wanting to check this phenomenon, ordered prisoners to be thrown into the water to see them float.
Our Jordan 5-day add-on costs $ 2885 (USD) per person in a twin/double room, based on two sharing. If you would like to stay in a single room on our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa, the supplement for this is $ 625 (USD).
Jordan 5-day add-on includes: Transfer from the hotel in Cairo to airport; 1-way flight from Cairo to Amman, Pickup at Queen Alia International Airport and transport to hotel in Amman; Transportation in modern air-conditioned private vehicle; Local English-speaking guide; Luxury 5-star hotel accommodation; Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary; 2-hour 4x4 tour in Wadi Rum; 3 meals per day; Bottled water; and your visa in Jordan.
Jordan 5-day add-on does not include: Drinks; Soft and alcoholic beverages; Personal expenses; Travel insurance; and your departure flight from Jordan's capital Amman to South Africa.
You can easily book your Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa, just indicate that you want to participate in the Jordan 5-day add-on when you register for one of our luxury Egypt tours.
Please note that the prices of our Egypt tours from South Africa, as well as Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa are in US Dollars, not in Egyptian Pounds, or in South African Rands. The transaction will be converted to US dollars when you pay with your card for our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa.
Don't miss our Egypt and Jordan tours from South Africa, join us now to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Our small group Egypt tours mean that during Egypt tours from South Africa, there will be a maximum of 20 people on the trip, and of course a guide and a tour leader. As our trips to Egypt from South Africa are limited to 20 participants, you won't have many people to share time with during sightseeing and meals, etc. Our Egypt tours from South Africa are therefore more personal and authentic, giving you an exclusive vacation.
You will discover Egypt up close with a knowledgeable guide alongside you. Our Egyptian guides are very familiar with their country, they know what to show you and in addition to English, which they know perfectly well, they also speak Arabic and communicate well with the local Egyptian people. They love to share their knowledge and interesting facts with the participants of our Egypt tours from South Africa. Being in a small group allowes you to closely communicate with the guide, ask him questions and get a better insight into the culture and traditions of the places you visit on your trip to Egypt from South Africa.
Small group Egypt tours are a great opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and views, with whom you can travel later or can become close friends.
Our small Egypt tours mean more flexibility with time and less rush. As the size of the group is smaller, there is usually a much better organization of travel or sightseeing, and a less tight schedule.
The participants of our small Egypt tours are people from all over the world who communicate in English. However, the most frequent travelers with us are Americans, Canadians, British, Irish, Australians, New Zealanders, citizens of South Africa, India, as well as Singapore and Thailand. People of all ages travel with us; young people who do not have time to organize their own holidays in Egypt or do not like to do it, as well as more mature people, for whom a small group provides a lot of comfort or want to entrust their Egyptian holidays to specialists. The participants of our trips are couples, families, groups of friends, as well as solo travelers.
Like the concept of small group Egypt tours, but would you rather travel exclusively with just family and friends as a private group? We have good news! We also offer Egypt tailor-made tours. Interested in a private/tailor made trip to the Land of the Pharaohs - contact us today to find the right trip to Egypt from South Africa for you!
The itineraries of our Egypt tours from South Africa have been prepared by our team of Egypt travel specialists with great care to ensure the most comprehensive journey through Egypt's fascinating culture. Our Egypt holiday packages from South Africa include visits to the attractions of both ancient and modern Egypt, and a cruise on the Nile which is an amazing experience in itself. During our Egypt tours from South Africa we will visit unique places in different parts of Egypt, both in the north and in the south.
Even if you only have 8 days to spend in Egypt you'll discover the finest treasures of the Land of the Pharaohs - from the tombs of the greatest pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings to the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor and the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel. You will sail the Nile in luxury, with stops to admire temples and experience authentic Egyptian life.
During our Egypt tours from South Africa you will uncover the pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza with the necropolis in Saqqara. You will also walk along the streets of Old Cairo and bargain with the Egyptians when buying original souvenirs.
The most important highlights that you'll visit on all of our Egypt tours from South Africa are:
- the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza,
- Egyptian Museum,
- The Citadel Saladin with the Mohamed Ali Mosque,
- Khan el Khalili market in Old Cairo,
- temples at Abu Simbel,
- the temple of Isis in Aswan,
- temples in Kom Ombo and Edfu,
- Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon in Luxor,
- Valley of the Kings in Luxor with the entrance to the interior of three royal tombs,
- Saqqara necropolis.
As well as these some amazing VIP experiences await you on each of our Egypt tours from South Africa.
Take a look at our travel packages to Egypt from South Africa and choose the luxury Egypt tour that suits you best. A wonderful holiday in Egypt from South Africa awaits you!