What is the most appropriate sort of luggage to bring?

We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag , as suitcases are often difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. keep in mind that you simply will normally need to carry your own luggage on and off trains, buses, and up and down hotels staircases. Suitcases with wheels won't work well on dirt or un well-paved roads.

Do your tours include international airfare?

Travelers arrive from everywhere on the planet to start their tours and it's impossible to incorporate international airfare in our prices. we might be happy to assist you to arrange flights making your booking.

What outfit should I pack for one of your tours?

We always recommend packing as light as possible however the precise requirements for your tour will vary widely counting on where and once you are traveling. Each Trip includes a suggested packing list. You can check this one for example in The FAQs tab.

Can you help arrange my travel visas?

Requirements for travel visas vary widely counting on your nationality and your destination. Although we are unable to rearrange visas on your behalf we've provided links on our “Resources” page to websites which will assist you determine if visas are required. If you are doing require a visa you'll arrange them yourself or use the services of a travel agent or visa processing company.

What vaccinations are recommended for this adventure?

It's important that you simply receive the foremost accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you'll be visiting. the only one qualified to supply you with this recommendation is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Our “Resources” page does provide links to a variety of internet sites that contain excellent background information associated with travel health issues. Nevertheless, these websites are not any substitute for a private consultation with a professional medical professional.

How many people can join a tour?

We keep our group sizes low so you've got the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, also as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group won't crowd your experience. you'll expect up to fifteen travelers on a visit but the typical is 10.

What are the age restrictions on your tours?

To travel independently you want to be a minimum of 18 years of age. There are not any upper age limits for many of our tours. Our family tours are open to families with children aged between 6 and 17 years of age. Our Non-family tours (stander tours) are open to children aged 12 years or older when accompanied by a parent.

Will I be charged a single supplement if I'm a single traveler?

Most of our tours don't have a single supplement. The accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you're travelling on your own, you'll be sharing a room with another Egyptiva traveller of the same sex.
You can request your own private room while on tour. the price and the details vary by trip, so please refer to each trip summary page for details.

Is it possible to join a tour late or leave it early?

It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it's begun. it's possible to depart a tour early however you'll be responsible for your own arrangements from the instant you opt to depart the tour. you'd even be responsible for all costs related to joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you are feeling this might be necessary please contact us before you book your trip.

Are airport transfers included?

Most of our tours don't include airport transfers then we recommend you arrange a taxi on arrival which is the most economical and efficient way of getting you to your hotel. On the other hand, If you'd prefer a pre-arranged transfer this is usually available at an extra cost. Departure transfers are often locally arranged at additional cost from the finishing point hotel. For more details please contact us.

What sort of ground transportation is used on your tours?

This information on transportation is often found on the trip facts on each trip page. But, in most cases, we use public transportation. We've found that how you get there significantly allows face-to-face interaction with the local people and influences the tone of your journey.

How is Egyptiva ready to offer such competitive prices?

Our private style of off the beaten track, face-to-face trip is that the only way to really feel a destination, but it also serves to keep the prices down. We spend your money delivering an authentic experience, rather than on lavish accommodations and expensive western-style meals. We hand these savings on to you with our low prices. Another thing you'll observe is that the inclusions. While we do not include everything, we do contribute the main highlights of a destination, the things that everybody goes to perceive. On every trip page we show you the' Included Highlights of your trip, things that a lot of other companies charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to supply you the freedom and flexibility to decide on what you would like to do on a day-to-day basis

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I pay?

It is customary and even expected to tip small service providers like bar waiters and restaurants, hotel staff, cleaning personnel, reception, taxis, bell boys, and van drivers. Tips are considered an important means of supplementing income for those working within the tourism industry.

A guideline for tipping is about $5-10 USD per day, counting on the standard of the service. you'll pay in USD or the equivalent Egyptian pound (preferably Egyptian pounds). However, tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.