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    • travelling to the north coastal area in Egypt from Cairo Airport

      Egypt Oct 17, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      I travelled to Egypt on my own approximately 1 year ago when i was 21 all the way down from Cairo to Qina and then to Al Quseir which went very well, i'm planning to travel again to the north coastal region like Salloum and Marsa Matruh, however my question is, is there a direct bus-route from Cairo airport to Salloum? since the places i went before are more familiar since there are alot of English speaking people compared to the small places i want to travel now since i don't want to caught up clueless in the middle of the desert (i don't speak arabic just a few basic lines i'm Turkish).

    • Hurghada to Cairo (Giza pyramids)

      Egypt Sep 25, 2016 at 3:22 AM

      My partner and I are travelling to Hurghada in October for a week and had our hopes up to travel to Cairo to see the Giza pyramids. We have seen day trips available via flying, however, much to our disappointment, the hotel we are staying in have advised due to safety reasons, we cannot book a trip with them.

      Can anyone recommend a safe/good company to book a day trip to the pyramids (preferably flying there) so that we can fulfil our dreams of seeing the great culture this country has to offer?

      Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

      Thank you

    • what's closer

      by IanA46 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 12:19 AM

      Hi there

      I'm due to travel to hurghada very soon, staying along safaga Rd.

      Could some one tell me what's nearer sheraton st or the senzo mall, so I can purchase a data card ASAP

      Many thanks

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2016 at 5:50 AM
    • what's closer

      by IanA46 Online Now Sep 9, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      Hi there

      I'm due to travel to hurghada, staying along safaga Rd, was wondering what is closer sheraton street or the mall, and what the rough cab fare would be
      many thanks

    • Possible Attacks

      by Morlo74 Online Now Mar 22, 2016 at 2:17 AM

      In light of the Brussels attacks this morning, what is your advice for someone planning a trip to Hurghada tomorrow? Thanks

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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      Day Trips and currency

      by zebedee39 Online Now Feb 21, 2016 at 2:19 AM

      Hi, what's the best currency to use in Hurghada for the shops and bazaars please? I was going to take Egyptian Pounds but do they accept sterling/euros/US$ as well? I know the visa is priced in US$.
      Also, we'd like to do a day trip to Luxor - is it better to book from the UK or through the hotel once there? Can anyone recommend a company they used?

      2 Answers Feb 22, 2016 at 1:55 PM
    • How much is a current visa at Hurghada airport

      by VivienneN1 Online Now Jan 20, 2016 at 2:58 AM

      How much is a current visa at Hurghada airport - January 2016

      3 Answers Jan 20, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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      Current situation

      by zebedee39 Online Now Jan 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM

      Hi is anyone out in Hurghada now or has been recently - just wondering what the current situation in with regard to security at hotels/airport. Does it feel safe? We're due to go in March but after the attack on tourists at Bella Vista hotel yesterday we are slightly concerned. I know nowhere is 100% but would appreciate any feed back on how people are finding it out there at the moment. Thanks

      4 Answers Jan 21, 2016 at 3:25 AM
    • Transfers to hotel from airport

      by libragirl Online Now Dec 27, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      Can anyone recommend reliable and good price for transfers to and from Hurghada airport to Jungle Aqua Park hotel please?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2016 at 12:29 PM
    • Western Union

      by rach-b Online Now Dec 22, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      Are these the only locations in Hurghada?

      El Nasr Road.
      Redcon Mall Sheraton Road.

      Also, is it possible to carry more than 5000LE through Egypt with permission (if I declare at airport)?

      Or could I open a bank account in Egypt and transfer money?

      6 Answers Dec 23, 2015 at 2:47 AM
    • Egypt Travel

      by rach-b Online Now Dec 17, 2015 at 9:07 AM


      I'm due to fly out to Sharm/Hurghada in March, but would like to know how safe it is to travel around Egypt. Having only visited Sharm, I am keen to explore more of the country. I'm aware of flights from Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm. Would someone be able to advise the best method of transport for the following: Marsa Alam, Aswan, Alex, Luxor, Cairo.

      Thank you.

      8 Answers Dec 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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      Safe travel

      by Shab68 Online Now Dec 16, 2015 at 10:29 AM

      Travelling on Christmas Eve is this part of Egypt safe. Government website not very clear only mentions Sharm

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM
    • Help - Ghost Town Sharm El Sheikh , how is Hughada at the moment

      by deepak586625 Online Now Dec 14, 2015 at 10:58 AM


      I landed in Sharm El Sheikh from Cairo and hardly see anyone here & it is very dull.

      My resort is like a ghost-town.

      Just wanted to know if hurghada is the same as Sharm El Sheikh at the moment

      or the place still has lot of tourists.

      Appreciate a quick reply from you guys so i can make arrangements.

      Thanks a lot

      7 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 5:05 AM
    • Airport security

      by thumberlina113 Online Now Nov 27, 2015 at 2:01 AM

      Hi all

      I'm travelling to Hurghada in December 15 and was a bit concerned about the security for the return journey to the UK. Does anyone know how it is at Hurghada airport. Is it any better?
      Many thanks

      9 Answers Nov 28, 2015 at 2:35 AM
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      Is the current issues with UK flights going to cause issues with going to Hurghada?

      by kitty7997 Online Now Nov 5, 2015 at 2:32 AM

      Has anyone been through security at airport recently ? is anyone flying out soon and what are your concerns?

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2015 at 4:28 AM
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      visa on entry

      by kitty7997 Online Now Oct 27, 2015 at 11:39 AM

      how do we get visas when we arrive at airport? do children need them, age 5 and 7? how much are they? thanks

      4 Answers Nov 3, 2015 at 11:01 AM
    • bank kiosk

      by Buckley19678 Online Now Sep 11, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      is the bank kiosk open in the airport all the time for visas

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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      road from hurghada to luxor blocked?

      by lydiaphillips8 Online Now Aug 22, 2015 at 1:45 AM

      hi there, I've read that demonstrations have blocked the road between the two areas. me and my boyfriend are planning to travel from hurg to luxor next sunday. wil this stop us doing so? thanks

      2 Answers Aug 22, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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      travel hurghada to luxor

      by lydiaphillips8 Online Now Aug 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM

      hi there, my boyfriend and i are flying into hurghada next week and want to head to luxor a day or so after we arrive and continue our travels from there.
      what is the best way to get from hurghada to luxor? i know there is an upper egypt bus. is this a good/safe bet?? i've seen other advise that i should look at getting a private bus? or taxi.

      could anyone shed any light on this please, thank yo

      4 Answers Aug 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM
    • Solo female traveller

      by weeshellydee Online Now Aug 1, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      I am travelling to Hurghada alone in 6 weeks time. I guess it was a sort of spur of the moment booking, but now I cant wait! I have been to egypt 5 times already, butthis is my first time travelling abroad alone, and I really want to experience more of the real egypt. . I've done nightlife, sitting by the pool in a resort, swimming with dolphins, go karting, watersports, I've even had a tattoo done across there. But I want to see the stars in the middle of the desert at night, I want to see dolphins in the sea where they belong.... Basically, i'm only staying a week this time round, I'm not on a huge budget so any trips involving flying are out the window this time around.This is more of a test the waters trip to see how i go travelling alone, but i'd like to squeeze in some adventures, just wondering if it's safe to do it alone as a 28 year old scottish female. I plan to only book through tour guides going in groups, I wont be out wandering anywhere alone, I'm quite a sociable person I dont intend to spend a week in silence hiding away.There are so many scaremongers out there, and I've already been told a million times how "dangerous" egypt is, but from past experience there, its nowhere near as bad as people think as long as you are sensible and careful. Anyway, If any of you lovely people can suggest some fun, must do/ must see/reasonably priced adventures I can squeeze into my trip, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)

      2 Answers Dec 7, 2015 at 7:31 AM
    • Can I get a visa for Hurgarda at the airport

      by Debbie01966 Online Now Aug 1, 2015 at 1:48 PM

      Can I get a visa for Hurgarda at the airport or do I need to get one in advance.

      7 Answers Oct 11, 2015 at 11:12 AM
    • spending money

      by Paulirving Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      hello I am travelling to Hurghada soon, will be staying for 2 weeks with wife and son.
      could anyone give me a rough idea of spending money needed?
      we are staying all inclusive but will not remain in the hotel for the full 2 weeks.
      Also I understand that we can only take £5000 LE each in to the country so guessing the country is relatively cheap.

      thanks for your time.

      4 Answers Aug 21, 2015 at 1:30 AM
    • cost of airport travel

      by jubijay Online Now Jul 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM

      how much should it cost from Cairo airport to Movempick hotel

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2015 at 2:36 AM
    • safe to go

      by pauld44 Online Now Jun 29, 2015 at 12:17 AM

      is it safe to go here

      4 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 4:04 AM
    • Tour agencies

      by Ge23 Online Now May 31, 2015 at 10:22 AM

      Dear all,

      I've already searched on trip advisor and throughout the internet for reliable Activities and Tour Agencies in Hurghada but it's hard to get consistent and reliable views. I'm looking to take part of the following:
      - a bus trip to Cairo with sightseeing of the Giza Pyramids;
      - a trip to the Gifton Islands/Orange Bay or any other suggestions that may top these two;
      - Quad biking with a taste of the Bedouin tea and village + camel riding;

      These are the main ones.

      Also, do you suggest booking this online or booking them upon arrival?

      Many Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2015 at 5:20 AM
    • Beach Question

      by jetsetter45 Online Now May 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      Has anyone been to dream beach in Hurghada? It is located in the village road/el kawther area and across the road from bulls restaurant.
      Please let me know the price per day, is it touristy or local? etc

      6 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 1:54 PM
    • Beach question

      by jetsetter45 Online Now May 21, 2015 at 3:32 PM

      Which is the best beach to visit for the day or few hours, in Hurghada that is not full of local families but mainly tourists? I am staying in an apartment and need to relax so need a quiet stretch of beach.

      1 Answer May 22, 2015 at 1:06 AM
    • Egypt 2015 trip concerns

      by Ge23 Online Now Apr 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM

      Hello! Me and my boyfriend are planning to go on holiday to Hurghada in June 2015 but I’m a bit concerned about whether this is the best time to go to Egypt specially because we also want to visit the pyramids in Cairo. We are thinking of joining an excursion from Hurghada to Cairo by bus and according to what I read it’s 7 hours distance and I am a bit scared of what could happen during the journey.
      Anyone who have been recently to Hurghada and Cairo can tell me if it is safe to visit? Did you witness the downsides of the political distress and protests?
      Also, provided that we do go to Egypt in 2015 do you recommend buying activity packs from UK agencies or by contacting the local ones?
      Many Thanks!

      2 Answers May 15, 2015 at 7:51 AM
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      Is it possible not to visit

      by SmiljaD Online Now Mar 20, 2015 at 4:42 PM

      Luxor and Karnak.. is it safe????

      5 Answers Mar 24, 2015 at 12:38 PM
    • worried about going now

      by LynB23 Online Now Feb 17, 2015 at 9:49 AM

      Hi..just booked a few days with the newest events I am worried about going back..any thoughts?

      5 Answers May 11, 2015 at 12:43 PM
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      Makadi Spa General Queries

      by Dusitlaguna Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 4:08 AM

      Is there an ATM in the hotel and does it pay out in 10 Egyptian notes
      Are the staff happy with £1 coins as a tip
      Do the rooms have a free safe.
      Is the bottled water free, if not is there a drinks machine to top up
      Do I need to take a mosquito repellent.
      What type of electric plug adaptors do I need
      What's the best trips to go on and what ones should I avoid
      Can you recommend a decent bottle of wine, and the cost
      Is there sail boats or cats for hire
      Are there plenty of comfortable sun beds or should I take a li-lo
      Is there any natural shade on the beach.
      Any other tips would be appreciated, thank you.

      22 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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      Hurghada Visa

      by Dusitlaguna Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 2:22 AM

      Travelling from UK to Makadi Spa, so I will need a visa which I've been told will cost $25 from a kiosk at the airport but will two passport size photos be required as well as my documents?

      11 Answers Jun 29, 2015 at 5:48 AM