Frequently Asked Questions
Egypt may look far away on the map but it is really just a flight away from several of the world’s major cities. It is probably the oldest civilization known to mankind and is one of the first vacation spots of the world due to its exceptional landscape.
Q1. When is the best time to visit Egypt?
Egypt is a great from September to April. Temperatures range around 23 degrees Celsius. Be sure to include a Felucca ride on the Nile if you are travelling at that time.
Q2. Does it require a long visit to experience Egypt?
Although it would take several weeks to cover all of Egypt, there are many ways to experience the variety of the country in a brief visit. Nine days is a good starting point for visits to Egypt, but even those visiting for a shorter period (or adding a few days of vacation to a business trip) can experience a taste of what the country has to offer.
Q3. Is there much to do in Egypt?
Egypt offers a wealth of activities- from action packed adventures and indulgent relaxation to family-friendly activities. Travellers can go Sand-boarding, experience the local culture, camel trekking, sample dates, visit exceptional museums and more…….
Q4. Is Egypt expensive?
Travellers from many parts of the world will find Egypt to be less expensive compared to other Middle Eastern countries.
Q5. What type of food can travellers expect?
Egyptian food is world-class. Bread is eaten with mostly all dishes and vegetarian meals are easily available. For those wanting Indian cuisine, there are Indian restaurants all across Egypt. Mediterranean influences are also seen in the local cuisine.
Q6. Can travellers drive in Egypt?
Generally it is not recommended to drive since most of the signages are in Egyptian. Driving in the desert is definitely not advised since there is a high possibility that one may get lost.
Q7. Where can you experience Adventure Sports in Egypt?
Adventure activities are found all over Egypt. The most famous are scuba diving & camel trekking. There are other sports like fishing, hiking, Sand boarding, rock climbing etc.
NAMASTE TOURISM – FAQ’S
Q1. Why is a customized holiday better than travelling in a group?
- a) You can set your own pace of travel and include the sights that you are seeing and exclude those that you wish to avoid.
b) Whilst travelling in a group , you are with strangers who you may meet for the first time and you are compelled to see all sights included and cannot increase or reduce the time at any location as you have to follow a fixed schedule.
Q2. What is the difference between SIC and private transfers?
- a) SIC – Seat in Coach basis, where on arrival at your destination, you will be transferred to your hotel by a coach i.e. along with several other people in a group. There could be delays due to flight arrivals in your transfers.
b) Private Transfers, where you will be transferred to your hotel in your own vehicle without sharing the transport with anyone.
Q3. After reservation what type of confirmed documents will the customer receive?
- a) You will receive a confirmed Travel Program which includes the itinerary with hotel details and our office/guide contact information along with the hotel vouchers.
b) You will also receive e-tickets if you are booking flights with us.
c) Any other tickets will be waiting at the hotel reception or will be given by our partners at the destination.
Q4. Is there any minimum number of days before travel to book with Namaste Tourism?
There should be a minimum 4 to 6 weeks before actual date of travel if you wish to book with us. For special events and peak seasons, it is recommended that you book atleast 3 to 6 months in advance to get the best deals on flights as well as accommodation. Last minute bookings are subject to availability and may also work out relatively expensive.
Q5. Does the company provide Visa and Airfare services?
Yes, we do help in Visa processing and airline ticket bookings as part of the tour programme.
Q6. Is there any amount of deposit that needs to be paid in order to book with Namaste Tourism?
A minimum of 30% deposit needs to be paid to initiate the booking process and once confirmed, the balance has to be paid immediately or as per our standard terms and conditions of booking. In case of events or peak season bookings,100% payment may be necessary at the time of booking.
Q7. Is there a possibility to customize my travel plan?
Yes, Namaste Tourism specializes in customized holidays and that is our USP.