Welcome to Egypt, the land where it all began. The world’s richest history, culture, artefacts and architecture with infinite mysteries yet to be deciphered 7,000 years later.
Whether your holiday purpose is adventure, education, romance or pure fun, no place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. It is a world of wonder awaiting your discovery.
Reflect upon the process of how the stunning colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt were built and be astonished by the magnitude of their greatness.
The desert will stun you with majestic views of dunes, an array of sand colours and the peace and serenity found in its silence.
The cool turquoise waters will rejuvenate you as Egypt is one of the top world destinations for snorkelling, diving and relaxing getaways. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river will dazzle your five senses while a first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera will provide you with pure escapism. You will love Egypt with JC Holidays.
Facts | important to know
VISA Australian and New Zealand passport holders will be able to obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports) for approximately AU$20/ NZ$21.50.
This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date.
LANGUAGE Egypt’s official language is Arabic, but foreign languages, such as English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are also widely spoken, especially in touristic and educated circles.
ELECTRICITY 220V 50Hz
TIME DIFFERENCE UTC/GMT +2 hours
CURRENCY Egyptian Pound (EGP)
AUD 1.00 = EGP 6.2
NZD 1.00 = EGP 5.62
Facts | Helpful Information
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – FIXED
7 January, Coptic Orthodox Christmas Day
13 January, National Police Day
1 May, Labour Day
23 July, Revolution Day
6 October, Armed Forces Day
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – MOVABLE
Islamic New Year
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
Eid Al Fitr
Eid Al Adha
Between November and March the daytime is pleasantly warm, whereas evenings and nights are cool.
In April and May temperatures are generally mild and this is an ideal time to visit any destination
in Egypt. From June to September the weather is very hot where hats, sunscreen and keeping hydrated is a must. Late September and October, as well as April and May are thus ideal for touring Egypt.
The November to February period offers the pleasant balmy weather that is perfect for cruising down the Nile.
COST A cup of coffee is approx.
EGP 12 = AUD 1.90
EGP 12 = NZD 2.13
Most ATMmachines accept cards from all over the world. You can also use credit cards in most major department stores and restaurants.
RELIGION Islam is the official religion of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Most non-Muslims in Egypt are Christians, the majority of whom belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
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AU 1800 524 654NZ 09 363 9555
Daily from 09:00 – 17:30 hrs
(Except Sat. & Sun.)