Photo by
Dustin of

Help rewrite the guidebook by sharing a backpackers introduction to Egypt. Click here to share your description. If selected, a byline will appear with a link to your website or BF profile.

Facts about Egypt

  • Currency:
  • Egyptian Pound
  • Language:
  • Arabic, English and French widely understood by educated classes
  • Electricity:
  • 220 V
  • Calling Code:
  • +20
  • Capital City:
  • Cairo
  • Famous For:
  • N/A

Stuff to See and Do


General Advice


Gecko Adventure Travel in Eygpt
by Andrealuft about 10 years ago
Gecko Adventure Travel in Eygpt

Gecko Adventure Travel runs a variety of tours out of Egypt and I would highly recommend any of them. The tour guides are Egyptian and bring a fun local flavour to the tours. Travelling in Egypt alone could be scary, particularly as a girl, but this tour felt very safe.

My brother & I both did different Gecko tours in Egypt. His tour had a lot of young people on it, while mine was mostly couples. But we both had an amazing time!

These tours are a bit expensive, but itís worth it to spend a little more and get an amazing experience. Also keep in mind there are extra add on events. My group did almost all of them, which did cost a far bit in the end, but it was definitely worth it.