Frequently Asked Questions

We have found that are clients frequently asked the following questions so we have provided the answers for your convenience.  If there is something you wish to know that is not list here please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

  1. Is it safe to Travel in Egypt?
  2. Do I need a visa?
  3. Can Quest Travel accommodate special requests?
  4. Will someone from Quest Travel meet me at the airport on arrival?
  5. How can I be reached while on tour in case of an emergency?
  6. What is it like to tour Egypt with Quest Travel?
  7. Can Quest Travel assist me with my return travel plans or extensions?
  8. What should I budget for tips while on tour?

Q: Is it safe to Travel in Egypt?

A: Many U.S. travelers think negatively when it comes to safety issues about traveling to Egypt due to concerns for traveling in other Middle Eastern Countries.

Air travel has probably never been safer than it is now. And the security precautions the Egyptian government has had in place to protect tourists for the last 5 years are impressive. There are metal detectors at the entries to all the sites, and at the hotel entryways, you see the military presence everywhere and over-the-road travel between certain cities tourists frequent has been by army escorted convoy. And there have been no problems. Tourism is one of the country's most important sources of hard currency, and besides not wanting any untoward incidents, Egypt is very pragmatic and wants in no way to jeopardize a vital economic benefit.

If seeing Egypt has always been your dream, this is a good time to turn the dream into reality.

Q: Do I need a visa?

A: A passport and visa are required. Travelers can obtain a renewable, 30-day tourist visa at any port of entry, except at Taba and Rafah, for a $15 fee, payable in U.S. dollars. Quest Travel will assist you with getting your visa in the airport on arrival.
Visitors arriving overland and/or those previously experiencing difficulty with their visa status in Egypt must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Military personnel arriving on commercial flights are not exempt from passport and visa requirements. Proof of Yellow Fever immunization is required if arriving from an infected area. Evidence of an AIDS test is required for everyone staying over 30 days. For additional entry requirements, U.S. citizens may contact:

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
3521 International Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 895-5400

or the Egyptian consulates at:
1110 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-7120

500 North Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1900
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 828-9162

Q: Can Quest Travel accommodate special requests?

A: Quest Travel makes every attempt to satisfy all of our clients special requests. If you require a specific diet or have an allergy we will make every attempt to ensure that all included meals meet your needs. If you have an ailment or disease that prohibits you for certain activities please let us know in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements. Additionally, we think you will find on the tour that we assist our clients with getting special rooms, making purchases, etc. We have been asked to do many things - if we can do we WILL.
*Please be aware most sites, hotels and restaurants do not meet the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Q: Will someone from Quest Travel meet me at the airport on arrival?

A: Absolutely, a tour manager from Quest Travel will meet you at the arrival hall. In most cases, you will be shuttled by bus from the plan to the immigration area. Immediately upon entering the building you should look for a Quest Travel Representative. They will be holding a sign and direct you where to wait until all parties in the group have come inside. Then you will be issued your visa and assisted through immigration control. Your tour manager will then collect all the checked luggage and have them delivery to the bus.

Q: How can I be reached while on tour in case of an emergency?

A: You may always call the Quest Travel Office from the USA dial 011, 202, 376-8000 they can relay message or supply you with the phone number for the current hotel or the cell phone number of the tour manager traveling with the group.

Q: What is it like to tour Egypt with Quest Travel?

A: Quest Travel tours are simply the best if you love Egypt. We offer tours that are more comprehensive than other typical tour companies your will find for Egypt. We frankly, have no competition because our tours are so special. In many tours we have been able to arrange special permission for private visits, access to areas not normally open to tourists, lectures or guiding by world renowned personalities, authors, Egyptologists, and comprehensive you will find in Egypt. We have established excellent contacts and a remarkable reputation which allows our groups to gain access to special sites, have private viewings and virtually experience Egypt like it is meant to be seen.

Q: Can Quest Travel assist me with my return travel plans or extensions?

A: Of course, we can provide you with travel assistance to/from and within Egypt. Quest Travel will take care of all the details regarding your reservation, confirmations and changes or additions to your itinerary if applicable.

Q: What should I budget for tips while on tour?

A: It goes without saying that tipping is at your own discretion and therefore we can only recommend the following:

Bus Driver $3 - $4 per day

Tour Manager - $4-$6 per day

Guide - $6 - $8 per day

*US Dollars were used for convenience but you can certainly give tips to tour staff in local currency as well.


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Quest Travel in Egypt
Tel: 202-33768000

Fax: 202-33763810

Cell Phone: 2-010-1600300