With a real local of your choice
Just contact your favorite local
So no group tours with strangers
Traveling to Egypt? With a private tour guide you will be shown Egypt through the eyes of a local. Traveling with a local allows you to experience Egypt as authentically as possible, to appreciate and understand the culture in a deeper way. We can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, all you have to do is contact one of our private guides and they will work with your interests and requests. Let us know what you are passionate about and we will help you plan a truly unique and memorable trip! The smartest way to experience Egypt is with your own private tour guide from GoWithGuide, so do not hesitate and let them help you create an unforgettable travel memory.
On average a tour guide can charge 25-99 USD per person depending on where you’re going, the activities involved and how long they will take.
Our guide prices vary according to different regions in Egypt. For pricing details, check the following;
Yes, if you want a smooth, hassle free trip. For your first time at least, a guide is recommended to avoid some of the less pleasant elements of touring Egypt such as;
- Haggling and excessive promotion from vendors
- Navigating a complicated public transport system
- Overcharging foreigners for casual services (excessive tipping)
- Breaking unknown customs and expected social norms
Some books that depict all sides of traveling Egypt include;
- Fodor’s Travel: Essential Egypt
- Lonely Planet’s Egypt 14
- Egypt, Culture Smart: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture
You can, but you shouldn’t if you’re a first time visitor. It won’t be as enjoyable, as there’s a learning curve when it comes to effectively touring Egypt. A legitimate local guide can show you the ropes, especially at tourist-heavy sites where it can be hard to navigate the constant haggling and heavy calls to buy something.
Guides also act as a barrier between tourists and less considerate vendors. You won’t deal with aggressive sales tactics and pressure to buy a service or item.
7-9 days is recommended for those looking to fully engage with Egypt’s major cities and archaeological marvels. Here’s what a week’s visit to Egypt might look like for you;
Day 1-2: Exploring Cairo & Giza: The Monuments & Sites
Day 3: Exploring Cairo: The Food & Culture
Day 4: Life in Luxor
Day 5: A Full Day In Alexandria
Day 6: Sail & Shop In Aswan
Day 7: Unwind
- Public Drinking
- Carrying/Using Drones
- Posting extremely negative/critical images or words online about the Govt while in the country. Publicly stating the same.
- Filming/Taking commercial pictures & using commercial film gear without a permit
- LGBTQ+ PDA and pride. It’s not illegal, but it’s deeply frowned upon, and those within the community should proceed cautiously before publicly acknowledging their identity.
Helpful Article: Foreign Travel Advice for Egypt: UK Government
Yes, but only in establishments with licenses to serve such as restaurants, bars and hotels. DO NOT drink on the streets, in public spaces or at venues, monuments and sites as it is considered unlawful.
You can, but there’s a catch. A law was passed relaxing street photography rules in 2022, so amateur photos are allowed as long as they aren’t of children, and don’t paint a negative image of the country, which is a gray area.
Why does this rule exist? The leadership’s paranoia after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution has led to stricter photography/journalism and video documentation laws in an effort to control the image of their country to the outside world.
- Using your left hand to eat, greet someone, give gifts, receive gifts, or point at things. Egyptians see this hand as unclean, so it's reserved for personal activities like the toilet/washroom.
- Immodest dressing. Egypt is conservative nation, so shorts, short skirts, tank tops, crop tops and tight clothing is frowned upon, especially in religious settings.
- Salting your food. It’s
- Pointing at things with your feet, heel or toes.
- Giving a thumbs up. This is an offensive gesture in most Arab nations.
- Not tipping after being provided a service.