Egypt School Trips & Projects

 

Safety - our number 1 priority

Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when travelling with World Youth Adventures.

Minimising risk

Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners our track record is exemplary.

Service Learning specialists

School Service Learning Community Projects offer a unique way to experience genuine cultural interaction while also providing real tangible benefits to underprivileged communities. Every Service Learning project is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Trusted accommodations

We only utilise trusted accommodation on a twin-share basis (unless otherwise requested) which we know to be clean, reliable, in a safe location and are regularly inspected by local authorities. Wherever possible, adjoining rooms are provided to ensure that students are provided with adequate supervision.

When camping your group will be provided with all group camping equipment including tents, quality sleeping bags, sleeping mats, eating utensils, kit bags as well as three hearty meals per day prepared by our trained cooks in a hygienic and controlled environment.

Reliable, private internal transport

We only use trusted transport providers and always use private buses. Using private buses not only ensures we can control the safety of the service but it also provides a measure of flexibility in our trips with each group provided vehicles dedicated to their needs. It also means the group is not taking seats away from locals who are in more need of the local services.

Hygienically prepared meals

When trekking, our trained staff and team of cooks provide a hygienic camp as well as fresh, nutritious meals.

Experienced & highly trained local guides

We believe local guides provide the best experience. Their local knowledge is unparalleled in terms of interpreting the natural and cultural environments, outlining the history of a region, engaging local dialogue and also re-arranging services if required.

Many of our local guides have worked for our company for a decade or longer. They are first aid trained, experienced, passionate about their country and we have the utmost confidence in their ability to provide an experience for your school better than any western guide can.

Well thought out, tailored itineraries

If itinerary design was an art form our work would be hanging in galleries around the world. At the very least it is most certainly a science and we have years of destinational experience to ensure your itinerary is safe and achievable.

When it comes to travelling at altitude we always allow ample days to allow for proper acclimatisation as well as to allow for inclement weather.



Currency

Egyptian Pound

USD, GBP & Euro are easily exchanged in Egypt

ATM's are common in cities, towns and resorts. Visa is widely accepted.

International Dialing Code

+20

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Egypt is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are required for passport holders from the following countries:

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

Details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Citizens from eligible countries (which includes Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom) can purchase a tourist visa on arrival into Egypt at the kiosks at Cairo International Airport or other authorised airports. It is necessary to queue, fill out an application, purchase the visa sticker to present along with your passport at the immigration desks. Requirements: Travellers must be from one of the eligible countries and have a passport with six months remaining. You cannot pay the visa fee with a credit or debit card so it necessary to take US Dollars cash with you (NB. Egyptian Pounds or other currencies aren't accepted as payment for tourist visas). It’s also best to take the exact amount to save trouble. The visa on arrival allows visitors to spend up to 30 days in Egypt and only allows one entry into the country.

From November 2017, citizens from eligible countries (which includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom) may be able to apply for an Egypt tourist electronic visa online prior to arrival to Egypt. The Egypt e-Visa application is simple and quick to complete, and strongly recommended as it smooths the immigration process. You can do it at home, in advance of your trip, allowing you to skip the process of obtaining a visa on arrival or the possibility of being refused entry. You are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 7 days before your departure. Visa applications can be made online at the Government of Egypt e-Visa Portal: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home

Egypt visitor visas can be obtained through an online e-Visa process if the applicant meets the following requirements:

Holder of a passport valid for at least 8 months from entry date

Nationality of eligible country

The applicant plans to travel to Egypt for a stay of 30 days or less

Completed the online application correctly

Submits payment via credit/debit card

After you have completed your e-Visa application and made the payment, your application will be processed. Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account on the Egypt e-Visa Portal.

The Egypt e-Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If the visa expires before use, the applicant is required to apply for a new visa before travelling. The dates cannot be modified once the visa has been approved and sent via email.

Tourists travelling with an Egyptian e-Visa must present the following documentation to the immigration officer upon arrival at an Egyptian port of entry:

Printed copy of the approved e-Visa for Egypt

Passport valid for at least 8 months (must be the same one used to complete the e-Visa application form)

Travel itinerary

Hotel bookings or details of travel arrangements

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project in Egypt to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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