Egypt, as a tourist vacation, cannot be compared to other countries. Not only it is raw, damaged yet beautiful, but things here are quite cheaper. Even the entry fees to several destinations, museums, and places are cheaper. Flying towards the country, along with accommodation comes at a fraction of prices of what we get at other usual places.
However, being a tourist, and a novice towards the culture and people of country, you are advised to stay abreast from falling prey to the wolves in the country. There are so many travel agencies and tour operators that offer you prices and best tour experiences. Here is a quick snapshot of some suggestions produced to you by tours to Egypt by Ask Aladdin
If you are a first time traveler then you should know where to dine out or where the recommended hotels and restaurants are? Where you can find quality and clean healthy food? Do not consider the prices as even if you dine out at a high end hotel, you are going to shed a lot less than local hotels from your area. Independent travels are not advised for first timers. You should try to get into the groups or take your own when you reach there.
Prepare your mind for a culture shock. It is unlike any modern country out there. Being a basic Muslim country, many things that you might assume to be usual is taken as an offense there. Kissing, fondling with your partner, wearing revealing clothes are frowned upon and homosexuality is illegal in most of the Muslim countries.
Do not rely on travel books only. While they provide you with great deal of information, it is unlikely that they will tell you everything. It is better to get your tour package sorted on time else you will also leave disappointed like many others.
If you are travelling in couple or alone, and wish to organize yourself the please let the hotel or tour guide know about your places so that in case you are lost, the hotel or guide will act on your behalf. Keep the hotels name and number handy for emergency need.
Wishing to organize everything by yourself and get ready for occasional rip off. Just like other tourist destinations, Egypt too has thugs who prey on the unsuspecting travelers.
Bottled water is cheap and plentiful. Make its use instead of tap water.
In Egypt, people drive on right and thus, be careful. UK and Japanese travelers need to be extra careful as you will be used to drive from the left.
Internal flights by Egypt Air must be booked in advance as well.
Get to know and befriend the other guests from your hotel. They can provide crucial information on what you should do, what not, where you should go and where you should not!