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Accessible Egypt Travel

Access at Egypt Attractions

Climate, Culture, Clothing

Egypt Driving Distances

We create each custom wheelchair accessible vacation by using only our hand picketed hotels and joining these with our premier selection of attractions. We tailor each vacation in Egypt to the interests and needs and of each client, individually.

 

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Accessible Travel Information in Egypt
Egypt, wheelchair access and accessibility on our vacation programs


Our wheelchair accessibility assessment in Egypt are gathered from first hand experiences by our Egyptian colleagues and by our clients who travelers with wheels.

Your experience could vary slightly based on your personal abilities and conditional factors like temperature and sun.

To plan your accessible vacation in Egypt Contact Accessible Journeys

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Assessment of access and accessibility at main attractions in Egypt.

Cairo Egyptian Museum is Fully Accessible
Coptic Museum, Ground Floor only
Islamic Museum is Fully Accessible  
Khan El Khalili is Fully Accessible  
Citadel is Fully Accessible  
Giza Pyramids From outside only  
Valley Temple is Fully Accessible  
Sphinx, Main road viewing only
Sakkara, Step Pyramid only  
Memphis is Fully Accessible  
Sound & Light Show is Fully Accessible

Luxor
Temple of Luxor is Fully Accessible
Temple of Karnak, from outside only
Luxor Museum is Fully Accessible
Temple of Hatshepsut Not upper terrace
Temple of Horus is Fully Accessible
Valley of Kings, surroundings only
Valley of Queens, surroundings only
Temple of Komombo, partial access

Aswan
Aswan High Dam is Fully Accessible
Temple of Philae, special arrangement
Botanical Gardens, special arrangement
Agha Khan, special arrangement

Abusimble
Temple of Abusimble
, special arrangement

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Climate, Culture & Clothing

Climate
Throughout Egypt days are commonly warm or hot and nights are cool. Egypt has only two seasons, a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October. The only differences between the seasons are variations in daytime temperatures and changes in prevailing winds. In the coastal regions, temperatures range between an average minimum of 14° C in winter and an average maximum of 30° C in summer.

Culture
Egyptians are friendly, hospitable and modest. They also have a sense of balance and moderation. Egyptians are proud and sensitive. Proud of their history but sensitive of their present. They sincerely welcome their tourist visitors from all parts of the world. Egypt remains one of the more secure and friendly countries in the world for tourists. Egyptians are easy to get on with and will go out of their way to help foreign visitors find their way, or invite them for a meal or a tea. Their offers are usually authentic and not for expected reward.

What to wear in Egypt  
On the practical side, leave your synthetics at home as they will prove to be too hot in summer and not warm enough in winter. It is advisable to wear cotton in summer as the heat can be like a furnace. In winter wear layers that can be taken off during the heat of the day and put back on for cool evenings. Wear loose and flowing garments, which are not only modest, but practical in a hot climate. Bring comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking and temple floors are far from even. In summer, wear a hat to protect yourself from the heat of the sun. Sunglasses are also a must.

Language 
Arabic is the primary language. English and French are widely understood by the educated. Classical Arabic is used by the media and in formal writing, but the spoken Arabic is colloquial and varies from one region to the next. The colloquial Arabic of Cairo is widely understood throughout the Arab world, because of the cultural influence of films, songs and TV programs.



Driving Distances:

Here are the details about driving distances in Egypt. All distances are measured as Miles & Kilometers "from Cairo"

Cairo to Abusimble: 1235 miles/ 768 Kilometers
Cairo to Abydos: 489 miles/ 304 Kilometers
Cairo to Alexandria: 217 miles/ 135 Kilometers
Cairo to Aswan: 926 miles/ 556 Kilometers
Cairo to Bahareya Oasis: 197miles/ 316 Kilometers
Cairo to Fayoum: 100 miles/ 62 Kilometers
Cairo to Hurghada: 510 miles/ 317 Kilometers
Cairo to Karga Oasis: 575 miles/ 359 Kilometers
Cairo to Komombo: 881 miles/ 528 Kilometers
Cairo to Luxor: 679 miles/422 Kilometers
Cairo to St Catherine: 378 miles/ 235 Kilometers
Cairo to Siwa Oasis: 700 miles/ 437 Kilometers
Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh: 490 miles/ 306 Kilometers

 

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