Top Packing Tips for Egypt Tour

If you’re planning to have a tour in Egypt then Amy McMahon’s tips could be helpful for you. She born in the snowy tundras of central New York and transplanted to the ancient deserts of the Middle East. Amy is an avid adventuress, dirt-digging archaeologist and educator. After asking to Amy to help to pack our suitcase for Egypt we got some suggestions. She gave tips for women who are intended to visit Egypt. These are as below. I believe these Top Packing Tips for Egypt Tour will help you to enjoy the time during your stay in Egypt.

• I would suggest avoid shorts and tank tops as they only make you stand out as a tourist. It’s true skirts are a cool and comfortable choice but not a requirement by any means. As long as your shoulders, knees and the bulk of your cleavage are tastefully covered you’ll be considered respectful. Also please keep solar-safety in mind. It’s not such a bad idea (and surprisingly cooler) to keep as much skin as possible covered with your cloth.

• You totally no need to bring your headscarves to Egypt. There are no requirements for women to cover hair in holy places. Moreover, scarves in Egypt are beautiful and inexpensive souvenirs that are very easy to find if you really do want to have one for use.

• I would advise bring a hat. Sunburn is very common here, even in winter! Baseball caps are not always the best option (although perfectly acceptable if its your style) because in addition to making you stand out as a tourist they don’t necessarily protect your neck from the sun.

• Pack strong any kind of sun-block for you. Bring sun-block with you. Being in the desert is a lot like being on the water: sand reflects sun upwards. Hats are not sufficient to prevent the sunburns. The stuff is not so easy to find in Egypt and it ain’t so cheap when you do find it or need it.

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• Now let me tell about the shoes. Please bring only ‘TWO’ pairs of shoes. First one pair for walking and touring, the other for evening and casual wear. I swear it can be done and more than enough!

• Choose to pack any article of clothing that could be easily washed by hand in a sink. Including underwear!!! Spending five minutes rinsing out clothes at the end of the day and letting them dry overnight is such a space saver.

• Select ONE set of jewelry that will go with all of your outfits and that does not announce to the shopkeepers that you are made of money! Besides simplifying your wardrobe and reducing the chances of loosing favorite pieces, it makes bargaining with the merchants so much easier if they don’t see you wearing expensive stuff.

• If you are planning on shopping and bringing back a lot of things, be sure to pack an empty duffle bag that you can use on the way back. There’s no sense in stuffing already full luggage and running the risk of damaging any new items. Duffels are lightweight and can be collapsed/condensed into your arrival luggage, taking up next to no space at all.

• Plan on bringing no more than THREE outfits with you. The only people you will see for longer than three days are your travel companions and who cares what they think of your wardrobe! Select very comfortable outfits (including your flight clothes) that are roughly in the middle of fancy and dress-down. That way you’ll never be too over or under dressed. I suggest selecting clothes that also share a color spectrum so you can easily exchange individual pieces when levels of dirtiness or temperature are factors. Black/white works best for me when I travel. Shades of brown are always appropriate for the desert.

• Don’t bring full sized bottles of toiletries, especially for short trips. Dollar stores almost always have travel sized clear plastic containers to fill with shampoo, moisturizers, etc. Also, Wal-Mart has miniature soap bars, deodorants, toothpastes and even hair spray that are all acceptable sizes for carry-on regulations. Sharing with your travel companions also reduces bulk.

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