Frequently Asked Questions

How to get a visa?

-At the airport you can buy a visa at the bankoffices. A visa costs around $25,- or €25 and you get some Egyptian pounds back. – Apply for a visa through the Egyptian Embassy in your country at least one month in advance and get your visa there. – You can contact Sycamore Travel 1...

More Info

First Aid Kit

There is a First Aid Kit available at the hotel.

More Info

Can I use the Gym facilities in the hotel?

Yes, you can make free use of the Gym facilities in the hotel. All other services available (massage, jacuzzi) are for your own account.

More Info

What about tipping?

This is a culture of tipping and it is suggested you carry small coins with you. It is difficult to get small notes outside of Egypt, so stop at the bank at the airport and ask for small bills. Tips in Euros or Dollars will be accepted and will smooth things along, but currencies are...

More Info

Clothing Tips for Men

Normal trousers and shirt or T-shirt is fine. It is not advisable to wear shorts or a sleeveless top.

More Info

Clothing tips for women

– Egypt is a predominatly Muslim country and, although its cities are modern, local women are dressed conservatively. – Although the dress code is more relaxed in hotels and tourist resorts than in public places, you will find that you will get more respect if you dress modestly. It is advisible to wear cotton clothes....

More Info

What to wear in Egypt?

– Take something with you for the heat, during the evening and early morning it can be chilly so bring a jacket or a shawl  

More Info

How is the temperature in November?

– The average daily temperature during this month in Cairo is 20°C (68°F). This can reach highs of 25°C (77°F) or drop to lows of 14°C (57°F). Make sure you pack a decent sun cream and keep yourself hydrated at all times in the heat. Don’t forget to bring a jacket while it can be chilly...

More Info

Double room and Single room

It is cheaper if you stay with a friend in a double room during the festival. If you are on your own, you are obliged to book a single room unless you want to share a double room with an other person you don’t know. This is your own responsibility.  

More Info

Are all beverage and food included?

You have a full-board service in the hotel during the festival from the 6th of November till the closing ceremony on the 8th Of November which will be finished at 2 pm. Coffee, tea and other beverages served during your meals (breakfast, lunch and diner) are included. The minibar service in your room and other...

More Info

Can I drink water from the tap?

No don’t drink the water from the tap, it is not advisable. You can buy extra water bottles in the hotel on your own bankaccount. Be aware icecubes are made of tapwater.  

More Info

Is Internet service available in the hotel?

You can buy a ticket for a few hours, a day or a few days during your stay in the hotel.  

More Info

How long will it take me from the airport to the hotel and vv?

-It will take you about 1 hour drive, depending on the traffic. Be aware traffic can be very busy during rush hours, so it could take upto 1,5 hours to get to your destination.  

More Info

How to get from the hotel to the airport?

– Ask at the reception of the Oasis hotel for a taxi. – You can contact Sycamore travel before you travel to Egypt to arrange a taxi to take you to the airport Website : www.sycamoretravel-egypt.com  

More Info

How to get from the airport to the Oasis Pyramid Hotel?

– There are many taxi services at the airport. It is advisable to agree on a price with the driver beforehand. The current price is around €30 (EGP 250). You will be taken to the Oasis Hotel near the Pyramids! – You can contact Sycamore travel before you travel to Egypt to arrange transportation to...

More Info