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Ralph Foulds By: Ralph Foulds March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus Update


Please read for details of suspended tours departing up to 30th September, and udpated terms and conditions both for suspended tours, existing future bookings and new bookings.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Top tips for Petra, Jordan


Petra is a vast and unique city, half built and half carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago. It lies between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and was an integral crossroads for trade routes that linked China, India and Southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Current travel to Egypt


Many people considering booking a holiday to Egypt may have some concerns and questions about visiting the country at the moment. We have made some notes below which will hopefully be informative and helpful.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

20 Most Surprising Things about Egypt


By Russ & Rebecca Booking a journey to an iconic location, like Egypt, can be an interesting process to say the least. Prior to traveling, we heard “Be Careful” or “Are you sure it’s SAFE to go there?” from nearly everyone. But …

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Egypt itinerary changes


Many people considering booking a holiday to Egypt may have some concerns and questions about visiting the country at the moment. We have made some notes which will hopefully be informative and helpful.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

News from the Ministry of Antiquities


Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Eldamaty opened two important individuals’ tombs at the western cemetery- the Pyramids Archaeological Area to receive their local and international visitors.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Why Egypt is safe for single ladies


Why Egypt is safe for single ladies to travel to. For years I have dreamed of vacationing in Egypt, and I decided now was the time.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Diving information


Useful information about whether diving is right for you and what to expect on a diving course or diving tour.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 27th, 2017

Non-PADI divers


If you have Diving Certification from any organisation other than PADI, then here are a few general guidelines that should help to explain acceptability of your existing credentials

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 24th, 2017

Diving medical information


Medical questionnaire designed to highlight any existing problems that might affect you while diving. Please use this if you have any doubts about your suitability to dive.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 24th, 2017

Shore diving


There’s nothing quite as exciting, as walking straight into the water and disappearing beneath the waves. In fact there are many of us who simply love this type of diving, due to the ease and apparent simplicity of the method.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 24th, 2017

PADI diving courses


Detailed look at some of the various scuba diving courses offered by PADI international diving, including the Open Water course, the Advanced Open Water course and the PADI Rescue diver course.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 24th, 2017

Boat diving


Diving from a boat is an adventure in itself. For many dive sites, boats are the only way to get there. Boats come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the number of people it needs to carry, whether or not you will live aboard, and the distance needed to travel.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Unusual laws and customs


Playing bingo, snacking while sitting on a monument or feeding pigeons may seem innocent enough to many British citizens, but these are just some of the reasons why many people have found themselves faced with hefty fines or in some cases arrested or detained abroad.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

The Muslim clothing guide


Throughout large parts of the Middle East and Western Asia, the Muslim faith is the predominant religion. The effects this can have on you, as you travel through these countries can be very limited, but as a matter of respect, we often advise on certain dress standards.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Economy or business? The choice is simple!


On most Egyptian tours, the long overnight train journey from Cairo down the Nile to Luxor or Aswan is unavoidable. This journey can be taken in two ways…

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 23rd, 2017

How to make a Chador


The instruction below are an easy way to make a lightweight chador, ideal for anyone travelling to an Islamic country where dress codes apply.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Guide to Ramadan


Every year, some of our tours will take place during Ramadan, when adherents of the Muslim faith fast during daylight hours.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Backpack vs Suitcase….


If you have an opinion on this it will usually be a strong one. People who travel with backpacks see it as a badge of honour, a way of earning the travel experience you are about to have.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

8 products for less stressful travelling


The most experienced travel gurus know that the key to smart travelling is efficiency. Packing lightweight, compact items that help you navigate your travel experience is best.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Felucca support boat, Egypt


We are delighted to bring you some more information about the support facilities boat we are now providing on all our tours that feature a Nile felucca cruise.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Round the world flights


In 90% of cases a round the world flight is a once in a lifetime experience, a trip that will never be repeated. It is a chance to discover new places, find oneself, make new friends and have the longest holiday you are likely to ever have!

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs


The word hieroglyphics refers to a method of writing used by ancient Egyptian. Hieroglyphics involved a series symbols, or hieroglyphs, which are ‘pictures’ of the words or sounds.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Dar al Rahman orphanage, Egypt


The Dar al Rahman orphanage is situated in the El Tawoon district, in Giza, Cairo. It’s a small orphanage looking after about 10 children currently aged between 2 to 6 years.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Desert clean-up days, Egypt


Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors. It has a multitude of impacts, both positive and negative, on people’s lives and on the environment. Therefore, the impact that tourism has on the earth’s natural environment is of great concern to everyone.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Families and children travelling in Egypt & Jordan


Bringing your children to Egypt or Jordan can be an adventure for all the family. There is so much to see, and most of the sites are so big, famous and impressive, that most children get a lot out of a holiday here, and are not quickly bored.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

Welcome to the Egypt Uncovered Blog


Egypt Uncovered specialises in small group adventure tours to some of the Middle East’s most amazing destinations.

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