Egypt Tours safe for all travelers- Safety on excursions
Since the bombings in Luxor on 17 November 1997 to a group of tourists on the Egypt tour to Abu Simbel, this and other road trips are escorted by the police. Although what we say may scare, it serves to get an idea of how Egypt has evolved to care for its primary source of income.
Everyone will try to get you the maximum money and can be overwhelming at the time of haggling or tips; they can even intimidate. You can ask for alms but remember that with your laws, stealing is much more punished.
The ‘harassment’ of foreign women in Egypt
Egypt is a country governing traditions, customs and very different from the Indian laws. On the one hand, the consumption, possession or trafficking of drugs are severely punished. On the other hand, dressing inconspicuously or making a public expression of affection can be seen as socially reprehensible acts. Far away, there is the myth that foreign women, especially blondes, may suffer harassment of men.
Although security in Egypt has been and will continue to be a very controversial issue, tourism, representing more than 12% of the economy of the country, is the aspect that most wants to take care of the government.
In Egypt, tourists are one step above the rest of the population and the police are to pamper us (and ask us for some other tip). There is a particular type of police, the tourist police, who are especially responsible for ensuring that the traveler is safe at all times.