What is Papyrus Travel Group?
Papyrus Travel Group is an Egyptian tour operator & Travel Agency (A) Class specializing in inbound travel. The company was established to satisfy the ever-growing needs of high-quality service by travelers, and over the years was successfully and carefully positioned to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.
We at Papyrus Travel are a customer-oriented travel DMC, managed by a highly professional team of tourism specialists. Our commitment is to provide a personal, distinguished, error-free program where the highest standard of quality is above all, and we know how to fulfill our commitment.
To serve our partners and guests, our team is available round the clock to cater to their wishes and to go the extra mile to keep them well-pampered while in Egypt.
At Papyrus Travel we never accept transport from our clients in less than a modern, luxurious, air-conditioned, comfortable, and safe vehicle. The safety of our guests is of prime importance and is assured by our modern fleet, professional and experienced drivers. Great transportation dept. fleet of modern hundreds of luxurious vehicles and limos.
How many branches does Papyrus Travel Group have?
- Cairo Regional Office
- Cairo Int’l Airport Office
- Alexandria Office
- Sharm El Sheikh Office
- Dahab Office
- Hurghada Office
- Luxor Office
- Aswan Office
- Suhag Office
- Marsa Allam Office
Which services does Papyrus Travel Group Provide?
- Pre-Buy Consultations, Entry Visa System.
- Int’l Travel Insurance.
- VIP meet and assist include the VIP treatment at Egypt Ports.
- Meet an assistant at Egypt Ports.
- Transportations & Transfers.
- Accommodation assistance upon arrival.
- Representatives assist with attraction sights & packages.
- Hotels & Nile cruises booking.
- Ticketing reservation for [flights/cruise lines & ferries /Trains / private & Int’l Events / Regular Transports Lines].
- Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events / POC organization.
- Private tailor-made organizations, Special Events arrangements.
- Best selection of restaurants and hotels, Private ceremonies.
- VIP services & requirements.
Why choose Papyrus Travel Group?
- Founded in 2002
Papyrus Travel Group is no upstart tour operator. We have been in business for over 20 years and we enjoy applying that extensive experience to our work in planning each tour. We have conducted tours to every possible destination in Egypt many times over and we know how to make your experience as safe, comfortable, and memorable as possible.
- Private Guided Tours
In choosing any of our tour programs, you are placing yourself in the care of a professional and reliable tourist service. Any service extended to our guests will be accurately tailored to satisfy their individual needs. We guarantee that tours will be privately guided by skilled professional guides when requested.
- Multilingual Staff
Our main website is in English, but we also maintain sites in French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese in order to facilitate effective and clear communication with our clients. All staff in direct contact with Papyrus Travel Group clientele is required to possess strong language skills that are consistent with the high expectation of quality maintained by Papyrus Travel Group.
- Planning Flexibility
Our staff and management are focused on adapting to the individual needs and desires of our clientele. We aim to build a good relationship with clients based upon honesty and reliability so that we are in able to provide them with excellent service time after time.
- Safety and Security
The safety and security of our clientele is a priority in all of our planning. Papyrus Travel Group staff is always aware of events that might affect your security and they adjust their plans accordingly. Clients are with Memphis Tours staff at all times.
- Guaranteed high quality service
Quality is our first priority. This principle is central to all of the work that we do planning each tour. This emphasis on quality spans back decades to the founding of Papyrus Travel Group . As a result of this long history of reliable, quality tours,Papyrus Travel Group is one of the leading tour operators in Egypt.
- Concern for Value & Time
We understand the value of your time and your desire to see your money well spent during your tour in Egypt. Papyrus Travel Group operators think seriously about how best to satisfy the wishes of our guests while saving them as much time and money as possible.
- (24/7) Customer Service
Our staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions via a variety of means. We have a toll free phone line and an instant messaging service available through our website. We guarantee that we will respond rapidly to your emails at any time of day or night.
- Support for Ethical/Sustainable Tourism
Papyrus Travel Group provides a great variety of touristic services focused on including new areas of interest to tourists, as well as the classic, world famous sights of Egypt. All of our operations are aimed at satisfying our customers’ needs, while also serving the interests of Egypt’s people and environment in the future.
- Secured Online Payment
we accept online payments in multiple currencies and our staff are able to communicate in multiple languages in order to make payment as easy and simple as possible for all of our clients. Our system is easy, fast, secure and free. After the final agreement with your tour consultant, you can make an online payment to Papyrus Travel Group via credit card (Visa™ or MasterCard™ card are accepted) or bank transfer. Our website uses VeriSign SSL for secure e-commerce and confidential communications.
Why visit Egypt?
Egypt (Arabic: مصر Misr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.
Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and Western Asia. The great majority of its estimated 76 million live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt’s residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.
Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.
Egypt possesses one of the most developed economies in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and service at almost equal rates in national production. Consequently, the Egyptian economy is rapidly developing, due in part to legislation aimed at luring investments, coupled with both internal and political stability, along with recent trade and market liberalization.
Governorates and regions
Egypt is divided into 27 governorates. The governorates are further divided into regions. The regions are then subdivided into towns and villages. Each governorate has a capital, often carrying the same name as the governorate. The tables (below) list the governorates in alphabetical order. In April 2017, Cairo and Giza have divided to 4 governorates and back as it was.
Egyptian culture has six thousand years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations and for millennia, Egypt maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and other African countries. After the Pharaonic era, Egypt itself came under the influence of Hellenism, Christianity, and Islamic culture. Today, many aspects of Egypt’s ancient culture exist in interaction with newer elements, including the influence of modern Western culture, itself with roots in ancient Egypt.
Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, is Africa’s largest city and has been renowned for centuries as a center of learning, culture and commerce. Egypt has the highest number of Nobel Laureates in Africa and the Arab World. Some Egyptian born politicians were or are currently at the helm of major international organizations like Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the United Nations and Mohamed ElBaradei of the IAEA.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a commemoration of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt’s .The work of early nineteenth-century scholar Rifa’a et-Tahtawi gave rise to the Egyptian Renaissance, marking the transition from Medieval to Early Modern Egypt. His work renewed interest in Egyptian antiquity and exposed Egyptian society to Enlightenment principles. Tahtawi co-founded with education reformer Ali Mubarak a native Egyptology school that looked for inspiration to medieval Egyptian scholars, such as Suyuti and Maqrizi, who themselves studied the history, language and antiquities of Egypt Egypt’s renaissance peaked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the work of people like Muhammad Abduh, Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed, Muhammad Loutfi Goumah, Tawfiq el-Hakim, Louis Awad, Qasim Amin, Salama Moussa, Taha Hussein and Mahmoud Mokhtar. They forged a liberal path for Egypt expressed as a commitment to individual freedom, secularism and faith in science to bring progress
Art and architecture
Eighteenth dynasty painting from the tomb of Theban governor Ramose in Deir el-Madinah. The Egyptians were one of the first major civilizations to codify design elements in art and architecture. The wall paintings done in the service of the Pharaohs followed a rigid code of visual rules and meanings. Egyptian civilization is renowned for its colossal pyramids, colonnades and monumental tombs. Well-known examples are the Pyramid of Djoser designed by ancient architect and engineer Imhotep, the Sphinx, and the temple of Abu Simbel. Modern and contemporary Egyptian art can be as diverse as any works in the world art scene, from the vernacular architecture of Hassan Fathy and Ramses Wissa Wassef, to Mahmoud Mokhtar’s famous sculptures, to the distinctive Coptic iconography of Isaac Fanous.
The Cairo Opera House serves as the main performing arts venue in the Egyptian capital. Egypt’s media and arts industry has flourished since the late nineteenth century, today with more than thirty satellite channels and over one hundred motion pictures produced each year. Cairo has long been known as the “Hollywood of the Middle East;” its annual film festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, has been rated as one of 11 festivals with a top class rating worldwide by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations, To bolster its media industry further, especially with the keen competition from the Persian Gulf Arab States and Lebanon, a large media city was built. Some Egyptian-born actors, like Omar Sharif, have achieved worldwide fame.
Literature constitutes an important cultural element in the life of Egypt. Egyptian novelists and poets were among the first to experiment with modern styles of Arabic literature, and the forms they developed have been widely imitated throughout the Middle East.The first modern Egyptian novel Zaynab by Muhammad Husayn Haykal was published in 1913 in the Egyptian vernacular.Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arabic-language writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Egyptian women writers include Nawal El Saadawi, well known for her feminist activism, and Alifa Rifaat who also writes about women and tradition. Vernacular poetry is perhaps the most popular literary genre amongst Egyptians, represented by the works of Ahmed Fouad Negm (Fagumi), Salah Jaheen and Abdel Rahman el-AbnudiIn their belief, boats were used by the dead to accompany the sun around the world, as Heaven was referred to as “Upper Waters”. In Egyptian mythology, every night the serpentine god Apophis would attack the Sun Boat as it brought the sun (and as such order) back to the Kingdom in the morning. It is referred to as the “Boat of Millions” as all of the gods and all of the souls of the blessed dead may at one point or another be needed to defend or operate it.
Egyptian music is a rich mixture of indigenous, Mediterranean, African and Western elements. In antiquity, Egyptians were playing harps and flutes, including two indigenous instruments: the ney and the oud. Percussion and vocal music also became an important part of the local music tradition ever since. Contemporary Egyptian music traces its beginnings to the creative work of people such as Abdu-l Hamuli, Almaz and Mahmud Osman, who influenced the later work of Egyptian music giants such as Amr Diab,Mohamed Mounir, Sayed Darwish, Umm Kulthum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim Hafez. From the 1970s onwards, Egyptian pop music has become increasingly important in Egyptian culture, while Egyptian folk music continues to be played during weddings and other festivities.
Egypt is famous for its many festivals and religious carnivals, also known as mulid. They are usually associated with a particular Coptic or Sufi saint, but are often celebrated by all Egyptians irrespective of creed or religion. Ramadan has a special flavor in Egypt, celebrated with sounds, lights (local lanterns known as fawanees) and much flare that many Muslim tourists from the region flock to Egypt during Ramadan to witness the spectacle. The ancient spring festival of Sham en Nisim (Coptic: shom en nisim) has been celebrated by Egyptians for thousands of years, typically between the Egyptian months of Premade (April) and Pashons (May), following Easter Sunday.
Egypt is one of the boldest countries in the Middle East in the music industry. The next generation of the Egyptian music is considered to be the rise, as the music was disrupted by some foreign influences, bad admixing, and abused oriental styles. The new arising talents starting from the late 90’s are taking over the rein now as they play many different genres of many different cultures. Rock And Metal music are prevailing widely in Egypt now, as much as the oriental jazz and folk music are becoming well-known now to the Egyptian and non-Egyptian fans.