The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP).
We recommend taking $300-500 cash for currency exchanges, souvenirs, tipping & extra excursions (ex. The Sakkara Pyramid).
As in most destinations, we recommend that travelers pull local currency out of the ATM upon arrival. You can know your exchange rate beforehand by visiting xe.com
*Note: ATM's are easily accessible in Cairo but not so much in the smaller towns, also they go down frequently due to internet issues and glitches.
*Note: If bringing cash, bring crisp fresh bills, old ones with any markings/tears will be rejected.