Weather & Packing List

  1. Weather Overview:

The desert climate is hot with almost no rain, departures between December-February will experience mild weather as it's Egypt's winter. The winter months will average 75-85 degrees in most places for much of the year.

  1. Packing List


  • Lightweight raincoat and/or umbrella

  • Short-sleeved shirts

  • Undergarments (enough to last the trip & extra)

  • Socks

  • Shorts / Capris

  • Pair of long pants (jeans are not recommended due to the heat)

  • Pyjamas (comfortable enough for tropical weather)

  • One pair of flip flops / sandals

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • One long-sleeved shirt / cardigan & scarf. *Note: Shorts are acceptable in tourist regions, the beach, and hotels. When visiting mosques, it's imperative that women cover their shoulders and weir a veil, while men should be mostly covered as well. Bringing a large scarf is best as it's versatile to drape over shoulders. Opt for natural & breathable fibres like linen or light cotton.


  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution

  • Personal toiletries - Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, face wash etc.

  • Sunscreen

  • Wet Wipes / Face wipes

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Insect / bug repellent (small bottle will be sufficient)

  • Aloe Vera (if you are prone to sunburns)

  • Band-Aids and Neosporin

  • For women: Sanitary pads, tampons, contraceptives

  • Personal medication - Should be in original bottles - or - original prescription)

  • Kleenex / Tissues


  • Books and/or magazines - For ideas check here.

  • Watch / small alarm clock

  • Flashlight - just in case!

  • Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)

  • Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars).

  • Camera/ phone for pictures or disposable camera / film camera.

  • Noise canceling earplugs (for light sleepers)

  • Face masks. *Note: while not mandatory everywhere it is recommended to bring a few and always have on hand just in case.

Must Haves:

  • Refillable water bottle: we will provide you with safe drinking water throughout your whole trip.

  • Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from Cuba. (We also recommend printing copies, leaving one at home and bringing another with you.)

  • Printed copy of your flight itinerary.

  • Printed copy of you Discover Corp Trip itinerary.

  • Negative at-home COVID-19 antigen test (24 hours prior)

  • Enough cash to last your entire trip: we recommend roughly $75 per day.

  • Electrical Adapter *Note: *Electrical outlets in Egypt include two types: two associated plug types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Egypt operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.


  • Linens / Blankets

  • Pillows

  • Hand soap

  • Bath towel (please feel free to bring an additional towel for bathing if you prefer, generally 1 is provided)