Firstly, I want to thank those who gave me the sage advice three months ago which allowed me to plan out my first visit to Egypt. I set aside 14 days: Five in Cairo, four in Luxor, and six "open" days, which I might use for Aswan, or just to relax along the Red Sea. I have a pickup arranged at the Airport, but I still need to purchase my visa and I am wondering if I should exchange currency at the same time, or wait until I get into Cairo? If I wait, where are the best places to exchange US…
Planning a 2 1/2 week trip to Egypt in early December. Wanting the know if it is worth it splurge on a 3-night Dahabiya from Aswan to Luxor area? Do not know if it will be too inactive for me or if I will be bored with three/four nights on a boat. Planning to spend three nights in Aswan; thinking of overnighting in Abu Simbel. Recommend an overnight in Abu Simbel? Seems like the day trips from Aswan seem like a lot of traveling for only a couple of hours there. And trying to budget time in…
I would like everyones feed back on Cairo.
I know what the media thinks but i would like to hear from the public.
Please share any good or bad experiences you have had being a tourist in Cairo.
How can you protect yourself in Cairo?
Hi ya all,
I'm visiting Egypt this October and I'm so excited about it. I'm gonna stay in Cairo for 05 days.
The thing is that I'd love to visit teh pyramids as well as the light house in Alexandria if it still exists.
my concern is , is it better to see the pyramids on the second day since i'll get to cairo late in theevening the first day or is it better to visit them the last day? also i'll book a hotel in Gezira or downtown cairo. what's the best means of transportation to get from there to…
Would you advise someone to backpack Egypt independently? I heard that Egypt can be a tough destination for solo (inexperienced) backpackers..
Regarding the cost of travelling Egypt, accommodation and dining can be very cheap. Yet long distance transport is so expensive, for instance the overnight trains or flights between Cairo and Luxor/Aswan are so expensive (while the day train is cheap but too tiring...). It seems that some sights can only be reached by joining tour or renting a car(e.g…
Hello, I am planning 8 days of solo low budget backpacking trip to Egypt. I am not much interested in Museums and like more outdoor and adventure travel. Below is my itinerary and questions:
Oct 29, 30 (2days) – Cairo (Pyramids of Giza, Al-Azhar Mosque, sphinx, Sakkara & Market area)
Over night train or bus from Cairo to Luxor.
Nov 31, 1 – Luxor (Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, The Temple of Deir el-Bahri, ??? )
Over night train or bus back to Cairo. (Spend Nov 2 in Cairo or travel to Sharm…
I found a really good flight offer with Egyptair that has a 9hr layover. I have a question if its possible to leave the airport to see the Great pyramids of gizeh. I will be landing at 4.00 a.m and leaving at 12:55 p.m. Both flights are international (CAN-CAI-MXP). How easy is it to hire a taxi at the airport, that drives you to the pyramids, guides you there and drives you back to the airport? I did it in Dubai and Addis and it was pretty easy. I am just interested in the pyramides so I…
We are trying to book sleeper train cabins for the journey to the south of Egypt and back. We are having troubles logging on to the suggested website. We emailed the internet support line and did not receive a valid answer. Has anyone booked tickets through this website? Is it secure for using credit cards? Is there another option?
My husband and I will be in Egypt in January for 10 days (more like 9). We don't want to rush ourselves too much, so we'll be sticking to just Cairo and Luxor.
Arrive in Cairo at 7:30pm
Spend 4 days in Cairo
flying from Cairo to Luxor, arriving there at 11:45 pm
3 nights in Luxor
returning to Cairo by plane, arriving at midnigh
2 nights in Cairo at same hotel
flight leaves at 1:30 pm
My main questions are mostly transportation related.
Does it make sense to stay in Cairo rather than Giza? I…