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I think that this is the closest metro stop to the airport. I figure if I pay the 1 pound and ride the train there, a taxi would be considerably less. What's a reasonable cost from this station?
I'll be arriving in Cairo in a couple weeks but only staying for about 9.5 hours. My plane gets in at 11:05am and I catch another flight at 9:45pm. I know nothing of Cairo. Would it be possible to safely store luggage at the airport and/or visit the pyramids in that time? Logistics of such a trip? That's my main interest, but if not the pyramids what else would be advisable for someone interested in getting a quick feel of the city?
Does anyone have any recent experience or knowledge for driving between Aswan and Luxor. I would hire a car and driver.
i would like to stay 4 days in alexandria and from there to do some trip, what kind I visit
from alexandria i mean day trip. any thing interesting? I would like to go to marsa matrouh
but i do know not if it is worthing or not? thanks i advance.
Have looked at previous posts on getting around in Egypt and note comments about Lonely Planet Guide book being rather cautious about travel options. However just wondered if someone can give me some practical info.
In November I am planning on spending 3 nights in Luxor then want to do the Western Desert Circuit, taking about a week for this, using public transport to get from place to place, ending in Cairo. I want to cover Dakhla/Farafra/Bahariya. Originally I was planning on starting at Al-Kharga but, according to Lonely Planet, it looks either impossible to do it by public transport or very expensive by taxi. So I thought it might be easiest to get a train (possibly taxi having looked at earlier posts) to Asyut, spending a night in Asyut before travelling on via the Western Desert route using buses.
I am a woman (mid 50s) and will be travelling on my own. I have seen th... more »
My boyfriend and I are heading to Egypt May 25th! we'll have a week in Egypt. I was thinking of doing Cairo and Luxor. My question is due to the extreme heat is it worth not going to Luxor and heading to the Red Sea instead to do some snorkeling? Anyone have any thoughts? We're on a budget and would love some input.
Just been in Al Kharga oasis and the recent-LP-listed Hamadalla Hotel is now closed down - like wrecked.
This leaves only one budget option in town: Dar al-Bida Hotel @ Midan Sho’ala; LE 65 - single w/ AC; 50 LE w/o. It's OK. Clean. But alittle noisy from vehicles/horns. However good location as it's very near to souq, microbus station and some good cheap eats.
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My friends and I have six days to visit St Anthony's Monastery south of Suez and St Catherine's Monastery (Mt Sinai).
Any advice on the feasibility of hiring a car and driver for the trip?
Hi. I was planning to do a backpacking trip to Oman, but then I found out that Oman isnt very kind towards the backpackers. So I have found a really good flight deal to Egypt.
I am planning a 15 days trip starting from September 10th to September 25th. I plan to travel these 3 cities:
Alexandria - 5 days
Cairo (by train from Alexandria) - 5 days
Sharm el Sheikh (By bus from Cairo) - 4 days
I plan to return to Alexandria by plane and then return to Bangladesh on the 25th. I want to know if I can cover most of these cities by this time ? Are there any other places you might suggest I can visit ? How is the weather in September ? How much do I budget for each day ?
Hope the questions arent too overwheming :D ! Thank you for reading
I would like to know if there are a lot diffeernce between traveeling 1st and 2nd class
in trains in Egypt. Is the 2nd Class clean enough and safe? Or would you prefer
being in 1st class paying a bit more?
How much does the taxi cost for this places??:
- Airport to Downtown for example Talaat harb Street.
- Airport to Ramsis Station Train.
- Downtown to Khan elKhalili.
- Dowtown to EL Torgoman bus station?
- Downtown to Pyramids?
Garden city to aiport?
Garden City to EL Torgoman bus station?
I mean egyptian prices standars.
We have 4 nights in Cairo. We were thinking about 2 nights in Giza and 2 nights in Zamalek. What do you think? Or are they just too close to bother moving hotels? Just wanted to see both the Nile and the Pyramids from our room! Any suggestions appreciated. Cheers K
Hello. I need some advise. I have been in Cairo four times visiting all the touristical and cultural things but this thime I would like to visit differnet things but important for locals for example any mosque, any market. I m very interested in living in markets on the streets, I dont mean Khan El Khalili, Could you recommend me anything to do in Cairo? i have thought to visit some cairo areas suchas as Zamalek, ..I need any advise and your opinion. I think i will be in cairo for three or four days.
i would like to travel in june to egypt. Is there any problem in any area of egypt.
i want to travel alone. How can i go from cairo airport to cairo downtown.or centre.?
wihich number how often and how much does it cost? and a taky how could cost?
Which is the best and cheap way to travel from Airport to Ramses Station train?
how much can cost taxi transport from airpot to city center or downton in cairo, and to ramses station train? what about the bus. which bus and how long does it take and what number?
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