I am looking to plan a trip to Egypt for anywhere from 8-15 days within the next 2 years. I know I want to spend time in Cairo and take some sort of Nile river cruise. I have been told that I should definitely see Luxor and Elephantine Island. I’ve looked at Globus Tours, Trafalgar Tours, and VacationSafaris amoung a few. Has anyone taken a similar tour that you recommend? Any other advice on traveling to Egypt would be appreciated! Thank you!

Has anyone taken a tour to Egypt that you recommend? Any other advice on what to do and see?
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  • November 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm
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    I did a 5 day tour. Make sure you get about 4 days in Cairo – lots to see there – but they tend to rush you along.

    Stay away from the Papyrus Museums – the Egytian term for tourist ripoff place – but they all take you there.

    After a couple of temples – things begin to become redundant. Tour the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, and Luxor.

    The cruise is rather boring – just take a bus and go to the main places.

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm
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    I did 3 cruises with Thomas Cook, all wonderful. We had our own Egyptologist & tour guides, & they looked after us & educated us well. Its not the cheapest option, but from my experience its the best.
    We did 3 days in Cairo, flew down to …..Abu Simbel, back to Aswan, & then cruised up to Luxor & spent the week there. It took in most of the important sights, & the Thomas Cook staff couldn’t do enough for us.
    I’d repeat it again anytime.

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm
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    Here;s the best typical route :
    Cairo for at least three days , Abu Simbel (1 day) , Back to Aswan for a cruise to Luxor (4 days) then you can fly To Sharm where you can enjoy the beach
    Here are some extra ordinary trips in Egypt i used to prepare for people who are interested in Desert :
    – Siwa Oasis : (800KM from Cairo ) 4 days / 3 nights with one night camping in the desert having your dinner (BBQ) under the stars
    – Cairo – Luxor 5 dyas / 4 nights tour through the desert (Instaead of flying/train) visiting three oasises in a 4×4 Jeeb enjoying the premitive scenes , swimming in the hot springs , …
    But those thrips need more time in Egypt

    Maybe next time … you cannot make it all in one trip :))

    Cheers

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