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Advice for planning our ancient Egyptian excursion?! Details within.
9 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 1 Msg: #104751  
Our first trip to Egypt and we will be flying to Cairo on June 11th and leaving on June 25th.
We would like to see the ancient ruins in Cairo then to Alexandria.
Take the train to Aswan and take a Nile cruise for 4-5 days to Luxor.
From there to Sharm el Sheik and back to Cairo and home.
Any recommendations on
hotels, tours, trains, and Nile cruise companies would be so appreciated.
We would value safety and clean mid to upper scale amenities.
Not a fan of big touristy excursions.
Knowledge of the heritage and culture would be a must!

thanks!

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9 years ago, February 24th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #104814  
WILL YOU VISIT IN INDIVIDUAL WAY?

OR IN ORGANISED WAY i.e DID U ARRANGE THE TRIP ?

IF YOU DIDNOT I CAN RECOMMEND YOU

WWW.EGYPTAIR.COM TO BOOK YOUR FLYING TICKETS (INTERNATIONAL &DOMESTIC ONE )

FOR NILE CRUISE THERE IS NILE RUBY IS GOOD FOR 4* STANDARD

HOTELS IN CAIRO THERE IS 4* IS GRAND PYRAMIDS AND FOR 3* IS HORIZON

IF YOU WOULD LIKE RECOMMEND YOU THE PERSON I CORRESPONDED WITH IN EGYPT IT IS OK
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9 years ago, February 24th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #104866  
Thank you for your recommendation on the Nile cruise and Cairo hotel!
Yes I am arranging our tours and accomadations so if you would like to give me the person you used in Egypt that would be appreciated.
Thanks you again! Reply to this

9 years ago, February 24th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #104869  
his name is SAMEH
his phone num is his e mail add is
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9 years ago, February 24th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #104886  
Hello Barbara 😊

Moderator comment: It would be wise to only accept recommendations from established members. Those would be ones who clearly are genuine travellers and have a number of blogs on their profile pages. All internet sites are unfortunately plagued with spammers and scammers. We remove the accounts of these types of members, but it is not always easy to decide if a member fits this category.

Mel

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9 years ago, February 24th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #104893  
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9 years ago, March 16th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #106521  
Hi there. I'm planning a trip to Egypt and Morroco early next year and expect to have between 4-5 weeks in total to do it in. I much prefer not to pre-book tours etc before I go as I find you can usually arrange the same tour alot cheaper and with more flexibility regarding time once you get there. What I'm after is details on how easy/difficult it is to get around Egypt/Morroco just arranging travel once I arrive using either local transport or organised tours? Is it easy enought to arrange flights b/w Egypt and Morroco once you're there or is it best to pre book flights? Also if anyone has done a similar trip what was their itinery and would you have changed anything about the itinery you followed?
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9 years ago, March 28th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #107455  
B Posts: 14
MCJ ,
I imagine you will love both Morocco and Egypt. I started my 12 months travels 6 months ago. Morocco for 2 months and Egypt for 2 weeks (Tanzania in between).
Morocco- we did not prearrange any tours from the States, everything was done there and it was quite easy. From renting scooters in Agadir, exploring lots of beaches via buses , rock climbing in Todra Gorge, Summiting Toubkal, all the markets, and then the Sahara..
You name I think we explored it...Trains, buses, taxis were easy..
But do your research on which buses are safest etc or you can email questions for specifics..

The best advice would be a guide book and an unlocked cell phone, we bought ours in Morocco, using a local SIM card. We would call as we were nearing the town and reserve a room. Then from there we would walk and compare travel agent tours (on every corner) and pick the one best for us.

Egypt was even easier for on the spot organization (Felucca, trains down south, all the typical sights), but I heard during the busy season, it is better to book hotels/hostels ahead of time, I didn't have a problem.

I started to keep my blog on TB, as I love this website, but have since moved it to -http://elephantcloud.net and there you will find our itineraries etc, again feel free to ask any additional questions.

We bought our tickets to Egypt from Morocco in Casablanca...
Good luck,
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