Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Egypt Itinerary Critique

Jump to last reply

My wife and I are considering a trip to Egypt in November, not certain yet but leaning that way.

Our interest is in seeing the antiquities, and we enjoy slow travel. By that we typically stay a minimum of 3 full days at one location before moving on, often longer, in order to minimize time spent in transit. In some cases this means skipping some famous locations altogether. Here is the outline of our preliminary itinerary:

- Fly to Cairo, transfer to hotel near Giza pyramids. We prefer to stay there rather than central Cairo.

- Spend 4 nights in this hotel. Tour Giza pyramids, Saqqara, Dahshur, perhaps Egyptian Museum.

- Drive to Bahariya Oasis in Western Desert, spend one night. Continue on to Farafa Oasis for a camel trek in Great Sand Sea. Trek concludes in Dakhla Oasis.

- Drive to Luxor (which is now closer than Cairo).

- Three nights in Luxor, tour TBD selected sights.

- Five night Nile Dahabeya cruise to Aswan.

- Fly to Cairo, one night near airport, fly home.

Feedback welcome. Thanks.

31 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Now is the Time fo Egypt...
  2. 2 Keeping Kenya Adventure Weird....Cheap...Delicious
  3. 3 Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  4. 4 Trip Report Zambia Impressions
  5. 5 Taste of Dubai
  6. 6 Morocco floods - areas affected
  7. 7 Trip Report Zanzibar - from a resident's perspective
  8. 8 Magnificent wedding in the Masai Mara
  9. 9 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  10. 10 Trip Report Travel Report for Malawi - A Great Place To Relax
  11. 11 Serengeti Photo Safari - April 2015
  12. 12 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  13. 13 Comments on Botswana itinerary with Wilderness Travel
  14. 14 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  15. 15 Dubai first time
  16. 16 Mauritius September 2015 - Silver Beach Resort or Emeraude Beach Attitude?
  17. 17 Trip Report Don't go to Morrocco!
  18. 18 Where to spend extra night; Merzouga or Skoura?
  19. 19 Canoe Safari Jan - Feb
  20. 20 Dubai and/or Oman
  21. 21 Good travel company to book an 8 day trip to Egypt
  22. 22 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  23. 23 Morocco Advice
  24. 24 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
  25. 25 Guide for Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Jan 2015
View next 25 » Back to the top