Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 African Safari
  2. 2 South Africa safari, Cape town self drive trip plan- many questions
  3. 3 How to spend four nights in Morocco
  4. 4 Touring Morocco alone for a few days? (fez & marrekech)
  5. 5 Private Tour Recommendations To Erg Chebbi
  6. 6 Tanzania & Zanzibar Itinerary
  7. 7 FIRST South Africa's trip might be brought to us by You :)
  8. 8 Please give your preferences on these two private Lodges
  9. 9 Insurance Coverage while in Egypt
  10. 10 Trip Report Five Thousand Years in 19 days - Pyramids, Tombs, Camels and a River
  11. 11 Dubai Desert Safari - Toddler Friendly?
  12. 12 Is the migration early this year
  13. 13 EXCURSION - HAIFA to YAD VASHEM
  14. 14 Cape Town Itinerary
  15. 15 Staying overnight at Nairobi Airport as solo female traveler?
  16. 16 Hotel suggestions in Cape Town
  17. 17 Tangier (Tanger) Ville railway station
  18. 18 Madagascar - your tips please
  19. 19 ISRAEL on SATURDAY - Transport
  20. 20 Best Economy Hotels In Bahrain
  21. 21 Travelling to Nigeria for the first time
  22. 22 5 nights in Cape Town - 5 restaurants
  23. 23 Burj Khalifa, pre-book or not?
  24. 24 Road To Morocco Tours
  25. 25 Trip Report Magnificant Morocco
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement