Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Safari travel agent suggestions?
  2. 2 Trip Report Marrakech
  3. 3 Binocular rentals
  4. 4 Trip Report Trip Report Kenya 9 Days With Family
  5. 5 Dead Sea day trip
  6. 6 Victoria and Albert Cape Town renovation status
  7. 7 Southern Africa or Tanzania/Kenya for August 2018 Family Trip
  8. 8 Advice please: family SA safari August 2018
  9. 9 Kenya Visa Requirements/Fake Visa Site
  10. 10 Wayo Africa (Tanzania) Green Camps
  11. 11 FODOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTHING FOR SAFARI
  12. 12 Non Marlaia Africa or Brazil?
  13. 13 Itinerary Ideas
  14. 14 South Africa - Guidebook recommendation and other ??
  15. 15 Travel to Botswana
  16. 16 Trip Report Iran travel itinerary -18 days April 2017
  17. 17 Loldia House Kenya
  18. 18 Kenya - Plastic Bags
  19. 19 gamer reserve, lodge, safari camp recommendations
  20. 20 South Africa visit: Cape Town and Kruger Park
  21. 21 several short safaris vs one longer one
  22. 22 How many Days for the Okavango Delta
  23. 23 Recommendations for busy coastal resorts in the Canaries
  24. 24 Restaurant in Cape Town
  25. 25 Trip Report 7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Short trip to Egypt

Jump to last reply

I am planning a short stop in Cairo and Aswan Egypt. I have been reading some of the posts on here and other sites, and I have a few questions mainly about the currency. Right now 1 US dollar is worth 6 Egyptian Pounds. If I bought a shirt in the states for $5 would I pay 30LE for the same one in Egypt or is the pound seen as less? Also with the baksheesh what is a good amount? And how many LE is seen as a big amount of money?

I will be traveling independently but want to find a guide for the day. My stay will be for 4 days total after travel time. I want to see the sphinx and the great pyramids than travel to see Abu Simbel. I found a tour for each and since I will be going solo it will be a private tour with just the guide and me. The pyramids and sphinx for $76 and the private tour from Aswan to Abu Simbel is $225. I think this seems high but does that sound like a fair amount? They are with viators.com, this was suggested by a travel agent. I looked into Lady Egypt but they seem to only offer longer tours. Any suggestions for one or two day tours?

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement