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fuzzypuppy1234 Oct 16th, 2007 09:45 AM

3 days for the Desert, enough time?
 
I'm trying to plan a trip to Egypt. I'll be taking a tour but it won't go into the Western Desert. I can add up to 3 days after my tour without affecting my work schedule.

Is this doable? Bahariyya seems close enough to Cairo. Are there any reputable companies/guides that could do a private tour for me, a solo female? I doubt I'll be able to find anyone to go with me.

Momliz Oct 16th, 2007 04:47 PM

I have read good things about this company:
www.desertecotours.com
wanted to use them, but we won't have time.

fuzzypuppy1234 Oct 16th, 2007 06:38 PM

Thanks Momliz, but their Western Desert tours are 8, 11 or 15 days. Their 1 and 2-day tours are for the Sinai, where my tour will be going.

I've bookmarked them for the future though, they have some interesting tours!

sunshine007 Oct 16th, 2007 08:40 PM

try magdi hanna. He does custom trips that range in length from one night to a couple weeks. He's taken me on two 5 day desert trips. You can run his name & should be able to find a couple of my comments. Use my name (Carolyn)He's at: [email protected]

sunshine007 Mar 28th, 2008 03:39 AM

Please note that I no longer recommend Magdi Hanna as a desert guide.

sunshine007 Mar 29th, 2008 03:41 PM

After I posted this a number of people wanted to know why. Here it is.

Since my first recommendation, Mr. Hanna & I became friendly. I know I disclosed that on recent recommendations. Something happened recently which caused me to reconsider that friendliness and I no longer wish to have my name associated with his. That's all.


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