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Feb 2nd, 2006, 02:11 PM
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9 Days in Egypt -- What side trip would you take out of Cairo?

Hello! Im heading over to Egypt for 9 days end of Feb and looking for input on your favorite side trips to take out of Cairo. If you had 4 free days where else would you go? Luxor? Aswan? Red Sea?

Also, if you want to go inside the pyramids outside of Cairo, do you need to buy tickets in advance?

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Feb 2nd, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel - also 3 day Nile cruise which will cover some of above (not Abu Simbel).

Tickets are sold first come-first served in AM. When we were there they were gone within 1/2 hour of sale, but tourism is much lighter than when we were there 4 years ago.
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Feb 2nd, 2006, 03:39 PM
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Hello,

Luxor, hands-down. To really see Luxor, it will take a couple of days. The itinerary for my upcoming Egypt trip is the following:

Days 1-3: Cairo
Days 4-7: Luxor
Days 8-9: Cairo

I tried to squeeze Aswan in, but it just didn't fit. I'll need to come back another time to do it justice.

Cheers,
Julian
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