Egypt May 9 2010-May24 2010

May 28th, 2010, 05:16 AM
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Egypt May 9 2010-May24 2010

Hi I am just back from a 15 night trip to Egypt -which was excellent
Itinerary as follows:

3 nights Hurghada --- Oberoi Dahl Hasheesh

6 nights Nile cruise --- Oberoi Philae

1 night Abu Simbel --- Seti Hotel

5 nights Cairo --- 2 nights Mena House (Oberoi)
---- 3 nights Cairo Marriott and Casino


All internal bookings -Hotels, cruise, overland transfer Hurghada to Luxor, flights aswan -abu simbel ,, Abu simbel -cairo - were arranged by Lady Egypt. for me
They also arranged welcomes and transfer from airports to hotels. chauffeur driven cars and private guides in Cairo/Alexandria and in Abu simbel
My trip was excellent, well paced ,and we had time daily to relax in great comfort
I was not completely happy with the original Cairo/Alexanadria itinerary and it was no problem to re-arrange and modify it when we reached Cairo
The company took excellent care of us-I felt like I was being looked after by family- and the drivers were professional and I enjoyed the guides that were provided
On the Oberoi Philae. daily small group guided tours were provided and included -these were great

will continue later
sandy
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May 28th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Sandy,

So happy you had a great trip.

I am dying to hear more. I am just booking my trip and have some questions, I have to give Lady Egypt an answer soon:

Did you think staying in Abu Simbel overnight was worth it?
I have an extra night to allocate to either Cairo (I have four nights there now, but includes arrival night), Aswan (already have two there, so I think three would be too many).
And of course, did you go to Alexandria, and your thoughts.
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May 28th, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Hi Dana
definitly overnight in abu simbel
see sound and light show-great and see the temples at 5:30 a,.m sunrise and you will be alone
Our guide picked us up at 5:15 am -it was great By 7;30 hoards of tourists
Day trip to Alexandria-do not miss- very interesting
Cannot comment on Aswan as we did gorgeous cruise-one of trip highlights I cannot imagine seeing the temples any other way
and seeing the life on the Nile is a must in my opinion. 6 days were wonderful Sandy
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Jun 19th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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Sandy,

I would be interested to know what you did while in Cairo that were your favorite things. I have 2.5 days there and am trying to pick out what to see. I am also staying at Mena two nights, and then two nights in town at Marriot.
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Jun 19th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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Hoping to hear more soon, including your thoughts on the accommodations. thanks.
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Jun 20th, 2010, 04:39 AM
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I second the opinion that the overnight in Answan was absolutely worth it. The Absu Simbel Sound & Light show is one of the best (the light show is stunning), and the Sun temple looks its best when lit by the golden rays of the rising sun. My hotel was only like a 15 minutes walk from the site so I just walked to it at around 5am.

Lady Egypt was very good. The one thing I would've done differently is that I should've specificly requested to stay at certain locations, especially in Cairo where I really wanted to stay downtown but was placed in Modahesseen instead.
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Jun 20th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Sandy,

I think I would like to stay over night in Abu Simbel, but I had to make a choice. So I decided to go to Alexandria and to also see Abu S. So in doing so, I would not spend the night, but just fly in gly out to Abu. But I am sure I would have loved it. I guess I thought at least I would get to see two things.
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