Egypt Tour Operators

Sep 15th, 1998, 06:02 AM
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Egypt Tour Operators

Can anyone recommend a good tour company in Egypt that can provide a historical perspective beyond the usual tourist type jargon. Are there any places away from the beaten track that merit a visit?
Is January a good time to visit Egypt?
Sep 19th, 1998, 04:22 PM
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January is a fine time to visit, it is the high season. WEather very comfortable. Check out

Sep 19th, 1998, 09:17 PM
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Take a look at Special Expeditions...we are going with them in November for a ten day tour/cruise. Very small group..have experts along...they offer a ten day and 18 day tour.
Nov 9th, 1998, 06:01 PM
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I can recommend Abercrombie & Kent - our Nile cruise had an archaeologist on board, but this was going back quite a few years now. I do know they still have a very good reputation. In 92 I did the Thomas Cook cruise (Cairo/Aswan - 12 days) and there were two archaeologists on board, who also gave lectures. They were also very good.
Nov 9th, 1998, 06:05 PM
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Further to the above, the T. Cook cruise took us to a few places where most cruises don't go, such as Tell el Amarna. The Fayum is also worth seeing - our tour guide organised a private bus for us (we were a group of 3) for a day trip. You can visit the Dashur pyramid, for example.

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