My trip to Egypt February 2019

Jul 2nd, 2019, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by live42day View Post
I have just returned from a month in Egypt and had a fantastic time. We are a couple aged 64/69 and always travel independently and have travelled quite a bit. We usually choose comfortable but modest rooms which allows us financially to do two or more big trips a year. Once in a while we may splurge a bit. I now have some health/mobility issues so we chose to travel for a month as I am a lot slower than I would like, or used to be. It was perfect.
We considered going on a tour as we were concerned about safety issues, but were convinced by other travellers to go on our own as we usually do. I am glad we did, especially because I want to take it slower than some of these tours allow.

We spent four nights in Giza
flew to Aswan for three nights, went to Abu Simbel
took a three night Dahabiya cruise (small sailing boat) on the Nile to Luxor. One of the highlights for us, only 12 passengers.
Four nights in Luxor
Then we spent 12 nights in Hurghada on the Red Sea in two different resorts
Back to Cairo for two nights.
Weather was great, not too hot. We never got sick. People were lovely, we never felt unsafe. We are already talking about going back, and I rarely go back anywhere I have already been
Here is a link to my blog for day to day itinerary and photos. We started in Athens for a couple of days first. If you are thinking of going, I say do it! It is one of my top five trips.

https://debbeanddougstravels.travell...UDnUvDdkAMHYR8
HI Debbe and Douglas

Thank you for your blog..you really took your time writing!...photos are really amazing..and if they don't do justice...what does?!!!
I would like some feedback if u can..I am a solo traveller..so I take excursions on site

I will stay in Cairo for 3 days..luckily... I almost went only for 2.
The day I arrive the Museum is open until.930pm so I will visit like for 2 hours (enough?)
at 8.30 pm having a free walking tour to the bazaar (so as not to stay doing nothing at the hotel)
1st day I am doing Memphis Saqqara pyramids and Sphynx even the red step pyramid and a camel ride included..just to say I did..I will probably bear it for 10 minutes... . I have the fees included on this excursion, to Saqqara and Dashur
Do you think is worth getting inside Cheops..? as I am told it is so narrow that if you are kind of claustrophobic better not get inside
After that if I have time I go back to Cairo and if not I am staying for the light and sound show of the pyramids at night
Next day I have a full day walk around Cairo including the citadel, old city, Coptic the hanging church and the Cave church which I thought must be fascinating
3rd day ..I wanted to do the white/black desert but is like 4 hours driving so I thought I could take a day trip (157kms) to canal Suez where they take you sailing to the Red Sea.
4th day flying to Aswan for a 4 day trip to Luxor visiting all those temples u did..Abu Simbel etc..
When I arrive Luxor balloon ride at 4-5 am
Stay the whole day in Luxor and will do the Karnak for the light and sound show..as per your photos seems I should be doing it also during the day.
Anything u recommend here?
Next day flying to Rome.
Thank you for so wonderful pictures... and thank you if u can send me your feedback
Cheers, Dolores from Argentina
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Jul 2nd, 2019, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by stonestephany View Post
When I flew to Egypt, the first thing I took was diving. I liked it so much that I took a diving training course. Now I can dive alone without an instructor.
stonestephany...I found a day trip only 157kms to canal Suez where they take you sailing to the Red Sea so I will be doing some snorkelling!!

Pity I won't be able to do the white and black desert. I should have read Fodors before booking as everybody here is so enthusiastic about Egypt, not as in Argentina
where I couldn't find one person that came to Egypt... very enthusiastic about it....I will be the 1st:.!!!....

Thank you.
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Jul 2nd, 2019, 12:14 PM
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HI doug.stallings

the google maps says 157 kms.. and would embark in a town on canal suez..(?) and sail to the red sea.. it is sold like that
here is the description
the snorkeling tour by boat from Cairo 220 $ it is not listed on our website and below is the itinerary :
Get picked up from your Hotel in Cairo-Giza in a private air-conditioned car and head to Sokhna, get on board the beautiful yacht and get ready
for some fun throughout the day. Enjoy a nice fresh meal on the boat surrounded by blue dazzling sea.
Afterwards, you'll start sailing in the red sea while you'll enjoy swimming snorkeling and fishing. After an awesome day in the heart of the sea you'll head back to shore


what do you think? thank you for your feedback!

I travel alone..... I like taking small group excursions.. thank you!
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Aug 9th, 2019, 11:21 PM
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Interesting information. What is thieve's oil?
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Aug 13th, 2019, 10:47 AM
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I like your report. thanks for sharing!
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Aug 13th, 2019, 09:43 PM
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THieves oil is an organic essential oil that I use a hand sanitizer
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Aug 14th, 2019, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ninasimon View Post
Brilliant photos! Love the trip report!
I'm curious how does it feel like to travel at this age?
well in most ways great. I have had a passion for travel since my first trip at age 18 , and try to do a couple a year. I find the airports and travelling part tiring but being on the ground is fantastic. Curious as to how old you are?
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Aug 18th, 2019, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for an excellent report! Makes me want to go back since it was 2003 when I traveled there. I really would like to visit the new museum when it opens.
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