Nile to Red Sea

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Mar 25th, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Nile to Red Sea

Does anyone know how easy it is to travel from Cairo to Luxor to Hurghada independently?
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Mar 25th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Get a Lonely Planet guide and its real easy.
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Mar 25th, 2006, 08:15 PM
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From Cairo to Luxor - you have 2 choices.....flying on EgyptAir or taking the train

From Cairo to Hurghada - you can either drive (about 4-1/2 hours) or fly

From Luxor to Hurghada - to fly I think
you would have to go back through Cairo and driving can only be done with an escort (from what I have been told)
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Mar 27th, 2006, 05:59 AM
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It's VERY easy. Take the train (day or night one) to Luxor. Then tke a bus, or private taxi if you have the money) from Luxor to Hurghada. Piece of cake.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Thank you. That helps.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 02:07 PM
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But WHY do you want to go to Hurghada - it's a horrible place
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 06:57 PM
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alan - you obviously HATE Hurghada.....what's the deal?
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:28 AM
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Apart from it having all the charm of a road accident, it's the fact that it has NOTHING to do with Egypt as most people understand it. It could be anywhere in the world.
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Well - I guess you could say that Legoland in Windsor has nothing to do with most people's sense of London and Disneyland Paris hasn't much to do with Paris. But both places are still quite popular with tourists (granted - tourists with kids...but still popular). Have been to both but no desire to go back to either.

So, I look at Hurghada (and El Gouna and El Quesir) as something ADDITIONAL to do in Egypt if you have the time and inclination. People love the snorkling and diving (altho Hurghada is not as good as Sharm) and there are jeep safaris and quad rides and bedoin dinners in the desert.

As I have stated in other posts, we preferred El Gouna, about a 1/2 hour north of Hurghada. None of us dive - but my husband would play golf, the kids loved the quad bikes and doing a little snorkling , and we would rent boats and go out into the Red Sea to fish. At other times.....we just enjoyed a little R&R.

My neighbors (with 3 kids) are planning a trip for next fall.....6-8 days in Cairo and cruising the Nile and then several days at the beach. For them - living overseas, it provides both a cultural/educational trip and a relaxing vacation.

Yeah - it could be anywhere. And I would never recommend a first time visitor ONLY going to one of Egypt's beach resorts (and skipping Cairo and the sights along the Nile). BUT - if hitting the beach for a few days after seeing the wonders of Egypt is what someone wants to do - what's the harm?

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