please help last minute trip to egypt!

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Feb 5th, 2006, 12:24 PM
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please help last minute trip to egypt!

Hello,

I am taking my daughter, on break from medical school, to Egypt as a last minute trip for 9 days on the ground (leave probably on a flight departing Cairo after midnight of the 9th day. I was there a few years ago with my husband on a group trip that used a charter plane to fly around Egypt and Jordan. We are very independent and would probably only need a driver in both Cairo and Luxor, not a guide since we have our books. Could you recommend drivers in both cities? Could someone meet us at the airport in Cairo and help get visas or is this easy to do? What do you think is the best hotel in Luxor? Should we stay at the Mena House for two days (lpyramids, Memphis, etc. to save commuting to the city?
We will arrive on Lufthansa midafternoon -- should we fly right to Luxor for about 4 days or go to Luxor in the middle (2 days Mena House, 4 days Luxor, 3 days Cairo (museum, Islamic, Coptic area, etc.)

Thanks so much to all the terrific Fodorites!!

Bonnie
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Feb 6th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Dear Bonnie,
I can recommend a driver in Cairo, Mohamed Noufal, check out his bed and breakfast website at www.nileview.com He is excellent, very reliable and conscientious, I know that he can recommend a driver in Luxor.
He can also arrange someone to meet you off the plane and help you with your visas.
I would say yes stay at Mena House, it`s such a fantastic experience, regardless of the fact your are near the pyramids etc.
Have a great trip.
PS I would go to Luxor in the middle.
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