Our tour itinerary in Egypt
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Our Tour Itinerary in Egypt
Planning a tour to Egypt
Our holidays follow an established pattern - the first week is spent touring, sightseeing, finding new experiences and cultures while the second half of the holiday is devoted to relaxing. Fortunately in Egypt there are plenty of activities for tourist and lots of places to see. Unfortunately there are just two many to see in a single holiday.
Finding a local Egyptian Tour Operator
The most important thing for us is always to find a local tour operator that can offer us a personalised service at a reasonable price - we found this in Select Egypt (or Minamar Hotels as they also trade). Our contact at Select Egypt was Raed Sedki and I must of sent him made with all my requests and changes to the tour itinerary. We had so many ideas including visiting Sinai, Mount Moses, the Pyramids, the mummies at the Egyptian Museum, the desert, Touring Luxor, Aswan and all the way down to Abu Simbel. But in a two week holiday it is impossible to tour the country and leave time for relaxing at the end!
However, Select Egypt were an extremely flexible tour operator. As well as making suggestion about the tour, such as Climbing Mount Moses, the were able to book exactly the hotels we wanted.
Our Final Itinerary
After much family discussion and many changes we finally concluded on the following Itinerary:
The total cost of the tour for all five of us (excluding international flights) was 4,600 Euros and included private tour guides, all the main entrance fees (although when we arrived there were a few extra we hadn't banked on - actually going into the Pyramids, visiting the mummies crypt in the Museum of Antiquities and Tutankhaman's tomb in the valley of the kings) - but in general everything was included, the train journey, the felucca ride and the hotels (most on a bed and breakfast rate but the Iberotel Aquamarine was all inclusive).