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Feedback on my Egypt trip

edited March 2009 in Middle East
My wife and I traveled to Egypt with Ramsestours in february of 2009. It was a 10 day trip including 4 days of cruising on the Nile.

The whole Egyptian experience was fantastic. I was absolutely gob-smacked with the pyramids and all the temples especially Abu Simbel and Karnak. The Nile cruise was fabulous and the food was to die for. we had the best time, saw everything and made friends that I hope we keep forever. I am 56 and everyone looked out for me especially the tour guide. So, don't ever think you are too old for one of these trips as I'll never forget how great it was.

I can not speak highly enough of the service that I received from ramses tours.

Mr josef in customer service walked me through the whole process, answering questions, explaining options and offering suggestions. he was patient, friendly and knowledgeable. he did everything from motel and connections to seating arrangements - wonderful.

Once we were done, she even went through the whole arrangement again to verify and to put me at ease.

To save money, we had three flights to get to Cairo. Ramses tours made one minor change after the package was booked. They sent three e-mails and the airline representative also reminded me of the change.

I could not have ask for better service - Thank you, we had a an outstanding vacation and Mr josef took the stress out of the equation.

Finally, be careful not to drink the water in Egypt OR use it in any way, e.g., brushing your teeth. Don't even eat washed veggies or fruit. All but two people on our trip ended up with a touch of King Tut's revenge. Bottled water is the only way to go.

Enjoy your trip tp Egypt ! I absolutely enjoyed mine!

larry leones
[email protected]


  • edited 2:44AM
    it really nice to hear all of that about egypt although im egyptian and i know all of that cuse i used to work as tour giude in cairo and loxour but im living at the moment in the uk..but i have to say that im really happy to hear that ...hope that u really wanna go there agian ....
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    yo soy ana rodriguez soy de mexico. Es muy seguro q las mujeres vaijen solas a Egipto. La gente en Egipto es muy amable y ayuda todos los extranjeros. Acabo de regresar de Egipto la semana pasada. Pase una semana en Egipto de vacaciones viendo todo de Egipto: El Cairo , Giza, Luxor y Aswan en el crucero en el Rio Nilo. Fue una semana fenomena maravillosa. La persona q me toco mas y ayudo en Egipto fue mi guia q se llama Mimo q el que me acompanaba todos los dias en todos los lugares explicando a mi la historia de ese pais tan enorme y fantastico con toda la cultura q tiene de varias cosas y varias eras historicas arreglando todos los temas como un cuento asi nunca se olvida los cuentos .Es muy amigable me trato como una amiga no como una cliente. Por eso yo de mi parte recomiendo cualquier persona quiere visitar ese pais tan magico q trate con mimo y aqui dejo y pongo su correo por si acaso alguien quiere hablar con el y preguntarle sobre cualquier cosa y para que este en contacto directo con el . [email protected] buena suerte ciao...
  • edited 2:44AM
    I cant understand Spanish ..but iam n Egypt now again but this time for business..iwill be happy to answer any questions
    larry leones
  • edited 2:44AM
    Hi Larry,
    what cost you for the 10 days trip to egypt in US$?. look great for me.
  • edited 2:44AM
    the cost was 780$ per person in dbl room


    Day 1:
    Arrival to Cairo airport, Ramses tours representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel
    Overnight in Cairo.

    Day 2:
    Breakfast. Start your full day visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display israre collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Visit the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up lookat Sphinx - a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren. Then visit Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fineborder brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques …etc.
    Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on the train.
    Over night in Sleeper Train.

    Day 3:
    Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Aswan, meet & assist by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. Check in.
    (Optional) Full day Tour Abu Simple Temple the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This excursion can be undertaken by plane or bus.
    Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 4:
    Breakfast . Transfer to the Cruise. Boarding before lunch, Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Lunch on board Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Visit the Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board.
    Overnight in Edfu.

    Day 5:
    Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party.
    Overnight in Luxor.

    Day 6:
    Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon Excursion to the Afternoon Tea.
    Overnight in Luxor.

    Day 7:
    Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. Full Day Tour: East Bank to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temple
    Transfer to the train station for your overnight sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train.
    Overnight Sleeper Train

    Day 8:
    Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Cairo then transfer to Alexandria by A/C car, meet & assist by our local representative and transfer to the hotel. Check in. start your Trip Visiting the Roman Theater (A theater with marble seats up to 800 spectators, Galleries, Section of mosaic flooring & a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas & baths). Then visit Pompay's Pillar, Followed by visit to the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa (Tombs on three levels, also contains The Triclinium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, a center with relieves of bearded serpents. Inside, there are 2nd Century AD statues of Sobec & Anubis wearing Roman Armor).Followed by Visiting Elsawary,montaza Garden Alexandria Library& Also from out side you will Visit Qaytbay Citadel & El Mursi Abu Elabas.
    Overnight stay in Alexandria

    Day 9:
    Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by A/C car. Arrival, meet and assist by our representatives. Transfer to your hotel.
    (Optional) Start your Full day Tour Sakkara is 27-Km Southwest of Cairo. Including a visit to the step Pyramids of Sakkara (The first proper Pyramids built for the king Zoser, it is considered evolution of the Pyramid from the simple Mastaba to the Pyramid in its known form) Followed by a visit to The Pyramids of Unas & Oser-Kaf the Mastaba. Tomb of Mereruka, Ti & Pta-Hotep (carved and painted tombs), Then Memphis the ancient capital of Egypt where Colossal Statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Then we visit the Old part of Cairo, as Egypt was one of the first countries to embrace Christianity. We visit The Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, The Hanging Church; we will also visit The Old Jewish Synagogue Ben Ezra Synagogue.
    (Optional) Dinner Cruise including transportation, dinner, Belly Dancer, Tanura Show.
    Overnight in Cairo

    Day 10:
    Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
  • edited 2:44AM
    Hi! Larry1247, Can I get this comapy's contact info who gave this itenarary. I like your tour. Does this include visiting place fees or thats extra.

    I am planning right now. Bought ticket on my own for 14 days - I am canadian citizen.

    If I follow this then stil lI might 4 days extra. If anybody knows anything extra othe than this please write here.

    Larry1247, thanks in advance.

    thx everybody.
  • edited 2:44AM
    I got it from reading the article again. thx. During (august - sept) - is it ok - temp. wise - hot - to visit egypt?
  • edited 2:44AM
    Well, weather now is quite hot it is 38 - 39
    but, in September weather became better around 30
    Also in September you can enjoy Ramadan as you can have fun time and good rates in hotels specially in coast.
  • edited 2:44AM
    hi dev_intoronto & Waseem
    Me too i like this program but i already reserve another program almost same but by plane i think it is more comfortable begining by 21May with Intra tour , till now i find them well organised.
    i 'll tell you clearly my experience
    good trip for me & also for you
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