View of the Valley from Arabesque Hotel, Luxor
The stern of the Solar Boat
Our room with an extra bed for Munu.
HOTELS IN CAIRO(Arabesque Hotel or New Palace Hotel) ????
Arriving to Cairo next march 21 for a couple of days.I have been looking for hotels on net.I found 2 and they look nice.They are "Arabesque Hotel" and New Palace Hotel".Im looking for nice view(TO NILE RIVER IF ITS POSSIBLE!!),for a fresh and nice atmosphere,and obviously egyptian style.Whicj hotel would you reccomend me ???
RE: HOTELS IN CAIRO(Arabesque Hotel or New Palace Hotel) ????
We went to Egypt last year and stayed at the Marriot which was a former palace (the one with the casino). We had a nice view of the nile and the beds were super comfortable as well as reasonable prices. the food was great at the hotel too. you should ceck it out.
20-days in Egypt
Taken into advice of VTers, especially Dora, I have adjusted my plan. Would you please have a look again and see if this works? Thank you very much!!
2120:arrive Cairo;Taxi to Pension Roma or Garden City House
AM: Buy sleeping train ticket to Auswan; Buy bus ticket to BAHARIYA (7am UPPER EGYPT ,30LE)
PM: Citadel;Salah el Din Sq;Islamic Cairo
Ev: Khaan il-Khaliili
0800:Giza;By Metro;pack lunch;(by taxi~120LE-150LE)
PM:Giza>>Medina Giza;bus #335>>Saqqara
EV: Giza light show
0700:TOURGOMAN Bus top to BAHARIYA
PM: BAWATI; joint tour to B/W Desert
1500: return to Cairo
2000;Cairo sleeping train>>Aswan
1400:Temple Of Philae
EV:Watch the sunset from the terrace of the Old Catteract Hotel while having a High Tea!
0300:Short Trip to Abu Simbel
0730: Convoy: Aswan>> Kom Ombo;Edfu
0730 ~ 0900;Luxor (1340~1530)
OR by Nile Cruise: $50US/person/night or less on a 5 star boat.
Check-in: Arabesque Hotel/Luxor Nefertiti Hotel
PM:Temple Of Luxor,Karnak
EV:Temple Of Luxor light show
AM: Local Tour to VOTK, Clossi of Memnon,Tombs of Nobles and Workers Village
0500:Hot Balloon ($40 USD per person,Website: www.vikingairegypt.com)
PM:Luxor>>Dahab by bus; or to Sharm by flight??
AM:Dahab or Sharm>> Sinai
PM: St Catherine
EV: Mt Sinai
AM: Mt Sinari
PM:>>Nuweiba>>Aquba(speed boat, arrive pier 2hr before)
03/02 (two options)
1. Aquba>>Nuweiba>>Dahab or Cairo or Alexandria?
2. Stay Dahab: Diving (35LE less 10% if stay at the Penguin Hotel
(overnight train to Cairo or Alexandria??)
AM: Dahab flight/bus to Cairo or Alexandria
PM: Alexandria (New Capry Hotel or Union hotel)
Greco-Roman Museum;The Roman Theatre;Catacombs Of Kom el Shogafa
AM: Taxi Fort Qaitbey;Alexandria Library
PM:Masr Station, Spanish #918 15:00pm(38LE) >> 18:00 Cairo Ramese
AM: Cairo Museum
PM: Baab Zuweela,Gaami ‘il-Amiir Aqsunqur, Gaami ‘is-Sultaan Hasan / Gaami ‘ir-Rifaa ‘i
2310: leave Cairo
1.It seems that I have spare days, what if I stay a night at Abu Simbel? If I want to stay there, can I still join the Short Trip?
2.Does the River Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor normally takes 3D2N?
3.Is wi fi common?
Just less than two weeks to go, very excited!!
Re: 20-days in Egypt
old cataract is closed
no more convoys between aswan an luxor
abu simbel is 280 km from aswan, with 2 convoys, 4 am and 11am
don t miss the valley of the nobles, more interesting than the queens and medinat habu
luxor temple is great at night