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Guide or no guide in Cairo?

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Brisbane, Australia
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Guide or no guide in Cairo?

Planning to visit Egypt in early April with 2 teenagers. Would like to get some advice on whether to have a local guide in Cairo? If yes, any recommendations and e-mail contact?

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It is important to have escorted tours that is well organized by travel agent specially when you have a company of teenagers. Everything should be perfect, enjoyable while you don't have to worry about planning, transportation , guiding fees , entrance fees! so, my advice is to contact a reputable egyptian travel agent to take care of everything.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'll be happy to help.


the big blue marble
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hmmmm... bI's advice smacks of self interest. We hired Karen in Egypt for our first day in Cairo. I have not stopped raving about her since and even hired her for a second excursion. BUT that is because I enjoyed her enthusiasm for the country and cross cultural perspective.

I am a very independent traveler and really enjoyed the days that I went out exploring on my own. My husband is not so independent and it took him a couple of days on our own before feeling at easy with the hustle and bustle.

Manchester, United...
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3. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

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Marlbank, Ontario
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4. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

We spent a week last March and without a guide I don't think we would have seen 1/2 the sights we did. Cairo is very overwhelming - even for seasoned travellers - sometimes just knowing that the guide was coming to pick us up was the motivation we needed. If you'd like the name of the guide company we used - which is small and very personal as well as well priced please email me.



Brisbane, Australia
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reviews: 9
5. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

Thank you very much for the information. I'll report back when we come back from our trip.