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Guide or no guide in Cairo?

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Brisbane, Australia
posts: 4
reviews: 9
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?

Cairo
posts: 258
1. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

hello,

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.

nadine2oo2@hotmail.com

the big blue marble
posts: 13,673
reviews: 35
2. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

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...
posts: 2,265
3. Re: Guide or no guide in Cairo?

read this thread:

tripadvisor.com/…2220022

Marlbank, Ontario
posts: 63
reviews: 1
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.

marlbankmom@hotmail.com

Barb

Brisbane, Australia
posts: 4
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.