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Bundaberg, Australia
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Egypt

When would it be the cheapest and the best time to go to Egypt from Australia and what would be the best part of Egypt to stay we don't have a big budget only $6000 (Aust) we would definitely love to see the Sphinx and the Pyramids and we are both in our sixties.

Amsterdam
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1 EUR equals 1.23AUD ,i think this is big budget though i am not sure about flight prices from ur place to Egypt but Egypt itself is very cheap country,me and my husband have done 14 days trip in Egypt for only 1070EUR and stayed in deluxe hotels (5 stars), the tour covered Cairo,Luxor,Aswan,Hurghada and Aexandria,kind of history and beach holiday.

Amsterdam
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You can have a look on the package I booked here brilliantegypttours.com/fourteendays13nights…

London, England
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As temperatures in Upper Egypt can reach 50° in June–August, the “best” time to visit Egypt very much depends upon how much you like or dislike heat. Egypt’s high season runs from say December to February/March when the temperatures are not so intense. Prices tend to be cheaper ‘out of season’ but these days the difference is usually not too much.

I too am unsure of the airfare from Australia but I would have thought that $6000 (Aus) would be ample. Due to low tourist numbers since the revolution, genuine bargains can be had in hotel prices and it can be a lot cheaper if you arrange your own tours etc. If, however, prefer a guided package(s), it is still possible to travel economically.

Once in Cairo, a tour of Giza (the pyramids and Sphinx) is very easy to arrange as are visits to the Sakkara necropolis (the “step” pyramid) and other world-famous sites.

London, United...
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I would say the main factor is how the situation post revolution, may have changed the holiday companies or airlines in Australias perspective of a holiday in Egypt now.

What I mean by that is that here in the UK flight prices to Egypt have trebled, due to the fact that the holiday companies now see Egypt as more of a 'specialist' destination (due to the fact that because of concerns about the percieved 'troubles', very few people now want to go there) so they will take you there if you want to go, but at a premium and due to that fact bargains are now very few and far between, if there at all.

I am now paying 3 times the price for flights to Egypt than I regularly used to pay before the revolution, due to this 're-evaluating' by airlines and travel companies.

As has already been stated, once you get there, the prices of hotels, food, etc, is very reasonable and has not increased and is in some cases even cheaper.

And as with most places, if you go 'low season' (when it is hottest) it may well be cheaper, but as already said, would depend on how well you can handle the intense heat, but coming from Oz, you should be more used to it than most Brits, LoL.

So, if you can get a flight or package for a reasonable price then go for it :-)

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I saw a special on www.tempoholidays.com that is a 2 for 1 deal for 11 days/10 nights valid for travel til Sept 2013. $3194 per couple.

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TerryD, your budget sounds ample to visit Egypt, including flights. I'd suggest playing around with flight options to find the best price and offers. Current conditions have skewed the norms of low summer and higher winter prices. Accommodation can easily be found at decent rates, by Australian standards,

KV, regarding British flights, I recently looked at prices for flights and indeed there are some issues because numbers are low. British Airways were offering London Cairo for £340 in their sale. Even adding return flights to Luxor, it worked out reasonably. Post Sale, BA flights start from £384. EgyptAir to Luxor was coming in at more than EgyptAir through Cairo to Luxor or Aswan. £486 for EgyptAir to Luxor but £410 for EgyptAir to Aswan via Cairo )including connecting domestic flights). Not sure how this compares to what you usually pay.

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Edmonton, Alberta...
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I am travelling to Egypt next month. (November 20th from Canada) My flight was just over 1300 Canadian and my three week tour of Egypt/Jordan was 2000$ with G Adventures. This includes all of the ticket admissions, transportation, hotels and some meals. I would think for 6000$ AUD you would have a very comfortable trip!

Nannup, Australia
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Make sure you get to Upper Egypt - Aswan/Luxor - much better than Cairo/Pyramids - IMHO....

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