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cario

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cario

off to sharm would like to know if anybody has travelled to the pyramids from here if so how.

Philis

Manchester, United...
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1. Re: cario

Me too! - Love to hear of how best to get to pyramids and/or Luxor. Heard 5 hours drive or can go by air. Any help with prices much appreciated! Does anyone know if you have to get a photo pass to video the pyramids?

Lancs England
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2. Re: cario

Hi Just got back from two week stay in sharm, we did the overnight trip to Cairo by plane which we booked thru the rep when we arrived. All companies are offering overnight by bus but longwood are doing the flight and let us book thru them even tho we were not their guests. It cost 220 english pounds and was worth every penny flew out of sharm at 7.00am landed Cairo at 8.ooam. We were escorted to hotel had egyptologist for museum, and pyramids, citadel and bazaar and guide for sound and light show. All meals are included and lunch on the Nile, you stay opposite pyramids in 5 star hotel and we flew back to Sharm the next evening. It is much cheaper to go overnight by coach but took up to 8 hrs and you set off at 2am(ish), altho everything else is the same (guides etc). Those who did day trip by bus did not really enjoy as too much in 1 day. our trip was absolutely fabulous and i would recommend it to everyone - it also helped that there were only four in the group so we got so much information and tailor made our time with the guide. I cant praise Longwood enough. Hope that helps.

manchester
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3. Re: cario

went to pyramids last tuesday and had a great time, if you can fly as going by car will take a full 24 hours none stop travelling, a couple at or hotel went by car and said it was as nice a time as we had but they was gone for about 6-7 hours longer.

manchester
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4. Re: cario

as for "photo pass to video the pyramids?"

no you dont need any passes the rules are simple you can not use then inside the egyptian museum ( at all ) they take um off you even mobile phones ! and you can not use then inside the pyramids. do as we did and leave them in the coach ( never give them anyone outside your party ) even to take pics.

everywhere else is fine i got loads of great pics and camcorder was on must of the time :)

have a nice holiday we did :)

manchester
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5. Re: cario

HI is this 220 ounds each?

Glasgow, United...
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6. Re: cario

Frazzle - yes it would be...most tour operators charge just less than that for the flights alone.

Liverpool England
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7. Re: cario

Hi went to sharm last June, and travelled to Cario just for the day, it cost 156 english pounds each that was with thompsons, armed guard and english speaking guide all included-

we took a plane out of sharm in the early hours went the pyrimids before 9am,totally awe inspiring! gutted to see certain multi national fast food joints infront of the sphinx thou! parasites!

then on to a papaya museum(can't recall the spelling-special egyptian paintings anyway)

had a (paid for) lunch on the nile! buffet style, then on to the egyptian museum then onto a huge market in central Cario, and flyingback into sharm around 9pm(yes on the same day !) not too bad thou flights only an hour and its TOTALLY WORTH IT, all under supervision of tour guide and armed guard

HOWEVER, the market/bazarr is not a place for blonde or fair ladies like myself, we had an armed guard for our whole coach and i got so harrassed he ended up just sticking close to me and my boyfriend, it was quite scarey,and i had a long skirt on(covered up)

Liverpool England
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8. Re: cario

ps you can go by car or coach but its not worth the risk, it takes days outta your holiday and there is no mobile signal in the vast hundreds of miles of desert between sharm and cairo so if it breaks down or if your ambushed by bedwins(desert local) your buggered! best of luck xxxxxxxxxx