it was our first trip to egypt and we planed to do more than just sunbathing, so we booked four trips at dahab safari day tours. we were pleased when ahmed offered us a good discount. as all trips are different here the detailed ratings:
1. st. catherine and mount sinai day tour:
-- the ride to and back i give 1of10 points because of the uncomfortable situation, three people sitting on the back seats of an average car for 2 hours with me in the middle.. i have expected a jeep maybe, or a bus.
-- the tourguide was a 19years old beduin guy who did not speak very much, so 5of10 points, but he was very kind, offering to take photos with our camera. we expected that he would tell us maybe something about the church, were it is not allowed to take photos.
so altogether i rate the trip with 7of10 points, because the 3hours each up and down walking and climbing the mountain was an unforgettable trip, i wouldnt want to have missed. if it wasnt for the french senior couple, who joint us on this trip, we would have reached our hotel buffet till 10pm just in time..
2.ras abu gallum & blue hole:
-- as the jeep picked up the four of us from our hotel (my man and me and a couple our age we met at the hotel) i was relieved, but resigned when we picked up two more guys from an other hotel. because of my loudly grumbling the driver refused to light his cigarette.. so 4of10 points for the half hour ride.
-- after snorkeling half an hour the next tour guide waited for us, speaking nearly no english. we were seated on camels with no instructions how to maneuver these animals.. some started running all of a sudden or bite the tail of their camel infront. sitting 1 hour on a camels back is not as comfortable as it might look like. my request to the tour guide, to get off the camel and walk on by foot was rejected. instead he demanded more tip than we would give to him.
apart from the beduin food at this trip, resulting in an bacterial infection (the befriend couple from our hotel also had to see the doctor..), i rate this trip with 6of10.
the 3rd trip would have been the colored and the white canyon, which we couldnt make because of our knocked out. from our befriend couple we 2 days staying at our hotel room, taking pills, not having the delicious buffet of our happy life hotel restaurant...really bad, also the doctors bill..
-- 9of10 points because of the comfortable ride in a regular car, with only me and my man sitting on the back seats.
-- actually we had two tour guides of whom only one could speak english. but both were very kind and we had a nice talk about egyptian vs european culture. also rate 9of10 points for the nice company.
altogether i have to say, nabq is worth more than only one visit! very clean beach, interesting shipwreck, and animals to see. 9of10 points!
as you see the ratings, i will definately do the nabq trip again. taking beduin food and paying everything at once is canceled for now.
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