I am going nuts trying to iron some details of our family's trip.
Any help is greatly appreciated....
1. Sleeper train Cairo- Edfu
i have read seat 61.
Does anyone has the most updated news on sleeper train Cairo-Edfu/Luxor? i kept looking online but it seems 86 (depart from Cairo/ Ramses) is still not available and to take 84 or 85 from Giza. Is this still true or has things change on 86? i am traveling in summer, during ramadan days.
I have two young ones- 3 and 5 yrs - should i consider the train out of Giza anyway (heard its more user friendly, with less steps and smaller to navigate??)
I will take the train same day i arrive Cairo airport. how much should i pay the taxi to take my family of 5 (3 adults and 2 kids) to either the Giza train station or the Cairo/Ramses station? how long will it take?
Our destination is Marsa Alam but there is only one flight a day on Egypt Air, which does not connect well with my arrival flight; thus considering overnight train. should i be prebooking my transfer from Edfu to Marsa Alam or is it easy to find a taxi or transport company who will take me to marsa alam? what is the cost and time like?
2. Nile cruise or not?
we are on a diving holiday but since we are in the luxor/aswan area, i was considering do the nile cruise plus the sights. worried if this is fine with the kids... i know heat will be up to 100F/40+deg c or higher... wondering if this will kill the fun of touring? will it be a overkill for the kids to bear? any other families have done this with young kids in the summer period could comment pls?
anyone heard of the MV Mirage ? any comments?
3. hotel recommendation for diving and snokeling
so many TA reviews on Marsa Alam hotels with high ratings. at the same time, i doubt many as they have terribly low numbers on authors' postings / seem like plenty of one-time post for 5 star reviews.
we are probably going to dive with emperors divers again. just need a good referral on hotels pls.Edited: 8:51 pm, May 27, 2013