This is my first posting - I have been an avid reader for some time tho. I am in the beginning stages of planning my trip to Egypt. I have always booked everything myself. The only time I didn't was in Morocco. I cantacted a travel agent in Morocco who set up a guide for me and gave me a list of Riad's to choose from. I only say this because I want you to understand that I HATE tour groups.
I am looking into local tour operators that offer private guides. Sorry for the rambling - here is my question.
Is a Nile Cruise necessary? I ask this because from the reading I have done here and on other sites it appears that most people don't rave about the cruise be it inexpensive or expensive. Would it be a mistake to stay in hotels in Aswan and Luxor and see the same things? Or is it an experieince that can't be missed? I do want to go on a felucca but not overnight.
We are planning to go in may 09 for 10 to 14 days. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated! Thank you