Much as we love El Gouna for a relaxing holiday, we've decided it's really time to dip our toes into some of the cultural venues Egypt has to offer and base ourselves on the Nile for part of our next holiday.
Hotel wise, I like the look of the Maritim Jolie Ville on Kings Island - bang in the centre of the Nile and away from the hassle of the streets of Luxor. I know Scouselady has also been there and gave it a good review, and I find the location very attractive - having only ever viewed the Nile from the air up until now.
Has anyone any recommendations for a tour company who will arrange this for us and within a budget, or can it be done independently? I'm travelling from Manchester Airport and prefer to only take one flight each way, rather than go through Cairo. Are private road transfers between Luxor and El Gouna safe enough these days, or are convoys still the norm?
Any suggestions much appreciated for a not very adventurous Red Sea traveller who still wants her El Gouna fix but is trying to spread her wings!Edited: 10:35 am, June 15, 2012