I had a great time travelling through Egypt with
Contiki. It had been a dream of mine to see Egypt for
some time, so I really enjoyed my time there.
If you are intending to go to Egypt, I would strongly
recommend you do an organised tour, such as Contiki.
By doing the organised tour, our tour manager was able
to hide any of the hassles that occured from us, and
was also able to warn us about the things to be aware
of at different places.
Contiki had a really good tour guide, an Egyptian
called "Armadeus", and he was extremely knowledgeable
about archeology and Egyptian History.
He was able to explain the temples, and read the
hyroglyphics etc, and he made the trip that much more
Most of the places we stayed are quite nice, and the
three days cruise up the Nile River was absolutely
AWESOME. The scenery was breathtaking in places, and
the boat was very nice. It was so relaxing to sit
back in the pool in the heat and watch the Nile slip
I was not worried about my safety while in Egypt.
There is a large military presence throughout the
country and at all the tourist attractions there is
armed guards who search bags and also metal detectors.
You may have heard of 'Pharoahs Curse', which is a
stomach upset a lot of westerners get in Egypt. I was
affected by this for a few hours, but don't let this
put you off travelling to Egypt....it is all part of
Hope this has given you a little taste of Egypt.
Feel free to email me with any queries you have.