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Adventure Tours to Egypt

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Adventure Tours to Egypt

Hi!

Has anyone used Geckos Adventures tours for Egypt? Or can anyone reccomend a really good adventure/budget tour for two 20 yr old girls which includes cairo/luxor/abu simbel and also mt sinai??

We are also planning on going to the greek islands (probably Ios and Santorini) in the same trip so any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!!! we only have 4-5 weeks all up!

Thanks!

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1. Re: Adventure Tours to Egypt

We used Geckos when we went to Egypt.

Its an Australian company so the vast majority of people on the tours are Aussies. They are small groups - no bigger than 12 which is good.

The accomodation was good but it is a budget tour so its not extravagent.

Our guide was excellent - we couldn't fault him. He was very informative, friendly and spoke English perfectly.

Everything ran very smoothly.

They take care of the tipping so you don't have to worry about tipping everyone you meet (which seems to be the case in Egypt). At the start the guide tells you exactly how your tips are distributed so you know where your money is going.

The sights were all amazing and we always had sufficient time to see them (it didn't feel rushed like many tours).

The transportation was always good.

We had free time to do our own thing and there were also optional tours.

They adopt a 'responsible travel ethic'. For example, we were supposed to do a horse drawn carriage ride but the horses were underfed so we did it later on in the trip with well treated horses so as to not encourage poor treatement of animals.

Though I note there are many companies offering very similiar trips, which I can't compare with. We only chose Geckos because the commencement date fitted in with our itinerary. But we found Geckos to be great.

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