I'm in the planning stages of a trip to Egypt in possibly March 2011. While I have done various methods of solo traveling before including the backpacker way, wandering on own while staying at a hotel way, and joining tour groups. While I know there are viewpoints on both sides of the debate over safety for solo women traveling in Egypt on this site, I think I would like to play it extra safe and take an organized tour. If I'm going to go ahead and pay for a tour, I'd also like it to be comfortable. Thus, I'd like to avoid taking the train because of the 'smelly conditions' I've read about and a couple of posters on here have mentioned it may be unsafe for women traveling alone. But it seems that most tour companies include the train on their itineraries except for Gate1. Gate1 is already sold out of the dates for 2011 I would want and they have a hefty single supplement.
Are there any companies besides Gate1 that does a tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan with flights instead of trains and is comparable in price to Gate1? I have looked at tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294201-c85399/Cairo:… and found that most companies don't post prices, so that's why I'm turning to help here.
I've also looked into GAP,Geckos, and Intrepid but they all require taking the train of course.
Thanks in advance.Edited: 20 December 2010, 11:00