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Going to Egypt

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Going to Egypt

We are going to Cairo in 10 days and our travel agent simply disappeared. We were planning to take a sleeping train on 02.17 at night to Aswan ( I tried to make a reservation but it was very difficult and I gave up). Arriving in the morning in Aswan and taking a Nile cruise for only 2 nights because we must arrive in Cairo on 02.20 by night ( by plane). How can we make the train and the cruise reservations? Does anybody have this kind of experience?

Thank you very much. By the way, I am almost desperate because I am travelling with 2 other people that depend completely on me.

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1. Re: Going to Egypt

Looks like a bit of a mess you are in. Hopefully you haven't paid your travel agent any money. I believe you are coming from Brazil. If so, aren't there other agents locally you feel confident in trusting? The good news is that since the number of tourists are lower then normal maybe you could take care of all of the arrangements once you get to Cairo. Surely there are a number of reliable ones you could contact. I wish I knew who to point you to but I won't be arriving myself until the 16th. Hope all turns out well for you.

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2. Re: Going to Egypt

Willie, there are a lot of travel agents in Egypt, I'm using Amanda at Lady of Egypt tours, and they have been great so far.Give them a look...



Edited: 06 February 2012, 02:16
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Every time we got into a mess with pre-bookings in Egypt we were rescued by our hotel concierge. Yes, the concierge will send you where he gets a commission. So what? A good hotel will likely have a good concierge that can help you. Try email or better yet, Skype.

Cairo, Egypt
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4. Re: Going to Egypt

there is a list of recommended travel agencts and guides that had been used by TA members , contact them and they will give you quote soon and you can easly compare services


ALSO try this


Scotland, United...
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5. Re: Going to Egypt

Here are a few other links that might help:-

This one is Tour companies who have already had reviews written on TA:-

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g294201-Activi… - see under the ‘Tours’ tab at the top.

And this one is Tour Companies that TA does NOT allow to have reviews written since they do not meet TA criteria for reviews, but they allow their listing on this page:-


This is where you can check if the ‘Egyptian Tour’ Companies are licensed:-


Another good page to read is


Edited: 06 February 2012, 23:14
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I wrotte to many travel agents and I am well organized again, going next wednesday to Cairo but :

My brother has friends with families that live in Egypt and he strongly adviced me to give up going there. Specially going wiht my husband and MY MOTHER that is 76th years old.

It is possible for me to go there another time, but I wouldnt like to give up unless it is really dangerous.

And now? Any idea?

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