Hello helpful travelers,
I am going to be in Egypt for two weeks from 12/25/07 to 1/08/08.
I realize that this is a very tight time frame, and really want to make the most of it.
I am traveling with my mom and her boyfriend (they will be staying for four weeks longer than I), and we would like to do it mostly independently. However, we will be wiling to pay for short-term or day travel groups where it will minimize hassles and maximize time to experience the sights.
I would appreciate any advice on what absolutely cannot be missed, what is overrated for time/money, and hotel/guesthouse recommendations. (we have a homebase that is a timeshare).
Also we are arriving at 2:30 AM and I believe we will need to make a reservation at a hotel near the airport for this night.
Also, any cultural tips and alerts for scams to watch out for would be very much appreciated.