My sister and I are planning on going to Egypt in Nov. I'm trying to keep our budget under $1500 US for the trip not including airfare. What I am looking at doing is Departing the US on either the 13th or 14th of Nov (not sure yet) Spend a couple days doing the usual suspects in Cairo. Returning on the 27-28th.
We can get a hotel at the Le Meridian Giza for $30 a night since my sister works for the Sheridan company. So hotels not an issue.
My problem is finding some type of order in which to do things. We would like to do a nile cruise and found a nice 5star for 4 nights at about $600 pp. Sorry I don't have the paper with the name right now.
We would also like to do a couple nights in Luxor, visit Aswan, Abu simbel, and we would like to spend about 3-4 nights in Sharm El Sheik to scuba dive and relax. Maybe spend another day or two in Cairo after that to shop Then we'd leave from Cairo. I need to be back by Nov 27th or 28th.
I'm just having a really hard time trying to put this in some sort of organize fashion. Looking at guides, tours vs private tours ect. I found some great prices on viator.com which I have used before and had no problems.
I had originally put my sister in charge of this trip but she's failing in her planning duties.. So any type of itinerary or suggestions would be great.
I'm usually quite good at putting trips together but this one is being complicated. We do have a travel agent helping us out but she's nearly impossible to get ahold of.
Thanks in advance! And sorry so long of a post. Also being a semi pro photographer is it safe to carry my huge dsl around my neck all the time? I don't care if I look like a tourist, because I am one ;)