Hello all! I have been to Egypt 2X in 1995 so I am in need of new advice.
I plan to bring my husband and his 2 teens (12 and 14) for 2 night stay in Cairo. We are airline people, so the air is almost free--we only have a short visit to see the most important things.
We arrive 10am and are considering staying at either Le Meridien or Sofitel Pyramids.
We have the first day to start our mini-tour and the next day is a full day--departing the third day noon.
Here are some things to know--the kids are not very worldly and will be instructed about clothing and behavior in an Islamic country. They seldom go to museums but I understand the importance of the Cairo Museum and would hope they would want to go see just the highlights--perhaps by getting them tkts to the mummy room?
Given our short schedule, I'd like advice on:
Itinerary Order (hotel around noon first day, one full day, departure noon last day)
Guide referrals--from TA members please--do we need guide on arrival or just for the full day?
No carpet factory or sound/light show, but Khan Khahili (spices for sure!!) pyramids/sphinx/camel ride, what else, please! I need to keep them intrigued.
I'm no stranger to tripadvisor, but this is a bit daunting to start foraging in a new forum. Thanks to all who can enlighten me with your travel wisdom and courtesy! Shakran!