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Late night flight arrivals/departures?

Hi all,

Was thinking of going to Egypt with my brother for Easter and have got a few questions.

1. Is the Concorde Hotel Dokki in a good area? Does anyone ahve any reviews on this hotel?

2. The available flights leave really late from Rome and get into Cairo at 1:30 am. The departing flight from Cairo back to Rome also leaves at 4am. Is it safe to travel this late at night? How do we do for taxis?

3. Is 3 nights and 3 days enough time to see everything? We want to see the pyramids/sphnix too.

4. what else do you recommend seeing?

Thanks for any adivce!

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1. Re: Late night flight arrivals/departures?

3 days will give you a good chance to see highlights of Cairo. Those odd flight times are pretty common and the airport/taxis etc. are fully operational to meet these flights and your hotel will make sure you can get a taxi back to the airport. For that stay I would recommend a private guide for the first day at least maybe 2 depending on your travel style and desire for challenge. Cairo is a very challenging but rewarding city. Give yourself at least one day to explore on your own. Good Luck.

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2. Re: Late night flight arrivals/departures?

We had four days and found it sufficient for the major sites, we take a leisurely pace. The pyramids and Saaqara are an easy day, skip Memphis, not much there. The Egyptian museum is almost a day. Coptic Cairo is a day, especially if you want to take in the excellent museum. The citadel can take up to a day if you want to see all the corners and eat in the nice balcony resto. The Islamic market takes about two hours to cover so it can top off a day at the museum or the citadel, it lights up at night and is very pretty.

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