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Three days in Cairo

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houston
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Three days in Cairo

Hi There,

We're 2 adults will be in Cairo this coming June. Will have 2 full days in Cairo like one full day and next day the whole day and at 8:45pm we've flight for Luxor and then when we'll be back to cairo from Luxor we'll be in Cairo at 10am so this full day as well.

So basically we do have 3 days in Cairo. Please advise we should spend all 3 days to explore cairo or we should spend 2 days in Cairo and 3rd day we should take some day trip?..Can u recommend something?..

Please advise we do not want to drive. Is hiring a taxi and explore our own will be a good idea?..Tour company will cost more?..How we can rent a cab just arrive there and ask our hotel people?...

Thanks a lot.

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houston
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Thank u so much for ur response. Can u recommend any reasonable tour guide?...

Or my question was instead of tour guide when we will be there just get a rental cab for whole day and we take him the places which we want to explore?...Do u think this might be a cheaper option?...

Thanks again.

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“Can u recommend any reasonable tour guide?...”

If you ask questions like this, you will be deluged with recommendations for tour guides who, by a strange if not unlikely coincidence, are always better informed, more knowledgeable, cheaper, more helpful and friendlier than all the others.

“...instead of tour guide when we will be there just get a rental cab for whole day and we take him the places which we want to explore?...”

Yes it will be cheaper (perhaps considerably cheaper) but you will have to bargain hard to see a real difference,

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We arrived by cruise ship, We could not have asked for a better experience that what we had with our guide Mimmo!

I had arranged these tours on-line, we were 13 from Port Said to Cairo and 15 for Alexandria. We visited the Step Pyramids first, then Memphis, had lunch in Giza, then the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. The drive was 3+ hours each way, and our driver was excellent - our Cairo tour was a total of 12+hours!

In Alexandria we again had Mimmo for a guide, and she did everything in reverse order so we were never caught up in traffic or huge crowds.

I was traveling with my husband and our 30 year old son, the remainder of the passengers were from our cruise ship, Highly recommend this company www.egyptshoreexcursions.com and visiting Egypt.

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The prosecution rests.

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lol

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7. Re: Three days in Cairo

Like your #5 BB!!!

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8. Re: Three days in Cairo

heh. that was pretty funny.

Bind, what kind of things are you interested in? Cairo is a huge city with a lot of different ways that you can spend your time. Do you want to focus on historic stuff? Art? Interesting cultural stuff or places Cairenes go? Hard to give advice with so many options...

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9. Re: Three days in Cairo

I can certainly understand. Thank you so much for all the inputs.

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10. Re: Three days in Cairo

You can visit in one day the Giza side ( Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis ).

In the second day you can visit Cairo side ( Museum, Citadel, Coptic Cairo & market )

Enjoy ur time.