My husband, me, our son (9years old) and girl ( 7 years old ) have bought our tickets for Egypt for november 2010. My final plan is 2 days at Cairo, go to Aswan with the sleepers train and take a 3 nights Nile cruise to Luxor and from Luxor return back to Cairo with sleepers train again. Than we have a 1 more night and 2 more days at Cairo as our flight back is on the evening.
I have made a lot of readings about the Nile Cruise. For some, it is a lifetime experience, however, on the other hand for the rest it is not such joyfull. It feels like a rush, get of the ship and then return for lunch, then get off again and return back in such a hurry for sailing time. As Aswan and Luxor is not too far from each other, can the Nile Valley also be visited by a private guided van, having some overnight stops at certain sights. So that we can have an idea/touch of the inland have by having a felucca ride around the islands we can have a Nile experience as well.
If so, can anybody share their experience and suggest places for overnight stops, or should we just go for a 5* cruise ship. Thank you for all of you taking the time to share comments. Loves from Turkey