Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Itinerary

I'm procrastinating and don't feel like packing so figured I'd post the itinerary.  We hired a private guide Ahmed Hamed Yousif ( for our 14 day trip and he has been fabulous!  I didn't want to tackle Egypt on my own because this is a very special trip to celebrate hubby's 0/5 birthday.  It's also possibly the only time we'll visit Egypt so we want to do as much as possible, with the least hassle, while we are there.   He has arranged everything from airport pickups to tickets to the Karnak Sound and Light show and meet and greets everywhere.  One of Ahmed Hamed Yousif's clients said they felt like rock stars and y'all know this princess is ready for her royal treatment, lol!

Sunday 27th--Arrive Cairo afternoon, relax, enjoy Pyramid views at Mena House Oberoi
Monday 28th--Egyptian Museum, Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
Tuesday 29th--Pyramids at Saqqara, Dahshur, ?Memphis, Imhotep Museum, ?Abu Sir
Wednesday 30th--Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, fly to Aswan
Thursday 31th--Happy 18th Birthday to our beautiful niece! Aswan sightseeing (Dams, Philae Temple, Felucca on the Nile, etc)
Friday 1st--Abu Simbel day trip then board Nile Cruise boat
Saturday 2nd--Kom Ombo Temple; Edfu-Horus Temple
Sunday 3rd--West Bank* of Luxor:Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon        *Is it the Best bank? ;)
Monday 4th--Disembark from Nile Cruise boat; East Bank of Luxor:  Karnak and Luxor Temples
Tuesday 5th--More touring in Luxor
Wednesday 6th--Day trip to Abydos and Dendera Temples
Thursday 7th--More touring in Luxor
Friday 8th--Fly back to Cairo
Saturday 9th--Depart at 5pm for London, overnight in London
Sunday 10th--Depart London for home

We are staying at the Mena House Oberoi in Giza (outside of Cairo) both times
Movenpick Resort in Aswan
Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise boat
Pavillion Winter in Luxor
Hyatt at Heathrow in London

So that's the plan.  I guess I've put off packing long enough!

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