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You cannot go to Egypt and not visit Cairo. It's a big and busy, unique and wondeful city.
The museum and the pyramids are a must but once those have been taken care of Cairo deserves a really good explore.... much more than can be done on a short trip from Sharm.

We weren't sure what the climate (politically) was like and as we were travelling with our young children we decided to go with a tour from Sharm. We came home independently and the journey and bus (superjet) was far superior to that with the tour although there were many more check points and security checks so it did take longer.

Highly recommend a goof tour guide to show you Cairo and to avoid tourist traps. We had two days. One with a rubbish guide and one with Abdel who was wonderful. Will try to find his details and post them on.

Tourist coach took 6 hours to get to Cairo but the best part of 2 hours driving from hotel to hotel in Sharm collecting passengers it was painful!
Superjet bus back took 8 hours as had more security checks but was more comfortable, had a man with a snack trolley who worked his socks off and a tv which played Egyptian carry on films - corkers and highly entertaining. Our kids screamed with laughter throughout!

However you do it it's going to be tiring & you are going to meet lots of people (especially around the pyramids) who are keen to relieve you of some Egyptian Pounds...but well worth it!

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2007
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