From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo & Giza by Bus
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- Duration options: 14 hours - 1 day
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It was a very long trip from soma bay. But you have to do it when in Egypt. Pick up was early 1.30 but time to sleep on the bus one stop before Cairo. Strait to the museum. We had dinner at 12 . Boat trip is optional at 10 pound per person. Food at restaurant included all entrance frees included. we went with get your guide and it all run smoothly. The guide was grate ahkmed. We hit a thunder storm heavy rain. At the pyramids we stayed on the bus and got photos till it stoped a bit. Seen the pyramids and the Sphinx on a tour with ahkmed. We stoped in an oil shop and paper shop and we left Cairo at 630. I got 3 - 8 year olds and it was manageable. Our guid give us water and pastries for our return trip. All in all A must see if your in Egypt. It was for us actually 25 hours due to our hotel location . But it did go very fast. Cairo is absolutely mental and a eye opener. Saying that Egypt it’s self is. Out side the hotel it’s a different world.
Luckily, we were only 4 people on the trip so each of us had a full row on the bus and could lie down and sleep the whole journey. That definitely helped making the long trip bearable. The drivers were nice and friendly, although they did not speak much English. Our guide Ahmed called us from Cairo when we entered the bus in the middle of the night telling us the plan for the journey. Ahmed was in general very enthusiastic and informative and it was very clear, that he wanted us to have a good experince! The Nile cruise is an absolute rip-off, so do not bother. However, we felt a little pressured to do it even though we did not really want to pay the extra 10 Euros. However, Ahmed made it sound like the money would also go towards entering a pyramid. I reckon it is all a big scam and a proper waste of money. Despite that, I can definitely recommend Ahmed and the trip as a whole!
We enjoyed this trip so much! I would recommend it to anyone thinking about it... before the trip we were a little worried about it, especially because it takes approx. 5 hours one way... but it was perfect... the drivers were responsible, we felt really safe, also in Cairo, where the traffic is really chaotic :) we made enough stops for buying coffee, toilette, etc. The guide in Cairo was perfect, spoke with such enthusiasm, also giving insider tips about life in Egypt, where to buy souvenirs, where to book a camel ride by the Pyramids... Would really recommend the boat drive on the Nile, worth the money... Looking forward of booking also a trip to Luxor when we come back next time... Shukran !
Had a great trip, an extremely long journey there and back. One of the drivers kept falling asleep at the wheel and we had to keep telling him to wake up! The pyramids and Sphinx were the highlight of our holiday and we even got to go inside the smaller one. You get hassled a lot but our guide Hanna was very nice snd told us the tips and tricks of where to buy and how much to pay. Cairo is such a crazy place, so hectic and fast-paced, but Hanna kept a good eye on everyone and made sure we all knew what we were doing. Lunch was very average, a restaurant near the pyramids (Cleopatra). All in all would definitely recommend.
The trip is very long, but totally worth it. The pick up time was 1:30 am and and the drive is about 7 hours. Bring water because water is not included and they charge in euros and dollars on the bus. You will need 10€/200 EGP for the boat trip (It is voluntary, you can stay in the bus). There was also a lunch, which was included and contrary to expectations was very good (drinks have to be paid for yourself). The visit of the Bedouins and the manufacture of perfume was completely meaningless, they just wanted to sell. Need more time in the museum and pyramids. You will need tips for the drivers.