Are there left luggage facilities at Cairo Airport terminal 3?
I was in in Cairo in 2006 and really trying to remember this place that I was at. I'll try to describe it the best that I can. Any help would be greatly appreciated. At the time I was looking for a place to go dancing. I got into a cab in Cairo near the nile and tried to explain to the cab driver that I wanted to go to a place for dancing and that had women. He didnt know much English so he ended up taking me this (what appeared to be) low key hotel that had a room with belly dancing. I do remember that the hotel was fairly close to the pyramids. I should note that this was at night so I'll try my best to explain the area and place. The place he took me was on a smaller street, almost like a side street, that intersected into one of the bigger main roads. The hotel didnt seem like it had a lot of floors, and I cant even tell you if it was a functioning "hotel with guests" but when you go into the lobby from the main entrance the front desk was on the left as soon as you walk in. There was also an open staircase that led up to a second level balcony where there was the room with the belly dancing. From the staircase and balcony, outside the belly dancing room, you could look out over the lobby and see the front desk which was almost directly across from the balcony. I remember this area well because Im pretty sure the cab driver took me to a sketchy place to try and rip me off. Once we were seated in the room with belly dancing, a tray of food came out that I didnt order and the cab driver tried to stick me with the bill. I got pretty upset and walked out to that balcony area and started arguing with the driver over the issue. Next thing I know there are 5 or 6 guys up there almost surrounding me probably because I'm being loud at this point. Well the situation calmed down and the driver wanted to try and make it better so he took me to another room in the same hotel the had almost like a night club, I was still somewhat heated over the situation so I can't remember what the room looked like exactly but I do remember we took an elevator to get to it. So this hotel had one room for belly dancing and another room that could have been a club of some sort. Again, this driver starts to try and get money from me so I say skip this and just walked out. My line of thinking was that I'd just walk down this side road back to the main road and get another cab. As I'm walking down the street towards the main road I remember passing the hotel parking lot to the left. He then pulls up behind with his cab. He knows I'm really angry at this point but he insists that I get in so he can take me back to my hotel. I got back in and he took me back to my hotel where we argued in them cab for probably a half hour. It was all dumb on my part, I know. I could have easily come up missing. I just really want to remember this place that I was at. SO could anyone throw out some suggestions as to what this hotel was called?
Close to the pyramids.
On a side street that connected to a busy main street.
Had a belly dancing room and another club type room.
The room with belly dancing was on a 2nd level balcony that overlooked the lobby
Seemed really low key place that didnt have any other Americans in it.
Oh, and I think we actually entered the belly dancing room from a back door that led to a parking lot, not the lobby.
Thank you for your help!
Which cruise liner would you recommend for cruising the Nile. I know that the Dolphin Nile is out dated and looking for something better please. Any advise
My husband and I are traveling to Egypt from the US in late December (for a 1 week stay), but we haven't booked our hotels yet. We're looking to relax at a high end resort for a several days but also take in some of the popular tourist attractions (pyramids, Sphinx, cruise the Nile).
We fly into Cairo. Are we better off staying at a luxury resort in another city and taking an excursion trip into Cairo to see the sights? Or are there good luxury resort options in Cairo?
Is there any shop of belly dance costumes in Cairo Airport?
I will transit airline in Egypt for very short time like 1hour and half. Please help to find out :-)
We have three days to spend on the Red Sea and would like to spend it in the best snorkeling area. We're not looking for night life just the nicest snorkeling area. Any ideas? Thanks
My wife and I have been driving a small car from Japan and heading to Africa.
We want to go from Egypt to Europe, when we go back to Japan.
Is there a ferry or cargo ship from Egypt to Europe?
i am planning to visit egypt in december with my parents and wife.we will be staying for 10-12 days. please suggest itinerary for cairo aswan luxor and hurdhaga.please include all must see places and overland travel.i dont like to take all inclusive tour packages.i love to plan and travel myself.is it possible to tour economically this way in egypt or i must have to take tour package from agency!! is it possible to buy train tickets or arrange car and guide individually in each places from hotel or from other good options.please help folks.thanx in advance. :)
I travelled to Egypt on my own approximately 1 year ago when i was 21 all the way down from Cairo to Qina and then to Al Quseir which went very well, i'm planning to travel again to the north coastal region like Salloum and Marsa Matruh, however my question is, is there a direct bus-route from Cairo airport to Salloum? since the places i went before are more familiar since there are alot of English speaking people compared to the small places i want to travel now since i don't want to caught up clueless in the middle of the desert (i don't speak arabic just a few basic lines i'm Turkish).
My partner and I are travelling to Hurghada in October for a week and had our hopes up to travel to Cairo to see the Giza pyramids. We have seen day trips available via flying, however, much to our disappointment, the hotel we are staying in have advised due to safety reasons, we cannot book a trip with them.
Can anyone recommend a safe/good company to book a day trip to the pyramids (preferably flying there) so that we can fulfil our dreams of seeing the great culture this country has to offer?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated!
I'm visiting Egypt this October. I'm gonna stay in Cairo for 05 days.
I'd love to visit the pyramids as well as the light house in Alexandria if it still exists and other anciant sites.
my concern is , is it better to see the pyramids on the second day since i'll get to cairo late in theevening the first day or is it better to visit them the last day? also i'll book a hotel in Gezira or downtown cairo , which one is better? what's the best means of transportation to get from there to the pyramids.
as far as Alexandria is concerned. Is one day enough sightseeing and what are the places i should go to. Do i go to Alexandria by bus or by train.
thank you in advance for your valuable advice
I'm due to travel to hurghada very soon, staying along safaga Rd.
Could some one tell me what's nearer sheraton st or the senzo mall, so I can purchase a data card ASAP
I'm due to travel to hurghada, staying along safaga Rd, was wondering what is closer sheraton street or the mall, and what the rough cab fare would be
So I'm excitedly waiting for a planned and scheduled trip to Cairo and a Nile cruise in October. I realize that most of my time in Eqypt will be spent looking at things that are thousands of years old. But I would also like to experience modern life in Egypt--at least a little! I hate the idea of visiting a country and not getting any idea of what it's like to be a citizen in current times. And while most of my time is scheduled for me on the tour, I do have a couple of days with hours of free time--one full half day in Cairo for instance, and a morning in Aswan.
I was especially interested in touring/ visiting the Parliament meeting house...just to see the building. I'm traveling solo on this trip (and that's why I booked a tour package), and I don't speak much Arabic (mostly please and thank you). I understand that I'm not really going to get a true idea of common life among the people of Cairo by spending one afternoon, but do you have a suggestion of how I could maybe get a few glimpses of "real life" while I am there? I'm truly fascinated by other cultures. Do I just go to a plaza in the middle of town, eat from food vendors and observe? Do I find a "visitor's bureau" of some sort and watch a presentation?
Hi everyone! I'm travelling in October, and I like to get tattoos when I do. I know there are parlors in Cairo, though how many and which ones are good/safe (and hygenic)/not a tourist scam place. I'll be going through at the beginning of the trip and seeing if I can book an appointment for our last day, which is 2 weeks later.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'll probably be getting Anubis weighing the feather on my leg, not too big, but I want a good artist, not necessarily the best one, that's not outrageously expensive.
Thanks in advance!
Can i go Safari with a 2 years old?
Hi I'm travelling to hurgarda in September 2016 from uk and can I still get a visa on arrival at airport thankyou
First time going to Egypt - a bit nervous due to media, and warning notices not to travel there. Plan on meeting a friend who is Egyptian and lives there. Was wondering if there have been recent travellers there this year and how was there time there.... thanks
I've just read a few reviews about Marsa Alam and one in particular I thought a bit strange.
It stated a possible alternative to obtaining a Visa at Marsa Alam airport was to purchase one from Thomson on route to the hotel, apparently if you chose this option there is no receipt given and your passport is not stamped.
I wonder how you would get on if the Egyptian authorities challenged you before boarding your return flight.
Last year my wife and I stayed at the Makadi Spa Hurghada which we both enjoyed very much but found access to the reef from the beach difficult.
We thought we would give the Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort a go this November and would like to know the best method of tipping.
At the Makadi pound coins were accepted and then changed for notes but apparently its better to tip using dollars at the Coraya, or is change in local currency easy to obtain?.
The brochure mentions a few things to expect in your room but it doesn't say anything about a safe, tea / coffee making facilities or a fridge.
Any advice or recommendations from anyone who has stayed at the Coraya recently would be greatly appreciated
My husband and I are hoping to visit Sharm for one month, around mid-July. But we are on a budget so trying to find the cheapest accommodation possible (that is still clean and doesn't have bugs).
We have found a one-bedroom apartment in Nabq Bay (with a full kitchen and living room) for 1250LE per month, plus water and electricity bills.
But I have also heard that due to a lack of tourists, the hotel rates are dropping. And because of the weather we will need to use the AC. So I am wondering if a hotel room would be cheaper than the apartment.
I am looking for advice on how to get the best and cheapest hotel deal, and whether it would be cheaper to get half-board with the room OR breakfast and eat dinner out.
We have never been to Egypt so this is all new to me. And we want to spend as little as possible. We don't need any sort of fancy hotel or anything, just something clean (and I don't do well with bugs).
So our options are:
a) Apartment for 1250LE+water+electricity, cook ourselves
b) Hotel room only, buy meals outside
c) Hotel room with breakfast, buy dinner outside
d) Hotel room with half-board
I like option D because then all our expenses are already sorted (other than cigarettes). But the cheapest I have found so far is Amar Sina Hotel for $500CDN half-board, and the reviews say the food isn't great and lacks variety.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and help!
I have a question regarding Visa on arrival at the airport. There seems to be some uncertainty in regard to Latin American citizens, specifically in my case Venezuelan. While the Egyptian Embassy in the UK doesn't list any country from Latin America as eligible for Visa on arrival, IATA includes these and some Brazilian travellers seem to have crossed in without problems. Do you know of South Americans entering Egypt this way? I just don't want to risk an unfriendly surprise at the airport or even before with the airline.
Thanks for any information.
My friends and I are confused on which one to choose. We are 16 and we are looking for better rides, service and tons of fun. So which one do you recommend more? Why?
I will be visiting Cairo next week for 4 days. I'm planning to extend my trip and take the opportunity to backpack Egypt. I can stay there for up to 14 days. Kindly note that I will be traveling alone and on a tight budget. I'm interested in historic buildings, archaeological sites and culture. Any suggested itinerary for the additional 10 days?
Thanks a lot
Hello, A friend and I (2 females) will be visiting Egypt this November 2016 and are thinking of taking the sleeper train from Giza to Luxor. We were wondering about how to travel from Luxor to Port Ghalib as we will be on a liveaboard dive trip which departs from Port Ghalib. We would need to be in Port Ghalib on Friday, overnight, as we would board the liveaboard on Saturday afternoon. Is it possible to arrange ground transportation from Luxor to Port Ghalib? How long is the travel time? How much would it cost? We would appreciate your advice and recommendations regarding our tentative plans. Thank you. Nancy
Any suggestions on what to do and where to in sharm? Will Be leaving in a couple of days and staying for a week a group of six. What is the nightlife like also should we plan trips to Cairo or Luxor?
Hi everyone! I will be traveling to Cairo in a week with my sister. I will be visiting a friend who is Egyptian. We will be staying with her and we're planning on going with her to see all the sites. I'm confused though because she is telling me we need to book tour guide to see pyramids, bazaar, citadel, Christian Church tours...pretty much everything. She told me Egyptians can't be guide for foreigners unless they have a permit. But she is my friend and knows all this places, is this really not allowed? She will be coming with us but also the tour guide. And if we have to spend all this money on guides how much is reasonable? I will attach a photo of what was sent to me. Also I would like to go to either luxor or hurghada, I'm wondering what is best. Or if to do both. Is the price quoted to me reasonable
I will add that the price does not include plane ride to hurghada and back. Thank you in advance!
I am planning a trip to Egyt this May. After visiting Aswan, I plan to return to Luxor by a taxi visiting on the way the camel market at Daraw and the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. I have few questions in this regard.
1. There are conflicting reports about the most active market days . Some sources say it is Saturday and Sunday while some say it is Tuesday and Thursday. Most sources agree that there on Tuesday there is a market for cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, etc.
2. Is it possible to visit these three places in a single day by taxi without hiring a guide? How much would the taxi cost?
3. Are there any restrictions imposed by the police on independent travel by tourists at these places?
Thanks in adavnce.
In light of the Brussels attacks this morning, what is your advice for someone planning a trip to Hurghada tomorrow? Thanks
First time male visitor early June. Must see the pyramids. Advice re convenient hotel with half board within walking distance. Can I turn up and buy tickets for the pyramids or should I book and organised excursion?