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Fantastic Opportunity to Visit Egypt this time

These are some reviews of Egypt's visitors 2012:
We have just returned to Canada after a fantastic month of travel in Egypt and Jordan. After our group tour was cancelled because of the uncertainty in Egypt, Yousef Ibraham of Egyptraveluxe tours in Giza, Egypt was able to arrange a comprehensive tour of the major sights in Egypt and Jordan on very short notice. Within two weeks we had agreed an itinerary and arrived in Cairo on February 24, 2011.
Because of the current low level of tourists we were able to upgrade our accommodations and were fortunate to have very well qualified guides and personal attention throughout our travels. The staff from Egypt Traveluxe and their staff  were constantly monitoring our status and conditions of travel arrangements to ensure our plans and schedule remained intact. On a couple of occasions we had to change from air flights to train travel because of flight cancellations due to the low volume. The first train trip was an experience, but the second convinced us that plane travel was definitely preferable.
A particular highlight was a week spent in the western desert, including the Siwa Oasis and two days camping in the white and black deserts - a totally different view of Egypt. The guide and off road driver were particularly enthusiastic and knowledgeable to make this a fun experience.
Of course there were the well known key attractions of Abu Simbal, Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings , Sakkara, Dahshoor, Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza, the Library in Alexandria and the various points in between covered during the Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. The sound and light show at Karnak, ballooning in the valley of the Kings and climbing Mt. Sinai were also memorable experiences.
Petra was truly an amazing place. We spent three days at the site and could easily have spent more time, the dead sea, Jerash, Amra and Ajlun Castle were also memorable areas to visit.
During all our travels in Egypt and Jordan we were welcomed by all that we met and never had any concern for our safety or security. While we regret the unfortunate effect on the economy and livelihood of many people the great lack of tourists provided us with unique opportunities to visit and view the historical monuments and sites in an unusual fashion, almost totally free of crowds.
Our thanks to Yousef and his staff for their outstanding efforts.


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