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Guide & Hotel in Cairo + OASIS OVERLAND (any good?)

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Guide & Hotel in Cairo + OASIS OVERLAND (any good?)

1. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

Lucyc55 has indicated that this thread is about Egypt

I will be spending a few days in Cairo on my own, and want to hire a guide. Does anyone know of a good guide, or a good company that I could use. And any idea of how much it might cost? Also looking for a nice hotel for 4 days.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Final question, has anyone done a tour with Oasis Overland before. I am planning to do their trip from Cairo to Damascus, and was wondering if they were any good.

Thanks

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I did an Oasis trip in 2001, and I thought it was very good, well run and the driver was laid back and helpful without being overbearing.

May have changed since then though.

3. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

Thanks for the advice.

Any advice from others would be greatly appreciated. Especially information about Oasis Overland, and any recommendation for tour guide or drivers.

Thanks for the help ppl :)

4. Posted by havey (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi Lucy,
I am not familiar with Oasis travel but as for a place to stay in Cairo and a guide/driver check out -snip- Mohammed Nofal and his scottish wife run a bed and breakfast on the corniche in cairo, he also organises travel and tour guides.........he is excellent. Enjoy!

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please ]

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting havey

Hi Lucy,
I am not familiar with Oasis travel but as for a place to stay in Cairo and a guide/driver check out -snip- Mohammed Nofal and his scottish wife run a bed and breakfast on the corniche in cairo, he also organises travel and tour guides.........he is excellent. Enjoy!

Ehem, you would say that about your own husband wouldn't you? This is not the kind of unbiased, honest opinion people are after.

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