A brief summary on the itinerary
Escape Plan to Egypt August 2008:
Total duration 9D9N
Cairo is 6hrs behind Singapore.
Flight time is 11hrs 20mins to Cairo, Egypt, transiting through Dubai, UAE.
Flight was overnight flight on Singapore Airlines on the 22nd August at 2:20am and arrival in Cairo at 7:40am.
Return flight was on Singapore Airlines on the 30th August at 2:30pm in Cairo and arrival in Singapore at 6am.
Day 1 – Arrive into Cairo, Giza Great Pyramids
Day 2 – Alexandria, Catacombs, Pompey’s pillar, Al Morsi Abu Al Abbas mosque, Quit Bay forte and El Montazeh Park
Day 3 – Egyptian Museum, Saqqara, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Amr El A’as Mosque, Khan El Khalili Bazaars, overnight train
Day 4 – Aswan, Unfinished obelisk, Abu Simbel Temple, River Nile cruise.
Day 5 – Temple of Philae, Temple of Sobek and Kom Ombo temple
Day 6 – Edfu temple, Dendara Temple complex
Day 7 – Colossi of Mermon, Temple of Hatsphepsut, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Luxor and Karnak
Day 8/9 – Home Sweet Home
This escape plan was one that was planned on a hunch. Thought we wanted to see something different so we just went into a tour agency and booked a trip to Egypt.
Budget nature: Expensive
As this was booked really late, flights are costly. The tour package did not include many places of interest but rather as options. We had to visit Abu Simbel so associated travel costs also increase.
Complexity: Not too difficult
Since we were on tour, it was pretty simple, as the guide was mostly there all the time except when we had to board a train to get to Aswan that we were on our own.