Trip Report - Egypt Family Tour
This past March, John R of Mississauga, Ontario, and his intrepid travelling family group partook of our popular Egypt Nile felucca sailing trip (code 01X, featured on p 32/33 of our new Family Fieldtrip catalogue), and sent us this report:
"Take three energetic pre-teens, add three young-in-spirit grandparents and blend with an ever-cheerful professional tour leader and set them down in Egypt. The result: a sure-fire recipe for a successful inter-generational vacation.
For kids and adults alike seeing the great pyramids and gawking at King Tut's incredible treasury of riches are natural hits. Then there's all the temples and tombs of long dead-pharaohs to explore, but, as with most trips, getting there is half the fun. In that regard, travelling in Egypt means every mode of transportation conceivable: starting with the overnight train between Cairo and Aswan, frequent motor-boat ferries across the Nile, and relaxing caleche rides in Luxor. The big attractions, however, were riding camels in the desert and donkeys in the Valley of the Kings and, in particular, spending three days and nights sailing on a felucca down the Nile. But undoubtedly the ingredient that made it such a memorable trip was Rhea, a 29-year-old free spirit who, from our first contact, fully engaged the three children."
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