Six Personal Travel Managers recently explored Egy

first_imgSix Personal Travel Managers recently explored Egypt as part of a nine day famil hosted by On The Go Tours.From the great pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings; from cruising by felucca along the mighty Nile to browsing the colourful souks of Aswan, Lesley Cavill, representative for Mosman Park, WA said the famil was one of the best trips she’s been on.“I left a piece of my heart behind in Egypt. To actually see the Pyramids and Sphinx blew my mind! The Valley of the Kings was another highlight – the tombs are so well preserved and so beautifully decorated with hieroglyphics, and the sheer age of these monuments and tombs is amazing.”The group began their itinerary in Cairo, where they spent time at the Pyramids and visiting a Government-supervised papyrus emporium before boarding an overnight train to Aswan. This city, which straddles the Nile and has an enviable reputation as one of the sunniest places on Earth, served as a base from which to explore the highlights of the wonders of Abu Simbel.“We were lucky to have a wonderful tour guide with a four-year degree in Egyptology, so he was able to show us the treasures of Abu Simbel and the rest of Egypt with full historical detail, bringing these ancient sites to life by sharing many wonderful historical stories,” said Cavill.Sailing the Nile in a felucca is a quintessential Egyptian experience, so it was with great excitement that the group boarded theirs in Aswan, sailing downstream as far as Kom Ombo to visit some of the region’s finest temples before continuing to Luxor and the famed Valley of the Kings.“Selling the destination is definitely easier now,” said Karen Raeburn, representative for Aitkenville, QLD. “Understanding the logistics of distances between the main attractions and how best to travel between them, the best time of day to visit the various sites and having accommodation recommendations to suit every taste and budget means that I can confidently build an Egypt itinerary that’s perfectly tailored to suit my individual clients.”The group flew to Egypt from Australia with Etihad Airways, which was another first for many of the participants.“It was also helpful to gain a clear understanding of the political stability in Egypt,” adds Cavill, who describes the locals as “delightful and friendly people who rely on tourists – treated us all with kindness and respect.”“I wanted to see for myself how safe, affordable and worthwhile a journey to Egypt would be,” adds Phoebe Luong, representative for Bankstown, NSW. “Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made me feel confident that On the Go Tours are Egypt experts.”The group concluded their famil itinerary back in Cairo, where they had a full day to explore the mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of Egyptian history at the Egyptian Museum, followed by free time to explore the Khan el Khalili bazaar and pick up a few souvenirs to take home.IMAGE: The only way to see the Pyramids of Giza, says PTM Lesley Cavill. FamilsTravelManagerslast_img

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