Posted January 13th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Last edited by cruisemom42; January 13th, 2011 at 01:12 AM
I had to chuckle when I read your post. I was also very indifferent to the camel ride and really didn't want to do it. I was urged to do so by my guide (this was on a land tour, not with Egypt Private Excursions) and ended up on a camel, terrified the whole time that I was about to fall off.
One word of advice: make sure your chosen camel has TWO stirrups. You'll need them.
In all seriousness, I believe it is only those who arrange the camel rides on their own that run into trouble about payment. If your guide arranges it for you, you should have no worries -- he or she will negotiate a price and handle the exchange of money.
On the other hand, if you decide you don't want to do the ride, don't feel pressured. It's an experience I could've lived without. You can still get photos with a camel (and with both feet on the ground).