Posted October 20th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Last edited by Jade13; October 20th, 2012 at 09:09 PM
There are a couple of basic rules about restaurants used by tours in Egypt. A majority of them will have some kind of buffet or a standard menu and they all will give kick-backs to the tour operator for bringing them business. Does that mean your tour company will take you to the best restaurant? Nope. But they will take you to decent places where the food is safe and the rest rooms are clean....because they need to protect their own reputation. Just keep in mind that in this part of the world tour companies and guides do not take you to many places that do not generate an additional profit for the tour company (and guide).
Thank you to everyone for the recent updates.
Hlitner, I am not as worried if the place is OK for lunch since the fact the guide will be provided lunch means we do not have to pay for his/her lunch. In our case it will be just the two of us. My DH normally does not eat lunch which is why he is not concerned.
We will be flying from Africa to Egypt. The Nile cruise part of our trip will be with A&K-Egypt, but we have hired Ramses for 3 of our 4 airport transfers, as well as our first and last days in Cairo and one half day. They are also booking our hotels since the rates for locals is significantly less than what we can book from here.
Ramses mentioned 3 restaurants that they use and add $15.00 per person for lunch. I wanted to know if anyone had eaten at any of these, and which they preferred, and locations, etc.