Podcast conversation with Amr Badr.

Amr is a wealth of information on Egypt. From knowing the hotel rooms with the best views, to how to navigate the culture, to access to fascinating people and places. We had a great conversation about the range of cultural, historic, culinary and active experiences in this intriguing country.

HOTELS – a few favorites:

Nile Cruises

  • Sanctuary Nile Adventurer – named as one of National Geographic’s ‘Journeys of a lifetime
  • Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
  • Sanctuary Sun Boat III- several times been voted among the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers
  • Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau – Spectacular and available only for private charter


  • Cruise on the Nile
  • Culinary


  • Scuba diving in the Red Sea
  • Hiking in Jabal Musa, Sinai
  • Rock climbing in Wadi Gnai
  • Camping in the White Desert
  • Kite Surfing
  • Camels


  • Everyday Egyptian people and families
  • Egypt historians and experts
  • Former ambassadors
  • Former first lady of Egypt

Unconventional transportation

  • Camel
  • ATV
  • Hot air balloon
  • Felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat)

Some Favorites

  • Lunch on the Nile in a felucca (super romantic)
  • Pier 88 Bar & Restaurant
  • Khan Al Bazaar, Cairo
  • El Gouna, Red Sea

Insider Access/behind the scenes

  • Great pyramids, up to the paws of Sphinx
  • Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Temples & Tombs
  • Royal Palaces
  • Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Takeaway tips/info

  • Low season – May-Sep
  • High season – Dec, Feb-Apr
  • Wake early to beat the heat
  • Bring small bills for tips and inexpensive market items
  • There are a lot of steps – bring comfortable shoes


Extraordinary Experiences for
Adventurous Families

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