If you have ever wanted to go to Egypt-GO NOW! Their economy needs tourists and you will have the very rare privilege of a quiet visit while giving some much needed dollars. I was alone in King Tut's tomb (normally impossible) which will most likely be one of the highlights of my life. I will be forever grateful that I chose to go when I did. It was a special trip!
If you are worried about your safety, please be assured that Exodus and their staff are well informed. At no point during my 10 day trip did I feel the need to look over my shoulder. Sayed always kept an eye on us and even checked on me several times when I was no longer touring with the group. I felt very safe throughout the trip. I would not hesitate to visit again and plan on going for a second round of my beloved Egypt soon.
There are several opportunities to take additional sightseeing trips as well as a few additional entrances to things like the Mummy Rooms in the Egyptian Museum. I did them all! If you are only going to go once, get the most out of your stay. Having regrets when you get home will spoil your memories.
Some of the small souvenirs the touts try to sell you make lovely gifts for friends. Keep your bargaining friendly and if you don't want their item politely say, "No thank you" and keep walking. Anyone who persisted left after a few meters if I was not interested. With that said, the item you do buy maybe assisting a family that has endured economic hardship for the last year. There are very few tourists in Egypt right now and your token gift to a friend may be putting food on someone's table.