In case I do not get enough time off work to do the Istanbul to Cairo trip, I'm thinking of doing my own, shorter, combination tour. I'd like to go on the Western Desert Oases and the Nile trip and the Desert Kingdoms trip. Alternately, I'd like to Western Desert Oases and the Nile and Cairo to Damascus.
From what I can see from the departure dates on the web site, it looks like both of these options are possible as combination trip. Am I right? Also, how difficult is it to travel from Aquaba to Cairo and how long does it take?
How popular is the Western Oases trip? Is there a time of the year when you consistantly get enough people registered so the is not cancelled? Right now I am thinking of going in May or June 2004.