I am planning on spending three weeks in Egypt in July, doing the Felucca Sailtrek in the first week of July and then travelling solo to the Sinai Peninsula.
While I understand that this is probably one of the hottest months to visit Egypt, can anyone tell me whether this will be completely unbearable - especially as I will be spending three days on a felucca?
Also, as a female travelling solo, am I likely to have too many hassles? Are coastal places like Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab and Nuweiba a bit more relaxed in terms of attitudes to women, dress codes etc than places like Aswan and Luxor?
I was also hoping to get to Eilat in Israel for a few days and do a day trip to Petra, however with the current political situation is this advisable, or is Eilat pretty far removed from it all? Would I be better off going to Jordan directly from Egypt, crossing the Gulf of Aqaba? What would be involved with this? And are there any good places in Jordan close to the Dead Sea?
Any help with any of these questions would be appreciated.