Camel Ride IS IT WORTH IT?
So, you spend all that time and $$$ to go to Egypt to gaze upon the ONLY surviving Ancient Wonder of the World and there’s all those cool pictures you have seen with the pyramids and camel riders. You wonder, how can I take one of those and NOT jeopardize becoming a mummy in the tomb cause you picked an unscrupulous camel vendor. Camel Ride IS IT WORTH IT?
Well, I have to tell you – I asked ALL these questions myself. What took place when I went there is what I am here to share with you.
Is it worth it – YES!
Can it be done safely – YES!
And will the pictures justify the price – YES!
So, when we went the cost was 150 LE (Egyptian Pounds – at the time, $18.75 USD). Since we were with a guide, we had NO issues. We took the ride which was about 25 mins and the guide was more than happy and willing to stop and help us take awesome photos (included).
So, here is my big HINT: make sure you only deal with the actual camel OWNER. Many times, guys will come up to you and say they are the “brother”, “cousin”, or “uncle” of the owner. NO! Only deal with the OWNER.
If you do not speak Arabic – look around for a guide that DOES speak English and they will be more than happy to help you. And as a side note – please tip the camel guide at least 20 LE ($2.50 USD).
– Chris 2015