Bob with One of Our Police Guards
Security was a factor - and almost a way of life - wherever we went. Armed police guards rode with us in our buses and were with us wherever and whenever we were walking. Police vehicles with several armed officers with sub machine guns also were with us at most sites. There was a terrorist attack in the country while we were there - credit taken by ISIS but more probably inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood according to our guide. Thankfully the incidents happened some distance from where we were located.
At times the security was a little unsettling, but we greatly appreciated the commitment of our tour company and the government of Egypt to our safety. Did we have any regrets about going? Absolutely not! It was an amazing, educational and life changing experience.