If you wish to organise everything yourself, be prepared for the occasional “rip-off”.
Like many other tourist destinations, Egypt has its “wolves”, those who prey on unsuspecting
travellers. Often the total cost of an excursion can be a lot more than if you had
arranged it through your hotel, or a travel agent, and a lot less enjoyable.
In Egypt they drive on the right, be careful when crossing roads. Take special care
in Cairo, where the traffic is a lot busier than in other Egyptian cities: especially
outside the Egyptian museum! UK and Japanese travellers should be extra careful,
as you will be used to traffic driving on the left.