I have found travelling with Intrepid to be safe and reasonably priced although as an Aussie I find the culture of ‘tipping’ foreign and hard to accept. Their use of local guides and service providers is excellent and means you are close to local culture. Depending on the trip affects the level and type of accommodation.
For my first solo travel in a group, my trip with Intrepid was even better that I imagined. Because the group is small, it is easy to make friends (in my tour half of us were solo travelers). As a woman, going with Intrepid allowed me to visit a country (Egypt) which I may not have travelled to on my own. Our local guide/leader was the best guide Ive ever had in my life, it is clear that Intrepid only select the best. I also never felt unsafe.
This tour ticks everything you need to do in Egypt, and some. If you think Egypt only has the pyramids to offer, you better buckle up!