Here are some reviews from our past travellers to Egypt. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.
Hi - we had a really wonderful time.
I cannot say enough nice things about Alam - he was absolutely wonderful.
I cant imagine that dealing with so many people and personalities can be easy but he made it look so easy and was such fun while at the same time dispensing an incredible amount of knowledge and answering hundreds of questions with absolute confidence. He took us to
Alam really made the tour for us and we are so grateful for everything he did and handled and all that we learned while there.”
Please let me start with our guide Ahmed Helal who we called Helal. He was wonderful! An exceptional guide who is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He not only showed and taught us about antiquity but he showed us and taught us about modern Egypt. Meeting the school boys on Elphantine Island and playing football with them was a real highlight. We lost of course! It also worked off some of the calories gained from the wonderful Egyptian food.
The tour was really 5 star. The care that the representatives and Helal took of us was remarkable. The hotels and the boat were perfect. I do wonder, however, why their were two different hotels in Cairo! The food was also 5 star.
What I loved about my time in Cairo was being able to walk the streets without fear. I come from South Africa where it is very different in the big cities. Obviously I needed to be aware and not stupid.. But it was wonderful to walk to Christo's restaurant from the Meridian and sit on the roof and be served wonderful Egyptian food surrounded by local people.
Now to the bad part and why I can only score the tour a 4. The fact that we had a flight back from Aswan so early in the morning marred the holiday. I missed the belly dancing and the dervish dancing on the boat because I had to pack my bags and pay my hotel bill. I also missed being able to spend more time in Aswan where I would have like to have returned to the Souk. I was so tired when I finally got in to my hotel room that the remainder of the day was wasted for me as I needed to rest.
I do not feel comfortable believing the excuse of cancelled flights because of Haj. Surely that is all well planned beforehand. And a company of your standing should reckon with that kind of eventuality. If you had been on top of your game you could have found out earlier and got us all seats on one of the later flights even if we couldn't sit together. Very disappointing.
That said I would definitely do another tour with your company. Maybe Petra next time!
Thank you for giving me the experience of a lifetime.
The tour was great. It was busy, but there wasn't anything that we would have wanted to miss out! The hotels were all of good quality, comfortable and in good locations.
Helal was a great guide and was not only knowledge and generous with his time, but tirelessly patient with the children. He took us to some really interesting local restaurants and really helped with tired children. His pitch for explaining the complexity of the ancient relationships and timelines was perfect, enough information for adults and quirky stories for the children.
We were also happy to have the change to flights as I think it probably worked for us better than the overnight trains would have.
I would highly recommend the tour and especially Helal to anyone thinking about visiting Egypt.”