We took a day trip of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. This included a traditional lunch - which was enormous - although we had to pay for drinks at hugely inflated prices, and our requested shopping stops.
The team we dealt with consisted of:
Joseph in the office. Quick responses to emails and everything booked very efficiently and at short notice.
Mahmoud – a great driver. Always there waiting for us and jumped out to open door as we approached the car. Made us feel safe amongst the chaotic traffic. He spoke limited English but enough to answer questions and make a few jokes. There were always snacks and water in the comfortable air-conditioned car.
Osama – a very knowledgeable guide who answered all our MANY questions with interesting facts – then tested us later to check we had been paying attention! His standard ‘spiel’ was good, but the extra information we requested on local customs, culture and religion was very educational and made the car journeys in between sights just as interesting as the official blurb. He also took some great photos of us and suggested the best angles for our shots.
All day we felt very safe and got great advice. Nothing seemed too much trouble. They took us where we wanted to go to buy Egyptian cotton and jewellery and the tour ended much later than they had advised – probably due to our constant questions on everything.
In all, we were shown great service from a company that seems to provide a more ‘western’ way of doing things that I suspect many travellers will appreciate.
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