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Dunes & Beyond

#136 of 1,161 Tours in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
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Dunes & Beyond is specialized in providing quality tours. At Dunes & Beyond we are determined to fill the gaps left by other travel companies and provide a high quality service for discerning travelers. Our highly trained professional staff members are fully focused on providing a unique experience.
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You will have the chance to see one of the world's most important collections of ancient artifacts at The Egyptian Museum. Afterwards, explore a trio of pyramids and the Valley Temple, then visit the ancient and mysterious sphinx. 

The Egyptian Museum was founded in the 19th century by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette to house the world’s most valuable collection of its kind. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square.

The royal pyramid complexes, which include temples, causeways, and satellite pyramids, are surrounded by tombs of the elite-members of the royal family, the nobility, and the priesthood. At the foot of the plateau, south of the Great Sphinx, lie the Cemetery and Town of the Pyramid Builders, where the men and women who constructed the royal and elite tombs on the main plateau lived, worked, and were buried.
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Nomade1111 wrote a review Jul 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates93 contributions77 helpful votes
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I visited Siwa on a solo trip organized by Dunes Egypt. Even though my request was sent last minute (literally 24h ahead of my flight) Sherif didn’t disappoint at all. He managed to pull the perfect itinerary in no time. The trip itself was memorable and once I reached siwa I was contacted right away by my guide Khaled. Khaled is a young knowledgeable guide born and raised in Siwa. He knew the ins and outs of the oasis. He was attentive to all my needs (like my request to walk as much as possible) and even woke up at 4am to take me to the salt lakes to avoid the heat. My other guide uncle Abdallah who took me on the beautiful dunes and to the water springs was super kind. When I asked him to see the famous (but closed) eco lodge, he took me and gave me an amazing tour. I definitely recommend *Dunes Egypt* as a reliable travel agency. Sherif’s professionalism and the way he looked after me (checking on me daily) is exceptional. I look forward to go back to Siwa soon (when the weather is a bit cooler
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Lisa100274 wrote a review Jun 2022
Atlanta, Georgia7 contributions6 helpful votes
I recently used Dunes and Beyond to plan our trip to Egypt. Sherif took care of everything! He planned a very detailed itinerary consisting of a fascinating day of sightseeing in Cairo, the Dahshur Pyramids and Step Pyramid of Saqqara the following day, then the Giza Pyramids on our final day. This included private door to door service to and from the airport, our hotel, and tours, with private escorts and guides throughout. The level of professionalism was extremely impressive. No detail was left undone; 5 stars in every respect. If you are considering travel I highly recommend using Dunes and Beyond. Sherif, Ahmed, Nesrine our wonderful Egyptologist, and Abile, along with all of the other incredibly warm and welcoming Egyptian people we met along the way created an amazing experience with memories that my family and I will never forget. We have taken many trips as a couple and a family all over North and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe but this just might rank as number 1. Many, many thanks to you all!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Praveen wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a spectacular 7-day trip in Egypt. If I could give Dunes 6 stars, I would. This trip was postponed two years because of Covid. Sherif was understanding and patient in extending the trip and regularly checking with us to see if we were ready to schedule. Excellent and prompt communication before the trip, so we had all the information we needed. Now to the trip itself. We were met at Cairo airport by Dunes rep Mr Ahmed. He met us really close to where we got off the plane and whisked us through getting a visa and getting out of the airport (basically, VIP service!). Then by a/c van to the Nile Kempinski hotel in the Cairo garden district. Mr Ahmed stayed with us until our rooms were assigned and we knew what to expect the next morning. This was a pattern everywhere. Dunes staff (and Sherif via WhatsApp) constantly checked on us and made sure we were completely taken care of. Everywhere we went, we had a comfortable a/c van. Pretty much everything was pre-paid and taken care of --- especially important for tickets at the various sites. We had two expert guides --- Ms Nesrine in Cairo and Mr Alaa on our nile cruise. Both were excellent -- friendly, very well informed, with decades of experience, and who explained the history and significance of the things we saw. We were traveling as a family with our two adult children, and both of them were great at relating to everyone across generations. I left the trip planning entirely to Sherif and he picked a great itinerary for us. First two days in Cairo for us to see the pyramids and sphinx and the Egyptian museum. Then flight to Aswan to get on a Nile cruise to Luxor. By choosing to start in Aswan and end in Luxor, we staged it perfectly so that we ended with the amazing Karnak and Luxor temples. Sherif had advised us to upgrade to the Sonesta St George ship and I'm glad we did --- the ship was comfortable, the staff were incredibly friendly and the food was terrific. We are vegetarians, so the chefs went out of their way to get us some special options during the sit down dinners. The buffet had a ton of vegetarian options anyway, but I think Sherif had told them in advance, and so we got special treatment. Finally, Dunes sent a travel coordinator to take us from the cruise ship to Luxor airport and onto our plane, then at the Cairo airport, we were met again by Mr Ahmed and escorted to the airport hotel as we had to stay overnight to catch our flight out of Egypt. Sherif also organized someone to come to our hotel to give us a covid test for our travel, and updated me regularly until we had the results. Overall, this was top-notch service. Dunes took care of our every need. More importantly, they anticipated every potential need and took care of it for us. I rarely write reviews but this time I am because I am super-impressed by this excellent team of travel professionals who made our Egypt trip special.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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alaskaflyguy wrote a review Feb 2022
Fairbanks, Alaska1 contribution
Sharif was able to put this together on short notice, I added myself a couple days before the trip started. Excellent communication and response even though we had a 13 hour time difference. He checked on us regularly to make sure all going well. Nesrine, our guide in Cario was absolutely outstanding. Ask for her. PCR test was arranged at our hotel, electronic and hard copy brought to us at the airport.
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Layla K wrote a review Feb 2022
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My favorite part of my experience with Dunes &Beyond was the friendly, safe and reliable service! Everything was well-organized and the maximum effort given to enrich my experience before and during travel. Also the politeness of the staff is top level which for me is a crucial factor. Thank you Dunes and Beyond🙂
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Date of experience: February 2022
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