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Egypt Guidelines Day Tours

#315 of 1,187 Tours in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
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Travel Egypt with our experienced & knowledgeable guides!Egypt Guidelines offers a wide variety of packages to experience the ancient & modern sites of Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria and Sharm El-Sheikh. Contact us to create a customized package to suit your needs.
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Filmbuff wrote a review Oct 1
Los Angeles, California9 contributions
We actually did the Egypt Tour to Cairo and Luxor from USA 04 Days. Egypt, land of awe and wonder. Ancient mysteries and 5,000 years of history. My 22 year old son and I did the 04 Day Egypt Tour to Cairo and Luxor from USA. Prior to the voyage, Heba was very responsive +9 hours from Los Angeles. Along with Mohammed they customized our 04 Day tour just right, my son and I are very athletic and like to run inside the pyramids and temples. Also do not use the frustrating Eqypt Visa online portal. You do not need a visa in advance. When we arrived, my son got his in 5 minutes without any questions except passport, cash or card. On arrival I arranged our Cairo airport transportation and hotel because the tour started in the morning. Next time I will ask Egypt Guidelines handle that night also because the Viator transport I arranged sent a cryptic message "your hotel is below the minimum fare for our drivers". I emailed them for clarification, no response. I emailed Egypt Guidelines two days before our arrival and Mohammed was there to meet us at the Cairo airport at 0130 am!! So we took him and he even treated us to swarma on the way to the hotel. Viator refused to refund me since their driver did in fact show up. The hotel I chose Hayat Pyramid View had no rooms left so the changed our hotel to a different one down the street, So the next morning we had to walk back to the original one to meet our Egypt Guidelines tour guide Ahmed and driver Rida. Once we got our Egypt Guidelines tour on the road, life was amazing! Guides were knowledgeable Egyptologists and the accommodations were First Class. They arranged a camel ride for us, visits to many local places for lunch and dinner breaks and explained a lot of modern Egyptian culture, such as men and women's relations as well as the ancient history and culture. Pharaoh after pharaoh had hieroglyphics of their conquests, looting and enslavement of other nations. Two even had their footrests carved with the peoples they subjugated. After 3000 years of these stories, I was very impressed that in this testosterone dominated history, one woman, Hatshepsut, rose to be Pharaoh. She sent emissaries and established trade with far off Somalia which benefited both countries. Her funeral mausoleum is flanked with the remains of two Somalia trees she brought back. There are also theories that Neferatiti became Pharaoh after her husband died. In the present day, although, we really appreciated the local Egyptian restaurants and locales, I got really sick of the vegetable and grain focused low-star Egyptian food. The beef is in short supply and not USDA Choice lol. So resist any hope that it will be plentiful or palatable and do not order it. Egypt Guidelines got us a beautiful hotel in Luxor, the Sonesta St. George, their 5 star restaurant was more like what I eat every day stateside: Sea bass and the price was only $40 US (exchange was 19 Egyptian to $1) for both my son and I and service was included (I tipped like $4 because they stayed open a little later for us). This was our first time to Egypt and I didn't know what to expect in the Muslim world. I carried the US Embassy's number with me and reported nightly to my sister in the US. Frankly, Egypt is very safe. Each monument has strict control in and out. Our guide Mohammed was even verified at the Pyramid Light and Sound Spectacular and he has been doing this for over 6 years (the oldest trip advisor review for him I found). Tipping. Can anything be more complex? Ok, since the exchange rate changes, my son and I settled on looking up how much an Egyptian tour guide makes in a day and tip based upon 15% of how much he would have cost you. Bartering. The Egyptian Head dress and robe to beat the heat! Those souvenirs are so irresistable!! Start by resisting. Offer 50% of what the salesperson wants then move up from there. People like a challenge not a pushover. Souvenirs. Wait for the Official Egypt Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities store in Karnak No barter and the highest quality. Nefertiti bust is most nearly like the original. Everyone is in love with Egypt. That's movies like "The Mummy" keep reappearing. If you take an Egypt Guidelines tour, you will make a memory to last several lifetimes!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Clive Barton wrote a review May 2022
Boston Spa, United Kingdom1 contribution
Mohamed is a great guy, very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and spiritual. Sakarra visit to Seropeum was amazing and the energy of the place was very high. We also went to Amarna to visit the place Akhenaten’s dream of creating heaven on earth. I would recommend Mohamed as your guide.
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Remington K wrote a review May 2022
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This is a perfect tour to see the big attractions. It’s a great full-day with the ease of using one tour guide to see it all. While we saw everything, our guide was the reason we had an unforgettable experience. Mohamed is the best guide I have ever worked with. He is knowledgeable of the sites described in the itinerary, and everything else Egyptian. He also speaks perfect English making it easy to understand everything. You can ask him anything about Egypt, and he’ll likely know the answer. If you’re looking to do a tour, you should absolutely do this one. We liked it so much we scheduled two additional days with him, with one of them being a day trip to Alexandria.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Alice Y wrote a review Dec 2021
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia32 contributions
Found this tour guide trough google Trip to Egypt😅. Highly Recommended this tour guide, They pick u up on time, Mr Mohamed waited us in airport Cairo and help with immigration. They Knowledgeable and good in English. ( we paid 25$ for visa there) Stayed in Mena inn house (we requested hotel with pyramid view so this house we can see Pyramid and sphinx especially in rooftop as promised ) Our guide in Cairo M.Hedar was Great and knowledgeable, experienced and passionate way of telling the story of Egypt and he always smile whenever he start talking. We spent a day in Cairo, visited The Pyramid & The sphinx in Giza and Sakkara (step Pyramid and Nobles Tombs). Additionally We raided camel and get nice pictures with pyramid. Then we flew to Aswan and met Mohaned Ahmed in Aswan Airport.. Received SimCard as requested. As we need internet to contact our family. So we overnight in Nile Cruise Aswan. Next day trip to Abu Simbel very early in the morning. They packed breakfast for us.. spent 1-2hours there in Abu Simbel. In the evening we sailed to kom ombo, Visited The Temple Of Haroeris and Sobek. Spent 1 hours there. Very limited hours as we need on board on time as the cruise will proceed to Luxor. In Luxor we visited Horus Temple and Luxor Temple in the evening. Last day, We Raided Hot ballon early in the morning and back to cruise around 7-8am. Visited The valley of the King then we proceed to Hatshepsut Temple, colossi of Mamnon and then back to the cruise for lunch. For souvenirs we went to bazar in Luxor city. Flight in the evening from Luxor to Cairo - Overnight in Le passage Hotel very near with Cairo Airport 2minute away. Free Transport to airport. Highly recommended Hotel 5star and very comfortable. Thanks to Tour guide for guidance us there especially Mr Mohaned Ahmed very knowledgeable, patience and on time and he even Put an alarm to woke up us every morning. Unforgettable Trip in Egypt 🇪🇬 Very Good English speakIng All driver were outstanding and very professional Entrance fee + Domestic Flights Ticket from Cairo- Aswan and Luxor-Cairo all included in package Amazing Trip, really appreciated the good service, attention and education.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Simran K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Words can not express how grateful I am to Mohammed for sharing his passion and his knowledge! We toured several destinations throughout Egypt and they were all beautiful & magnificent experiences! His passion, his knowledge, his patience, the smoothness and beautiful coordination of our trips and stays made each one of them a memorable moment. His kindness and assistance with the slightest of details outside of our tours were quite a blessing as well, always very accommodating. I am very grateful to him and highly recommend his tour guide services!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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