I was given the Nasco contact email by the Movenpick Hotel in Aswan where we had booked. Originally I was only after an Abu Simbel trip. However, the way Emad handled my enquiry, his responsiveness, helpfulness and attention to detail meant that I quickly decided to use Nasco across our entire trip.
Emad helped plan our activities, made suggestions in a helpful, not pushy manner and was a point of contact throughout. This is invaluable when travelling with kids as things can go wrong and off schedule in Egypt. Having someone you can always call on to help, is a massive relief. Emad also surprised us with kindness and thoughtfulness, like an impromptu felucca ride.
Emad's team is also brilliant. E.g. our luggage did not make it from Cairo and they made all the arrangements to pick it up from the airport when it was flown over.
Emad also arranged the most amazing guide, Kerolos. He had studied archaeology, spoke fluent English and was a fountain of knowledge. He accompanied us throughout... Abu simbel, Philae, Komobo, Edfu, luxor East and Eest bank, abydos, dendarah. With my son's passion and incessant questions, Kerolos showed patience and willingness to engage and share fascinating details.
All the minivans in which we travelled were clean, well air-conditioned and with sane drivers that never put us at risk.
Everything we did with Nasco worked like clockwork, the one thing we did not (booked before I got Emad's email) was a disaster and resulted in massive stress. Emad makes Egypt the dream holiday it should be. We are planning to visit Cairo once the new museum opens... guess who I will be reaching out to, to organise our trip....