Adventurous Things to Do in Cairo

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  • Catherine
    3 contributions
    This was one of the highlights during my visit to Cairo. When I read about it, I knew I had to go. It all seemed so chaotic. The camels are mainly sold for their meat so keep this in mind if you are a vegetarian. Had a driver with a guide to get there. The drive through the countryside to get there was also worth it. Ladies..take a scarf to wear, dust being kicked up everywhere.
    Written April 7, 2019
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  • Suzanemw12#
    1 contribution
    Maktub agency tour takes care of every little detail from the beginning to the end of your trip. It was one of the best experience that I ever had in my life. I highly recommend it.
    Written August 27, 2021
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  • smleblancsheppard
    Palm Springs, CA10 contributions
    Waleed our guide picked us up at hotel and straight on for a full experience of Giza. Visited all the best sites and took the best pictures for us. His knowledge of the old and modern history of Egypt is so helpful and interesting. Took us for a local lunch, then herbologist/pure oils shop and as we requested a stop at the best cotton store. There were no tourist surprises as he explained everything well and negotiating the vendors was easily done. Felt very safe touring in Egypt. Come and see what you won’t believe
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Andrew S
    San Francisco, CA35 contributions
    While TripAdvisor wants me to state what activity we did with Over Egypt Tours...we did so many things that I can't just state "one".

    Where to start? First of all...THEY ARE THE BEST...PERIOD!!! From the management to the guides, they took care of 7 diverse people...all of whom were thrilled with their services.

    From the moment we arrived at Cairo, we were transported to our hotel...had private tours with a driver and guides......all of whom were EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE! We were taken care of 100% of the time from arriving to Cairo to traveling through Egypt by van and by boat...and all the way throughout our Egypt trip. We didn't have to think or worry about anything...as everything was planned and executed to perfection for one flat-rate fee per person.

    The head of the company, Samir, greeted us at the airport in Cairo and assured us that everything would be smooth and safe.......which it was. In a review like this, I just cannot emphasize enough how special this company is. As a traveler and visitor to another country, it is impossible to know for sure whether or not the people running a company like this are trustworthy. I mean, over the phone and through internet conversations...anyone can seem nice. BUT THEY DELIVERED! If you are planning a trip to Egypt, CONTACT OVER EGYPT TOURS! You will be so happy you did!!!!
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • S. Attallah
    1 contribution
    We had a fully day of tours with Sherif. We went to the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, and Museum of Civilization. It was unbelievable. He is very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. It was a very hot and sunny day but he endured it with us. It really was a wonderful experience and we learnt a lot!!!!
    Written July 5, 2022
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  • Sandra G
    Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
    We had six day tour of Egypt. There were 21 family members in our group. We were met at the airport at the gate we deplaned and were personally escorted through Cairo Airport. Once we were outside the airport were were met by our guide (now friend) Mo. Mo was with us the entire trip and handled absolutely everything. With 21 ppl and a very aggressive schedule we experienced no glitches at all. Mo and High End Tours gained private tours to some very exciting venues. I mean - we were the only ppl at these venues. We never stood in line for tickets! I never felt better taken care of and never felt safer! The owner of the company also met us at one of our venues and hung out with us. AMAZING company and amazing friendly people!
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Lee K
    Birmingham, UK288 contributions
    It was an amazing couple of hours riding, i was made totally at ease even with my lack of experience. I felt comfortable with the horse i was riding and felt completely safe. Nicola was great at explaining things and the horses she has are well looked after. Riding in the desert with the pyramids in the background has made this experience unforgetable.
    Written November 10, 2021
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  • Nesma R
    2 contributions
    The whole crew were very professional, every singe detail was though of, the service was amazing, the food, the hike, the shows. All crew members were every decent and friendly. It was an overall awesome experience. I highly recommend this team in any desert related trips, you will be in safe hands.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Kyle K
    1 contribution
    Since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by Egypt, and this is what got me into history and the career path I am taking today teaching it. So to finally come and see this country first hand is special in of itself, but it’s the people here that make it a once in a lifetime experience. I am beyond thankful to have had Mayer Magdy showing us this amazing country.

    Since the beginning of our trip, Mayer has been one of the friendliest and most hospitable people I’ve met, especially while traveling. Before you go to a site, restaurant, market, anywhere, he arms us with information to help us navigate and truly appreciate what we are about to see and to give us the knowledge to enhance our experience. When he tells the stories of the gods, kings, temples, and tombs, the history truly does come alive and for a moment you feel like you were there! You can tell from his expressions and tone that he has so much passion for what we are seeing, and adds in meticulous details to help us understand the significance of everything we are about to see. Mayer will definitely get you pumped up for what you’re about to see and experience, and walks you through the sites to show what he is talking about.

    Something that makes a great guide is knowing the balance between being hands on with us in a place, and when to let us roam at our own pace. Mayer has mastered this balance, and is readily available when we roam to ask for questions, clarity, and more details. When he guides us through, he also makes sure to give us plenty of time for photos and to really take in what we are seeing. He truly makes every place feel more special because of his knowledge and how to handle the group.

    Logistically, everything went off without a blip. We made it to airports on time, he prepared meal boxes when we had early mornings, and was able to tell when the group may need a break. He always made the schedule known to us in person and updating us on WhatsApp. He always had amazing recommendations and would help us if we wanted to go and do our own excursions, typical prices to look for, what to do, and what to avoid. Mayer is very trustworthy and reliable with his information, and is also “Down to Earth” with his recommendations. When a group member doesn’t feel well, he consistently checks on them and figures out how to help them through what they are feeling. Again, all of this made the once in a lifetime trip more special!

    I would strongly recommend using Mayer Magdy’s services when traveling to Egypt. If you want peace of mind, see the history come alive, and to have the experience of a lifetime, then look no further!
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Samy Farahat
    1 contribution
    In every single trip with Fos7a, I have really and truly enjoyed myself. Their trips are well organized, planned, controlled, safe and full of activities. The trips are really adventurous and truly fulfilling, and you feel like the attention of the organizers are focused on you specifically at all times during the trip, especially from Refaat who pays extra attention and he is truly a detail oriented person who pays attention to all the details starting from the trip planning throughout the trip itself till the end.

    I really would like to say thank you to Fos7a and thank you to Refaat for the excitement, pleasure they gave and still give us.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • Andrew A
    1 contribution
    We had a nice time with great and simple explanation with a satisfying answers to our questions based on academic studies
    Written June 18, 2022
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  • Hiker-7
    Sacramento CA126 contributions
    I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Ahmed Reffat our Travel Advisor for Real Egypt Tours. He was a pleasure to work with!
    My husband and I traveled to Egypt to meet up with a group to tour Cairo, cruise the Nile and then dive in the Red Sea. Since we were going so far, we wanted to add a side trip to Alexandria. However, we were a little nervous, since we would be traveling by ourselves.
    Ahmed was amazing. He patiently answered all our questions and offered sound advice to facilitate our plans. He even made time to personally join us in the afternoon while we were in Alexandria to show us around his favorite neighborhoods and souks! It was so rewarding to meet Ahmed in person. He is a singularity joyful person and he loves to share his amazing country with visitors. While all the sites were awe inspiring, sipping freshly squeezed cane juice with Ahmed and Alfred while exploring a souk was a memory I will never forget and felt like a thoroughly authentic "real" Egyptian experience.
    Following Ahmed's advice and using the thorough and helpful guides that he emailed to us, we chose the following itinerary:

    Title: Alexandria Highlights in 1 day Tailor-made
    Pick up from Hotel at 07:00 am
    Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, Roman Amphitheater.
    Lunch at Fish Market a seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean
    Visit Fort Qaitbay.
    Stop at Abu Al-Abbas Mosque and visit its roofed Bazar.
    Visit the Ladies Local Market (Zanqet El-Sittat) in Manshiya
    Visit Souk Rateb from Kawanna to El-Haqqaniya Market at El-Saba' Banat St.
    Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from outside: closed during Eid ul Adha
    Visit Alexandria National Museum on Fuad St.
    Drive along the coastline
    Stop at Stanley Bridge Visit El Montazah Royal Palace Park and view its Royal Palaces.
    Head back to Cairo and drop off at Hotel
    Tour duration: 14 hours

    At Ahmed's suggestion, we chose to add a guide to accompany us on the 2.5 hour drive to and from Cairo to Alexandria. The cost was quite modest and Alfred Saber spent the entire day with us. Alfred was a wonderful guide. So friendly and knowledgeable about all the sites that we visited. So open to answering all our questions. Since I am an avid bird watcher, we lucked out that Alfred also leads bird watching expeditions in Egypt. So while enjoying all the sites in Alexandria, we were also able to more fully enjoy the bird life present in the parks and on the coast line.
    It was even a treat to get to know our driver Mohamed. Not only was he a very safe driver who skillfully maneuvered through some crazy traffic, he had a delightful sense of humor. His SUV was modern, clean, and well maintained. It was the best vehicle that we traveled in while we were in Egypt.
    In addition to emailing us information on the sites we were going to see, Ahmed and Real Egypt tours also emailed us valuable and much appreciated cultural information including suggestions for dress code.
    Real Egypt and Ahmed, asked us to set up a WhatsApp account to facilitate communications. We are so glad that we did. Once we were in Egypt, we found that we often had problems accessing texts and emails. However, Whats App was really reliable and we used it frequently.
    I(n summary, my husband and I highly recommend Ahmed Reffat, Alfred Saber and Real Egypt Tours.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Mayanin S
    3 contributions
    My husband and I had such a wonderful time in Egypt!Thank you to Ahmed and his team👏👏we had an amazing trip! The tour guides and drivers were very punctual and courteous. Our tour guides in Luxor(Sayed) and Cairo/Giza(Hesham)enthusiastic attitude and personable manners were very much appreciated❤️We will share our great memories with family and friends and definitely recommend these tours!Thank you to all🙏Many blessings!James and Maya(Texas🇺🇸)Hope to be back sometime soon!
    Written December 6, 2021
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  • GDiaz305
    Coral Gables, FL54 contributions
    If you’re like me, you have read every review and post on the Royal Egypt Tour with AP. Do yourself a favor and JUST BOOK IT! Don’t wait another second. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s worth every penny. I’ve been eyeballing this tour for about 8 years. Meeting Dr. Hawass, Dr. Waziri and Dr. El Fakir were definitely highlights, however, everything about this tour is amazing. Mohammed (kind and efficient) met us at the airport and graciously introduced us to our AMAZING Tour Leader TOMAS! He was FABULOUS! We just showed up everyday prepared to be amazed — every other detail was planned out for us and executed flawlessly. MIDO was equally as amazing! Always ready to give us the inside scoop on where to take the best pictures or tips on haggling with the locals or helping with the conversion of US$ to EP. Ream was also part of the team and she made sure our experience was perfection. When you travel with AP, be prepared to be pampered!

    When we first met Ahmed, our guide, we had NO IDEA how LUCKY we were. Words cannot express how INCREDIBLE our experience was with him. Pray to all the ancient Egyptian Gods that Ahmed is your guide! His passion and knowledge is truly unsurpassed. He brought every scene on temple walls to life and had us reading hieroglyphs on our own by the end of the trip!

    Our tour group was very special and we remain friends till today. Thank you AP for an amazing experience and we will see you again soon!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Eman Bahgat
    1 contribution
    Best Team Building organizers, really everyone had so much fun, the activities and Dune Raider team were super amazing.
    Definitely not the last time ✌🏻✌🏻
    Written July 29, 2022
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