I am ashamed to say that this review is a year late, but I still remember the trip my husband and I took like it was yesterday. Samir was amazing. Very kind, accommodating, respectful, and professional. His knowledge of Egyptian history and culture knows no bounds. There is no way we could have managed a trip that was as in-depth or as "behind the scenes" as what Samir provided us. He even let me steal his horse from him during a sunrise ride around the pyramids, and was nothing but smiles as he rode my grumpy camel back to our starting point.
At our request, we went to one of those "carpet factories" that you see all the tourist buses stopping at, where we bought a small but expensive souvenir. Afterwards, in the car, here is the conversation that ensued:
Samir: How much did you pay?
Me: $200. (pause.) Did we get a good deal?
Samir (handing us the commission that the owner had slipped him after the sale): Here. NOW you got a good deal.
I can't recommend him enough.
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