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“Excellent Tour Guide”
Review of Egypt Daily Tours

Egypt Daily Tours
Ranked #50 of 287 Tours in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rasha Elashmawy is an Egyptologist and free lance English speaking tourist guide, arranging tailor made sightseeing tours in Cairo, Giza and Alexandria for individuals, families as well as groups.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My partner and I booked 2 days of sight-seeing in Cairo with Egypt Daily Tours on the 26th and 27th of October 2012. First of all i would like to say how efficient Rasha (the owner) was at answering my email enquiries. She always got back to me that same day, with all of the required information, providing excellent service before we had even arrived in Egypt. When we did arrive in Cairo the standard of service we received from Rasha was first class. With Rasha, we did 2 full day tours and saw the highlights of Cairo all for what i would consider to be a very reasonable price. Rasha's wealth of knowledge was outstanding and she easily answered any questions we had. She provided us with different bits of interesting information that you would not find in guide books or from other less knowledgeable tour guides. Our driver was also excellent and navigated his way around the busy, hectic streets of this bustling city. Everything was organised professionally and Rasha took into account our preferences and made small changes to the itinery to suit this. I would like to highlight that the whole time we were in Cairo and with Rasha we felt 100% safe. Any dangers from the recent political unrest in the city has now vanished (or it seemed this way anyway). I would highly recommend Rasha's services in Cairo - she really did provide us with an exceptional 2 days.

2  Thank megsmfr
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We like to get help from a local professional guides on our tours and this time we met Rasha.
We enjoyed Cairo for 2 days with her and she helped a lot. She organized everything smoothly.
We have been to Saqarra / Memphis / Giza Pyramids & Sphinx first day and visited the museum, Coptic Cairo and the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar at the second day. She also hired a Felucca for a trip on Nile.
She gave a lot information on attractions and we always felt safe with her. She is speaking very good English. We highly recommend her service, especially if you have children.

2  Thank MSaygin
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Usually we find our way around cities without any guides or organised tours, but I was worried about negotiating my way around Cairo in the current political climate, so I did the research and contacted a number of guides before we left the UK.
Rasha's responses were quick, friendly, and considered; she certainly seemed to take on board what we wanted to do, rather than offer a pre-designed tour and this, combined with her gender, made me think she'd be our best option. So we arranged meeting times and prices (she even offered to pick us up at the airport, but that was a service we didn't need) and ensured she had contact numbers.
When we were picked up at the airport by our company rep and he stopped talking to us once we explained we'd already engaged Rasha in advance as our tour guide, we began to wonder if we'd done the right thing. But this was clearly just about the competition for work in Cairo, which proved to be very quiet (apart from the local traffic, which means we were very grateful for the skill and patience of Rasha's driver). We had no issues with Rasha at all. She even let us know when the weight of traffic meant she'd be delayed by 5 minutes.
We spent 2 1/2 days with Rasha. She designed our itineraries with thought and her commentaries were peppered with humour. She never rushed us. And she always asked what sort of food establishment we'd prefer (never recommending anywhere that gave us an upset tummy). We covered the three major pyramid sites, in chronological order, which helped our understanding of the developing skills of the builders and designers and the economic and sociological drivers better than if we'd just tried to get to Giza early. She took the same approach to Islamic and Christian Cairo. And she was invaluable in helping negotiate the immensity of the Cairo museum.
Price wise, there doesn't seem to be much difference between guides; and since all guides have to be qualified (Rasha began as an archaeologist) it isn't easy to choose between guides in Egypt. But with nearly 20 years' experience, good English, and a wide appreciation of the history, culture and politics of her country, I would thoroughly and confidently recommend Rasha's services.

3  Thank Veggiemel
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We give Rasha our best recommendations. She is really knowledgeable and gave us very interesting guided tours i Cairo !

She is speaking flyently english, and have good ideas to what to see in the city and surrounded areas.

She is realy clever !!

2  Thank Tor H
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Rasha was one of the best tour guides we have ever enjoyed anywhere in the world. She understood very quickly what we wanted to achieve during our time in Cairo and came up with a great itinerary to fit everything in, plus extra things that we wouldn’t have thought of but where great additions. Without asking her to she planned our days in accordance with all the best advice available on Tripadvisor and other sites like taking us to Giza in the afternoon to avoid the tour bus rush and having us in pleasant eating areas around lunchtime rather than the middle of the desert. Her personality and approach were perfect for us who prefer to travel independently but were a bit trepidatious about navigating the Egyptian touts and tipping system. She didn’t waste any of our time with papyrus “museums” and carpet “schools” which we really appreciated as holiday time is too precious to waste feigning polite interest while your guide watches you fend off a heavy sales pitch by one of their friends. She was a little more expensive than some of the other tours we approached but in her case you really get what you pay for!

Thank BadgerCT
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