We were put in touch with Amr by a colleague of mine who recommended this company. He was absolutely right, our holiday was tailored to fit exactly what we wanted to see and adjusted by email over the weeks before we travelled.We had texts from Amr to welcome us as soon as we arrived in Egypt and he rang us on the boat on our first night. We had already booked a week long cruise up the Nile with Cosmos and then flew up to Cairo for 3 nights in the second week where Amr and Amir met us on our first night and took us on a surprise visit to an authentic Tanoura show in Cairo. I would thoroughly recommed this, it involved authentic whirling dervishes, musicians and singers, not the ones the tourists get to see on the boat !! During our stay in Cairo we were taken to all the pyramids etc but not only that, we experienced a little bit of real Egypt - including Old Cairo,Cairo roads and Cairo driving ! Our Egyptologist Amir was so knowledgeable - no wonder his friends in Luxor call him the Professor ! He took us round the Egyptian Museum which is a must otherwise we could have spent days in there and still not seen the best bits. We then flew to Luxor for 4 nights where we met our other guide Mostafa. Mostafa also took us around to all the fantastic places we wanted to visit such as Abydos and Dendara but also put up with taking us to the Souk to do a little haggling and have a meal in a local restaurant and visit a little "sheesha" cafe. Our trip to Banana island at sunset on our last night left us with beautiful lifelong memories.
My tip from experience would be to let Amr organise it all for you, if we hadn't already booked through Cosmos he would have picked us up at the airport and taken us to the hotel etc and probably advised us what was worth seeing in which order. We always felt 100% safe with Amr, Amir and Mostafa and we really got the feeling that they love their job and that is was very important to them that we had a fantastic holiday and got the most out of their beautiful and interesting country.We can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we have ever had thanks to that personal touch.
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