During our full day (8-hour) tour we fitted in visits to Memphis with the massive statue of Ramses II and great Alabaster Sphinx, also the Great Pyramids of Giza - where we had our first ever camel ride, the Valley Temple and famous Sphinx with lion body and head depicting King Chephren, and Sakkara and the Step Pyramid. The reasonable tour price included a delicious lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the Giza Pyramids. Our wonderful guide Mahmoud Ahmed (Hoka) gave us superb insight into Ancient Egypt and the lives of modern Egyptians. Not a moment was wasted. So impressed were we that we booked Hoka again to take us to Al-Azhar mosque and the market in Old Cairo. On first meeting us (a mum and daughter) Hoka asked us to treat him 'like a son and brother', which we had no trouble at all in doing! We'd also like to thank our excellent (and patient) driver Mohammed.
We'll certainly call on Emo and Hoka's services next time we're on Egyptian soil.....and hope that day comes round soon!More