First of all - incase they read these, I promised I'd write it when I got back. Then my internet went down, then I forgot.
This company is absolutely wonderful. I am the most cynical person ever when reading these reviews, but I cannot fault what these guys do. First of all, don't be alarmed when it looks like you're driving up to an abandoned building - the good bit is hiding around the other side! They offer sand goggles for 20 egyptian pounds. I'm unsure if you pay this to rent them out then get that back at the end - we didn't take them, but please if you go do, sunglasses are naff all good in the desert. Then they sit you on a quad each, and you have to do a little circle to make sure that you can control it. I was crap. They let me go round once again, then gave me the option, either sit on the back of the boyfriends, or one of the young lads would sit on the side of mine (litterally on the wheel arch!!) and help me steer it. I opted for the boyfriends as to be honest I get bored quickly and would stop paying attention 10mins in.
We set off across the desert, you're going for AGES! And I mean ages! A good hour (wear sun cream!). Then you get to the village, where you have tea. Now I have to admit, I'd woken up that morning with a disgusting stomach, and it was touch and go whether or not I was going to go, so I skipped the tea as I was unsure of the water source. They give you a tour of the village, where you have an over-view of their lives - and a camel ride. I presume it's when they're in, but they also have a lizard bit, with snakes and stuff you can hold (if you're into it, I am, the boyfriend is not) You're there for about and hour or so. Then you ride back for another hour. They have food, drink and some Shisha, they then take you back after the sunset. We got picked up at 2, and we didn't get back to the hotel until around 9ish....so it's a good long day out. We paid the equivalent of £35 each for this - and it was so worth it.
The guys are really friendly - the young boys don't really speak much, but the 2 older guys were brill. Mohammed (sorry if it's spelt wrong) was our guide and he was fantastic, you could ask any questions any time. Nothing was rushed, there was no feeling of being pushed through so they could go home, and nothing was too much trouble. On the coach home one of the guides sat with us (he has a son called Adam) and chatted away - he's very funny also.
Forget your little 1/2 hour excursion with your tour rep....these guys are by far the best and better value for money!