Egyptian Deserts Tours Reviews
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Reply by Viator, December 2010
Doing what: Private Tour: Egyptian Stars and Bedouin Dinner
The view of the stars was amazing !
EARLY START WAS PICKED UP AT 5.15AM WOULD DO IT AGAIN PHOTOS OF THE SUN RISING SUPERB.
Very good trip. Picked up by Karim who gave us a private tour. Helmets provided. We had lots of fun and he looked after us well. Visited a tent where you are given drinks (make sure you take some money because you are charged for these) and had the option of a camel ride at an extra charge. The only thing I was concerned about was we had to sign a disclaimer before we did the trip although we thought the trip was suppose to be fully insured. Overall excellent trip.
Overall a good tour - the guide was excellent, the vehicle was comfortable and the on-board ice-box was appreciated. The second half of the return trip in darkness was a bit hairy since the driver was reluctant to use his headlights!
On time and as advertised, would love to have more time at the temples but the tour guide wanted to go to the papyrus shops which i didn't want to go to. So we just waited for a while until the convoy was ready to go. Overall, a good experience
The village looked like a bad movie set and it was clear that few, if any, people lived there. Those that do don't live the traditional lifestyle, as we saw plenty of tire tracks, gasoline powered equipment, cell phones, and a poorly disguised satellite dish. The few people we encountered all had their hands out for tips. The annoying camera man who was constantly standing in your view or with the camera in your face was not (as we assumed) filming a promotional video for the company, but instead was filming for the dvd you could purchase of the day. And to end things our “Bedouin BBQ dinner” was the food tucked under the van seats that had come with us on the trip. The only good part was stopping for 5 minutes of star viewing on our two hour trip back to the hotel. We heard the same complaints from people at our hotel who had taken the morning tour with the same company. Save your time and your money.
Reply by Viator, November 2010
Doing what: Quad Biking in the Egyptian Desert from Hurghada
Fantastic afternoon out and amazing value when compared to other companies. Plenty of time spent roaming the desert and over to the beautiful mountains. Time at the Bedouin village. Free camel ride ! After a tasty bbq it was back on the bike for some more action in the desert. Stopping to watch the sunset fall over an amazing backdrop of the mountains. Book it today !!!!
Quad biking was amazing, unbelievable value would recommend it to anyone, but you should definitely have one bike each.
A great trip, we did the sunrise and was well worth the early start. We were picked up from our hotel and taken out to the quads. Make sure you take a scarf as it is very dusty we didn't but they had them to buy. We left in the dark and rode into the desert our guide then stopped so we could watch the sunrise. ~Great pics and a great experience well recommended
Fantastic trip, well worth doing and booking before you go. Only the two of us and the guide. He spoke excellent english and was very friendly. Got picked up on time no problems. Worth every penny.
Guide was wonderful, and we enjoyed the trip. Our driver was a little crazy, but we made it there and back just fine.
Visiting the temple rates a 6 star, but transit & content rate a 3-4. The guide was very helpful and well informed, but it would have been better facilitation to provide content during other opportunities, not when standing in full 107 degree sun for 20 minutes to go over details. If we had known about return options we would have elected gettting an earlier convoy for the return journey. However we had a great guide, willing to help with photos and anything we asked. The 4am, 4 hour trek through the desert would have been much better in an a/c spacious bus than our little fur-rugged, windows opened and 3 guys sleeping small van. But the driver was very nice.
Reply by Viator, November 2010
Doing what: Bedouin BBQ in the Egyptian Desert by 4x4
Interesting afternoon and evening. A long drive to the village but an interesting 4WD trip. Not so sure of the genuiness of the Bedoin village and nomad existence though when some of the village people are walking around with mobile phones! Our guides were so so professesional nd informative and placed a high emphasis on everybody enjoying the experience. Recommended!
We enjoyed the quad biking but felt it was left too late in the day. We went at sunset and half way through the tour became completely dark. I felt this was a safety issue plus it's not that enjoyable if all you can see are brake lights!