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William Z

William Z

USA

Apr142009

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Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

Aswan, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Great morning tour out on Lake Nasser. Kalabsha, plus other temples on the island, were a welcome addition to our journey and a great ending to our Egyptian adventure, showing us the Greco-Roman as well as Egyptian style in Nubia.

Apr132009

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Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

Aswan, Egypt

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
This trip was a long haul on the van, but we were happy to have a private tour with only the two of us. Our guide was personable, but somewhat wooden. No photos in the temple, which is unfortunate, but some good photos sold. Incredible temples, both Ramses and Nefertari. The time at temples is limited, 2 hours, so it is somewhat rushed, especially after a 3 hour drive. Beautiful sunrise in the desert. Definitely worth the time and effort.

Apr122009

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Private Felucca Tour: Elephantine Island

Aswan, Egypt

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review
We had high hopes for this tour, but ended with a disappointing trip. The feluccas weren't sailing, because of the lack of wind, and our tour of the sights was limited. We did not see much of the ancient village, and the Aswan Museum on the island is not worth visiting. We had a "row" from the dock to the island and a "float" back to the shore...nothing to write home about. Being on the Nile was fun, but this could have been a much better trip.

Apr122009

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan, Egypt

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Good overview of the Aswan, although the High Dam is a little anticlimatic. Philae Temple caps the trip, after seeing Giza, Sakkara, Luxor, Karnak, Abydos, and Dendara. Would have liked a little more time to explore on the island. Obelisk is incredible, although our guide gave us a short introduction and then left us to wander. We enjoyed the freedom, but did have additional questions and were immediately targeted by baksheesh-hungry tourist police. Well worth it.

Apr092009

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Dendara and Abydos

Luxor, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Picked up early in the morning by our guide. Long drive, but beautiful countryside and easy to sleep along the way. Well worth the trip, however, since very different from other sites in Egypt. Abydos is incredibly preserved, great hypostyle columns, and wonderful reliefs. Dendara was being conserved as we arrived, shows great potential, with lots of great areas. Roof view was incredible. After Karnak, Luxor, Valley, Giza, and Sakkara, this helped to round our our understanding and conceptualization of Egypt. Highly recommended.

Apr082009

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

Luxor, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Great trip and great guide. Our guide met us in the lobby and, although quiet, learned our group by the time we made it to the valley. She was informative and personable and very helpful. The valley is tremendous and too daunting on our own, but great with a guide. We visited Ramses IV, I, and IX, and were happy with the choices. Hatshepsut's Temple is highlight, one that we could see from our hotel on the East Bank. Colossi were memorable. Would like to have seen Rameseum or other tombs and temples, but not enough time. Highly recommended!

Apr082009

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

Luxor, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We continued from our West Bank tour with the same guide, which made the day a little late, getting to Luxor early evening. Karnak is incredible in size and scope. Luxor at night is beautiful. Both East and West are doable, but may have been better separately. Highly recommended!

Apr062009

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Cairo, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Great trip and a great guide! She met us in the lobby of our hotel and quickly sized up our small group. She was personable and informative and MADE the entire tour. Private tour is well worth the price. Sakkara was a bit rushed... ask to start the tour early morning, we started at 9am. Would loved to have gone to Dashur, but did see the Bent and Red pyramids in the distance. Memphis is a bit of a let-down, and was a quick detour. South Sinai was marvelous throughout our entire trip! Highly recommended.

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