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CHIN HENG C
Not enough time to go around the museum, should skip the royal perfume shop. Alabsater Mosque is OK. Were given 45 mins for Khan el-Khalili. How can you buy & bargain in such short time The lunch is good except that we have to pay for drinks and rush.
The places visited were nice to go to but the guide sometimes seemed annoyed when questions were asked and sometimes was just rude.
Tour guide and tour was good. We canceled the trip to Khan el-Khalili and asked for extra tour to the Hanging Church, Abu Serga and Ben Ezra Synagogue for 15.00 each. The tour organizer wanted 20.00 US each, we said no. With the extra time, we wanted to spend a little longer at the museum but were hurried to move on to the Alabaster Mosque. We got about 4 hours for the tour. Later that day the organizer offered the other tour for 15.00 US each, I was not happy with him and refused to take the tour then.
Our tour guide barely had anything to say and was in a hurry to go through the entire tour. After the mosque, he forced us to go to the market place where we didn't care to go. There were more than enough markets around our hotel, but he insisted that we stop by for 30 minutes. Really, he just wanted to drink coffee and read a paper. It's better to go on your own than with a tour guide.
DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR with this company. All they want to do is get as much money out of you as humanly possible. They'll even set it up so that they take you to their friends/families' shops to trap you into buying stuff when they tell you you're going to the bathroom. If you don't believe us, take the tour. When you end up at a carpet factory and a paparus shop, then you'll see we're telling you the truth. These people are unbelieveable! Given the very crappy service they provided, they'll tell you that you NEED (not should) give them VERY LARGE TIP as this is expected given they only work off of tips! They complained that the company pays them too little to live on. As if we had the word "Idiots" written on our foreheads!! Also, be mindful if you're female. They are very demeaning toward women. It may just be cultural (of Egyptians), but either way, it's not pleasant at all. This tour guide made it such an unpleasant experience, we don't recommend anyone visiting Eygpt in general. Honestly, this is the worst place in the world we have ever visited, and we are very well-traveled.