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The guide we had was passionate and well informed about all aspects of the tour. The Papyrus and Perfume showrooms were average, but the drive between these gave us a view of Cairo we would not have normally seen.
Great experience! Our Egyptian Guide was a very sympathetic lady who explained all about the Pyramids, and not only. Overall, a memorable tour!
Our guide was great, she helped us haggle for a camel ride, told us what we should and should not do and helped us do some shopping. She was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.
The Egyptologist was fantastic he knew so much about ancient Egyptian culture and he answered all of our questions. He never rushed us and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own. He took the best pictures of us in front of the Pyramids. He also made sure we were not taken advantage of during our camel rides which he also helped arrange. A private tour and driver is the only way visit these amazing sites.It was truly an experience of a lifetime.
Every aspect of the tour was absolutely first class. Our contact for the week, was very helpful and friendly and arrived on time. Our minibus was clean, air conditioned and very well driven. Our tour guide, unfortunately I have forgotten her name, was really nice and treated us more like friends then tourists. She told the history of Egypt in a most interesting way and knew her stuff. We felt very good about everything. The pyramids and the sphinx were even better than we had expected. Splendid.
The guide was absolutely amazing - her historical knowledge was great and she answered all of our questions. She was such a lovely person that nothing was too much hassle for her. She helped us negotiate good prices for camel rides and gifts. We had a fantastic day which we will remember for a very long time.
The crew were AWESOME. A guide is needed to reach the pyramids, no taxis allowed. Our tour guide did great. Wish I could have had a bit more information from the tour guide, but one can not have it all. Also should use this company for transfer 'to' and 'from' airport, because inbound outbound flights are VERY confusing and taxis do not always know your hotel even though they say they do.
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The pick up on this trip was on time and the guide was very knowledgeable. We wondered before the trip how easy it is to get inside the pyramids it was surprisingly easy. There are plentiful tickets on sale for the second pyramid 25 Egyptian pounds, however it was more difficult to get tickets to the Great Pyramid as only 150 tickets are sold in the morning and 150 tickets for 1pm more expensive. We were told that advanced tickets were not available. These two pyramids are very similar in size. The photo opportunities are amazing, you can get close to the pyramids and the Sphinx. There are a number of locals that will try and get money for items or for taking photos however we did not find that a problem. We found it very hot inside the pyramid. It is made worse by having to crouch down and walk in a four, five foot high passage ways down and then up. We were only in the second pyramid for around 10 minutes and needed to drink lots of water after, take plenty of water with you. The only downside for us was the guide seemed to rush things along a bit and we needed to make efforts to slow things down and make a point of walking off on our own so we would have more time for photos etc. Also they do seem to try to tag on additional parts to the trip that involve buying items from factories, don't feel compelled to do these, just politely decline if they do not suit. Overall this is an awesome trip, a must do.
This trip left me feeling in awe of the wonderous work put into the pyramids and also how the Kings son must have been a very intelligent man to have arranged the second pyramid in such a way that he looks more impressive than his father. An excellent trip well worth doing and would recommend this for anyone interested in ancient history.
Always on time - thanks! We will book through your company again!
We had a great experience. We were picked up at our hotel on time. Our guide did an excellent job of explaining the various parts of the city as we drove to Giza. The pyramids were larger than expected, while the Sphinx was a bit smaller, but both were truly awesome. The driver was excellent and got us through the traffic in record time. He also managed to get us right up to nearest spot so we didn't walk much. The car was a clean, late-model and air conditioned vehicle. I would recommend the tour to all tourists, from any part of the world, as this is truly one of the 'Wonders of the World'.
What a perfect way to do the Pyramids! Our guide was wonderful. So knowledgeable and friendly, he really made the difference! The only bit we didn't like was when the tour organiser met us at the hotel and wanted a tip for organising everything. But our driver and guide whom we spent the time with could not have been better!
Both driver and tour guide were excellent and very professional. We were very impressed by the punctuality and efficiency.
Our guide was excellent, with great knowledge, and set the tour to suit our needs.
Experience of a lifetime. If you do nothing else in Cairo make sure you see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx.
All of the staff was extremely professional and helpful. I will definitely recommend this service to others in the future.
Tour was very good, my guide had lots of theories and knowledge of the pyramids and Sphinx. I really enjoyed that.
He took me to the camel ride but I must say it did feel like a set up because when I asked what was a good price he said as you like. It seemed like that he was getting a cut which I don't mind but it was almost as much as the tour and then the camel walker started begging me for money as soon as I was far away enough that I couldn't walk back. That was not appreciated.
However the tour itself was wonderful.
Great experience marred by hawkers. Do not look any locals at the Pyramids let alone give them your camera. Do not accept any gifts. Do not smile at them or think they are being helpful when they point something out. Do not go on a Camel ride without having you guide negotiate the price and payment before you get on. The guides have their guys just stick with them. Its sound callous but you will be prayed upon and it will end in tears, loss of your money and considerable anxiety. Otherwise enjoy the Pyramids!!
Great tour! Tour guide, Ossama, had great information to share. No trouble from vendors and much easier than going independently. Really not much more expensive either. If you go on your own, you will have to deal with transport, people who will literally jump into your taxi to try and be your tour guide, rip offs and misleading information both in and outside the pyramid complex, aggressive vendors and getting around to different viewpoints. Take a half day tour instead. Only regret is I would have liked to stay longer. Temperature did top out at 113 F that day which is unusual, even in summer.
It was good. The guide (Aladin) choose best places for us, so the view was fantastic, and the explanation too.
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