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Probably the hot air balloon, but it was all very good,riding donkeys,camels the night on the Felucca. Memorable for all the wrong reasons, a 13 hour train trip which ended up taking 17 hours due to bad maintenance.Cairo traffic on a Sunday!!!! Wouldn't have missed it for the world, part of lifes rich tapestry! Fabulous trip very well organised,having your own staff on the ground has to be a big plus.
Maged Bottross was actually brilliant, great fun,very laid back a delight to have on the trip.Local knowledge outstanding,He could not do enough for us.There were 5 in our party which obviously made it easier to sort out excursions, we all just went along with each other. There was never any fuss or bother, just like clockwork. Nothing ambiguous always very clear instructions,no confusion at all.
Something out of your comfort zone,The name of the Company says it all. Imaginative !
Reviewed by Richard Munday who travelled in August 2012
I enjoyed everything - all of the important historical sites in Egypt but I especially enjoyed the night which we spent on the felucca and travelling to the Valley of the Kings on a donkey.
That said, I did learn alot and probably saw more of Egypt in a week than what I would have done under my own steam.
To anybody contemplating this tour: it's educational and enjoyable but quite intense with lots of long journeys and early starts. I would not recommend visiting in the summer months - too hot! Remember to pack your sense of humour too. Egyptians are friendly and just as interested in us as we are in them for the most part but some of the men can be a little (towards ladies) "heavy" - especially in the souks. They don't mean any harm though so best to just laugh about it. At the tourist attractions you will be accosted by several people trying to sell you souveniors and as annoying as their persistance can get at times you need to keep your cool and politely and firmly say no as many times as you need to! Unless you want to buy of course then don't be afraid to haggle as they always ask tourists for extortionate prices initially. Get an idea from your tour guide as to how much he/she would pay for say an ice cream or a coke and be prepared to pay slighty more than that! Don't forget your mosquito repellant if you plan to sail on the Nile and especially if you plan to spend a night on the felucca.
Go, go, go, go, go!
Reviewed by Claire Ricaud who travelled in April 2012
Undoubtedly seeing the pyramids for the first time as they loomed up unexpectedly above the streets of Cairo. I had no idea they were so close to the city and it truly was an awe-inspiring sight.
Ahmed was very thorough and conscientious but also fun and easy to talk to. A good combination of qualities for a tour leader and I enjoyed his company over the week.
Yes - especially people like minibus drivers, felucca owners and local restauranteurs.
To some extent - it was only a short trip but I certainly feel I got to see Egypt warts and all through experiences like the overnight trains!
Be prepared for quite a punishing itinerary with some very early starts and not much sleep. Those seeking home comforts will not enjoy the overnight trains or the felucca and visiting Egypt also requires a fair amount of patience as you will be confronted by people trying to sell you things and rip you off at every turn.
Reviewed by Christopher White who travelled in November 2010
The whole experience of egypt was amazing but seeing abu simbel was probably the highlight. Seeing something so massive and detailed that is so old and still in amazing detail even after being moved.
I would like to make a special mention of our tour leader Ahmed Badr. He was well organised, made everyone feel welcome and sorted out any problems we had with the hotels (which we're only minor and a couple). He made the trip very enjoyable and is a credit to your company.
yes, we visited local restaurants and used local transport.
yes, going to the local bazzars and visiting the local restaurants and being among the locals was a very important and enjoyable part of the trip
Do this trip, it is a must and is amazing
Reviewed by Christopher Campbell who travelled in September 2010
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