From the Mendoza's: Mohammed was a fantastic tour guide! He has great communication skills, good spoken English language, very knowledgeable about of all the sights not only Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum but also general history/knowledge of Cairo and Egypt. Furthermore, he also took us to a wonderful papryus store where they showed us how papryus paper is made. The store had a great selection of souvenirs. We also had the opportunity to visitor Oriental Perfumes which is a must for ladies, and husbands.... hint.... Our family thoroughly enjoyed our layover tour with him! From the sightseeing to the camel rides, souvenir stores, to even the picture taking. We have the best pics of all the sights along with some very creative pictures! Elwahed, the driver, did a wonderful job driving but also safeguarding our possessions in his vehicle as we were sightseeing. We can't say enough of how we enjoyed our tour because of these gentleman.
Our tour guide's name was Ibrahim Mohammad and he was the best! I didn't know what to expect from the tour but he and the driver made everything smooth and comfortable. Granted that we visited Egypt at the height of the summer when it was super hot, Ibrahim made going through Cairo a breeze. He was extremely knowledgeable with the Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum, and the busy market. He never once left us to wander off on our own and was very careful with our safety since it was two women traveling together. He had the most pleasant demeanor and his English was excellent. He even brought us to the oldest church ever built in Egypt where the holy family took refuge for three months! It was a surreal experience and I definitely recommend Ibrahim to be your next tour guide!
Thank you Ibrahim! Sorry is I spelled your name wrong, you are the best!
On the one hand, Ismael our tour guide proved to be knowledgeable in the history of Egypt which we have greatly appreciated. On the other hand, the tour we thought we had signed for was a mixture of historical insight and visits of some of Egypt's marvels such as the Sphinx and the pyramids and commercial endeavors to make the tourists pay more and more as we are overtly directed into stores and cafes to name but a few that try to sell us their goods. Don't go to the cafe near the Arabic center and bazaar area as you will sure be led into a tourist trap where a mere coffee or tea will cost you 60 more Egyptian pounds. Avoid also unless you got there for that special purpose the papyrus store introduced to us a museum which it definitely wasn't. Indeed, after a minute long introduction to the making of papyrus paper you will be invited to buy samples that range from 20 to way more than 100 a piece of painting. To make a long story short, Ismael our tour guide is obviously directing the tourists into a less touristy tour of Egypt than rather into a business oriented tour of Cairo. One last place you should be cautious about: the camel ride around Giza. For a brief complimentary ride included in the tour and a picture you could have taken yourself, the camel conductor will try to get from you at least 10 which of course I refused to give. Follow the advice and don't let yourself be pushed to do things you never came here for. Dare to say no or stop or even let's get back to the right touristy track I came here for. Enjoy your tour and let the tour guide know about your intentions to discover the beauties of Cairo and nothing else from the very start. Cheers
Me and my son have been so lucky to take a tour today with AHMED Z.
He picked us up from the airport and showed us the best time ever in Cairo.
It was incredible.
We went to the pyramids, than to Tahrir square and than to khan el khalili.
His knowledge is superior To most of the tour guides we have ever encountered in all our travels around the world. His English is like a native English speaker and he has a smile on his face. We got to experience so much in one day.
To be honest he is probably the best tour guide we ever had.
Want to thank you so much for enabling us such an experience.