Suzanne OaksUnited States
If we could give Tarek 10 stars we would. We did 5 tours with him and he made ancient Egypt come alive. He also picked great restaurants where we tried all of the local cuisine. When we get back to the United States, we will be bragging about Tarek and tours by locals.
Suzanne Warrenwalnut creek, CALIFORNIA, United States
Thank you for your your professionalism. Your kindness and patience. Most of all thank you for being the best tour guide ever. So knowledgeable and has pattto answer all questions. Even stupid questions. We had a lot of fun with many topics for discussion.
Gina KuUnited States
We were very lucky to have Tarek as our guide in Egypt. He's nice, honest, and knowledgeable about ancient Egypt. Request him if you want to have a good time and learn plenty of Egypt history.
Paul RrUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Bryan BordersUnited States
We would highly recommend Tarek to anyone who wants to get as much knowledge & value as possible out of an Egypt visit. Tarek was literally like having our own private Professor while on our tour! His vast knowledge of history and culture added a greater appreciation of today's Egypt & deeper desire to Continue learning more of Egypt's great past history.
Michelle TuasonUnited States
Tarek was a great guide! We were delayed 24 hours and he went out of his way to pick us up at the airport at midnight! We had to change our itinerary and he was very flexible. He was always on time and very knowledgeable about Egyptian history. He brought us to places to eat that were authentic and yummy!
Tarek is the best option if you're ever in Egypt. We had a great time and will always recommend him to all of my friends and family, thank you for such a great time Tarek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review and for the recommendation. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour.
Jay HampsonUnited States
A great time was had by all. Informative and very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the opportunity of being your guide. I enjoyed it and am glad you did as well. I sincerely appreciate your compliments and hope to see you on your next visit.
Tarek is a wonderful, knowledgable guide. He is very flexible and was always concerned about us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kathia. You have been such kind clients and easy to take care of. Once more thanks for choosing me as your guide.
Shawn YoungUnited States
Tarek is a very knowledgeable Egyptologist. He gave us detailed overviews of the sites we toured, and how they fit into Egyptian history. He also catered to our unique needs, letting us stop to take pictures, as well as letting us take time to shop during the tours. He went above and beyond the tour, to give us his knowledge as a local on where the best spots were to eat. He even set the stage for our next tour, telling us the best spots to see in Luxor. His English was excellent- would HIGHLY recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Shawn, for trusting me, booking my tours and for the recommendation. It was truly a pleasure to be your tour guide.
Tarek provided us with an informative and entertaining tour of the Grand Bazaar and surroundings. He delivered on all of our "wish list" items for the afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. What a perfect introduction to Cairo - thanks Tarek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Suzanne. It was an honor and pleasure to meet you all and be your guide. I can't wait until the next time.
Arinda DolterUnited States
Tarek was an exceptional private guide for our free day in Cairo. He was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and gave us a perfect introduction to the city. Later, when we were seeing other Cairo sights with our group tour, we were sorry that we hadn't been able to see them with Tarek instead. I highly recommend him for any private tour in Egypt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Arinda, for this glowing review. It was my pleasure to be your guide. Hope to be your guide again.
Richard VillacresUnited States
I highly recommend Tarek! He was our guide to Cairo and Giza our first two days! His personal tours of the Necropolis, museum and other sites were excellent. He was also very helpful with our practical and cultural questions regarding our visit to Cairo. He was warm and knowledgeable and he rapidly helped us get our footing there which gave us confidence as we went forward solo. Tarek is a fantastic guide and person. Thanks Tarek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Richard, for this wonderful review and for the recommendation. It was truly a pleasure to be your guide. What a nice family!
Joseph SuarezUnited States
I am so happy I booked a full day tour of Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar with Tarek. He is incredibly knowledgeable about everything Egypt! You have any question, he has the answer. I was able to spend as much or little time as I wanted at each site. When I was done, we moved on. Tarek was a great guide made A LOT of information, easily digestible. I HIGHLY recommend Tarek when you are traveling through Egypt!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph. Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will come back and visit Egypt soon.
Anthony DeosUnited States
My experience was very enjoyable - the tour was conducted with professionalism and friendliness. All my wishes we're met and I was both comfortable and satisfied with the experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Anthony. It was a true pleasure showing you around Cairo. I hope your travels bring will you back to Cairo again soon.
Stephen ShirakawaUnited States
Tarek was all that we had hoped for and more in a private guide. He is professional, knowledgeable (prof. Of Egyptology) accommodating, prompt, friendly and fun. Tarek catered to our needs and schedule, customized the agendas on the run, went at our pace, and answered all the stupid questions. Having Tarek as our guide definately enhanced our experience overall and we (wife, daughter, self) would all highly recommend Tarek as your guide. We cannot say enough good things about him or the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steve. It was a great time getting to know you, your wife and your daughter! You're a wonderful family. It was so much fun to show around Cairo. I'm so glad the three of you enjoyed yourselves so much, as did I.
Silvina SalingerUnited States
I highly recommend Tarek!!! He is an exceptional guide, very knowledgable ,his English was very good , very attentive and prepared. Excellent pre tour communication. Thank you Tarek, for an incredible day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Silivina. It is so great to know you enjoyed yourself so much. What a pleasure it was to meet you and show you a little bit of Cairo. You were interested in the history and culture of Egypt. It really was fun being your guide! I hope you will return soon and have a chance to experience even more of our great country!
Tarek was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and patient. He not only spoke English extremely well (with an English accent to boot! ) but he gave excellent advice and also a personal interest in Egypt’s tourism industry. He is a far sighted man with such wisdom I wish him the best and would highly recommend you take his tour because others can not compare!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Denyse. The pleasure was all mine. When you return to Egypt, I will be delighted to show you around other architectural gems.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Alexander, for the five stars
Thor Wicke MonteverdeUnited States
I highly recommend Tarek. He is fluent in English, very knowledgeable in Ancient Egyptian History, but with the understanding of how to present it to short-time visitors of this wonderful country. He was very flexible to our interests during the tour, and had an open mind. He took care of us, cared for our safety and necessities, and always did the extra effort in order to guarantee our comfort during the tour. Thanks to him, we might come back to Egypt again and spend more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was my pleasure to show you around Cairo. I'm very happy you enjoyed the tour. I'm quite sure we will meet again on future tours. There is still a lot to see in Cairo.
We found Tarek to be extremely knowledgeable as he guided us through our tour. I would highly recommended Tarek for any type of tour & when we return to Egypt in the future we look forward to more amazing tours with him. Thanks for an amazing experience a Tarek.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to share my knowledge with you. I will be so happy to organize more tours for you in the future.
On top of his extensive knowledge about ancient Egypt, Tarek took really good care of us, showing us around! We did all the things that were on our list that we wanted to do, and Tarek was always available for comments about culture, religion, history and politics. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. El Jiz. I was happy to meet you and your family here in Cairo. Please make sure you will come back again. One day in Egypt is never enough.
Eleanor KennedyLondon, United Kingdom
This is the second time that I have used Tarek whilst in Egypt - he is a brilliant guide who navigates his way around Cairo with great skill whilst simultaneously working his narrative on the history, economics, politics and geography of the country that he is clearly very passionate about. Highly, highly recommended!
Andrew HigginsUnited States
Very happy with our tour experience - Tarek made Cairo stress free! I heard Cairo was a challenging place to drive and I'm so glad we did not try it on our own with a rental car! Tarek was an absolute delight who met us at the airport and whisked us around with no complications and he very easy to communicate with. You can tell that he his very passionate about his job and takes pride in it. Tarek is a wealth of knowledge and always eager to answer your questions. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Joan HutsonUnited States
Tarek was an absolutely wonderful guide. His english is impeccable, and his enthusiasm is indestructible. We spent a full day with him enjoying the Giza Plateau with all its treasures, and another half day exploring the Egyptian Museum. Because of Tarek, we felt safe in our travels and fortunate for the education he gave us. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Alfredo BalbuenaUnited States
Tarek is a Awesome Guide and Is very ,Very Knowledgeable . Me and my girlfriend really really Enjoyed the Tour and really loved how Simple and easy it was . They literally pick you up rite in your hotel and take you around . Tarek & Samil Truly made our trip to Cairo Enjoyable ! Tarek recommend showing up early to the Pyramid , and thanks to him , We got Amazing photos !!!! thank you soo much Tarek ! and We will be seeing you Soon !!
Vikram MangalmurtiUnited States
This was a wonderful tour! Tarek is so enthusiastic about his subject matter and his knowledge is very deep. We had such a wonderful time. Though we were tired and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is not air conditioned, Tarek kept the energy level high and we absorbed a tremendous amount of information in such a short time. Soon the new museum will be open but there is an authenticity to the current museum and though warm I think the experience—with a guide like Tarek, in the old museum is unbeatable!
Mitchell LiebermanUnited States
I highly recommended contacting Tarek when traveling to Egypt, he is a gentleman and a scholar. Prior to arrival he sent me a detailed itinerary of our tour together. Any questions you email him with are met with an almost immediate response. He met me and my son with a car at the airport to begin our adventure. His depth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for his country was infectious. You would think english is is first language. I can't thank him enough for the fantastic time we had visiting Egypt
Juan EscalanteUnited States
We had a wonderful time, Tarek took good care of us, we felt safe the whole time. It was great learning from Tarek he possesses vast knowledge of ancient Egypt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. Escalante. It was a real pleasure to see you and your family and to show you around Cairo. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Touring Cairo was Tarek was a great experience! He is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure that everyone in my family is engaged and enjoying the tour. Many thanks to Tarek who made our trip to Cairo so much fun! Excellent experience :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Negm. I'm so happy you and your family have enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you on future tours.